September 2020
CISD Booster for Special Programs News
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The CISD Booster for Special Programs is district wide organization that supports Special Programs for all eleven campuses. We are a federally recognized non-profit 501(c) 3. 
MEMBERSHIP is our #1 fundraiser. 

It's Time for the Annual Parent Information &
Fun Fair Night this THURSDAY, 9/17/20,
Via ZOOM
  • The Special Programs Booster Club is partnering with the Department of Special Programs to host our annual CISD Special Programs Virtual Parent Information and Student Fun Fair Night virtually on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 5:00 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.

  • Click here for more information. The Special Programs Department serves Section 504, English as a Second Language (ESL), Dyslexia, Special Education and Blended Prekindergarten. We're excited about this community partnership event!

Virtual Event Agenda:
  • Welcome – Angela (5:00-5:05)
  • Departments Presentations – Executive Director, Coordinators, Facilitator, Specialists and Leads (5:05-5:30)
  • Team Breakout Sessions with Structured Q&A (5:30-6:00)
  • SEL for Parents/Caregivers and Closing Remarks (6:00-6:15)


  • AND this week look for CISD Skyward email with ZOOM information.

If you have questions, email us
Fall 2020 Parent Virtual Training
Next Session, September 21st!
Check out the presentation links on slide 2!
Tips for Helping Your Child Learn at Home with Dr. Sharon Azar has been rescheduled for Monday, September 21, 2020 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. and 12:00-1:00 p.m. (repeat sessions) *This information has been updated.
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Our Booster Welcomed 1 More New LSSP with a Dragons Gift
New LSSP Welcome Gift for Becca Richardson, Ed. S. 

LSSP- Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
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The Arc of DFW Area
The Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University would like to offer training at no cost to Texas parents and caregivers of children up to age 22 with core features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Parents and caregivers will learn how to improve their child's communication skills. This service is provided by a grant project entitled "Coach to Communicate (C2C)," sponsored by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The training includes a 1-hour self-paced webinar that teaches behavioral strategies to increase communication use in children with ASD. Once complete, there is also the option to be paired with a coach for a more intensive 12-week training specific to their child’s communication needs (again, at no cost to parents). Coaching is offered in English and Spanish.

 
Educators and service providers are also invited to complete free modules to learn evidence-based strategies for autism and behavior, with the option to earn CEUs. To see training modules available, enroll at https://prep.catalog.instructure.com.
Next 3
Lunch & Learn
Thursday, 9/17/2020 2-3 PM
Let's talk about Navigating the ARD Process with Lorie Gassert

Tuesday, 9/22/2020 12-1 PM
Let's talk about resiliency with Julia Harris

Thursday, 9/24/2020 12-1 PM
Let's talk about the Autism Supplement
Project Independence
Soaring to New Heights
2020-2021 Officers

President Angela Kwentus 
Treasurer Jacolyn Lieck
Secretary Rebecca Paredes
Fundraising Holly Birnbach
Communications Flora Sanders with help from Student Assistant, Cole Sanders
Social Media Bonnie Pendergrass
CISD Booster for Special Programs | 501(c)3 | 817-889-1278 || www.cisdboostersp.com
HAVE A GREAT YEAR!