October Workshop – Mid Hudson Special Education Task Force
The Mid Hudson Special Education Task Force is sponsoring a workshop in October for both parents and school personnel. It is entitled “Supporting Positive Sexual Health for Youth with Intellectual Disabilities.” It will be held on October 26th from 6:30-8:30pm at New Paltz High School. Those interested should pre-register. You can view the flyer by going to the link below:
Sexual Health for Youth with IDD Workshop flyer
For more information or to register, contact Dorothy Richards, Special Education Advocate, at 845-331-0541, ext. 18.
There will be a workshop at RCAL entitled “The Scoop on Evaluations and Students with Disabilities.” It will be given by School Psychologist Brian Wonderlich from 5:30 – 7:00pm. If you would like to sign up please contact Dorothy Richards, Special Education Advocate, at 845-331-0541, ext. 18. You can view the flyer by going to the link below:
Evaluations Workshop flyer
Upcoming Workshops Fall 2017
Fall is a busy time, with many workshops covering topics of interest to adults and families. In addition to tomorrow’s Falls Prevention Lunch & Learn and Thursday’s CSE Education Rights Workshop, The Center for Spectrum Services is hosting a few Parenting Workshops in September and October. You can view information about these workshops on our Calendar, as well. If you haven’t registered for these events, please contact the relevant agency to see if there are still slots available.
Mental Health Association (MHA) is continuing to hold their “Building Blocks to An Independent Life” Series, which ends on November 6th.
Please note that we are not responsible for any cancellations that may occur for workshops that are held outside of RCAL. You must call and register if you are interested in attending. We will notify residents of any workshops of that may be of interest as information becomes available.
RCAL staff continue in their efforts to speak up about the impact that proposed funding cuts will have on individuals with disabilities.
Following the rally in front of John Faso’s office on July 7th, RCAL Systems Advocate Alex Thompson was able to meet on July 18th with Faso’s District Director. He discussed a number if issues, including the proposed Healthcare Bill, Social Security budget cuts, and the ADA Reform Act, which we oppose.
Alex Thompson also appeared on Kingston Community radio to talk about RCAL‘s services. The video can be viewed here.
Former RCAL employee Fran Wishnick has completed the book “Craig Climbs A Tree”, the story of her son’s struggles with mental illness.
Craig Climbs A Tree Press Release
Keith Gurgui, Systems Advocate at RCAL, in recognition of the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, drafted a Press Release which went out this week to the Ulster County community at large. We would like to thank Keith for reminding us of the importance of this significant piece of legislation. You can view the Press Release below: