Parent Perusals

October 7, 2019

This week's newsletter is short & sweet! Enjoy!

Coming Up This Week!

Please note: This week's sessions have a registration limit due to materials and the importance of a small group setting to deliver the content.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Families Talking Together

Families Talking Together (FTT) is a parent-based program focusing on improving parent-child communication and is effective in delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged youth (10-14 yrs.). This training will offer tips and group discussions on getting the conversation started, monitoring/supervision, and helping enhance your child’s refusal skills. This interactive training is offered by Healthy Futures of Texas.

Session ID# 58826

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Bridging the Math Gap Between School and Home (Kindergarten—Grade 2)

In this training, participants will learn how to help their child by bridging the math concepts taught in school to home life. Hands-on activities will be used to show how math is being learned in the classroom. The math will focus on developing number sense.

Session ID# 59578


Coming Up Next Week!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Helping Guide the Rollercoaster of Emotions in Your Child

This presentation will briefly cover several different areas looking into your child’s mental health such as: stress, anxiety, depression, self-harm vs suicide, perfectionism and anger to name a few. Providing information to help understand their behaviors and emotions in each area as well as how to help them manage and cope.

Session ID# 58827

Webinar ID# 59713

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 9:00 a.m.--12:00 p.m.

Accessing Information on Special Education and Regulations

This training will provide an exploration of several websites that contain resources regarding the rights and responsibilities of stakeholders in Special Education.

These websites contain information regarding eligibility for services, legal references and materials outlining the dispute process when schools and parents cannot reach an agreement in an ARD Committee meeting. This training will familiarize parents with these sites, explore some of the content and demonstrate how to use some of the reference materials provided.

Session ID# 58828

Webinar ID# 59714

October's FREE Parent Trainings & Webinars

Check out what is coming up the rest of this month!

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Fall Bazaar & Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience

Please join us on November 2nd from 9-1 at Easterseals Rehabilitation Center for our Fall Bazaar and a Sensory-Friendly Santa Experience for your family.

As we approach the holiday season, we would love for you to spend some time with our therapists and staff, as well as other Easterseals families.

Admission is FREE, but we do ask that you register. Everyone who RSVPs will be entered to win a door prize.

Location: Easterseals: 2203 Babcock Rd., SATX 78229

More details can be found HERE!


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Kimberly Baumgardner, Consultant, Education Service Center, Region 20

Kimberly has worked in the field of special education for 19 years. She has been on staff at ESC-20 for 10 years. She spent 7 years as a special education curriculum specialist and is currently the Family Engagement Consultant.

Kimberly has become quite passionate about empowering families to be more involved in their child's education and future as well as challenging and supporting schools to increase their efforts to involve families in their child's educational journey and focus on Family Engagement as an instructional tool that improves student's academic outcomes.

Kimberly enjoys living out in the country with her husband, Tyson and two daughters, Lynette & Lucy Sue.