A Sampling of Speaking Engagements














Martha Kate Downey

author, speaker, educator ... but mainly just Mom

Like to schedule a presentation? Here are some possible Presentation Topics



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January 2007
Come Read with Me reading program expanding!
Come see us!
901 Clinic Dr.
Euless, Texas 76039

February 13, 2007 Tuesday 5:00 PM
North Texas SNAP Colleyville Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
901 Clinic Dr.
Euless, Texas 76039

February 27, 2007 Tuesday 11:30 PM
North Texas SNAP and Northeast Tarrant County Chamber and Hurst Euless Bedford Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting
901 Clinic Dr.
Euless, Texas 76039

March 31, 2007 Saturday 8:30-12:00 AM
The Come Read with Me program, North Texas SNAP and The Book Shelf present Teaching Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Promoting Long-term Cognitive Strength through Life-long Learning

Come Read with Me/SNAP Site
901 Clinic Dr.
Euless, Texas 76039

April 12, 2007 Thursday 6:30-9:00 PM
University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Martha Kate presents issues about the transition through life of persons with autism

July 20-22, 2007
National Organization for the Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC)Conference
Renaissance Dallas/Richardson Hotel
Dallas,Texas
Martha Kate presents the keynote address: "Raising a Special Needs Child" (including spirituality and chronic sorrow issues)
Family Dynamic session by MK:"Living with a Special Needs Child"
Special Session by MK: "Sexuality:Teen and Adult issues"

July 25-27, 2007
TAMR 32nd Annual Convention
San Luis Resort
Galveston,Texas
Martha Kate presents: Teaching Adults with Developmental Disabilities Promoting Life-Long Cognitive Strength through Life-Long Learning

October 17, 2007 Wednesday 6:30-7:30 PM
The Come Read with Me program and Hurst Euless Bedford Adults Transition Services will host a parents' meeting for those who would like to know more about the Come Read with Me mission for Teaching Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Promoting Long-term Cognitive Strength through Life-long Learning

Come Read with Me/SNAP Site
901 Clinic Dr.
Euless, Texas 76039

November 6,7,8, 2007 times TBA
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) Provider Conference
Pickle Center
Austin, Texas
Martha Kate presentsPromoting Long-term Cognitive Strength through Life-long Learning - Methods for teaching adults with developmental disabilities

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January 2006
Come Read with Me reading program expanding
Moving into new classrooms!
Come see us!

January 9, 2006 Monday 9:00 PM
Come Read with Me open house
901 Clinic
Euless, Texas

2006 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Come Read with Me classes
901 Clinic
Euless, Texas

2006 Thursday evenings
Fine Arts for Fine Folks
Exploring the world of fine art with adults with disabilities. A North Texas SNAP project.
901 Clinic
Euless, Texas
or area museums

January 10, 2006 Tuesday 6:30 PM
Making Connections-Autism Program
North Richland Middle School library
North Richland Hills, Texas
Topic: The effects of autism within the family

February 16, 2006 Thursday 4:30-7:00 PM
Northeast Community Resource and Transition Fair
Tarrant County College, Northeast Campus
Hurst, Texas
The school districts include Birdville, Grapevine-Colleyville, HEB, Keller, and Southlake-Carroll.

February 18th, 2006 Saturday 9:00 AM
Early Childhood Intervention of LifePath Systems - Parent Day Seminar
First Methodist Church
Allen, Texas
MK presents keynote address: If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an OREO...

March 17, 2006 Friday 9:00 AM
Staff training for Amon Carter Museum employees and docents
Fort Worth, TX
Martha Kate presents: Welcoming Adults with Developmental Disabilities into the Magic of the Museum, Safely and Respectfully

March 28, 2006 Tuesday 3:00-6:00 PM
HEB ISD resource fair
Pat May center
Bedford, TX
Martha Kate presents: Educating Adults and Children with Autism

April 27, 2006 Thursday 8:00-5:00
Texas Guardianship Association conference
2006 Holiday Inn Select, North Dallas
2645 LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX

May 12, 2006 Friday AM
Staff training for docents at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX
Martha Kate presents: Welcoming Adults with Developmental Disabilities into the Magic of the Museum, Safely and Respectfully

Summer 2006
Come Read with Me classes
901 Clinic
Euless, Texas

July 13-July 14, 2006
Texas Association on Mental Retardation Conference
Corpus Christi, Texas
MK to represent Steps to Support for All

August 2006
Teacher training
Rowlette, Texas
Martha Kate presents: Teaching Young Children with Autism

October 2006
Mexico
MK to teach about autism to caregivers in group home settings

Fall 2006
Conference for Steps to Support for All
Texas

Fall 2006
What About Me?!
Conference for parents of children with special needs.
Texas
Martha Kate offers survival skills for parents of children and adults with disabilities.

