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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.


    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 15
    Register

    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.

    • 10 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    Register

    Join Carole Richards of North Coast Education Services as she answers your questions and provides practical ideas families can implement immediately. With more than 32 years of experience working with children, she can address questions such as:

    How can I make homework time less of a nightmare?

    How can I help my child improve writing skills or boost reading comprehension?

    How can I help my child with common core math when I don’t understand it myself?

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Horace Mann Elementary School, 1215 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood
    • 10
    Register

    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.

    • 13 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Horace Mann Elementary School, 1215 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood
    Register

    Can your child easily calm down when upset? How does your child handle frustration? Do changes in schedule or environment result in a meltdown? If your child struggles with impulsive or other inappropriate behavior, join Aletta Sinoff, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCBA-D, as she provides strategies to help children with self-regulation skills. Self-regulation refers to a child’s ability to manage behavior and control emotions. She will cover how parents may assist their kids through difficult situations using a variety of visual methods, and oral language strategies, such as positive self-talk. Sinoff will also discuss ways to ‘re-engineer' environments which may be chaotic for the child, to positively impact the ability to self-regulate.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    • 3
    Register

    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.

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd.
    Register
    Does emotional intensity go hand-in-hand with giftedness? Meghan Barlow, PhD, of Meghan Barlow and Associates, will discuss why gifted children may have more extreme emotional reactions, explosions, and anxieties. Dr. Barlow will provide a perspective to help families understand how their child's intensities can be framed as strengths and she will also provide tips on how families can prevent power struggles and support their child in learning to manage their emotions.


    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    • 11
    Register

    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.

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    Register
    Do you want to learn some fun and simple things that you can incorporate into your daily routine to improve your child's communication skills? Join Stefanie Peck, MA, CCC-SLP, and Deborah Finley, MA, CCC-SLP, of The Center for LifeSkills, as they discuss speech and language development as well as at-home ways to develop these skills in a toddler or preschooler. They will also discuss red flags to watch for that may indicate that an evaluation by a speech-language pathologist is recommended.


    This program is co-sponsored by Lakewood Family Room.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • LCCC Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria
    • 7
    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.

    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 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.

Call or email:

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

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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