What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

LEIGH ROBINSON WAS out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a third-grader with a history of acting up in class, was flipping out on the playground. He’d taken off his belt and was flailing it around and grunting. The recess staff was worried he might hurt someone. Robinson, who was Will’s educational aide, raced back to the schoolyard.

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UPDATE: Full Day Educator’s Conference on Jan. 24th

For those of you who missed the full-day educator’s conference in October, we are repeating the same program on Saturday, January 24. The conference is being sponsored by the Museum of Disability History in association with Learning Partners and will be held at the Museum at 3826 Main Street in Amherst, NY. This conference is for parents and all educational personnel and will again feature Susan Conners, author and president and education specialist for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater NY State. There will also be a panel of local youth with TS who will speak about their own struggles in school.

We also urge you to copy the attached registration form and share it with your child’s school. CEU’s are being offered as well as certificates of attendance for attendees. This is an excellent opportunity for you to educate yourself and your child’s teachers about the education of children with Tourette Syndrome and the associated disorders of ADHD, OCD, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dysgraphia, Anxiety and Learning Disabilities. Space is limited so be sure to use the attached form to register right away.

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