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Sunday School Curriculum Pilot Project

  Committee on Discipleship MinistriesDo you have one or more children in your church who have mild-significantly different ability levels than their peers?

Have you ever struggled with how to teach your Christian Ed curriculum to them so that they understand and learn?

Have you ever wished you knew how to adapt your Sunday School lessons or make realistic accommodations for them?

There is an upcoming opportunity you’ll want to look into! 

Addressing Bullying in the IEP: Court of Appeals Decision

“On January 20, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued its decision in T.K. v. New York City Dep’t of Educ., — F.3d —, 2016 WL 229842 (2d Cir. Jan. 20, 2016), an important decision regarding the role of a planning and placement team (PPT) in addressing issues of bullying.  Specifically, the court held that a PPT’s refusal to address bullying concerns through the PPT process was a procedural violation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) because it

Adult Well-Being Study @ Vanderbilt University

My name is Rachel Crist and I work with Dr. Kaite Gotham as the study coordinator for the Adult Well-Being Study at Vanderbilt University. 
We are currently recruiting participants for our study concerning the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their emotional well-being.

Individuals aged 18-35 who have an autism spectrum disorder (like autism, Asperger’s syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, or related diagnoses) are invited to participate in

Tennessee’s Individualized Education Account for Students with Disabilities

TN Council on Developmental DisabilitiesIndividualized Education Account – “the voucher program that isn’t a voucher program”, according to some.  I have fielded multiple questions over the last few weeks on the Individualized Education Account. The state has just updated their list of Frequently Asked Questions with the latest info. There is a section for

Erlanger/Children’s Hospital Looking for Musicians!

erlanger logoMessage from Erlanger/Children’s Hospital Volunteer Services:
We are starting a new music ministry program and need volunteer musicians! If you play an instrument and are interested in learning more about this program, please let me know. Once we have enough volunteers interested in learning more, we will set up an information session. Thank you for all you do!
Emilia
Emilia Pastina Jones
Volunteer Services Manager
Erlanger Health System
Office: (423) 778-7892

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Events

Same Lake Different Boat Bible Study

February 8, 2016
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Burning Bush Baptist Church 423-622-4007
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25.00 USD
How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
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When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same Lake, Different Boat is a transformational work--designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.

This study will encourage and support family caregivers. It will cast a vision for church leadership to follow Christ’s example of interaction with caregivers and those with disabilities. It will also build up and equip lay leaders within the church to more effectively inreach and outreach to those inside the church and within the community.

As the various groups come together, conversations are facilitated that might never have started otherwise. We are so excited to be able offer this opportunity to begin new conversations based on the Biblical theology of disability.

We hope you will plan to join us for this 15 week study.  It will change your life!

Cost for this study includes purchase of the book Same Lake Different Boat ($10) and the optional SLDB workbook ($15).  Register for the Bible Study and both can be purchased from LifeLine via http://lifelinefamilies.org/support-us/

LifeLine Services Presentation

February 10, 2016
01:00 PM
Fortwood Center 6055 Shallowford Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37421
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Booking of LifeLine Services Presentation (February 10, 2016)

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LifeLine will be sharing their services and resources with staff at Fortwood Center in order to better prepare them to serve their families.  This is an internal staff training event.

Autism Spectrum Disorders/Sensory Integration Disorder Workshop

February 11, 2016
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Oakwood Christian Academy 113 Oakwood Street Chickamauga, GA 30707 4236450504 Diagnosis Specific Workshops / Special Education Workshops / Special Needs Ministry Training / Support Group Topics
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Booking of Autism Spectrum Disorders/Sensory Integration Disorder Workshop (February 11, 2016)

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A diagnosis of autism and sensory processing issues frequently go together.   On this evening we will be doing a general discussion of both autism and sensory processing disorders.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Description of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Myths about Autismkids getting on bus
Sensory Integration Issues
Educational Strategies
Accommodations
Modifications
Q&A  Resources

This workshop will cover a description of Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as some of the challenges that frequently come with the diagnosis for children.  We will also discuss sensory integration disorder.  We will talk about educational strategies and accommodations and modifications that are frequently effective for children on the autism spectrum.

