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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Tech Talk: Technologies for Transitions

This class is for anyone interested in learning how to use technology for transition to employment and post-secondary education. Professionals can use this as a starting point to create a program of their own. Parents and students can use these pointers to understand the potential for technologies for transition.

Sponsored by the center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders of Southern

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Planting Seeds for a Secure Future for Your Family Member

Learn about the successful Legacy Homes Program and the Golden State Pooled Trust that enable families to provide for anyone who is unable to live independently, whether or not they are identified as “disabled.”

Speakers Stephen Dale, Esq. and Mary Eble, MSW will discuss innovative ways to ensure housing and lifetime support for loved ones.  The Legacy Homes Program collaborates with the North Bay Regional Center to provide information about housing alternatives that meet an individual’s personal needs.   Hear about a new estate planning option to provide continuity of care for family members.

Adults Only – Please No Children

This event is sponsored by the Family Autism Network:  Refreshments Provided

Please RSVP:  info@faninfo.org

Please download the flyer for additional information.


Autism Awareness Town Hall Meeting

California State Senator, Lou Correa, member of the Senate Select Committee on Autism & Related Disorders, invites you to a special Town Hall Meeting.  The program will include a resource fair, legislative updates and information on early intervention housing, employment, legislation, autism and technology and more.

For more information, contact Arthur Sandoval 714.558.4400 or ARTHUR.SANDOVAL@SEN.CA.GOV

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Public Benefits Workshop: Please RSVP
Presented by the OC Asperger's Support Group
Navigating the various public benefits available for children and adults with disabilities can be extremely challenging for families. Government agencies have differing disability and financial eligibility criteria. Many times, parents are overwhelmed by the various systems and often do not even know what questions to ask.
Jim Huyck, Advocate/Consultant for Public Benefits, is the guest speaker at the April 21, 2014 meeting of The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group. He will discuss accessing public benefits including SSI, SSDI, SSDI/DAC, MediCal, MediCare and more.
 The meeting is intended for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism or PDD-NOS and their family members.
The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. www.ocaspergers.org.

10th Annual Disability Rights Workshop
A Workshop on Inclusion for People with Disabilities & Older Adults

A Workshop on Inclusion for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

Featuring RICHARD DEVYLDER, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Office for Access and Functional Needs  and BRENDA PREMO, Founding Director, Western University’s Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions…  Plus local and regional self-advocates and other professionals on access to education, employment, and medical and   behavioral health services

Raffle and door prizes!  *Lunch will be provided   *Please make your request for an ASL, Spanish, or Vietnamese interpreter by March 28!

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Challenges in Autism Spectrum Disorder Intervention
Diagnosis, Behavior Management & Ethical Practice in Changing Times

Dr. Paul Dores will review the DSM-5 and delineate the differences from previous diagnostic criteria and the possible impact or incidence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and access to services. He will explain changes in California due to the elimination of the Hughes Bill requirements. In addition, he will discuss the occurrence of challenging behavior and why behavior programs may not be as successful as we might prefer. Lastly, he will examine ethical challenges for behavior practitioners in the ASD field.

See flyer for available Continuing Education Units.  Download the Flyer for REQUIRED Pre-registration

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  • Upcoming Events

    • Autism Speaks’ Town Hall on Housing
    • SOCIAL for Adults with Autism (16 & Up) & Caregivers
    • The HELP GROUP SUMMIT 2014
    • Autism Education 6 Week Series (Tuesdays 6:30-8 pm)
    • In-Home Supportive Services