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Events sponsored by other organizations serving special needs children & families
Please note that these events are not sponsored or endorsed by the PTA, but are listed solely for informational purposes. If you you would like to provide feedback regarding these listings, please email the Special Needs Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 NephCure Walk in San Jose
This family-friendly event raises awareness and vital funds to find improved treatment options and a cure for Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS. Come out and meet other families in your area, enjoy children’s activities and learn more about how NephCure Kidney International can support you.
WHEN: Saturday, May 16, 2015
WHERE: Wallenberg Park, 1399 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Registration begins at 8:30 AM
The Walk begins at 9:00 AM
The park is located on the corners of Curtner and Cottle Avenues in the Willow Glen neighborhood of San Jose. Please be sure to park in the Willow Glen Middle School parking lot which is on Cottle Ave.
There will be a bounce house and a play area for kids as well as a raffle and silent auction for adults!
Autism Awareness Walk
The Adaptive Learning Center has organized a walk to raise awareness for autism. Register today for the Autism Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10am-12:00pm RAIN OR SHINE! The registration deadline is April 15, 2015. To download the registration form and waiver visit http://www.c4al.org. Fill out the form and mail (with check payable to) Adaptive Learning Center, 3227 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94519.
The event details are as follows:
10:00am Registration at TOPS, Loma Vista Adult Center located at 1266 San Carlos Avenue (parking & restrooms available)
10:30am Welcome & Walk Begins. 2 mile walk to Todos Santos Plaza in downtown Concord (water and light snack provided) and return to Loma Vista Adult Center.
*All are invited to the Adaptive Learning Center for an Open House and refreshments following walk, located at 3227 Clayton Rd, Concord, beginning at 12:00pm.
San Ramon Valley Little League Challenger Program
San Ramon Valley Little League is proud to once again offer a Challenger Program for our local kids and young adults. The Little League Challenger Program has as its mission:
"To provide an opportunity for individuals with intellectual and physical challenges to enjoy the benefits of Little League participation in an environment structured to their abilities."
Those between the ages of 4-18 are welcome to participate in the program. There are no registration fees or dues, though donations to the program are welcome. Registration is open from now until May 1, 2015.
Please forward this message and the attached flyer to family or friends who might have a player who would like to participate in the Challenger Program.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Mike Giosso at email@example.com.
District 57 Little League Challenger Division Spring 2015 Season!
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.
More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports; the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem; the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play, which are hallmarks of the Little League program.
Playing with the same equipment on the same fields, Challenger Division participants have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.
District 57 Challenger Program Highlights
Two Challenger Leagues Available:
Regular Challenger for ages 6 – 18
Senior Challenger for ages 15 and up!
Challenger Game Schedules/Locations:
Season: Late March- Early June...Sunday games (1:30 pm start time)
D57 Challenger Jamboree on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday)
Fields: Most games played at Dublin Sports Ground.
Selected games at other Little League venues.
Challenger Game Rules:
Little League uniforms/equipment provided.
Games are two or three innings.
All players bat…hit safely…run the bases and score!!!
Coach pitch or batting tee if needed.
Teenage “Buddies” assigned to players help with skills and safety.
Alameda County 2015 Transition Information Fair
This is an event to help facilitate a successful transition from school to adult services for youth with developmental disabilities and their families. The Transition Faire includes an educational showcase of adult service programs and a variety of educational workshops. The Transition Faire is an interagency collaboration of the Alameda County Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Health; Regional Center of the East Bay; Bay Area Regional Office, State Council on Developmental Disabilities; College of Alameda; and local school districts.
Mail or online registration is required
Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015 Space is limited; we recommend early registration
All students must be accompanied by an adult in order to participate.
Registration and Adult Services Vendor Fair Location: Gym
Time: 9:30 am – 3 pm
Workshops: Buildings A & C
Session Times: 10:30 – 11:20 am; 1 – 1:50 pm and 2 – 2:50 pm
Lunch: Cafeteria Time: 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
For more information call Sandi Soliday at (510) 267-3261 or by email.
Registration fee: $15.00 per person or $25 per family
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, an Alameda County Adult Services Resource Guide, and all workshops.
Scholarships and Interpreter Services are available upon request. A two week notice is required for all accommodation requests to guarantee arrangements.
The Springstone School is hosting a conference for parents of children with executive function challenges. Speakers include Susan Diamond, Marion Marshall, and Susan Marcus. The conference will be on Saturday, April 25, from 9 - 2pm. The cost is $50. For more information and how to register: http://thespringstoneschool.org/Conference-Flyer
CHADD Parent to Parent Classes for 2014-2015
CHADD of Northern California is offering their parent to parent classes for 2014-2015. This workshop series will provide educational information and support for families who are dealing with AD/HD and learning to navigate the challenges of AD/HD across the lifespan. For more information, please visit, www.chadd.org and for the list of calendar events: www.chaddnorcal.org/calendar.
City of San Ramon Therapeutic Recreation
The City of San Ramon offers a variety of therapeutic recreational programs for children and adults with special needs. Please visit their website at http://www.sanramon.ca.gov/parks/recreation_guide/index.htm
RADD (Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled)
Sponsored by the Town of Danville. The program provides a range of activities from meals out at local restaurants, bowling, trips to the theater, basketball, and baseball games for people with disabilities ages 15 and up. These activities are on Friday nights and Saturdays. For a detailed schedule and registration form, go to the Town of Danville Parks & Recreation Activity Guide.
Special Olympics offers numerous sports programs throughout the year, free of charge to athletes. In order to participate, the athlete must have a current application/medical form on file with Special Olympics. The application form is valid for three years. If you would like to register your child or find out if your application is still on file, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (925) 944-8801.
Special Olympics Sports – San Ramon Parks and Community Services Registration
The City of San Ramon together with Special Olympics Northern California provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic style sports for persons eight years of age and older with developmental disabilities. All sports training and competition opportunities are free for Special Olympic Athletes. Special Olympic medical forms must be on file prior to the first day of training. Sports offered include basketball, bocce, swimming, bowling.
Through games and activities our athletes will build self-esteem, develop motor skills, learn proper stretching and basic rules of the sports. The program is a collaboration between the Parks and Community Services Department and the CSU East Bay Recreation Department. (www.sanramon.ca.gov/Parks/recreation_guide/index.htm)