ARC Of Oswego County Offers “How Was Your Day?”

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ARC of Oswego County will offer “How was Your Day?,” an evening of information and discussion on reinforcing learning and positive behavior in children with special needs through parent – teacher communication.  Invited guest speaker, Dr. Amanda Fenlon, will share examples of communication tools teachers and parents have used successfully to reinforce learning and positive behaviors.  There will also be an opportunity for discussion and parent networking.  “How Was Your Day?” will be held Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 5:30 to 8pm at ARC of Oswego’s Fun Rock Café.

Children’s learning and positive behaviors can be enhanced when parents and teachers work closely together.  Children are also more likely to develop and maintain positive behaviors at home and school when families and teachers collaborate.  Parents and teachers of children with disabilities especially need a way to communicate about learning and daily activities at home and school.

Parents and teachers of children with disabilities are invited to attend this training and information night.   The Training is free of charge, but reservations are required.  The evening includes a light dinner, and limited free childcare is available.  To register, interested persons should call Staci Boone at 598-4859 x257 by Oct. 30 with the number of children and adults expected to attend.

Dr. Amanda Fenlon is Assistant Professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at SUNY Oswego. She currently teaches methods courses and supervises pre-service teachers in the graduate program in special education. She has been a special education teacher, administrator and director of an inclusive early childhood program.  She recently was a presenter at The Down Syndrome Aim High Resources Center annual conference in Albany NY.

ARC of Oswego County is a private, not-for-profit organization which has been providing programs and services to children and seniors with disabilities since 1955.  Services include Early Intervention and evaluation services for infants and toddlers, guardianship assistance, recreational and respite activities, senior day habilitation programs, and more.  Its mission is to be a leader in the field of developmental disabilities, committed to meeting the needs of individual growth, productivity, and independence through education, advocacy, and increased community acceptance and participation.  Its sister agency, Oswego Industries, Inc., provides services to adults with disabilities: together creating a comprehensive support system for Oswego County residents with disabilities.