SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA WINTER NEWSLETTER (click on link)
9:30am - 10:30am at Panera Bread
February 15th, March 14th, April 19th, May 16th, June 14th
Join us to chat, exchange ideas & ask questions with other special ed parents. We meet at Panera Bread (next to Home Goods). Our next few meeting dates are below, no need to RSVP.
Summer Sleep-away Camp presentation
Wednesday, March 7th 7pm, Westport YMCA
It’s time to think about summer! Join us for a presentation on some options for sleep-away camps for children with special needs. We will provide information from a variety of camps, and the evening will start with a presentation addressing common fears parents may have about sending their child to summer camp & why sleep-away camp might be right for your child. RSVP to Sharuna Mahesh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Summer Day Camp presentation
Wednesday, March 14th 7pm, Westport YMCA
What will your child be doing this summer? Join us for a presentation on local summer programs in the area for children with special needs. Representatives from these camps will be available to take questions!
RSVP to Jen Putman at email@example.com
Teen Fun Night
APRIL 7th FROM 7:30pm TO 9:30pm
Join us for a night of basketball, swimming, hanging out and having fun! This is a drop off event for children receiving special education in Westport (Grades. 6 to 12 only). Snacks will be available for $1 each. Best Buddies and S.L.O.B.S. will provide peer support! RSVP strongly requested
RSVP to Nancy Wahler at firstname.lastname@example.org
WESTPORT ARTS CENTER
Special Arts (offered in spring and fall)
This high-quality arts program is designed for students of differing and special needs who might need additional attention in the classroom. This class offers insight into artistic processes and techniques while promoting self-awareness and self-esteem through projects that foster critical thinking and creative innovation through adaptive methods.
When registering, please be sure to include a description of your child’s specific needs and any learning or behavioral techniques that work best for them. We can accommodate a limited number of parent-provided 1-on-1 aides for students who require one.
WESTPORT PARKS & RECREATION
Skateboarding (offered in fall)
It’s time to learn something new! Westport Parks and Recreation is teaming up with American Originals Skateboarding to offer a new and dynamic skateboarding program designed for children with special needs and challenges. This is a great opportunity for each participant to learn new skills and accomplish something they may have never thought they could! Through this program children will not only learn skateboarding skills, but will gain confidence, teamwork, and build friendships. Peer mentors and volunteers will be used to keep it moving and fun!
Notes: Children must have protective gear – elbow pads, kneepads, and helmet.
Inclement weather will cause the program to cancel for the day.
Inclusive Ice Skating: (Ages 5 - 13) (offered in winter)
Come to the Westport PAL Rink at Longshore, learn to skate and have a great time outdoors! Instruction is designed for children who are challenged in both an individual and group setting. Coaches will provide instruction on the basic skills of skating and to make skating fun! Parents are encouraged to skate with their child to facilitate a positive experience and to aid them if necessary.
WESTPORT/WESTON FAMILY Y PROGRAMS
The Westport/Weston Family Y offers Special Needs and Unified programs listed below
Basketball (offered all year)
Swim Team (offered all year)
For more information contact
Jay Jaronko, Sr. Program Director
TOWN OF WESTPORT COMMISSION ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Commission on People with Disabilities’ mission is to ensure that Westport is a town where people with disabilities have the opportunity and support to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, inclusion and self-determination.
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule
Third Thursdays of Each Month
8:30AM – 10AM
TOWN HALL, ROOM 201
SEPTEMBER 28*, OCTOBER 19, NOVEMBER 16, DECEMBER 21, JANUARY 18, FEBRUARY 15, MARCH 15, APRIL 19, MAY17, JUNE 21
*to be held the fourth Thursday, September 28