Children with Special Needs

Seminars

EDUCATION SURVIVAL KIT: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW

(1-hour webinar)

Discover the range of services provided by schools to help all children succeed. Gain understanding of common terminology and your Bright Horizons®​ Special Needs benefit.

FEB 5
12:00 p.m. ET
MAy 22
3:00 p.m. ET
jun 25
12:00 p.m. ET

sep 19
12:00 p.m. ET
nov 12
12:00 p.m. ET

MANAGING YOUR CHILD'S SCREEN TIME

(1-hour webinar)

Kids spend a lot of time in front of a screen. Learn the latest research from a screen-time expert about how screen time affects children, what you can do to limit time spent​ and when to encourage other activities. 

JAN 23
12:00 p.m. ET

suBs​tance abuse intervention and treatment

(1-hour webinar)

If your child is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, there are practical ways you can help. Learn the four stages of recovery, effective recovery strategies and available help, advice for family members and how to take care of yourself while caring for a family member. 

FEB 13
3:00 p.m. ET

Recognizing screen and gaming addiction in Children

(1-hour webinar)

Gaming, social media and digital entertainment can be fun, but how much is too much? In this webinar, learn from a screen-time expert about screen and media addictions, how to tune up the family rules around screen time and how to help if your child needs a break. 

feb 26
12:00 p.m. ET

early intervention for infants and toddlers

(1-hour webinar)

Concerned your baby or toddler isn’t reaching “typical” milestones? Learn the “red flags” to look for along with an understanding of the evaluation process and early intervention services for children up to three years old.

mar 13
3:00 p.m. ET

preschool and kindergarten readiness

(1-hour webinar)

Do you have a child that is nearing preschool or kindergarten age? This webinar covers several factors to consider as you weigh whether your child is ready, as well as how to address concerns with school officials. 

mar 20
3:00 p.m. ET

Autism spectrum disorder: latest research and treatment

(1-hour webinar)

 As reserch on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continues, new insights emerge about diagnosis and treatment. Attend this webinar to review the latest findings, learn modern approaches for social skills training and emerging methodologies in speech therapy, cognitive behavior, sensory integration and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). 

apr 23
12:00 p.m. ET

advocacy strategies and your child's iep

(1-hour webinar)

Federal law gives eligible children with disabilities the right to special education and related services to meet their unique needs. Learn how to be the best advocate possible for your child and how to take action if necessary.

may 14
3:00 p.m. ET

supporting your child's lgbtq identity

(1-hour webinar)

As your child learns to navigate a world that is not always welcoming, you can be a help to him or her on the journey to self-acceptance, happiness and success. Hear strategies for open and loving communication, how to educate family members and more.  

jun 5
3:00 p.m. ET

raising a resilient child

(1-hour webinar)

Children who face difficulties, learn how to recover from them and then embrace the future with confidence are often the most well-positioned for success. This webinar covers how to raise resilient children and real-life examples to help you know when to step in. 

jul 23
12:00 p.m. ET

College for kids with intellectual disabilities

(1-hour webinar)

More and more students with intellectual disabilities are exploring opportunities for a college education. Discover the three models of post-secondary education for students with intellectual disabilities so your family can decide what's the right fit.

jul 30
3:00 p.m. ET

the age of anxiety: managing stress in elementary school

(1-hour webinar)

Recent research estimates as many as 1 in 8 children may suffer from an anxiety disorder. Learn the signs and symptoms to watch for, plus how and when to seek help if necessary. 

sep 4
3:00 p.m. ET

housing and employment for young adults with disabilities

(1-hour webinar)

If you have an adult child with a disability, independent living and working after high school and college is possible. This session covers the opportunities available to yound adults with disabilities and additional resources to aid in your decisions.

oct 15
12:00 p.m. ET

bullying and cyberbullying basics

(1-hour webinar)

One in every four children are bullied in school by the age of 18​  and over half of teens admit to being bullied online. Learn techniques to recognize and prevent bullying behavior and support a child who is being bullied.

oct 24
3:00 p.m. ET

homework madness: when school is hard, part 2

(1-hour webinar)

Are your child's nightly assignments taking over your family's evenings? You're not alone. Discover strategies that can help you and your child get through the homework grind and even work with the school to address specific needs.

nov 6
12:00 p.m. ET

living on overload: self-care for maxed-out parents

(1-hour webinar)

Feeling burned out? This session focuses on both sides of the equation​  what you can do to take some pressure off and things you can do to improve your experience of a life on overload.

dec 4
12:00 p.m. ET

your child's mental health

(1-hour webinar)

Kids are feeling the pressure. Some internalize their stress while others lash out in inappropriate ways. Learn about behavior challenges tied to each age, along with what to watch for and how to treat "acting out" and "acting in."

dec 10
3:00 p.m. ET

How to Register

To sign up or get other support resources, log in to https://abbo​tt-brighthorizons.torchlight.care​ and select which seminar(s) you want to attend. First time users enter passcode “abbott” to create an account.