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Speaker Series

Connecting for Kids Speaker Series

Join us for presentations on various childhood topics by local, pediatric professionals. All presentations are designed for families with a child (birth to age 12 years) who is struggling (with or without a formal diagnosis).

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Free child care (provided by CFK) is available, but children must be registered separately. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please contact us at info@connectingforkids.org.

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, and Westlake
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Did you know?

Podcasts and presentations from previous speakers are available on our website. View the full list here.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)



Address: Location will rotate through Lakewood school campuses. Please see registration forms for addresses.

The Speaker Series in Lakewood is supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 East Bagley Rd. (map)

The Speaker Series in Middleburg Heights is presented in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)

The Speaker Series in in Westlake is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library.


    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 0

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    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care (provided by CFK) is free and available on a first come, first served basis.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    Register

    Are you dealing with talking back, temper tantrums, school behavior problems, trouble following directions, stealing or lying? Kazdin’s Parent Management Training is a set of interventions developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin, Director of the Yale Parenting Center, that teach and coach families how to modify a child’s problem behavior. At this presentation featuring Cynthia Petrucci, LSW, and Lora Zoller, LPCC, of Applewood Centers Inc., you will learn Kazdin strategies that use positive reinforcement, antecedents, practice and problem solving to improve behavior and decrease a child’s opposition and aggression. Touting a 78% success rate, the goal of the Kazdin program is to improve parent-child interactions and empower families to create positive changes.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • LCCC Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria
    Register

    This event features Thomas Frazier, PhD, Chief Science Officer of Autism Speaks; Beth Mishkind Roth, MSSA, LISW-S, Autism Patient Navigator, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital; and Joseph P. Stram, Grandparent of a young adult with autism and Milestones Board Member.

    After a brief introductory statement by each panel participant, we will open the floor to your questions. Questions may be submitted online during registration or at the event. This event is free and open to all families.

    Child care is available and provided by individuals experienced in working with children who are on the autism spectrum. Click here to register a child.

    This event is co-sponsored by Autism Society of Greater Cleveland, Autism Speaks and Milestones Autism Resources.

    A special thank you is extended to Lorain County Community College, Lorain County’s REACHigher P-16 Council and The Nordson Corporation Foundation for their support in bringing this event to Lorain County families.


    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
    • LCCC Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria
    • 20
    Register

    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Child care is free and available on a first come, first served basis. Child care is provided by individuals experienced in working with children who are on the autism spectrum.

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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