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January - May, 2005 dates to be announced
Hearings before Texas legislative committees regarding funding for community-based housing and services for those who have disabilities.
Austin, Texas
Martha Kate Downey requesting adjustment of budget items by the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

January 15 - February 2005 Wednesdays during Special Olympics basketball season 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Come Read with Me program for Special Olympians
Meadowcreek, Elementary School Cafeteria
Bedford, TX
Martha Kate Downey and other volunteers will be reading and working on communication skills. For more information call: 817-283-4114
or drop us a line: Coach Martha Kate.

January 11, 2005 Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ADD/LD Parent Support Group of Collin County
601 Greenville Avenue (First United Methodist Church of Allen - in the Parlor (south entrance))
Allen, TX 75002
Martha Kate Downey presenting information on:
If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an OREO... Tips for caring for a child with exceptional needs
Shirli Salter ADD/LD Parent Support Group.

January 20, 2005 Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Annual Agency Symposium for Lake Dallas ISD
Texas
Martha Kate Downey presenting "Great Expectations!"

January 22, 2005 Saturday 9:00 AM
Megan's Crossing - Board of Directors meeting
Southlake, Texas

January 24, 2005 Monday 7:00 PM
Megan's Crossing - Community meeting
Parents, teachers, and community members will discuss and plan for the creation of a high quality residential community for young and older adults with special needs.
Carroll Senior High School Auditorium
1501 Southlake Boulevard
Southlake, Texas

January 25, 2005 Tuesday
THINK TANK to discuss housing options for those having disabilities in Texas
Hosted by LifePath Systems (mhmr of Collin County) and the Arc of Dallas
104 N. Cedar
Allen, Texas

February 4-6, 2005 Friday night-Sunday evening
Steps to Support for All summit meeting
Euless, Texas

February 12, 2005 11:00 AM
Autism Society of Greater Tarrant County
Child Study Center
Fort Worth, Texas
Martha Kate Downey presenting information about effective advocating with legislators.

February 15, 2005 Tuesday
Capitol Day Day for those having disabilities in Texas can meet with their legislators
Austin, Texas

February 21-22, 2005 Monday and Tuesday
Meetings with legislators about Steps to Support for All
Austin, Texas

March 3, 2005 Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Insight seminar
601 Greenville Avenue (First United Methodist Church of Allen - in the Parlor (south entrance))
Allen, TX 75002
Martha Kate Downey presenting: Ministering to the Special Needs Family

March 13, 2005Sunday afternoon 2 p.m.
Steps to Support for All general meeting
United Memorial Christian Church
1401 North Main Street
Euless, Texas 76039
Everyone interested in the mission of Steps to Support for All are welcome to attend.

March 21, 2005
San Angelo, Texas
Martha Kate Downey presenting information about Steps to Support for All

March 22, 2005
Lubbock, Texas
Martha Kate Downey presenting information about Steps to Support for All

March 22, 2005
South Plains Autism Network
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 75002
Martha Kate Downey presenting: Our Flavorful Lives

March 23, 2005
Abilene, Texas
Martha Kate Downey presenting information about Steps to Support for All

Spring 2005 dates to be announced
Fort Bend Co., Texas
Martha Kate Downey presenting information about Steps to Support for All and caring for a child with disabilities.

April 2, 2005 Saturday
Cook Children's Hospital, parents retreat
Martha Kate Downey presenting: If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an OREO
Meridian, Texas

April 10-15, 2005
Spiritual Retreat
Lindale, Texas

April 19, 2004 Tuesday, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Transition NOW! Fair
817-740-3600
Education Service Center Region XI
3001 N. Freeway Street.
Fort Worth, Texas 76106
People with disabilities of all ages are welcome to attend the Transition Fair. Service providers, vendors as well as other community resource agencies will be present offering and informative array of products and services available to consumers in Tarrant Count.
Hosted by the Family Support Council (A Coalition of Tarrant County Resources for Self Advocates & Families of Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities & Special Needs.)
Kate and I will be at the Books by MK/SNAP/Steps to Support for All booths. Drop by for a visit, learn more about opportunities which may interest you!

