St. Paul Jewish Community Center Parent's Club: Ask the Expert
Raising Resilient Children - FREE Discussion
Tuesday, March 11 at 6:15 p.m.
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
Gain useful information and tools from Janet Schank, Ph.D., LP on raising resilient children and adolescents. Come prepared with any and all questions, concerns, and case examples. Treats will be served. Drop in when you can, leave when you need to! Members and Non-members welcome.
When: March 16, 2014, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: Wakota Civic Arena, 141-6th Street S., South St. Paul
Fee: Donation to the SSP Food Drive
The City of South St. Paul, Wakota Civic Arena, and Boy Scout Troop 99 invite individuals with physical, emotional and/or mental disabilities of all ages to be our Stars on Ice on Sunday, March 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. This skate is being hosted for in and around South St. Paul.
Wheelchairs will be permitted on the ice. A limited amount of hockey sleds, walkers and skates will be available. Helmets and skates are required on the ice. Additional assistance will be provided on the ice to make this a fun, safe and entertaining afternoon. There will be music, treats, prizes and a lot of fun.
Questions, Answers and Solutions
Participate in community conversations about transition services for individuals with disabilities.
Join us for community conversations focused on improving employment and post-secondary education opportunities for students with disabilities. Share your thoughts about current resources and challenges. Explore ideas for improving transition services for students with disabilities. These community dialogs, organized by AuSM, are provided through a Community Innovation Grant from the Bush Foundation.
Who Should Participate
- Parents of middle school-age and older students
- School Administrators
- Higher Education Professionals
- Business Leaders/Owners
- Students with Disabilities
Information you share will be used to inform and influence policymakers as to why special education transition service reform is needed and to provide guidance for effective change.
Register for the Let's Talk About Transition conversation date and location that works best for you and click on the button to register. Two additional metro transition conversations will be added soon. Additional outstate community conversations will be announced for Fall 2013.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Ridgedale Public Library
12601 Ridgedale Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Thursday, March 27, 2014
at the Wellstone Center
179 Robie St. East
St. Paul, MN 55107
Thursday, April 17, 2014
University of Minnesota, UROC
2001 Plymouth Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Bloomington School District Office
1350 W. 106 St., Door C
Bloomington, MN, 55431
Saturday, May 3, 2014
9:45-10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
19th Annual State Autism Conference
Doubletree by Hilton Minneapolis - Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Registration for the conference location Let's Talk About Transition sessions is included with the Saturday registration for the 19th Annual State Autism Conference. Click here for more information.
Additional outstate community conversations will be announced for Fall 2014.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Cost: Jewish Community Center Member - $25/family unit; Non-Member - $40/family unit
Many of us experience heartbreak upon discovery of our child's disability and often continue to struggle with the loss of the kind of family we expected. We also need support to deal with the day to day challenges that sometimes test our very capacity. How can Jewish sacred texts and spiritual concepts help parents of children with special needs find meaning in the challenges we face? Join Rabbi Cohler-Esses, master teacher and special needs parent, to learn how Jewish wisdom can become a source of strength in our search for a purpose in our unique situation. People of all faith traditions (as well as those who do not identify with a specific tradition) are welcome to explore how these resources can help us address the problems common to families with children with disabilities. Please register by April 1. You can register at stpauljcc.org or you can call the Front Desk at 651.698.0751.
Sunday, April 13 from 5-10 p.m.
Life is not black and white and neither are the lives of kids with autism. We have the power to rewrite their future ... Join us for a Truman Capote inspired masquerade ball.
The Metro Friendship Foundation supports AuSM by funding scholarships to AuSM camps and social skills programs. Click here to view an MFF video about a family who enjoyed an AuSM summer camp experience because of an MFF scholarship.
To purchase tickets for this gala event, click here.
CAST is an educational program designed and provided by Stages Theatre Company dedicated to creating a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment for children affected by autism. Their aim is to foster self-expression, social enagement, creative exploration and confidence in each student, no matter where he or she lands on the spectrum. The CAST program is offered in partnership with the Autism Society of Minnesota.
CAST is offered in the fall, winter and spring. Click here to view the CAST brochure.