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Potty Training Workshop

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September 28, 2013

Potty training is one of the most significant milestones for your child with special needs and a difficult task to undertake. This workshop presents a proven and effective individualized program that has a 95% rate of success. It will shorten the potty training time, as well as teach you other techniques to use in order to make this a wonderful experience for both you and your child. Many parents have tried this potty training program and are very happy with the results. Both parents and teachers are invited to participate. Those who have attended in the past describe it as “highly successful” and “easy to implement”. In this workshop, you will:
  • Learn to target specific skills
  • Help your child understand with ease your expectation
  • Facilitate potty training through the use of specific skills targeted at helping the child to listen to his/her own body.
  • Develop and implement a potty training program that is free of anxiety for parents, teachers, and their children.
  • Help your child acquire the necessary skills to become fully independent in the area of potty training.
This workshop will be held 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Focus on the Future Campus, 1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Potty Training Workshop




Dealing with Challenging Behaviors Workshop

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November 30, 2013

The primary focus of this workshop is to equip parents and teachers with the critical skills needed in helping children with special needs incorporate into the community. This is probably an area in which parents and teachers of children with special needs experience a high degree of anxiety. This workshop focuses on teaching parents and teachers with skills that enable them to avoid behavior problems when taking their children to public places such as the supermarket, the movies, or the doctor’s office. Our children need and deserve the opportunity to participate fully in their community.
Some additional areas of focus for this workshop are:
  • Learning what issues affect our children’s behavior in the community.
  • Developing proven techniques to help your child learn and derive the most out of his/her environment
  • Confronting challenging behaviors at: Restaurants, church, travel, grocery store, movies, doctor’s office and the dentist.
  • Learn powerful problems solving strategies for challenging behavior

The presence of a diagnosis should not mean the absence of a full social life. Our children are a part of this world, and as part of this world, they deserve to derive the most from it.

This workshop will be held 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Focus on the Future Campus, 1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Dealing with Challenging Behaviors Workshop


Living with Autism Workshop

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January 25, 2014

This workshop is geared toward parents and teachers who work with individuals who are in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This workshop will teach you different strategies to help our children understand and adjust to our world. Information is power, and the more we learn about our children with autism, the better we can equip them to become independent and productive members of society. We are privileged to have Randy Miller as a guest speaker. Randy is an individual with autism, who will be speaking about his experiences and the techniques that helped him become an independent and successful person, despite of his autism. A question and answer session will take place after the presentation and participants will have the opportunity to ask Randy specific questions.
Some additional areas of focus for this workshop are:

  • Participants will gain invaluable insight information on how an individual with Autism/PDD feels and the different aspects of their development.
  • Learning and differentiating Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Discussing the characteristics and the impact of the diagnosis
  • Learning to turn deficits into strengths for our children
  • Develop a child centered approach to training children with Autism
  • The impact that Autism/PDD has on the family as a whole
  • Opportunity to listen and interact with an individual with Autism.

The diagnosis of Autism/PDD is a devastating one, primarily because of the impact it has on the individual being diagnosed, and the impact that the disability has on the family as a whole. The key to helping a child with Autism is a unified approach toward the syndrome; an approach that focuses on the family as a whole unit. The ultimate goal should be to help our children live independent, productive lives.

This workshop will be held 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Focus on the Future Campus, 1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Living with Autism Workshop


Building a Strong Basis for Communication Workshop

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February 22, 2014

This workshop is for parents, teachers, and anybody working with children who have a communication disorder. This workshop will address important areas of needs with regards to communication. Parents will learn how to enhance their child’s communication skills by learning valuable tools that will facilitate and increase their children’s day-to-day interactions with others.

Some additional areas of focus for this workshop are:

  • Participants will gain valuable insight information on the basis for communication
  • Learn how about the different styles of communication used by our children
  • Learn to develop a system of communication tools that will best help their child increase his/her overall communication.
  • Learn to facilitate communication skills for their child

Communication IS power, and we as parents and educators must facilitate the road to independence for our children by empowering them to communicate effectively with others.

This workshop will be held 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Focus on the Future Campus, 1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Building a Strong Basis for Communications Workshop


Making Sense of Sensory Issues Workshop

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March 29, 2014

This workshop focuses on helping parents, teachers, and therapists learn to individualize information for children with sensory issues. Knowing what sensory issues our children experience will help us to develop and implement programs that will impact their level of independence and involvement in their environment.

Some areas of focus for this workshop:

  • Learn the important role that the senses play in our development
  • Learn to recognize your child’s unique sensory issues, and to help him/her acquire skills to participate in his/her environment.
  • Learn what tools you need to develop a sensory diet for your child
  • Participants will be able to see and experience different tools and gadgets to help our children learn to accommodate to their sensory issues.
  • Learn to set up individual sensory areas.

Our senses affect the way we see and interact with the world. Through our senses we learn to participate and become one with our environment. This skill is a difficult skill for children who have been diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder, Autism, PDD, and related developmental disorders. Learning how to deal with what our senses receive every minute of the day gives us the freedom to participate more fully in our environment and opens up windows of learning in a comfortable and non-threatening way.

This workshop will be held 9:00am – 12:00pm on the Focus on the Future Campus, 1717 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, Texas. Registration will start at 8:00am.

Making Sense of Sensory Issues Workshop