Sensory Integration Disorders

How do students with SID struggle?  What are some teaching strategies that help support a student with sensory integration disorders?  We'll answer all of these questions as well as have an opportunity for questions and answer specific to successfully including kids with sensory struggles.

Families, Educators, Homeschoolers, and Children's Ministry personnel would all benefit from this workshop.

Join us in the Faith Building Room 102 at Oakwood Christian Academy for an overview discussion of Autism and Sensory processing issues.

Meal provided for those who register before Monday, February 8, 2015. Contact Michal Jones at michaljones@walkerschools.org for details.

Same Lake Different Boat Bible Study

February 15, 2016
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Burning Bush Baptist Church 423-622-4007
Book Event
25.00 USD
How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

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When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same Lake, Different Boat is a transformational work--designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.

This study will encourage and support family caregivers. It will cast a vision for church leadership to follow Christ’s example of interaction with caregivers and those with disabilities. It will also build up and equip lay leaders within the church to more effectively inreach and outreach to those inside the church and within the community.

As the various groups come together, conversations are facilitated that might never have started otherwise. We are so excited to be able offer this opportunity to begin new conversations based on the Biblical theology of disability.

We hope you will plan to join us for this 15 week study.  It will change your life!

Cost for this study includes purchase of the book Same Lake Different Boat ($10) and the optional SLDB workbook ($15).  Register for the Bible Study and both can be purchased from LifeLine via http://lifelinefamilies.org/support-us/

Bullying Workshop

February 18, 2016
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
LifeLine, Inc. 1400 McCallie Avenue Suite 112 Chattanooga, TN 37404 423-622-4007 Parent Mentor Training / Special Education Workshops / Support Group Topics
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10.00 USD
How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

Booking of Bullying Workshop (February 18, 2016)

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Bullying - Photo by AmbroWhat do you do about a bully? A bully can show up anywhere - from the classroom to the school yard, from the bus to the cafeteria, from a cell phone to social media. Children with special needs or disabilities are more apt to be a target of bullying.

How do you deal with a bully?  What can you do about it?  How do you keep your child safe? Can you include bullying protections in an IEP or 504 plan?  What do you need to record and how do you record the bully's activities?  With whom do you share the record?

Join us for this workshop to learn how to protect your child from bullying.

NOTE: While this workshop will have specific information related to students with special needs, the information shared will be applicable to all students.  Teachers may find this information helpful as well.

Same Lake Different Boat Bible Study

February 22, 2016
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Burning Bush Baptist Church 423-622-4007
Book Event
25.00 USD
How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

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When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same Lake, Different Boat is a transformational work--designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.

This study will encourage and support family caregivers. It will cast a vision for church leadership to follow Christ’s example of interaction with caregivers and those with disabilities. It will also build up and equip lay leaders within the church to more effectively inreach and outreach to those inside the church and within the community.

As the various groups come together, conversations are facilitated that might never have started otherwise. We are so excited to be able offer this opportunity to begin new conversations based on the Biblical theology of disability.

We hope you will plan to join us for this 15 week study.  It will change your life!

Cost for this study includes purchase of the book Same Lake Different Boat ($10) and the optional SLDB workbook ($15).  Register for the Bible Study and both can be purchased from LifeLine via http://lifelinefamilies.org/support-us/

ADD/ADHD Workshop

February 23, 2016
06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
First Baptist Church of Lafayette 201 N Main Street, LaFayette, GA Parent Mentor Training / Special Education Workshops / Special Needs Ministry Training / Support Group Topics
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How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

Booking of ADD/ADHD Workshop (February 23, 2016)

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Little Girl Doing Handstand --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Little Girl Doing Handstand --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis



ADD/ADHD in the Classroom

  • Attention Deficit Disorder — What is it?

