Two part Series with Erik von Hahn – Executive Functions, and Performance Problems in Teenagers.   
Wednesday, March 16th, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 13th, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
MLK room at Brookline High School, 115 Greenough Street, Brookline
Dr. Erik von Hahn will define the key terms that clinicians use when speaking about Executive Functions. After discussing the key terms, he will allow participants to share examples of performance problems that they see in their own teenager. Based on the sample performance problems shared by the participants, Erik will discuss with the group how the term ‘executive functions’ might help explain the performance problem(s). The group will also be invited to brainstorm together, and develop strategies to improve the teenager’s executive skills.  March 16th will focus on Executive Function skills at school while April 13th will be focused on how to offer support in the home.

Remember: Not all teenager performance problems are due to problems with Executive functions. Erik will help the participants make this distinction whenever the case material allows.

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Accessible App Workshop
Monday, April 4th at 6:30p.m  Putterham Branch of Public Library
Come to Putterham for an evening of learning about our new program, “Libraries are for Everyone” and the iPads and apps we will be loaning as part of that program.  Jaimie Ballon of Easter Seals of Massachusetts will be demonstrating some of the apps we have purchased and library staff will also be on hand to answer any questions.  Sign up recommended but not required.
To sign up call 617-730-2385.

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Book Talk with Susan Senator
Wednesday, April 6th, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Lincoln School Auditorium
Join Advocates, Inc and Brookline Booksmith for a talk with author, educator and parent, Susan Senator.  Wednesday, April 6th, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Lincoln School Auditorium, 19 Kennard Road, Brookline.  Susan will discuss her new book, Autism Adulthood: Strategies and Insights for a Fulfilling Life, where she tries to take the mystery out of adult life on the autism spectrum and convey the positive message that even though autism adulthood is complicated and challenging, there are many ways to make it enjoyable.  Please RSVP http://bit.ly/ADV-SusanSenator

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Author Talk – Marianne Leone
Monday April 25th, 6:00p.m. at Putterham Branch of the Public Library
Actress and Author Marianne Leone will be talking about her experiences raising her son Jesse Cooper.  She will discuss the fight to get Jesse an appropriate education and the difference that adaptive technology made in Jesse’s life, allowing him to communicate and excel.  Jesse was a bright, funny, typical kid who just happened to also be a non-verbal quadriplegic.