April 26, 2005 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Board of Directors SNAP
Ebby Halliday office bldg
Colleyville, Texas

May 7, 2005 Saturday 9:00 AM
Megan's Crossing - Board of Directors meeting
Southlake, Texas

May, 2005 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Board of Directors SNAP
Ebby Halliday office bldg
Colleyville, Texas

May 27-28, 2005 Friday and Saturday
Cardio-Facio-Cutaneous Syndrome Conference
Orlando, Florida
Martha Kate Downey presenting information on:
What Do I Do About Hitting?! Early rage/anger/frustration managementwhen precipitated by sensory issues or language delays: Causes and Stategies
CFC Syndrome.org meeting

June - August 2005 ...at least that's the plan ;-)
Euless, Texas
Re-introducing myself to my family, workin' in the yard...and finishin' up a new book Sighs Too Deep for Words - a book of hope for those living with depression and chronic sorrow
Implementing exciting changing in the Come read with me program!

June 21, 2005 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Board of Directors SNAP
Ebby Halliday office bldg
Colleyville, Texas

June 25, 2005 Saturday 11:00 AM
Megan's Crossing - Board of Directors meeting
Southlake, Texas

July 19, 2005 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m.
Board of Directors SNAP
Ebby Halliday office bldg
Colleyville, Texas

August 27, 2005 Saturday 11:00 AM
Megan's Crossing - Board of Directors meeting
Southlake, Texas

Fall and winter 2005
Visiting state schools in Texas with Kate and meeting with legislators and groups around the state about new legislation to effect increased services for those having disabilities.

September, 6, 13, 20, 27, 2005 Tuesdays 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Texas Christian University Extended Education program
First Christian Church
910 South Collins
Arlington, TX 75002
Martha Kate Downey presenting: Ministering to the Special Needs Family

September 2005
Come read with me program begins again! MK teaching! we're having a great time!

September 2005
Road Safety class begins, a part of the Come read with me program. Meeting Wednesday mornings. This class is for adults who want to get a driver's license, ride a bike safely or become an aware and capable pedestrian. MK teaching.

October 11, 2005 Tuesday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ADD/LD Parent Support Group of Collin County
601 Greenville Avenue (First United Methodist Church of Allen - in the Parlor (south entrance))
Allen, TX 75002
Martha Kate Downey presenting:
Mourning Lost Dreams and Chronic Sorrow
Shirli Salter ADD/LD Parent Support Group.

Fall and winter 2005
Writing and teaching

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January 7, 2004 Wednesday 7:00 PM
Echidnas
Plano/Richardson, Texas
We will discuss the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome by reviewing TAP DANCING in the night. I'm really looking forward to meeting in this informal session with the guys!

January 13, 2004 Tuesday 7:00 PM
SNAP meeting
Harris HEB Hospital
Bedford, Texas
Topic: Maintaining right of benefits after marriage. MK will give the background information and current information on the Congressional Inquiry to the Social Security Administration initiated by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess of Lewisville, Texas and progress made by Senators John Cornyn and US Senators from Pennsylvania.

January 22, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Martha Kate Downey will be speaking on the topic of "Great Expectations - Redefining life's experiences for those with special needs".
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

January 24, 2004 Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Autism & ADD/ADHD Resource Fair & Conference
Hosted by the Autism Support Project - DFW Center for Autism
Carrollton, Texas
For questions please call Anissa Ryland, Director of Development and Community Affairs at 214/731-0410 or send an email to Anissa Ryland at DFW Center for Autism.
Exhibitors and speakers will provide information on resources available in the North Texas area for those affected by autism spectrum disorders or ADD/ADHD.
9:30 a.m. MK presenting from the book If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an OREO...
Drop by the Books by MK booth for a visit with Kate and me and also see our new books!

February 14, 2004 Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. rescheduled due to snow cancellation
What Happens Next meeting
Child Study Center
Fort Worth, Texas
This group is coordinated by Mary May through the ARC of Greater Tarrant County
Martha Kate and Kate Downey will be presenting.

