Archive for February, 2007

Habilitators Training courtesy of GALA, 3/17-3/18

Monday, February 26th, 2007

GALA Human Service Cooperative will be hosting another Paid Training class for Arizona Habilitators of children with Autism on March 17 & 18 (Saturday/Sunday), from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Feel free to forward this to ANY family or habilitator who might be interested! It is not necessary to be an employee of GALA HSC to participate.

For details click here or call the office at: 480-820-2924

IEP (Individualized Education Program) Workshop, 2/28

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Special Education Parents Advisory Council of Scottsdale IEP Workshop
Wednesday, February 28th
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Advocating for your child’s educational needs
– Discuss concerns and clarify needs
– Examine documentation
– Explore possible options for solutions
– Prioritize and strategize next steps
Bring your questions for a small group workshop with IEP experts: Kim Yamamoto and Jill Pearns, Raising Special Kids and Barb Ross, Parent Information Network
Zuni Elementary School Cafeteria
9181 E. Redfield Road, Scottsdale
From the North: At 92nd Street & Raintree, go south to the school on southwest corner of 92nd & Redfield.
From the South: At 94th Street & Cactus, go north to Thunderbird, and turn left (west).
At 92nd St., turn right (north) to the school on southwest corner of 92nd & Redfield. To get to the school cafeteria, enter the gated area downhill and to the south of the main school entrance. Turn to your left and look for the double doors.
Child care assistance may be provided by the Chaparral High School Service Learning class. Please call Dru at 480-513-7012 to confirm. For more information, contact Dru Bloomfield at 480-513-7012 or The Scottsdale Unified School District neither endorses nor sponsors the organization or activity represented in this material. The distribution or display of this material is provided as a community service.


Coco’s meeting on 4th Tuesdays of the month

Monday, February 26th, 2007

The meeting is held at CoCo’s on the 4th Tuesday of each month. The times are 6pm to 9pm and the meetings are open only to members of the groups. Please do not bring food into CoCo’s and you are required to buy a meal or a desert. Dinner is $12 or dessert is $7.

Location: Coco’s at 4514 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032-7702

— January-Dr. Doris Rapp (Details:
FREE Seminar
January 23, 2007
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Coco’s Restaurant (Conference Room) at Paradise Valley Mall
4514 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032-7702
Doris J.. Rapp, MD. F.A.A.A., F.A.A.P. is a national expert on environmental toxins, and author of “Our Toxic World – A Wake Up Call” as well as the New York Times best selling book, “Is This Your Child’s World”. She is a board-certified environmental medical specialist and pediatric allergist. Through education and research, Dr. Doris J. Rapp has dedicated her life to understanding the environmental factors that can affect our quality of life. Her dedication to educate others has been heard in lectures through out the country, and seen publicly on shows such as: Larry King Live, Oprah, Montel, Maury Povich, ABC Nightline, Phil Donahue, and Debra Duncan. Dr. Rapp has made many appearances in various parts of the Valley and they tend to be standing room only. Some of the topics she has discussed are:
– How common household chemicals can affect us, why so many children today have learning difficulties and what we can do about it.
– Why are we seeing so much cancer, memory, and behavior problems today in children and adults?
– What should you ask before you put your child on Ritalin?
– Why and How to protect your home town from pesticide spraying and other chemical pollution
Please invite anyone you may think of to attend this FREE seminar she will be doing for our group. I know I personally am inviting the Director of my son’s school, his teacher, OT, and Speech Therapist as they all have contact with children and can benefit from the information she has to offer. I have heard her speak several times and every time I listen, I learn something new. — Becky)

— February-OT.PT
This Tuesday Coco’s meeting at 6:30pm. Bev is fantastic. She spoke last year and we all loved her. She had great ideas for our kids.
Bio: Bev Sector, MOTR/L has over 20 years experience as an occupational therapist in a variety of pediatric settings. She uses primarily CCDT (Chronolgocially Controlled Developmental Thearpy) and SI (Sensory Integration) techniques in her practice. Currently she is working at Therapy for Developmental Disabilities and consults with Apache Junction early intervention program.
Program Summary: One hour presentation will provide a brief over-veiw of the importance of a sensory motor foundation,figure drawings as an informal evaluation, how modern day life provides obstacles to developing a strong foundation, and ways to create an enviornment to enhance your child’s development. Deep pressure technique used to improve deep pressure processing as part of CCDT program will be discussed and taught.

— March-Dr. Woeller
Come one and all to hear Dr. Woeller speak. He is a medical doctor who specializes in DAN and other autism treatments. He is very open minded and well read and has a lot to teach us all. He is located in California but sees many of the kiddos in the valley. I have only wonderful things to say about him and grateful that he is willing to travel at no charge to share his wisdom.
-6:00 to meet and greet
-6:30 meeting to start

For more details please contact

Habilitators Training courtesy of GALA, 2/17-2/18

Friday, February 9th, 2007

GALA Human Service Cooperative will be hosting another Paid Training class for Arizona Habilitators of children with Autism on February 17 & 18 (Saturday/Sunday) , from 10 am to 3 pm each day. Feel free to forward this to ANY family or habilitator who might be interested! It is not necessary to be an employee of GALA HSC to participate.

For questions or to sign up, please call our office at: 480-820-2924

Tot’s Music Group – 2/06 to 3/06

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Tunes for Tots is an early childhood developmental music group for typical, at-risk and diagnosed children at the developmental level of 2-3 years. Directed and facilitated by a board-certified music therapist. uses music to address various developmental areas. Activities such as instrument playing, movement to music, musical games and singing will help your child increase his/her attention span, learn new concepts, develop appropriate social skills, increase speech and language, as well as strengthen gross and fine motor skills.

Schedule: occurs in 8-week sessions, with a new theme each 8 weeks.
Date/Time: Tuesdays, 10:00am starting in February
Cost: $125 per 8-week session.
Payment plans are available but must be prearranged.
To Register: Call S.E.E.K. Arizona at 480-902-0771
Location: S.E.E.K. Arizona, 1830 S Alma School Rd. Suite 130 in Mesa
Special Note: *All children must be accompanied by an adult*