  • Different Types of ADD/ADHD

  • Common Myths about ADD

  • ADD/ADHD in the Classroom—Increasing Participation with Inclusion Strategies


Do you think your child may have attention deficits, but don’t know what it is or what to do about it? Do you know for sure the deficits exist, but don’t know how to best to help him learn? Are you an educator who is struggling to keep your students involved and making progress? Whether you are a parent, professional, homeschooling parent, children's ministry leader or educator, join us for this workshop and learn to support students with ADD/ADHD.

Register online.  Contact Michal Jones, Parent Mentor, Walker County Schools at michaljones@walkerschools.org

 

Same Lake Different Boat Bible Study

February 29, 2016
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Burning Bush Baptist Church 423-622-4007
Book Event
25.00 USD
How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

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When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same Lake, Different Boat is a transformational work--designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.

This study will encourage and support family caregivers. It will cast a vision for church leadership to follow Christ’s example of interaction with caregivers and those with disabilities. It will also build up and equip lay leaders within the church to more effectively inreach and outreach to those inside the church and within the community.

As the various groups come together, conversations are facilitated that might never have started otherwise. We are so excited to be able offer this opportunity to begin new conversations based on the Biblical theology of disability.

We hope you will plan to join us for this 15 week study.  It will change your life!

Cost for this study includes purchase of the book Same Lake Different Boat ($10) and the optional SLDB workbook ($15).  Register for the Bible Study and both can be purchased from LifeLine via http://lifelinefamilies.org/support-us/

Special Education Basic Rights Workshop

March 3, 2016
06:00 PM
To Be Determined 423-622-4007 Parent Mentor Training / Special Education Workshops
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How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

Booking of Special Education Basic Rights Workshop (March 3, 2016)

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stack_of_booksSpecial Education Basic Rights Workshop
•Eligibility
•Evaluations
•Team Members
•Time Lines
•IEP Development
•Related Services
•Preparing for an IEP Meeting
This workshop is designed for parents of children receiving special education services or that might need special education services. Come and gain a working knowledge of special education laws, including your role as a parent in the development of an appropriate education program (IEP) and how to be an effective partner with the school team in the process. If you have recently received a diagnosis or have a child just transitioning from the early intervention program into the school system, this workshop will be especially helpful. This parent training event is the foundation for all of the other special education law trainings that LifeLine provides.
While this is designed for families, educators and professionals are always welcome.
Admission is free, but register online at http://lifelinefamilies.org/special-education/events

Same Lake Different Boat Bible Study

March 7, 2016
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Burning Bush Baptist Church 423-622-4007
Book Event
25.00 USD
How many children will be attending, including ages, and diagnosis (if applicable for this event)
Do you need a Certificate of Attendance in order to fulfil foster care, CEU, or other training requirements?
So that we can be better prepared with supplemental materials, what is the primary diagnosis you are coming to learn about?
Will you need any accommodations in order to participate in this workshop? Please provide information about specific accommodations needed

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When the church attempts to function without all of its parts, the body of Christ becomes disabled. Same Lake, Different Boat is a transformational work--designed to renew our minds to think biblically about disability in order that our lives, our relationships, and our congregations might wholly reflect Christ.

This study will encourage and support family caregivers. It will cast a vision for church leadership to follow Christ’s example of interaction with caregivers and those with disabilities. It will also build up and equip lay leaders within the church to more effectively inreach and outreach to those inside the church and within the community.

As the various groups come together, conversations are facilitated that might never have started otherwise. We are so excited to be able offer this opportunity to begin new conversations based on the Biblical theology of disability.

We hope you will plan to join us for this 15 week study.  It will change your life!

Cost for this study includes purchase of the book Same Lake Different Boat ($10) and the optional SLDB workbook ($15).  Register for the Bible Study and both can be purchased from LifeLine via http://lifelinefamilies.org/support-us/