February 21, 2004 Saturday, 1:00-3:00 a.m.
DIAL (Developing Independent Adult Living
This group is coordinated by Kathie Seidel. Main speaker for the day, Kathryn Craven. Fort Worth attorney who is a strong advocate for the disabled population. Martha Kate and Dennis Downey will be presenting information about the Campaign for Maintaining Dependent Benefits after Marriage.
3189 Westcliff Rd. West
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

February 27, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

March 10, 2004 Thursday, 10:00 a.m. rescheduled
Mental Health Mental Retardation Service Coordinator's meeting.
Martha Kate Downey will be speaking on the importance of "Great Expectations".
Fort Worth, Texas

March 25, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

March 27, 2004 Saturday
March for Respect
West End, Dallas, Texas
Come see work by Rijay (amazing artist from India) and chat after you exercise. Dennis and I will be at the Books by MK booth. We might even be able to get Kate to sign a book for you!

March 28, 2004 Sunday PM
Echidnas
Plano/Richardson, Texas
We will discuss the characteristics of Asperger's Syndrome by reviewing TAP DANCING in the night. I'm really looking forward to meeting in this informal session with the guys!

April 22, 2004 Thursday, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Transition Fair
Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones Street.
People with disabilities of all ages are welcome to attend the Transition Fair. Service providers, vendors as well as other community resource agencies will be present offering and informative array of products and services available to consumers in Tarrant Count.
Hosted by the Family Support Council (A Coalition of Tarrant County Resources for Self Advocates & Families of Children & Adults with Developmental Disabilities & Special Needs.)
Kate and I will be at the Books by MK booth. Drop by for a visit

May 27, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Martha Kate will be presenting program on "Chronic Sorrow". Part 1 of a series dealing with depression associated with long-term caregiving.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

June 1, 2004 Tuesday 7:00 PM
SNAP meeting
Harris HEB Hospital
Bedford, Texas
Topic: Update: Maintaining right of SSI benefits after marriage. MK will give the background information and current information on the Congressional Inquiry to the Social Security Administration initiated by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess of Lewisville, Texas and progress made by Senators John Cornyn and US Senators from Pennsylvania.

June 12, 2004 Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
What Happens Next meeting
Child Study Center
Fort Worth, Texas
This group is coordinated by Mary May through the ARC of Greater Tarrant County
Martha Kate and Kate Downey will be presenting.

June 15, 2004 Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
Board of Directors SNAP
Ebby Halliday office bldg
Colleyville, Texas

June 19, 2004 Saturday 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Autism & ADD/ADHD Resource Fair & Family Carnival
Central Christian Church
3205 Hamilton Avbe.
Fort Worth, TX
Hosted by The DFW Center for AutismDFW Center for Autism
Carrollton, Texas
For questions please call Anissa Ryland, Director of Development and Community Affairs at 214/731-0410 or send an email to Anissa Ryland at DFW Center for Autism.
This is a great opportunity for families and professionals from all over north Texas to come out and learn about what resources are available in our area for having autism, ADD/ADHD and other disabilities. This is a family friendly event with lots of children's activities and games.
Drop by the Books by MK booth for a visit with Kate and me and also see our new books!

June 24, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Martha Kate will be presenting program on "The Importance of Mourning Lost Dreams". Part 2 of a series dealing with depression associated with long-term caregiving.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

July 9, 2004 Friday 11:00 AM
Mental Health Mental Retardation Family Advocacy Council meeting
Topic: Update: Maintaining right of SSI benefits after marriage. MK will give the background information and current information on the research with Social Security Admninistration.

July 15-18, 2004
The Noonan Syndrome Support Group, Inc. Sixth International Conference
Towson, Maryland
Contact: www.noonansyndrome.org/2004meeting.htm for more information or to register
Phone: (888) 686-2224 toll free
E-mail: wandar@bellatlantic.net
Martha Kate Downey presenting information on:
1. What Do I Do About Hitting?! Early rage/anger/frustration managementwhen precipitated by sensory issues or language delays: Causes and Stategies
2. Information about benefit issues regarding those with disabilities who choose to marry.

