Event Calendar

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Our calendar provides a central point for keeping track of all our programs, events, and meetings. Check back regularly to see what interesting seminars and activities are coming soon.

Please note that while we try to keep this calendar as accurate as possible, unexpected or short-notice changes, such as those due to weather or illness, may not be reflected here.

December 2014
Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents ( 8:00am to 4:00pm )
Autism Meltdowns in Children and Adolescents: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Post-vention Seminar

Speaker: KATHY MORRIS, M.ED., B.S.

*Techniques to develop self-control and self-management skills
*Essential skills to defuse explosive behaviors and de-escalate meltdowns
*Activities for reviewing behaviors when calm *Case examples with dozens of strategies you can use immediately

Alternate Locations:
Manchester, NH on 12/4/2014
Burlington, VT on 12/5/2014

More information/brochure coming soon that can be seen on PESI's website link.

Event Location: Portland, ME

For more information contact: PESI https://www.pesi.com/search/detail/index.aspx?eventid=30884

One day event - December 3, 2014
Holiday Craft Fair! ( 9:00am to 2:00pm )
Invitation to Crafters!

Registration is now open for crafter space at Morrison Center s 6th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, Poinsettia, & Wreath Sale. A crafter booth/space is $35 and all registration fees support the work of Morrison Center! To participate, please fill out a Craft Fair Vendor Application 2014 and return to the Center by Fri. Nov. 14th.

Event Location: Scarborough, ME

For more information contact: Meghan 883-6680 x102

One day event - December 6, 2014
Maine Discovery Museum * SANTA! ( 4:00 to 6:00pm )
The Maine Institute for Education and Research (MAIER) is hosting a FREE event for children with autism and their families! Please join us!

*A speaker, Ann Long, from the Maine Parent Federation will be holding an educational session on "Advocating for Your Child."

*FOR KIDS: Playtime at the museum! FREE SNACKS & REFRESHMENTS

*The Maine Family Partnership is pleased to announce that SANTA will be at the Museum!
A photographer will be on hand to provide FREE digital photos of your child with Santa!

Please call the Maine Discovery Museum to register for the event: 207-262-7200.

Event Location: Maine Discovery Museum 74 Main St. Bangor, ME

For more information contact: Donna Doherty 207-581-2468 https://www.mainediscoverymuseum.org/Programs/Special-Events/My-Day-To-Play.aspx donna.doherty@maine.edu

One day event - December 7, 2014
G.E.A.R. Support Group Presentation by ASM ( 5:30pm to 7:30pm )
Autism & Strategies Presentation by the Autism Society of Maine

Description: To provide participants the basic understanding of autism along with general strategies, behavioral strategies, social skill strategies, educational strategeies, and classroom strategies.
Presented by Erin Dimbleby,ASM Autism Information Specialist

Note: Park in lot behind building for ground floor entrance
Physician's Building,Conference Room D

Event Location: Penobscot Bay Medical Ctr. Physician's Building, room D Rockport, ME

For more information contact: 207-721-0161 www.gearparentnetwork.org

One day event - December 12, 2014
Penguins of Madagascar - Sensory Friendly Movie! ( 10:00 AM )
Penguins of Madagascar - Sensory Friendly Movie! *Sensory Friendly Movies are regular movies in a sensory friendly atmosphere. Lights up; volume down; dancing, singing, talking and walking around are encouraged. These are geared towards people with sensory issues.

Event Location: Cinemagic Grand 333 Clarks Pond Parkway South Portland, ME

For more information contact: cinemagicmovies.com/movie_detail?movie_id=142008

One day event - December 13, 2014
January 2015
A Restorative Retreat for Parents of Intense Child
A Restorative Retreat for Parents of Intense Child

Parenting highly sensitive, challenging children can be both exhilarating and exhausting! The intense demands of consciously parenting these children often requires the need for self-care and replenishment. No matter how many parenting books and courses, if we are operating on depletion and overwhelm, none of these "best parenting" techniques will prove successful.

Self-care moments are often at the bottom of our list -- the "how" and "when" become great obstacles to this essential ingredient of positively parenting the intense child. This is a retreat dedicated to you as parent and will focus on your replenishment and self care. Through the day, you will discover the means that allow you to begin a daily practice to maintain your energy and enthusiasm for living life well.

Speaker(s): Barbara Baum Freethy, M.ED., Marilee Marrinan, BCPP, CST, BS Ed

Event Location: Vywamus Foundation Falmouth, ME

For more information contact: 207-846-8643

One day event - January 30, 2015