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If you are interested in having The Birchtree Center provide customized professional development opportunities or trainings in Applied Behavior Analysis and strategies for working with students with autism, please contact Birchtree’s Outreach Coordinator to discuss your agency’s needs: call 603-433-4192 or email us.

To reserve a place in any upcoming workshops, email us.

For handouts and participant feedback from past workshops, click here.


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Agenda

  1. Nov
    12
    Wed
    2014

    1. Autism Q&A re: Winter Holidays @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionSurviving—and Enjoying—the Winter Holidays

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers


      Panelists: 

      Sandra Pierce-Jordan, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director/Program Director

      Brianne Pileggi, MEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

      Have questions about how to survive–and enjoy–the winter holidays? Looking for ideas to help your child with autism during holiday celebrations? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center to ask Birchtree’s autism experts your questions about surviving–and enjoying–the winter holidays. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Winter Holidays @ The Birchtree Center
  2. Nov
    15
    Sat
    2014

    1. Benefit for Learning Auction @ Redhook Brewery
      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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      Saturday, November 15, 2014

      7:00-10:00 pm

      Redhook Brewery

      1 Redhook Way

      Portsmouth, NH

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      Live & silent auctions
      Live music
      Hors d’oeuvres
      Desserts
      Cash bar
      $25/person in advance
      $30/person at the door
      $400/VIP table for 8
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      $5 ticket discount if you donate a can of food or other item from Birchtree’s wish list at the front door! w .


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      Join us at the Redhook Brewery for live music, live and silent auctions, raffles, appetizers, desserts, and drinks. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Birchtree Center’s educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families. Appetizers and desserts will be served; guests can also sample beers and other beverages from Redhook’s cash bar.

      To see photos from the 2013 event, check out Birchtree’s Facebook page.

       


      Thanks to our Sponsors & Table Hosts

      Unitil

      McLane Law Firm

      Commonwealth Dynamics
      Portsmouth Builders
      The Sound
      Frank & Liliane Conlan
      Gary Epler & MaryLiz Geffert
      Andy & Julie Smith

      Infantine/Cross Insurance
      NBT Bank
      Redhook Brewery


      Selected Auction Items

      Disney Park Hopper Passes
      Dining in Portsmouth, Kittery, Dover, Hampton, Exeter & beyond
      Golf packages
      2 nights in North Conway
      Ski lift tickets
      Kooba handbag set
      Original artwork & photos
      4-piece luggage set
      Floral services
      Photo-portrait sessions
      Keepsake quilt
      Salon services
      Artisan-crafted jewelry
      Theater & movie tickets
      Isles of Shoals excursion
      Texas Barbecue for 10
      delivered to your home
      Signed celebrity & sports memorabilia
      Family entertainment
      Fire truck ride-along
      Baseball, hockey & soccer tickets
      Gym memberships
      $100 Irving gas gift card
      Birthday party packages
      Field hockey, baseball & yoga lessons
      DJ services
      Laptop Computer with case & printer
      Samsung Galaxy tablet
      Puzzles & games
      Student-made artwork
      Wine, beer & chocolate


      New for 2014

      Join us as a Table Host!  Your $400 Table Host Sponsorship includes 8 VIP tickets at a table reserved for you and your guests. VIP tickets are only available to sponsors and include admission, a complimentary beer from the bar, and a party favor handmade by Birchtree students. Sponsors are listed on all event publications.

      To purchase a Table Host Sponsorship, click on the “Register Now” button above.  For information about other sponsorship opportunities and benefits, contact Jessica Files Squier at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      7:00 pm
      Benefit for Learning Auction @ Redhook Brewery
  3. Dec
    10
    Wed
    2014

    1. Autism Q&A re: Transition to Adulthood @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionSupporting Your Child’s Transition from School to Adulthood

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers


      Panelists: 

      Shelly Fagen, MIT, Director of Special Education
      Debbie Patten, MEd, Transition Coordinator
      Stephanie Mariano Morin, MSEd, BCBA, Outreach Behavior Analyst

      Have questions about how to support the transition from school to adulthood for your child with autism? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope with this transition?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center to ask Birchtree’s autism experts your questions about the transition from school to adulthood for students with autism. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Transition to Adulthood @ The Birchtree Center
  4. Jan
    14
    Wed
    2015

