Marydee Sklar is Coming to Transitions on October 18 to discuss Building Executive Function Skills: Time Management, Planning and Organization!

Everyone struggles to stay on top of things sometimes, but does your student, son or daughter have frequent and serious trouble with:

  • Procrastination?
  • Staying focused?
  • Losing track of time?
  • Turning in assignments late, incomplete or not at all?
  • Losing belongings?
  • Starting and/or completing things?
  • Managing multi-step tasks?
  • Acting without thinking?

If you answered yes to several of these questions, you might benefit from attending Marydee Sklar’s seminar on:
Building Executive Function Skills: Time Management, Planning and Organization

This is an interactive, hands-on workshop that will give you tools to help students understand the connection between their brain development and their behaviors tied to time management, planning and organization. You will come away armed with tools, strategies and practical knowledge to help students strengthen executive function skills and become more productive. Feel free to apply what you’ve learned to improve your own time management as well!

For nearly twenty years Marydee Sklar has specialized in teaching the executive function skills of time management, planning, and organization to families and adults. Her latest book: 50 Tips to Help Students Succeed-Develop Your Student’s Time-Management and Executive Skills for Life is designed to bring relief to anxious and frustrated parents concerned about the school success of their child or teen. Her Seeing My Time books are used in private practice settings, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. The instructor’s manual for her Seeing My Time workbook won a gold medal in the education/academia category of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. More information may be found at https://executivefunctioningsuccess.com.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Second Annual OUR VOICE Self-Advocacy Conference

Last week, Our Voice, Lexington's Self-Advocacy Committee, held their second annual conference. It was very well attended and featured several inspiring and thoughtful speakers who presented topics important to self-advocates such as wellness, CQL Personal Outcome Measures and self-management. In addition, there was a performance by Flame, Cynthia Gilchrist and Mike Brooks from Self-Advocacy of New York State gave a great talk about the importance of self-advocacy and the 2014 Our Voice officer election results were announced.

Here are a few pictures of a great day!

Outgoing President Victor welcomes newly elected President Andrew.

Outgoing President Victor welcomes newly elected President Andrew.

Doug, Public Relations Officer, reminds his fellow conferees to vote!

Doug, Public Relations Officer, reminds his fellow conferees to vote!

MaryBeth Schneider, Assistant Executive Director for Training and Self-Advocacy,  NYSARC, Inc.  gives the opening remarks.

MaryBeth Schneider, Assistant Executive Director for Training and Self-Advocacy, NYSARC, Inc. gives the opening remarks.

Lexington's Jennifer Feagles and Erin Hollenbeck give a presentation about how wellness affects our lives and brings us an improved quality of life.

Lexington's Jennifer Feagles and Erin Hollenbeck give a presentation about how wellness affects our lives and brings us an improved quality of life.

Flame  gives a rocking performance during lunch.

Flame gives a rocking performance during lunch.

Dennis and Stacy enjoy Flame's performance.

Dennis and Stacy enjoy Flame's performance.

Joshua enjoys lunch with his mom.

Joshua enjoys lunch with his mom.

Maggie and Madeline dance to Flame's music.

Maggie and Madeline dance to Flame's music.

Outgoing President Victor is thanked for his service by Lexington Executive Director Shaloni Winston.

Outgoing President Victor is thanked for his service by Lexington Executive Director Shaloni Winston.

Dana Reinecke, PhD, BCBA, Chair and Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at The Sage Colleges , gives a presentation about self-management called "How to Take Responsibility for Yourself."

Dana Reinecke, PhD, BCBA, Chair and Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at The Sage Colleges, gives a presentation about self-management called "How to Take Responsibility for Yourself."

Thanks to all who helped make it such a special event!