January 2018

For Families of Children with Challenging Behaviors:

Developing our Children’s Skills

Join us for this six-week parenting class for families and caregivers of children with special needs. Instructor Linda Sinclair, is internationally certified autism specialist, and has more than 20 years’ experience as a special educator, family advocate and parent trainer. She is trained as a master trainer in HOT DOCS*, a program developed by the University Of Southern Florida’s Department of Pediatrics to help parents address difficult behaviors in children with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders. The program provides parenting strategies in a highly interactive group setting.

Class topics include:

  • early childhood development
  • routines, rituals and development
  • development and behavior
  • prevention tools for challenging behaviors
  • new parenting skills and stress reduction techniques

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*For more information on HOT DOCS, please see their website:

Classes occur every Tuesday, from January 9 to February 13, 10 a.m to Noon, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (East Pavilion, Room 11), 9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

Registration Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Register by phone at 503-215-2429 or toll free; 800-833-8899 ext 52429. Class fee is $50. Limited scholarships are available. Please call for more information.


Positive Discipline for Children with Sensory Challenges

Please join Caty Buckley, MSW, as she discusses the principles of Positive Discipline, relationship based therapy, and strategies to support sensory differences.

The presentation will include:

  • Brain research to understand what happens when children go "offline"
  • Techniques to stay kind but firm
  • Positive time out strategies, including sensory techniques
  • Sensory tools and problem-solving language before and after "the storm"
  • Importance of repairing relationships after "the storm"

Caty Buckley, MSW, is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and has been providing Positive Discipline parenting classes since 2011. Caty additionally provides mental health services to high school teens and private parent coaching throughout the Portland metropolitan area and beyond.

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Learn more and register

Thursday, January 11, 7-9 p.m., Providence Portland Medical Center (Cancer Center Amphitheater), 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213

To register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext. 52429. Spanish registration and interpretation services are available; please call 503-574-6595 by December 21st. For more information about Sensory PDX, email us.

¡No Estas Solo!

Conductas Desafiantes en el Hogar

Panel De Padres | Presentación | Feria de Recursos

Las conductas desafiantes pueden ser estresantes para cualquier familia, pero aún más para familias de niños con necesidades médicas y conductas complejas. Únanse a nosotros por una conferencia gratuita para familias y proveedores que explora estas conductas desafiantes. El evento incluirá un panel de padres, un orador principal y una feria de recursos para ayudar a las familias a obtener estrategias útiles para reducir y entender las conductas en el hogar.

Panel de Discusión 10–11 a.m.
Un panel de cinco padres de familia con niños con necesidades especiales que incluyen: síndrome de Down, autismo, ansiedad, depresión, comunicación y desafíos del procesamiento sensorial, compartirán sus desafíos y éxitos reales relacionados con la conducta de sus hijos en el hogar.

Feria De Rescursos 11 a.m.3 p.m.
Visite nuestra feria de recursos para obtener información de nuestros socios, exhibidores y proveedores de servicios por toda nuestra comunidad.

Conductas Desafiantes en el Hogar 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Alicia Like, M.Ed, BCBA, es la gerente clínica del Centro para Trastornos Relacionados con el Autismo, Portland, (CARD por sus siglas en inglés), tiene más de 8 años de experiencia como maestra de educación especial y analista del comportamiento. Alicia explicará los principios básicos del comportamiento y compartirá ejemplos para ayudar a los padres, profesionales y cuidadores a observar los comportamientos desde una perspectiva diferente. Ven a aprender:

  • El ABC de la conducta (antecedente, comportamiento, consecuencia).
  • Cómo identificar el "por qué" de un comportamiento.
  • Ejemplos de posibles comportamientos substitutos en el hogar.

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Más información y regístrese

Viernes, Enero 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Providence Portland Medical Center (Cancer Center Amphitheater), 4805 NE Glisan St., Portland, OR 97213

Si tiene cualquier pregunta acerca del entrenamiento o para registrarse, por favor de llamar a 503-215-2429. Este programa se presentará en español. Servicios de registro e interpretación en inglés están disponibles. Por favor, anote en su registro si se requieren servicios.

Developmental Disability(DD) Services:

Understanding & Accessing Benefits

Please join the Swindells Resource Center and Washington County Developmental Disabilities Program Coordinator Josh Fulgham for a free introduction to Developmental Disability Services.

The presentation will cover:

  • An overview of the I/DD service system
  • Eligibility criteria
  • How to apply (including required paperwork)
  • Available services, including in-home “K-Plan” services

Josh Fulgham, Program Coordinator for Washington County Developmental Disabilities Program, has worked in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for over 20 years, including 15 years with the Washington County Developmental Disabilities Program. He has extensive knowledge and experience with case management and crisis services for children and adults, and is currently responsible for the program’s quality assurance.

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Thursday, January 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Providence St Vincent Medical Center, East Pavilion (Stanley Family Room 21-23), 9135 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225

To register by phone, call 503-215-2429 or 800-833-8899 ext 52429. Spanish registration and interpretation services are available; please call 503-215-2429 before January 5th.