    1. Autism Q&A re: Health Topics @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionSupporting Your Child’s Health

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

       

      Panelists: 

      Kimberly Mihelich, RN, School Nurse

      Sandra Pierce-Jordan, PhD, BCBA-D, Executive Director/Program Director

      Have questions about how to best support the health of your child with autism? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope during cold and flu season? Have other questions about supporting your child and family’s health and safety at home, increasing physical activity, reducing screen time, or preparing for emergencies?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions for Birchtree’s School Nurse. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on “Battling Cold and Flu Season,” followed by questions and discussion on health topics for students with autism.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Health Topics @ The Birchtree Center
  5. Feb
    11
    Wed
    2015

    1. Autism Q&A re: Your Child’s IEP @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionComponents of Your Child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP)—What’s Most Important?

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

       

      Panelists:

      Shelly Fagen, MIT, Director of Special Education

      Emily Hall, MEd, Special Education Case Manager

      Sarah Stranger Stein, MAT, Special Education Case Manager

      Have questions about the components of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and what’s most important to include in your child’s IEP?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions about IEPs. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the most important IEP components, followed by questions and discussion.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Your Child’s IEP @ The Birchtree Center
  6. Mar
    11
    Wed
    2015

    1. Autism Q&A re: Functions of Behavior @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionThe Functions of Behavior—Why Is My Child Doing That?

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

       

      Panelists:

      Julianne Kanner, MS, BCBA, Outreach Behavior Analyst

      Blaire Luebkeman, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

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      Have questions about the functions of behavior and why your child with autism engages in particular , behaviors? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope with interfering behaviors?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions about the functions of behavior. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Functions of Behavior @ The Birchtree Center
  7. Apr
    8
    Wed
    2015

    1. Autism Q&A re: Meals & Mealtime @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionSurviving Meals & Mealtime

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

       

      Panelists:

      Nicole Sheaff, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

      Marianne Evans, MS, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

      Blaire Luebkeman, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

      Have questions about how to help your child with autism survive meals and mealtime? Seeking tips to help your whole family cope with mealtime challenges? Have questions about restrictive food preferences, utensil use, cup use, chewing difficulties, stuffing food, pocketing food, meal pacing, mealtime routines, or mealtime environments?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions about meals and mealtime. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Meals & Mealtime @ The Birchtree Center
  8. May
    13
    Wed
    2015

    1. Autism Q&A re: iPad Applications @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionUsing iPads at Home & in the Community

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians & Caregivers

       

      Panelists:

      Kimberly Maki, SLP-A, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

      Justine Mariano, SLPA/L, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

      Have questions about how your child with autism can effectively use iPads and iPad apps at home and in the community?

      Come to this Autism Q&A Session at The Birchtree Center with your questions about iPads and iPad apps. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: iPad Applications @ The Birchtree Center
  9. Jun
    10
    Wed
    2015

    1. Autism Q&A re: Sibling Questions @ The Birchtree Center
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Autism Q&A SessionSiblings of Children & Youth with Autism

      An Autism Q&A Session for Parents, Guardians, Caregivers, and Siblings Age 10 & Up

       

      Panelists:

      Erin Conlan, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

      Rebecca Walsh, MSEd, BCBA, Behavior Analyst

      Special Guest Panelists: Teen & Young-Adult Siblings of Birchtree Students

      Do you have a sibling with autism? Are you looking for tips and ideas on how to better understand your sibling? Are you a parent looking for ideas to help your whole family cope with the challenges of autism?

      Come to our Autism Q&A session at The Birchtree Center to explore ways to better understand autism and how to develop meaningful sibling relationships. We’ll start with a brief ten-minute presentation on the topic, followed by questions and discussion.

      This session is open to parents, guardians, and caregivers AND to siblings age 10 and up.

      Admission is complimentary and reservations are requested. Complimentary on-site childcare is available by reservation. To reserve your spot, contact The Birchtree Center at 603-433-4192 or by email.

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      5:30 pm
      Autism Q&A re: Sibling Questions @ The Birchtree Center

 

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