“COFFEE & DESSERT”
PARENT — PROFESSIONAL
THE PARENT MENTOR PROGRAM
and Western Buckeye, ESC, Paulding County
WELCOME: Parents, Care Givers, District Staff, Educators, Professionals!
TOPIC: “WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU: THE HIDDEN CURRICULUM OF INTERACTING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRST RESPONDERS”
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m.— 6:30 p.m.
Presenter: Linell Weinberg, MSW, Exec. Dir., Autism Society of NWO
Training Location: Wayne Trace JR-SR High School Lecture Hall, Haviland Please park on West side of building and enter through glass doors
Did you know that individuals with developmental disabilities, including Autism, are seven times more likely to have an encounter with a police officer as compared to typical peers? If your child were to encounter a police officer or first responder, would he/she know what to do or say?
This presentation will provide families, and district staff who serve them, with an overview of a curriculum that was developed to provide youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental disabilities information on how to interact with Law Enforcement and First Responders. We will present some situations that might involve an encounter with police and/or first responders and offer ways to help you prepare your child for these interactions. The presentation will include videos, useful handouts, and other “freebies”
There is no cost to attend the Parent—Professional Trainings.
Certificate of Attendance available upon request.
Pre-registration is preferred by contacting:
Cathy Ruiz, Parent Mentor, Western Buckeye, ESC, Paulding County
Office: Payne Elementary Building, 501 W. Townline Street, Payne
Phone: 419-263-2512 (select opt. #4, Payne Bldg., Ext. 454)
or 419-399-4711, or email Cathy at: email@example.com
Wayne Trace High School / Middle School Students
Looking for extra help with school work?
21st Century After School Program offers a FREE tutoring/mentoring program to students in junior high through high school. Certified teachers work with children in small groups to improve academic performance, physical fitness and character development.
Monday–Thursday after school from 2:45-4:45 p.m.
Call Ashley Shepherd at WBESC for more information 419.399.4711