Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Are You the Parent of a Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Are you stressed?

A stress-manangment workshop is being provided by the Walton Central School District and the Institute for Child Development in order to provide parents tools for effectively managing and coping with stress in their lives. Here are some details:

  • Who can attend? Parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder. Parents do not need to have a child enrolled in Walton Central School District to attend.

  • When: Thursday February 3rd, from 6:00-7:30Pm. Additional workshops will be provided based on level of interest.

  • Where: Walton High School Library, 47-49 Stockton Ave., Walton, NY 13856

  • This workshop is being provided free of charge through the joint collabration of Institute for Child Development at Binghamton Universtiy and Walton Central School District.

  • How to participate contact Amanda Hoover (call 607-865-4116 or email at the Walton Central School District to RSVP. Limited spaces available.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sensory Tips and Tools

Sponsored by the: Early Childhood Direction Center
Featuring: Kimberly Wiggins. OTR/L

Place:Walton High School
47 Stockton Ave.
Walton, NY 13856

Date/Time: Thursday Janurary 27, 2011 6-8pm
Parents and Professionals are welcome!

Kimberly Wiggins, OTR/L is a licensed occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics for 9 years in the Broome County area. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Utica College of Syracuse University. She has worked extensively in public school settings, outpatient, and home-based services to children of all ages with a variety of diagnosis and needs. Kim is currently certified as a Handwriting Specialist with the Handwriting Without Tears program and as a provider with The Listening Program. She has presented numerous seminars and trainings courses related to handwriting and sensory integration to teachers, school support staff, counselors, speech therapist, OT's, administrators, and parent support groups. Please join us for this informative and dynamic presentation on sensory integration, as well as different types of sensory inputs. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience sensory equipment in this hands-on presentation.

This is a free presentation. Please RSVP to the Early Childhood Direction Center at:
135 East Frederick St
Binghamton, NY 13904 or via email at