July 22, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Martha Kate will be presenting program on "Dreaming New Dreams" Part 3 of a series dealing with depression associated with long-term caregiving.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

August 17, 2004Tuesday 7:00 PM
Board of Directors SNAP
HEB Harris Hospital
Colleyville, Texas

August 26, 2004 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

September 18, 2004 Saturday, 9:00am-12:00 p.m.
National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) walk at Lone Star Park (1000 Lone Star Parkway) in Grand Prairie, Texas
Watch for the SNAP/Books by MK booth and for "Kate's Wild Bunch" team! All the Downey's will be there! www.naar.org meeting

September 21, 2004 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.
Martha Kate will be presenting program. SNAP meeting
Harris HEB Hospital, Edwards Cancer Center, West Room
Bedford, Texas
Topic: If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an OREO...Tips for parenting/caregiving children with exceptional needs.

Fall 2004
Seminar on Chronic Sorrow,Dreaming New Dreams and MOurning Lost Ones
Martha Kate Downey For more information

October 14, 2004 Thursday 11:00 a.m.
Teen group of students with Asperger Syndrome at McKinney High School
McKinney, Texas
Martha Kate Downey will present information about self-advocacy, as well as ways to make healthy friendships and become part of an interest group.

October 16, 2004 Saturday a.m.
Special Friends 2004 Fun Run
Kate's Special Olympics team is hosting a fun run to promote Special Olympics and raise money to support their team. Come walk/run with us!
Bedford, Texas

October 19, 2004 Tuesday, 11:30-2:00
North Central Texas VAC/Transition Association
Martha Kate will be presenting Great Expectations!Transition planning for those with exceptional needs.

October 21, 2004 Thursday
Hearings in Austin, Texas before the Department of Aging and Disability Services and Texas legislators regarding funding for state schools.
Martha Kate Downey will request the D.A.D.S. and the Texas legislators consider sources for services and funding for alternative community based housing.

October 22, 2004 Friday
Legislative bootcamp in Fort Worth, Texas for preparation for future legislative lobbying.

October 22, 2004 Friday evening
SNAP annual gala, raising money for future services (housing, transportation and educational) for those with cognitive disabilites in North Texas.

October 23, 2004 Saturday, 10:00-2:00
CBS broadcasting presents "Stephanie's Day" at Stonebriar Centre, Frisco, Texas
Watch for SNAP booth!

October 23, 2004 Saturday, 9:00-3:00 a.m.
Joni and Friends workshop for those who minister to those with disabilities and their familiesin Dallas, Texas
Martha Kate will be presenting topic (to be announced) joni and friends meeting

November 6, 2004 Saturday, 9:00am to noon
Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas
Lovers Lane United Methodist Church
9200 Inwood Road
Dallas, TX
Martha Kate Downey will present information about future housing opportunities in North Texas.

November 9, 2004 Tuesday 3-6 pm
Bachman Recreation Center, 2750 Bachman Drive, Dallas, TX Public Forums on State Schools, State Hospitals Study - The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) in Dallas, Texas
Rider 55 of the General Appropriations Act requires HHSC to" study the feasibility of closure and consolidation" of state schools for those with mental retardation and mental health state hospitals. Martha Kate Downey will present information regarding the need for additional funds for housing and services support, provided through D.A.D.S.
Rider 55 meeting

November 11, 2004 Saturday, 7:00 pm
Advocates for Special People
Epsworth United Methodist Church
1400 S. Cooper
Arington, TX
Martha Kate and Dennis Downey will present information about Steps to Follow regarding the initiative to receive increased funding from the state of Texas for those with disabilities.

November 13, 2004Saturday 9:00 AM
Megan's Crossing - Board of Directors meeting
Haltom Jewelers Board Room
Fort Worth, Texas

November 16, 2004 Tuesday 7=8:30
Martha Kate and Kate Downey will present, "Follow your Heart" for Teen Talk
Let's Pretend
Main Street
Grapevine, Texas

December 5, 2004 Sunday 3:00 PM Come read with me participants of the Special Friends Special Olympic team will be presenting Christmas Selections. Come enjoy the season as they share their new reading skills. Watch this site for further information.
Program will be held at United Memorial Christian Church. Come All! Come All!
1401 N. Main St.
Euless, Texas

December 7, 2004 Tuesday 6:30 PM
Keller ISD Martha Kate Downey presenting Information about Autism - TAP DANCING in the night
Keller, Texas

