Special Education at Mahtomedi Middle School
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Depression and School Planning: The importance of an accurate diagnosis

Monday, April 30, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location: PACER Center

Presented by Dr. Barry Garfinkel, and Renelle Nelson

If negative thoughts and feelings persist and start to limit a child's ability to function normally, it could be depression. In school, depression can impact successful academic, social, and emotional growth. Dr. Barry Garfinkel, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, will discuss the different types of depression, the risk factors associated with depression, and how to effectively use counseling and medication for support. Renelle Nelson, coordinator of PACER's Children's Mental Health and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders Project, will offer information and tips to assist the child who is depressed in school and help promote successful outcomes. Special Education, 504 plans, and other educational supports will be discussed.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs 
 Powerful Tools for Caregivers an evidence based six-week curriculum to help caregivers take care of themselves while caring for child/children with special needs. We will be discussing how to take care of you as a parent/caregiver, reduce personal stress, how to communicate feelings and concerns, and how to learn from our emotions. Please see reverse side for class outline.
The class will be offered on Thursdays from January 25th through March 1st.  Please use the following link for more information:  
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Resources for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and the community that supports them.

ConnectWC (Washington County) is a place for self-advocates, families, friends and community members.

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For more information, you may contact:

Kristeen Anderson      or       Karen Mossberg


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 Special Ed Staff

Barb Connelly, Occupational Therapist

Heather Fox, Teacher

Elizabeth Hartz, Teacher

Dr. Carol Hokanson, Psychologist

Amanda Hudak, Teacher

Shelly Mitchell, DAPE

Patti Russell, ESLP/Autism Specialist

Jacqueline Sparrow-Johnson, DHH Teacher

Angela Wendelboe, Teacher