Community Autism Socials Yale - Greenwich 3/5/15 @ 7pm
- Family & Education
- Abilis, Greenwich CT
EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION ... BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Joining us in January will be board certified Behavior Analyst DR. WILLIAM R. HORN. Dr. Horn is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, a marriage and family therapist and a board certified behavior analyst with over 40 years of experience working with children and families in both the private and public school sectors.
Dr. Horn has unique perspective and expertise on building collaborative relationships between parents and schools. He will address questions and issues such as the following:
• How does the team determine the IEP goals and how many to prioritize? What is a reasonable number of goals to have on an IEP?
• I think that my child would benefit from summer services. What services does the district provide? Can I make them a part of my child's IEP?
• What are effective ways to measure my child’s progress?
• How can related services be integrated into my child’s school routines? How is the amount of therapy determined?
• My team and I do not agree on the IEP/evaluation/progress. What should I do?
ABOUT DR. BILL HORN: Dr. Horn is a licensed psychologist, nationally certified school psychologist, a marriage and family therapist and a board certified behavior analyst with over 40 years of experience working with children and families in both the private and public school sectors. Dr. Horn has worked extensively with teachers, administrators and families in developing programs, supports and services to address the special needs of children with developmental disabilities from pre-school through high school. His expertise also includes assisting families in better understanding the strengths and needs of their children and the impact of disabilities on families and family systems. While Dr. Horn is recently retired from the Greenwich Public Schools, he continues to maintain a private practice in Stamford, CT.
Abilis provides people with developmental disabilities and their families in lower Fairfield County, CT and parts of Westchester County, NY with supports and advocacy for building able lives and strong communities.
Abilis will set the standard of excellence for person-centered services through innovation, teamwork and respect for the people we serve. Together, we will shape communities in which people of all abilities participate and contribute as equal citizens.
Abilis believes that all people deserve to live, learn, work and enjoy life based upon their personal preferences. Each person’s own strengths and dreams for the future deserve acknowledgment and respect. All people deserve access to resources, opportunities and skills that enhance their ability to self-advocate effectively.
People with disabilities have the same rights as all people. They are entitled to good health care and safety, meaningful choices, achievement, friendship, fulfilling work and a comfortable place to live.
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