Volume 6 Issue 6 A monthly newsletter published by MKSA LLC July 2019
We're All Safe for Summer--Are You?
Summer is in full swing! Activities have shifted outside and there is lots of sunning, playing, swimming and more. Do you know how to best protect your family? Sunscreen, hydration, insect protection, and--so important!--water safety. Click here for a great list with solid tips for keeping your family safe in these warm months ahead.
Check Out Our EI ABA Groups!
  
-Small group activities
-1:1 discrete trial instruction            
-Opportunities for socialization    

Includes Parent Support Group, Family Training

DAYS & TIME:          
ABA Group Monday-Friday:
9-10:30 AM (full/availability in September)  
11AM-12:30 PM has openings
Scheduled Family Training:  2x/month 
Support Group:  1x/week 1 hour (during class time)
                               
PLACE:   125 E. Bethpage Road, Plainview NY 11803 (entrance at MKSA awning)
- On Nassau/Suffolk border—convenient to both counties
- Parent/Guardian must stay on location. Parent mileage reimbursement available. (PMR)

STAFFING/RATIO : Special Educator and 1:1 aides, maximum 6 children (supervised by BCBA/LBA)

DESCRIPTION OF CHILD APPROPRIATE FOR GROUP: Child with Dx of ASD

GOALS/PURPOSE OF GROUP:
· Individual IFSP and learning readiness goals addressed through principles of ABA
· Socialization goals addressed through principles of ABA
· An individualized program will be developed for each child
· Data collection taken on all goals
· Programs overseen by BCBA/LBA
 
There are no classes the following weeks:                                               
· Last week of August                                            
· Christmas week
· Presidents’ week (Winter break)
· Easter/Passover week (Spring break)

For more information: Contact Heather at 516-731-5588, ext. 229 or JoAnn, ext. 220 or by email . Download flyer here.
How a Universal Orlando Employee Helped a Child With Autism Through a Meltdown
Parenting a child with autism can bring many challenges. When a child with autism has a public meltdown, people often can't tell the difference between that and a temper tantrum. As an intense response to overwhelming situations, a meltdown can involve verbal or physical actions. When a child at Universal Orlando had a meltdown after learning his favorite ride was out of service, an employee got down on the floor with him and helped him through it. A heartwarming story, and proof that there are in fact, some very special people in our world. Read more
Check Out Our Free Workshops!
Be sure to regularly check our  Event Calendar! MKSA offers free provider workshops and parent workshops. These give our providers opportunities to stay current on issues while maintaining their professional development hours. And we want to connect with families--whether in our program or not--to provide information and strategies on typical childhood topics. We hope to see you soon!
What are YOU reading?
Our list of recommended books continues with a theme of summer outdoor activities for kids:
-Outdoor Science Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Experiments for the Yard, Garden, Playground and Park by Liz Lee Heinecke
- A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature by Asia Citro
-The Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book: 448 Great Things to Do in Nature Before You Grow Up by Stacey Tornio and Ken Keffer
July is...
National Picnic Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.
Need we say more? Enjoy!!
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