Welcome to Ability Resource Center’s first quarterly program and service announcement email. We specialize in supporting children and adults with learning and attention differences and their families. Four times a year, we will inform you of our service offerings for the coming quarter. You are on our contact list because you either registered on-line, provided us your contact information at a community presentation, or you have had professional contact with one of our staff members.

We appreciate your interest in our services, and are pleased to have the opportunity to serve the East Bay community.

In the fall of 2004, we will offer the following programs:

LAUNCH PROGRAM - for preteens (11 or 12 year olds) with learning and attention difficulties. This program is a 10-week psycho-educational program specifically designed to promote academic, organizational and life skills. We will also focus on improving self-esteem and understanding of LD/ADD. Launch will include eight meetings, each one and one half hours long for the preteens as well as two meetings of for their parents. It will be co-facilitated by Glenn Gelfenbein, LMFT and Kathy Allen, MA.

SPY CLUB – This program is for students going into 4th, 5th or 6th grade who have trouble getting their thoughts on paper. They can be struggling because they have difficulty with handwriting, generating or organizing their ideas, or simply just hate writing. Spy Club members will learn ways to better manage their writing difficulties by using a variety of methods to make writing more enjoyable. There will be short periods of handwriting as well as keyboarding instruction. Each session last an hour and fifteen minutes, and include writing games, videos, outdoor activities (not strenuous) learning to track and trail \\\"suspects,\\\" and developing our own secret codes and ciphers. Facilitated by Kathy Allen, MA.

A Daylong Workshop on Strategies to Promote Success for Children with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities / Aspergers for Teachers, Parents, Ed Therapsists, and Tutors

This Workshop Will Help You:
- Integrate Social Skill Developments into the Learning Process
- Strengthen Reading Comprehension, Writing, & Math Skills
- Sample Effective Books, products and Curriculum
- Learn Innovative Strategies for Vocational Success
- Cope with NLD/AS Behavior Issues More Effectively
- Reduce Student Anxiety and Rigidity
- Encourage Self-Advocacy Skills
- Make Learning Manageable for the Student and You!

WHEN: Saturday, October 2 , 2004
TIME: 9:30—4:00 pm, (5.5 hours)
COST: $75 Early Registration (September 24th); $90 Regular Registration
WHERE: 1415 Oakland Blvd, #100; Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Facilitated by: Kathy Allen, MA

For more information about our fall programs and service offerings call (925) 695-0409 or (510) 595-5548. For more general information about our center orientation, staff and associates, or community and educational resources, please visit our website at www.abilityrc.com.

Best regards for the fall season,

The Ability Resource Center Team
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Ability Resource Center
Offices in Walnut Creek and Berkeley
(925) 695-0409
(510) 595-5548
www.abilityrc.com