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The Special Needs Committee of the White Plains District PTA provides an exciting venue for parents and the school district to work together, share information and resources, and create an on-going dialogue about issues relating to students with learning differences and disabilities.The committee is not a separate special education entity (SEPTA), but rather a committee of the district-wide PTA Council. Itsgoal is to address the needs of a broad range of students, not just those witha n IEP, and to increase acceptance and inclusion of students with learning differences in our school community.

For more information contact Caroline Furry & Shannon Nella: 
wpspecial1@gmail.com 
 
 
Special Needs PTA 2014/15 Calendar
 
 
OCTOBER:
 
Making Friends, Reinforcing social skills at home and in the community Workshop. 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 7 pm, WPHS Media Center.  Free & Open to All.
 
The ability to communicate effectively is so important to developing friendships and is critical to a child’s academic, social and emotional life.  Join us for a free and informative talk on developing strategies that foster the social play and supports necessary for children to acquire appropriate social skills. 
 
 
Parent Support Group, Special Needs PTA
Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 pm WPHS Media Room, Free & Open to All 
 
What a fabulous way to foster a sense of community, develop long-lasting relationships and create a support network among our families.  
 
 
NOVEMBER:
 
Special Needs PTA Resource Fair
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 11 am to 2 pm, Post Road School 
 
Come out and learn about some of the special needs resources available to families in a relaxed, free, easy to navigate forum.  The event gives families the ability to meet and connect with resources throughout the region.   There will be a wide range of vendors including therapists, recreational specialists, advocates, educators, social groups and more.   
Gymnasium & Cafeteria.  Free & Open to All 
 
 
Conquering ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Disorders: Getting to the Root Cause Workshop
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 7 pm, WPHS Media Center, Free & Open to All. 
 
Join us as Dr. Mark Goldenberg discusses the epidemic rise of these issues in today's children, and the root causes behind them.  Learn about the neurological implications behind the struggles being faced by our children, and the groundbreaking, drug-free approach being used to tackle them.   
 
 
DECEMBER:
 
Parent Support Group, Special Needs PTA
Tuesday, December 9,  7:30 pm, WPHS Media Room, Free & Open to All
 
 
 
JANUARY:
 
Renew and Recharge for the New Year!  with Nancy Guberti 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Special Needs PTA meeting at 7pm, WPHS Media Center, Free & Open to All
 
 
 
MARCH:
 
Post Secondary Transition Services, Employment and Enrollment Options for Students with Disabilities.
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Special Needs PTA meeting at 7pm, WPHS Media Center.  Free & Open to All 
 
Christina Eisenberg will be speaking about the high school to college transition and other post- secondary options.    
 
 
 
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