SEPTA Membership Meetings

Past meetings:

Food for Thought: Nourishing the Body and Brain of our Children

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:30pm
Garden City High School Library
Guest Speaker, Laura H. Pace, MS, LMT

Handouts from this meeting:

All Ability Wellness resource list

Health Education Flyer 

 

Join us as we explore the Mind-Body Connection and learn to promote, improve, and maintain healthy lifestyles for our families

Topics will include:
Movement Based Learning
Neurological Re-Organization
Sensory Integration
Special diets (gluten-free, casein-free, GAPS, Paleo and allergen-free diets)
Laura H. Pace, MS, LMT is a Health Educator, Wellness Specialist, and Licensed Massage Therapist. She has worked in the field of Massage Therapy for over 20 years and has a Master of Science in Health Education. Laura’s practice focuses on health promotion and wellness for children and adults with disabilities. Laura is currently an instructor at the New York College of Health Professions in Syosset, NY. Sponsored by GC SEPTA

 

 

SEPTA General Membership Meeting

Friday, January 20, 2017
10:00am
Stewart School Auditorium
(Photo ID required)

Guest speaker, Jeanne M. Stafford
Topic: 3 Ways to be a Confident, Productive Communicator

Join us as our guest speaker, Jeanne M. Stafford helps us find greater joy at work and in life by arming us with usable and compelling communication skills. Jeanne, professional speaker and communications trainer, will draw upon her extensive 18 year experience as a comedy improvisor to train us how to manage well in uncertain situations, think on our feet and build trust amongst individuals, teams and organizations. Jeanne is also a Garden City Resident, mother and friend. We are thrilled to have her as our guest speaker!

 

 

Executive Function Disorder

Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:30pm
GC High School

To see the handout for this meeting, Doc Nov 11, 2016, 07:05.

Does your child: Have trouble paying attention and get easily distracted? Have a hard time figuring out how to start on a task? Have trouble multitasking? Come learn about Executive Function Disorder with Guest Speaker: Dr. Donna Geffner, Ph.D., CCC-SP/A. A former Professor and Director of the Graduate Programs, the Doctoral; Audiology program and the Speech and Hearing Center of St. John’s University. She is an author of four textbooks, two tests and over 300 published articles and presentations. Presented by: GC SEPTA

 

 

How Do We Create Classes That Foster Students’ Learning & Social & Emotional Well-Being
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
7:30pm
GC High School Library

Panel Discussion Presented by Dr. Ted Cannone, Asst. Supt. of Curriculum & Instruction and Ms. Lynette Abruzzo, Director of Pupil Personnel as well as General and Special Education Teachers. Parents of students from K-5 are welcome to come learn about the different types of classroom settings offered and why students are placed in them, the nature of differentiated instruction and how we as a team can help our children learn in both the classroom and on the playground. Presented by GC SEPTA and GC PTA

 

 

Do you have questions about ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY?
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
10:00am
Homestead School Photo ID required

To see a copy of this meeting’s presentation, SEPTA 9.27.16

Guest Speaker: Ruth Fuller Special Education Assistive Technology District Specialist

Ruth Fuller provides assistive technology (AT) support for students, faculty, staff, administrators, and parents throughout our school district. She conducts AT trials and Assessments for students and attends CSE meetings. She ensures students have their Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) such as scanned textbooks and books in auditory modality. She works with a wide variety of devices and software to help remove barriers to learning so that students can access the general education curriculum. During this presentation, Ms. Fuller will review the most common assistive technologies used in the district such as Kurzweil text to speech software, Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software, and Learning Ally. She will also review various devices we use with special needs students such as the iPad and Chromebook. Ms. Fuller is looking forward to also answering any questions you may have about AT in our schools.