Programs for Educators and Families
Drop-In Hours for Parent/Caregiver Support (NEW)
Do you have questions or need support? We are here to help. A Chris Walsh Center staff member is available to meet during designated “drop in” hours each week during the FSU academic year. If you would like to speak with someone on the telephone or over zoom, you can set up a meeting using this link:
Or call us at anytime and leave a voicemail or email us:
(508) 215-5630 , email@example.com
- Mondays 3:30 - 5:30 PM
- Wednesdays 7:30 - 8:30 PM
- Fridays 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Check back soon for our next event!
UPCOMING PARENT / CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP
TBA: Stay tuned for more details soon about our next parent / caregiver support group.
Dan Habib Film Screenings & Discussions
Dan Habib last visited Framingham State University in 2013 for well-attended public screenings of his documentary films Including Samuel and Who Cares About Kelsey?
OPENING DOORS TO COLLEGE (Thursday, March 25 from 7:00-8:30 pm): Hundreds of colleges across the US are opening doors to higher education for students with intellectual disability. “Opening Doors to College” shows how students like Curtis, Janet, Fudia, and Missy are leading this inclusion revolution as they immerse themselves in classes, residential life, extracurricular activities, and the entire college experience at Millersville and Temple Universities.
INTELLIGENT LIVES (Thursday, February 25th from 7:00 – 9:00 PM) is a 70-minute film that stars three pioneering young American adults with intellectual disabilities—Micah, Naieer, and Naomie—who challenge perceptions of intelligence as they navigate high school, college, and the workforce. Academy Award-winning actor and narrator Chris Cooper contextualizes the lives of these central characters through the emotional personal story of his son Jesse, as the film unpacks the shameful and ongoing track record of intelligence testing in the U.S. INTELLIGENT LIVES is a catalyst to transform the label of intellectual disability from a life sentence of isolation into a life of possibility for the most systematically segregated people in America.
Black Boys Beyond Stereotypes: A Call to Action
A panel discussion on the documentary Black Boys with two of the film's commentators -- Dr. Travis Bristol, Assistant Professor of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mr. Conan Harris, former Executive Director of My Brother's Keeper Boston -- as well as FSU Math and Secondary Education student Dan Karanja '21.
Thursday, February 18th, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM (Zoom)
Parent/Caregiver Support Group: Managing the Challenges of Remote Learning
Mondays 6:30-7:30 PM (5 week session) Nov. 16th - Dec 15th, Held over Zoom
Panel Presentation: What’s It Like Having Epilepsy?
The panelists will talk about how their experiences with epilepsy impact them on a day to day basis. They will talk about the challenges they faced, and how they manage them. They are willing to answer any of your questions regarding the epilepsy condition. There are 3.4 million people that live in the world with active epilepsy. Come hear about what it is like to have epilepsy and how you can help those with this condition.
Tuesday, November 17th, 2:30-3:30 PM (Held over Zoom)
Children with Epilepsy and Seizures in the Classroom
Presenter: Susan Linn, the CEO of Epilepsy Foundation New England
There are 17,000 young people living with epilepsy in MA, with seizure types that range from “staring spells” to convulsions. This presentation will cover epilepsy basics and help participants recognize seizures, understand the impact of epilepsy on students, and help participants respond to seizures with timely and appropriate care.
Tuesday, November 10th, 12:30-1:30 PM (Held over Zoom)
Supporting Twice-Exceptional Learners at School and at Home
Presenter: Dr. MaryGrace Stewart, President of the Massachusetts Association for Gifted Education (MAGE)
Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020, 10:30-11:30 AM
Location: Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Archived Webinar Video: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/9a0ba076364942299f6ec9a6e778ef21
Moving from a reactive to a proactive approach in education: The importance of screening, early identification, and preventive strategies for dyslexia and other reading disabilities
Presenter: Dr. Nadine Gaab, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, & Harvard Graduate School of Education
Date: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, 12:30-1:30 PM
Location: McCarthy Center Forum and Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Archived Webinar Video: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/recording/898ee9fb4b2045e7a9feda0b14edc0a6
Preparing Teachers to Implement Culturally Responsive Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Presenter: Dr. James Cressey, Associate Professor of Education, Framingham State University
Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Location: Alumni Room and Online via Blackboard Collaborate
Archived Webinar Video: https://us-lti.bbcollab.com/collab/ui/session/playback/load/8ebd63b3064e419dbf0764d98c6b4de4