CreateABLE – Art for Everyone!
Saturday, April 14 at 10 AM – 2 PM
Registration is required.
CreateABLE, formerly known as The Magic Paintbrush Project, presents creative workshops which engage the imagination, family & friends with goals and ability. Our workshops include family sessions, group sessions, peer socialization groups, sibling groups and integrated classrooms.
Combining goals and creativity, our workshops are designed to meet the needs of individuals of all ages with physical or developmental disabilities, and their caregivers.
Our programs provide inviting activities and materials that creatively engage all involved. The result is in an experience focusing on abilities that will leave a lasting impression for all. Whether you are a family, an agency or an interested community member, we can creatively meet your needs.
Mental Health First Aid – October 21 8:30am – 4:30pm
Space is limited, and registration is REQUIRED.
Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.
Unstuck and On Target!
Saturday, January 6, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Walter Reed Community Center
For students with autism spectrum disorders, problems with flexibility and goal-directed behavior can be a major obstacle to success in school and in life. But flexibility and goal-setting can be taught just like any other skill—and this how-to workshop equips parents with simple, real-world ways to help students with ASD develop this critical aspect of executive function.
Monica Adler Werner, M.A., is the director of the Model Asperger Program (MAP) at The Ivymount School. In that capacity, she has spearheaded the development of a social learning curriculum that emphasizes problem solving, self-advocacy, and self-regulation. Ms. Werner has been a major contributor to the development of the Unstuck and On Target! intervention. In addition, she is a cofounder of Take2 Summer Camp, a program designed to develop social thinking, problem solving, and skills. She also serves as an ad-hoc public reviewer of National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) autism grants.