The Yorktown Special Education Parent-Teacher Association (SEPTA) will host a series of events designed to raise awareness of challenges and opportunities for parents and guardians to support all childrens’ success.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.yorktownsepta.org.
Parents, Children & ADHD: Getting Families Back on Track
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School Library
Speaker: Mark Bertin, MD, Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College
ADHD is a disorder that affects children, parents and families, increasing parental anxiety and straining relationships. Dr. Bertin will discuss pertinent research and accessible strategies for parents, including techniques for managing common executive function related difficulties in children, and interventions that consider parenting, behavioral, educational and medical supports. He will review the implications of parents’ chronic stress on health, reactivity, problem solving and relationships, to better manage stress and benefit children.
Camp & Teen Expo 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the MESMS Cafeteria
(Snow Date – January 12, 2012)
Traditional, art, sport, music, sleep-away and special needs camps will be featured where parents can speak with camp directors. Employment opportunities for teens will be available.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School Library
Many children have trouble navigating social situations. We have invited the social workers and staff to discuss social skills programs in our schools and to offer some tips and techniques.
Transition for Families Training
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Yorktown High School Library
Speakers: Karen Millman, Special Education Outreach Transition Coordinator and Kit Casey, Transition Specialist for RSE-TASC, Putnam-Northern Westchester BOCES
High school transition planning includes exploring post-secondary opportunities and employment options and may include connecting with adult service agencies.
The mission of the Yorktown Central School District is to provide a comprehensive educational experience maximizing individual potential. The district serves nearly 4,000 pupils in five schools: Brookside and Mohansic Elementary Schools, Grades K-3, Crompond Intermediate School, Grades 4-5, Mildred E. Strang Middle School, Grades 6-8 and Yorktown High School, Grades 9-12.