Conroe ISD Parent Resource Center

November 2021

Hello Conroe ISD Families,

Welcome to the November 2021 newsletter. We hope everyone is finally enjoying some beautiful, cool fall weather. We wait all year for a break from the heat and humidity of Houston. Hopefully, your students had fun going trick-or-treating and received lots of candy. If anyone is planning on traveling to visit loved ones this Thanksgiving, please remember to take precautions against Covid-19, and stay as safe as possible! We hate to see a surge in numbers as winter approaches and families gather during holidays. As a reminder, our schools are closed November 22-26th, so enjoy your children and family during this thankful season.

Take note of a few important training dates that we are offering virtually this month. On November 2nd, we will host Dr. Susan Catlett, BCBA, 12 noon, as she covers The Power of Structure for students with autism and developmental disabilities. On November 30, we will Zoom with Dr. Brenda LaVar, as she shares supports and programs available through NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Finally, on March 3rd, 2022, please mark your calendars for the return of our IN-PERSON annual Transition and Resource Fair, at College Park High School, from 5-8 pm. You won't want to miss it. A flyer for this event is coming soon.

Happy Fall and Happy Thanksgiving!

Carolina and Barbara

Upcoming Events

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The Power of Structure - Dr. Susan Catlett

Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, 12pm

This is an online event.

Children with autism and special needs often thrive in environments that are structured and predictable. In this session you will learn strategies to structure your home in ways that support your children's behavior.

Zoom Meeting 890 399 0508

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NAMI: Mental Health Support

Tuesday, Nov. 30th, 10am

This is an online event.

NAMI is the nation’s largest mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatments, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. Programs include education classes, support groups, outreach and advocacy.

Zoom Meeting 890 399 0508

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Good Reads

Four Tips To Help Families Celebrate Thanksgiving With Special Needs Children

Well, hello again! We’re working on our color-by-numbers turkeys and all the different fun crafts that we’re getting ready to do for Thanksgiving. While we were working on the, crafts we were thinking about how the holiday time is really approaching quickly, and we need to think about how to plan those holidays. We think sometimes they sneak up on us so quickly that we end up committing to things that we haven’t really planned or thought through, and sometimes we end up in a difficult situation. Read more

Transitioning Into Holiday Season (Zoom)

11/4/21 Meredith Sharp & Christine Biddle will speak on behavior strategies that parents can use to help their children to transition into different seasons and routines. Particularly suited for parents of students in the Autism Spectrum Disorder

Transitioning to Life After High School

We all want our children to be successful in school and in life. For students receiving special education services, the word “transition” means a set of activities intended to help them transition to life after high school. Click here to access activities shared by the Student-Centered Transitions Network that can help support your child's transition to life after high school.

Special Education Abbreviations and Acronyms

As you work through the special education process, you will encounter many acronyms and abbreviations. Learn more about some the most commonly used acronyms and abbreviations in this fact sheet shared by Partners Resource Network (PRN). Click here

Recorded Webinar from SPEDTex

Special Education updates with Dr. Justin Porter

Justin Porter Ed. D, State Director of Special Education, Texas Education Agency, discusses parent questions and concerns related to the new school year and special education.

Special Education Updates with Dr Justin Porter

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) Overview for Parents

Gather more information about what is Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES), who qualifies and how to use SSES funds in the brief video shared by TEA.

Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) Parent Webinar Overview
Please keep in mind that the new eligibility criteria for the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) will begin on Nov. 1, 2021. $1,500 one-time grants will be available to parents of eligible PreK-12th grade students served by special education. Visit SSES.TEA.TEXAS.GOV or contact SPEDTex at 1-855-773-3839 for more details.

Mark your Calendar

Thursday, March 3rd 2022 at 5-8pm

3701 College Park Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Students, parents, and staff are invited to browse and meet with representatives from over 80 community-based providers, who provide programs and services for students of all ages and abilities.

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