In-Home Supportive Services
Eligibility, Services and Preparing for Assessment

Attend an informative workshop on In=Home Supportive Services (IHSS).  Topics include program overview, eligibility, preparing for assessment or reassessment,  protective supervision,  resolving disagreements and the appeal process.

RSVP REQUIRED:  Call 714.558.4404 or email jenny.villanuea@scdd.ca.gov and indicate if you are a parent or a professional.  Parents of children with disabilities receive registration priority.

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Through the Heart of Tango
Finding Friendship Through Tango
  • Date:
    08/07/2014
  • Time:
    12:30 a.m.

“Through the Heart of Tango” is part of PBS SoCaL’s commitment to highlighting the arts and inspiring stories of the Southern California community. This film follows four special needs young men from Los Angeles, 3 with autism and one with Down syndrome, as they take a journey through dance to discover a whole new world of friendship and connection through tango. The documentary includes a compilation of interviews from the families and teachers of those involved, as well as professional tango dancers and aficionados.

“Most persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often times challenged with language and social skills making it very difficult to interact and engage with others. Tango is a dance that masters the art of non-verbal communication and partnership through music and movement. It is a language which focuses on connection and through the right approach becomes a valuable tool to reach another,” said Liza Krassner, Executive Producer of the film and Chief Administrative Officer of the Program in Public Health at UCI.

The documentary was an official selection of 6 film festivals and won “Award of Merit” at Indie Fest. The film is produced by Joey Travolta’s production company Inclusion Films with Creative Director Raymond Martino and Executive producer Liza Krassner. Inclusion Films trains individuals with developmental disabilities to ultimately acquire the creative skills and strong work ethics to become filmmakers.

For additional information, go to http://www.throughtheheartoftango.com/

Categories:
Through the Heart of Tango
Finding Friendship Through Tango

“Through the Heart of Tango” is part of PBS SoCaL’s commitment to highlighting the arts and inspiring stories of the Southern California community. This film follows four special needs young men from Los Angeles, 3 with autism and one with Down syndrome, as they take a journey through dance to discover a whole new world of friendship and connection through tango. The documentary includes a compilation of interviews from the families and teachers of those involved, as well as professional tango dancers and aficionados.

“Most persons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often times challenged with language and social skills making it very difficult to interact and engage with others. Tango is a dance that masters the art of non-verbal communication and partnership through music and movement. It is a language which focuses on connection and through the right approach becomes a valuable tool to reach another,” said Liza Krassner, Executive Producer of the film and Chief Administrative Officer of the Program in Public Health at UCI.

The documentary was an official selection of 6 film festivals and won “Award of Merit” at Indie Fest. The film is produced by Joey Travolta’s production company Inclusion Films with Creative Director Raymond Martino and Executive producer Liza Krassner.  Inclusion Films trains individuals with developmental disabilities to ultimately acquire the creative skills and strong work ethics to become filmmakers.

 

For additional information, go to http://www.throughtheheartoftango.com/

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Understanding Special Education Due Process

When families and school districts disagree on placements or educational services for a child with disabilities, due process may be a last resort in resolving the dispute. This seminar is an opportunity to demystify what due process is and how it works; learn common mistakes for families to avoid; and gain insight into how judges decide outcomes.

This workshop is free of charge, but RSVPs are required To RSVP, please call 714-558-4404 and provide your name, email address, and phone number and any requests for language translation services by July 17, 2014.

For additional information, see the flyer

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