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Improving education for autistic students in Montgomery County, MD
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville (UUCR), 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Cost: Free to xMinds Members; $15 per non-member
Registration is recommended.
We want our child’s school year to be successful as possible, so what can we, as parents, do to be proactive, prepared and stay positive? Our September speaker, Jean Hickey, is an educational consultant with vast experience helping parents plan for a productive and positive school year. Jean will help parents learn how to best work with their child’s teacher to rethink completion of homework, reinforce academic concepts and track behavior in school. Parents attending the session will have an opportunity to make organizational tools, such as visual schedules and behavioral charts, to take home. Please include any questions you might have for Jean in the Notes section of your registration. This session is targeted for parents of elementary school-aged children.
Handouts: Back to School Kit; Back to School Checklist; Student Snapshot Template
Speaker Bio: Jean Hickey is a highly skilled special educator and has worked as an educational therapist for over 25 years. Before that, Jean was a classroom teacher in Prince George’s County, a director of a special education non-governmental organization in Botswana and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. Jean has experience teaching students with a variety of complex learning needs, including learning disabilities, ADD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fragile X, Down Syndrome and many rare genetic disorders. Jean’s extensive background, ongoing training, and experience has provided her with the skills to support academic skill development using a variety of evidence-based interventions. Jean earned her bachelor’s degree in severe special needs from Boston College and a master’s degree in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park. One of Jean’s passions is to support parents and she does this through her open-door policy in all of her individual sessions and by talking to parents at conferences, workshops and xMinds meetings.
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