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									                              Announcements – September 2009

Conferences, Workshops, Events

Contra Costa ARC University – Training series designed for direct support staff begins October 13, 2009.
Call 925-646-5710 for further information. Cost: $40 per class.

Upcoming training sponsored by RCEB. Call 510-383-1200 for further information.
     October 15: Crisis Intervention
     October 29: Intellectual Deficits & Mental Illness
     November 5: Special Incident Reporting
     November 19: Medication Administration
     December 3: Positive Behavioral Supports
     December 17: Diabetes - Diet and Nutrition
     All classes have a fee.

September 25, 26 & 28, 2009: Autism Interventions (3-day conference)
       Santa Clara University (Sept. 25 & 26) and Morgan Autism Center, San Jose (Sept. 28). For more information and
       on-line registration: (Fee).

October 3, 2009: Living with Epilepsy
       Sheraton Palo Alto, Sequoia/Oak Room, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. For more information about the conference
       or scholarships, contact EFNC by phone at 925-224-7760 or e-mail

October 5, 2009: A Friend Indeed – The Bill Sackter Story: A New Documentary about Hope, Compassion
and the Power of Friendship
       Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Room 2420, Livermore, CA. For information:
       (Free admission).

October 6, 2009: A “Cyber Safety” Workshop: How to Keep Kids Safe Online
       The Hope Center, 2275 Morello Avenue, Pleasant Hill, CA. To register: Gina Rigley @ 925-827-1998 or (Fee).

October 7-9, 2009: “A Meaningful Life…Are WE There Yet?”, 23rd Annual Supported Life Conference
       Double Tree Hotel, Sacramento. For more information:

October 17, 2009: 6th Annual Young Children’s Issues Forum
       Maple Hall, San Pablo, CA. For more information: call 925-942-3413 (Free).

October 17, 2009: Sexual Safety for Youth with Developmental Disabilities
       Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek. To enroll: 925-887-5327 or e-mail: (Fee).

October 17, 2009: “Sensory Integration-Floor Time and Structured Teaching”
       Morgan Autism Center, 2280 Kenwood Ave., San Jose, CA. RSVP: 408-241-8161 (Free Lecture)

October 18, 2009: Empowering At-Risk Students: Keynote Speaker: Dr. LaMar P. Miller
       Touro University, Vallejo, CA. For information: 707-638-5971 or e-mail Direct link: (Fee).
Care Parent Network:
       Information, referral and support for families with children who have special needs. 925-313-0999.

Assistive Technology Network:
       For help finding assistive technology: or 800-390-2699.

Buddy Play:
       Kids with disabilities and typical kids getting together for fun. For more detailed information, contact
       Lacey Friedman at

MassMutual Financial Group:
       Gene Gracey, CLTC, of MassMutual Financial Group presents frequent free seminars on Financial
       Planning Considerations for families with children and/or adults with Disabilities. These seminars are
       presented in Walnut Creek or Fremont MassMutual offices or at your organization meetings. For
       additional information, please call Gene Gracey at 925-979-2391 or e-mail CA
       Insurance License #0E20526.

National Autism Association:
       For more information go to

National Parent-to-Parent Network for Parents with Disabilities at Through the Looking Glass.
       To learn more about this network call Nikki Brown-Booker at 510-848-1112 ext 101 or on-line at

One Place for Special Needs:
       An exclusive community for special needs parents and those that provide support for them. The goal is
       to share information on a large scale with families across the county. For information:

Stephen Beard of Keller Williams Realty hosts recurring FREE seminars on Accessible Home Ownership all
over the Bay Area. Seminars are designed specifically to address the real estate needs and concerns of
people with disabilities and their families.
       For information: or call 510-364-6795.

The Dale Law Firm will host a series of free workshops on limited conservatorships and special-needs
       Walnut Creek office (1670 Riviera Ave., Ste. 101). Special Needs Trusts – Website for more information:

People First of Contra Costa is looking for a new advisor.
Below is the meeting schedule:
   •   Meetings are twice a month:
          o Third Thursday - Officers only
          o Fourth Friday - General meeting

If you are interested in the position, please contact Dennis Craig, Area Board 5, at
Mt. Diablo Adult Education: Transition Options Program (TOPS)
2009-2010 School Year - Fall Quarter:
       September 8 – December 11
       Tuesday-Friday: 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
       Loma Vista Adult Center, Room D-7
       1266 Can Carlos Avenue, Concord

For more information, call 925-685-7340, ext. 2505 or

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