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Support from around town: events for families of children with special needs

Life is busy. Remember to take time out for support and connection.
Life is busy. Remember to take time out for support and connection. : twobee

Life is busy, reminders for a few October events around town never hurt!

Fall 2011 Rosedale Family Support Coop
October 11th: Rosedale School, 2117 West 49th Street, 78756

  • The Director is in! Meet and talk with AISD's Special Education director, Janna Lilly (6:00-6:30 PM)
  • Autism/Behavior/Related Disabilities: Problem solving and positive approaches to challenging behaviors.
  • ADD/ADHD: Problem solving for school success and cooperation at home and work (CHADD)
  • School Issues: From "TAKS to STAAR", understanding the changes in state assessments and how they affect your child.
  • Grade Advancement: What parents need to know to help their child successfully move from grade to grade.
  • Love and Logic: Learn skills and strategies to effectively handle all kinds of situations. (Behavior, discipline...)
  • Guardianship Orientation: Arc of the Capital Area will be describing their guardianship program and the importance of obtaining guardianship of your child with special needs by the time they turn 18.
  • Group Meetings: Sibling Group: for brothers and sisters (ages 6+) or children with disabilities.
    Adult ADD/ADHD: Support group for adults with ADD/ADHD.

Connections Networking
"Connections exists to help children and families with special needs... FIND...Quality Resources DISCOVER...Hope EXPLORE...The Possibilities" ~FB Page

Networking Group Meeting
Wednesday, October 12th, 9-10:30 am

Hosted by:
The Johnson Center
1700 Rio Grande St.
Austin, TX 78704
Suite is on the 4th floor, and there is free parking in our garage which is the 1st floor (entrance on Rio Grande). Be sure to bring plenty of business cards and information on your resource to share with other providers in the special needs arena.

Autism Society of Greater Austin Events

New Braunfels Support Meeting
Thursday, October 20, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
McKenna Children’s Museum, 801 W. San Antonio St, New Braunfels
Network with other parents while the children play

Friends and Family Happy Hour
Tuesday, October 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
The Pourhouse Pub, 6701 Burnet Road, Austin
Relax with other parents and professionals
E-mail: to reserve your seat.

Austin Daytime Support Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 10:00 a.m.
Central Market Café Mezzanine (UPSTAIRS), 4001 N. Lamar Ave., Austin
Buy your own coffee and come outside for some informal networking.

more photo credit: twobee

To post your event or special resource for children with special needs and their families in Austin or around Central Texas, please email me at


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