PARK DAY
EIE SPECIAL NEEDS SUPORT GROUP

WELCOME TO THE
EiE SPECIAL NEEDS SUPPORT GROUP

 EiE is excited and proud to serve our Special Needs community.  This
groups main mission will be to support, teach and provide this special
group of families with all the tools we can find.  It is our hope that we can
enable the homeschool community with a safe place to seek comfort,
support and knowledge.  

 This group is open to all families  in the homeschool community
that are a special needs family or a family that wants to provide
support.
 The term special needs is wide and varied in the homeschool
community and we, for the purpose of this group, include families
experiencing autism, ADHD, Sensory Integration Disorder, hyper-activity,
dyslexia, separation issues, anger issues and a host of other conditions.  If
you feel burdened by the behaviour of your children and think your child is
special needs we welcome you.  We also welcome other families that
might have ideas or support for our group.

 EiE all special needs children have great potential to succeed and we
work to provide a very safe environment for your children in both the
academic and social environments.  Marty has several years experience in
the special needs field and our knowledge of learning styles can be of
great help.  Both Carolyn and Marty are highly invested in learning as
much as we can about this community, especially with the research of Dr.
Karen Purvis from Texas Christian University.

 EiE will have a Special Needs Support Group meeting on the first
Thursday of the month.  In  most of these meetings we will have some very
informative DVD's from Texas Christian University that we will watch and
discuss.  Our park day welcomes all students including special needs.


For more information please call us at EiE
(626) 821-0025

2015-16 MEETING SCHEDULE

MEET AND GREET MEETING
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM


HEALING RESEARCH
THURSDAY OCTOBER 1, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM

For this meeting we will be viewing the video "Healing Research."  For decades,
scientists have studied how children's brains and behaviours are impacted by
prenatal exposure to drugs, alcohol. trauma, abuse and neglect.  This video will
review a wide range of research that gives insights into developmental deficits that
drive many behaviors of at-risk children.

Question and answer period as well as time for social interaction.


A SENSORY WORLD
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Making Sense of Sensory Disorders offers insights and understanding about sensory
issues that may make it difficult for a child to function at home and school.  Parents
and professionals will learn to recognize the difference between sensory problems
and problem behaviors and how to help children overcome everyday struggles that
hamper their success.

Followed by Q&A and social interaction time.


ATTACHMENT AND WHY IT MATTERS
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 PM

This video explores the critical role of attachment in a child's development.  Most of
us think of attachment as a loving bond between parent and child.  But, what
happens if a child doesn't get nurturing, consistent care from a loving parent early in
life?  Can a parent love a child or a child love a parent, but still not feel securely
connected?  And what are the consequences of insecure attachments?  In this
video, adoptive parents share their struggles and successes in pursuit of these
answers.  They say their willingness to make sense of their own attachment histories
has helped them become better parents.

Followed by Q&A and social interaction time.


PLAYFUL INTERACTIONS
THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Play is central to a child's well being now and in the future.  Through play children
learn to develop the social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life.  
Featuring child development experts, Dr. Karyn Purvis and Dr. David Cross, along
with other child development experts, outlines the importance of play and provides
practical examples of playful interaction from the institute of Child Development's
Hope Connections Camp.

Followed by Q&A and social interaction time.



TRUST BASED PARENTING PART 1
CREATING LASTING CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4, 2016
7:00 - 9:0 PM

We will be exploring in depth training for parents of children with trauma-based
behavioral issues.  The Trust Based Relational Intervention (TRBI) is a unique
intervention model created by developmental psychologists Karyn Purvis and Dr.
David Cross.  Dr. Purvis coined the phrase "children from hard places" to describe
children who have experience abuse, neglect, abandonment and/or trauma in early
development.  Their survival behaviors can be confusing, frustrating and difficult to
manage even for the most patient and loving parents.  Part 2 will be part of next
month's meeting.

Followed by Q&A and social interaction time.


TRUST BASED PARENTING PART 2
CREATING LASTING CHANGES IN YOUR CHILD'S BEHAVIOR
THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM

See the above description.


SENSORY INTEGRATION
THURSDAY APRIL 7, 2016
7:00 - 9:00 PM

A key element of typical development is the capacity to process and regulate
environmental input.  Sadly, children who have experienced prenatal exposure to
drugs or alcohol, early trauma, abuse or neglect are high-risk for sensory disorders.  
Dr. Karyn Purvis explains risk factors and warning signs for Sensory Processing
Disorders and offers practical interventions for parents.

Followed by Q&A and social interaction time.