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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Bedka, Dr. Kathy American Sign Language for Beginners Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Other
This class is designed to introduce students to American Sign Language (ASL). ASL is the natural and visual-gestural language used by deaf and hard of hearing people in the United States. In this class, students will learn the manual alphabet, numbers, vocabulary and facial expressions. Specifically: introducing oneself, asking and giving names, asking yes/no and wh-questions, exchanging personal information, and commonly used phrases. Come join us for this exciting new class!
$101- $200
Berlin, Jan Enjoying Animals Safely Disability Awareness,
Nature- Animals,
Performing Arts- Puppetry
Live animals, display boards, puppets, and assorted props focus on enjoying both domestic and wild animals safely. Safety rules are presented in a fun and entertaining as well as educational way. Live animals give the audience a chance to practice the rules.
$101- $200
Bram, Lance Emotional coaching for success Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Life Skills- Other
Teens will learn: 1) Participate in confidence building activities. 2) Discuss strategies to improve patience and thinking things through. 3) Not judging others. 4) Decision making not based on emotions and impulses. 5) Setting short and long terms goals to motivate themselves. Support groups may be established for future workshops.
Up to $100
Ceceri, Kathy Invent an Adaptive Game Controller Disability Awareness,
Science,
Visual Arts- Crafts
Teens will learn about hardware and software design for people with disabilities as they prototype and program adaptive game controllers using Makey Makey invention kits and Scratch programming. Kathy Ceceri is the author of more than a dozen books of hands-on STEAM projects, including 'Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure' from Nomad Press. She also offers teen programs on sports and dance game controllers and has led the popular Makey Makey workshops at the Games in Education symposium for education professionals.
$351- $500
Bram, Lance Let's talk about bullying Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Other,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
This workshop explores the definition of a bully, various types of bullying, and how to effectively manage other peers who assert their dominance. This workshop also teaches ways to increase your confidence and advocate for yourself. Story telling and role playing to illustrate scenarios.
Up to $100
Bram, Lance Things people with ADHD want everyone to know Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Life Skills- Other
A Psychologist will explore symptoms of ADHD, strategies to improve your concentration, and offer tips on how to better understand family members or friends who have attention deficits.
Up to $100
Presentations & Workshops, Box Out Bullying Box Out Bullying - Interactive Theater Show Disability Awareness,
Multicultural- Other,
Performing Arts- Theater
An intelligent and engaging assembly program. Box Out Bullying uses interactive live theater, audience participation, and proven effective anti-bullying techniques to capture the attention of all students. Your students are learning by seeing, listening, AND doing, which produces better results in message retention than using a video, a book, or lecturer. Students will laugh, cheer, and think! They will walk away with important tools and insight to be stand-up citizens and key players in ending bullying. For program information visit www.boxoutbullying.com
$501- $1000
Singer, Lauren ZUMBA FITNESS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS AND CAREGIVER Disability Awareness,
Health & Fitness- Other,
Multicultural- Other
Zumba's dance party atmosphere creates an engaging way for physically disabled and developmentally disabled populations,including people on the autistic spectrum to get fit while having fun. The exciting rhythms of Latin, International and pop music encourage even timid participants to shimmy, shake and shout while gaining valuable personal, interpersonal and fitness benefits. Objectives include increased self-confidence, focus, coordination, mastery, self-initiative, endurance as well as having an incredibly good time. This class is taught by licensed and experienced Zumba instructor and seasoned creative arts therapist.
$101- $200
Bram, Lance How to get the most out of your child's school Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Life Skills- Other
This program is designed for parents who want to ensure that their child is getting the most out of the public education system. Parents will also have the opportunity to exchange information with one another. Guided conversations in a supportive environment with a School Psychologist.
Up to $100
Linthwaite, Dara Parent/Toddler Workshop Resource Person Disability Awareness,
Life Skills- Parenting,
Music
This session is offered as part of the popular in-house library program known as the Parent/Toddler or Parent/Child Workshop. Dara Linthwaite will be happy to talk with parents and caregivers about ways to use music with their young children and answer any questions they may have. Dara has worked as a kindergarten teacher in a private school for gifted children, as well as a music teacher in a preschool for children with developmental disabilities. If you'd like, let Dara and her guitar conduct circle time for the last 15-20 minutes of the program and watch the little ones dance and sing with glee!
$101- $200
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