As I previously shared, NSPAC invited parents to learn how to “Build Executive Function Skills” in their kids. Today, I learned about more upcoming talks coordinated by the volunteer group. It includes another talk this month and two more in February.
In addition to evening parent talks, the Northborough/Southborough Special Education Advisory Committee is inviting experts to its regular monthly morning meetings.
Here is a list of the upcoming NSPAC events this school year:
Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 – 8:00 pm, Northborough Library, 34 Main St
Meet Michael Delman, author of “Your Kid’s Gonna be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills your Child needs in the Age of Attention.” (See dedicated post for a reminder of the details.)
Wednesday, January 23, 10:00 am, Northborough Library, 34 Main St:
NSPAC Meeting* featuring the ‘Importance of Self-Care for Parents’ presented by June David-Fors, Director of Northborough Family and Youth Services.
Wednesday, February 6, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Northborough Library, 34 Main St:
Meet Deborah Vlock, author of “Parenting Children with Mental Health Challenges: A Guide to Life with Emotionally Complex Kids.” Deborah offers overwhelmed readers guidance, solidarity, and hope. The author, a “mental-health mom” who’s survived indignity, exhaustion, and the heartbreak of loving a child with multiple mental-health disorders, writes with frankness and occasional humor about the hardest parenting job on earth. Drawing on her own experiences and those of other parents, plus tips from mental health professionals, Vlock suggests ways of parenting smarter, partnering better, and living more fully and less fearfully in the shadow of childhood psychiatric illness. Books will be available for sale.
Wednesday, February 13, 10:00 am (Location TBD):
NSPAC Meeting. Featuring a Transition Presentation by Monique Cloutier, Transition Coordinator, Algonquin Regional High School. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, March 2:
Decoding Dyslexia – MA Executive Director and Co-founder, Nancy Duggan, will present on Reading Goals. Northborough Library, 34 Main St., 10 am – 12 pm. Decoding Dyslexia-Massachusetts is part of a nationwide network that works to inform families accurately regarding evidence based interventions proven to help dyslexic students learn to read, raise awareness of policies and legislation that effect dyslexic students, create an informed network of families working to improve literacy and education for students with dyslexia. Most recently, Nancy’s dedication, drive and knowledge helped to pass the first legislature in Massachusetts for early screening for dyslexia.
Wednesday, March 13:
Basic Rights Presentation by Jessica Sales Cohen from the Federation for Children with Special Needs. (Robert E. Melican Middle School, 145 Lincoln St., Northborough), 6-8 pm.
Wednesday, April 10, 10:00 am, Southborough Library:
Thursday, May 16:
Go the Distance Recognition Night. Algonquin Regional High School Cafeteria. 6 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 10:00 am, Southborough Library:
Board Officers Election*
*The morning sessions are open meetings and all are welcome to attend. However, you are asked to please use the proper channels to discuss any individual IEP or 504 concerns.
Updated (2/5/19 2:46 pm): I initially asterisked the 2/13 meeting as one of NSPAC’s open meetings. It turns out space is limited and pre-registration is required.