December 15-17, 2004
Texas Guardianship Association Summit meeting
Salado, Texas

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January 8, 2003 9:30-10:55 a.m.
Pearson Early Childhood Education School in Plano, Texas
Presenting information about autism

January 11, 2003 Saturday, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children auditorium, Dallas, Texas
Presenting information: Parenting tips from the book If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an Oreo".
This seminar is open to the public at no cost. Caregivers only, no childcare available.
To attend contact Becky Ghose at TSRHC 214-559-8316 or drop her a line at:becky.ghose@tsrh.org No cost! but reservations are needed to reserve a seat.

January 23, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting, presenting information about Rage and Frustration Management

February 27, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting: Needed services survey for those having autism - children and adults

March 13, 2003
Burkhart Foundation for Autism Education
Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas

March 15, 2003 Saturday, 2:00 p.m.
Jack B. Kelley Student Center, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
Book Reading/Fund raiser for the Hali Project
Presenting from the book If you've ever wanted to crawl in the closet with an OREO...
For more information contact: Sammie Artho, Assistant Director, Student Advising,Registration & Retention Center (STARR) WTAMU Box 60868, Canyon, TX 79016
806.651.5300, Fax 806.651.5274

March 27, 2003 Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Our Children's Circle
McKinney, Texas
Anne Staton - President
972-529-3843
Discussion of management of behavioral issues

April 24, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting, moderating meeting with speaker, Dr Janet Kern from UTSWMedical sharing information about the studies she is conducting regarding autism and MKD presenting information about setting priorities.

April 25-26, 2003
Special Olympics Area 11 Spring Games
Kate and Martha Kate Downey running in 4 x 100 meter relay on a Unified team. MK not speaking just breathing hard!
UTA, Arlington, Texas

May 1, 2003
Burkhart Foundation for Autism Education
Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas

May 22-25, 2003
Special Olympics Texas State Summer Games
Martha Kate Downey coaching basketball
San Marcos, Texas

May 31, 2003 Saturday 10:00-12:00
Mesquite Parents of Children with Autism
Mesquite Main Library, Mesquite, Texas
Carol Gorgal - President
972-288-2175 or 214-641-4420
Parenting survival techniques will be discussed

June 26, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

July 16-20, 2003
2003 National Conference of the Autism Society of America
Pittsburgh, Pennysylvania
Contact autism-society.org for more information or to register
Presenting two papers/sessions:
1. Early rage/anger/frustration management: Causes and Stategies or What Do I Do About Hitting?!
2. Homeschooling the Student with Autism Spectrum Disorder - infancy through adulthood...

July 24, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

August 28, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

September 25, 2003 Thursday, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, just one block west of Central (75) on Beltline in Richardson, Texas
D.A.N.I.S.H. meeting

October 4, 2003 Saturday AM
Social Skills 101
Social skills workshop at Collin County Community College in McKinney. Martha Kate Downey in connection with speech-language pathologist, Michelle Neilon, M.S., CCC/SLP of the UTD-Callier Center for Communication Disorders in Dallas,Texas. and Educational consultant, Kathy Kelchner
The seminar is hosted by Our Children's Circle and McKinney Independent School District, McKinney, Texas
For further details or to register for the seminar contact Anne Staton.
Workshop will include informational as well as practice sessions...but perhaps best of all, camaraderie and lunch!

October 23, 2003 Thursday (8-4) 10:00-12:00
Book signing at the Maple Leaf Center Conference in Dallas, TX
Crowne Plaza Hotel, NORTH DALLAS-ADDISON, TX
14315 Midway Road
DALLAS, TX 75001
Linda J. Hudson
Maple Leaf Center, Dallas Conference

November 4, 2003 Tuesday 7:00 PM
Autism Society of Collin County
Plano/Richardson, Texas
Nagla Moussa - President
ASCC
Anger and rage management will be the topic from the book, What do I Do About Hitting

November 14, 2003 Mental Health Mental Retardation Family Advocacy Council meeting
Martha Kate Downey will be presenting dilemma for those with disabilities who wish to marry and the importance of life long learning.
The meeting will be held in the Fort Worth, TX office.

Drop me a line via email if you would like further information about these presentations or to inquire about new possibilities for presentations

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