SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
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FREE Parent Trainings
The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) will lead trainings designed to help parents manage everyday issues surrounding kids with autism and related disorders. Each training date will focus on a specific topic, with time for discussion, questions and open communication. Min- 3; Max-25
During the training for parents, the Children’s Science Explorium will be open until 7pm for caregivers who wish to take the kids.
Session 1: A1 Friday, February 24 6-7pm • Free
Topic: When will my Child be Ready for a Play Date
Discussion will include:
• What is a play date?
• Is my child ready for play dates?
• What does a play date look like?
• Choosing a peer for play dates
Session 2: A2 Friday, April 28 6-7pm • Free
Topic: Preparing for and Choosing the Right Afterschool Activities, Camps, and Hobbies for my Child
Session 3: A3 Saturday, May 20 - 5:30-8:30 pm (during Especially for Kids Family Night Event)
Open forum/panel for parents to ask questions & advice/tips/tools. (Registration is included with the event registration. You do not need to register separately for this training)
Special Pre-release Film Screening
Presented by Autism Care Center and Behavior Development Group, with an introduction by FAU Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Winning awards and accolades around the country, documentarian Lara Stolman follows a trio of autistic athletes as they learn to compete and reach for independent adulthood. What would you do if your community gave up on your child? In New Jersey, the parents of one autistic boy take matters into their own hands. They formed a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse autistic teens and training them with high expectations and zero pity. What happens next alters the course of the boys' lives. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.
Sunday, May 14 at 1pm
Pre-registration required. CLICK HERE to reserve your FREE tickets. Limit 4 tickets per family. Each family member will need a ticket. (You will be directed to a 3rd party website).
Family Night Event
Saturday, May 20, 2017 • 5:30pm-8:30pm
A FREE event for kids with special needs & abilities and their families
Families enjoy EXCLUSIVE access to park amenities including Carousel rides & the Children' Science Explorium.
PLUS...dancing, glitter tattoos, art activities, Resource Fair exhibitors, parent discussion (see above) & more!
Call for Exhibitors - if your business or organization serves the special needs population, please submit a form for participation consideration at our Resource Fair. Resource Fair Exhibitor Form (open with Adobe Acrobat)
Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming space to have fun and connect with other families.
Pre-register your family TODAY!
Each family member needs to be registered in advance, space is limited.
Registered WebTrac Users CLICK HERE to register online. (keyword "especially")
Or call 561-347-3900 to get your User ID/Password.
And you can always come in to the Community Center to register in person.
$1.00 Sensory Friendly Movies
Finding Dory Sunday, April 23 at 2pm
Kung Fu Panda 3 Sunday, May 21 at 2pm
CLICK HERE for details about Sensory Friendly Movies
Inclusive Yoga Classes for teens and adults
CLICK HERE for detail about yoga (scroll down to Programs for Older Kids)
Highlights from Especially for Kids 2016
Thanks to all the children and families who
attended our events!
Special thanks to our sponsors!