Bereaved Parents to meet June 3

SARANAC LAKE -- The Adirondack Chapter of Bereaved Parents will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, at the Presbyterian Church Hall, 57 Church St., Saranac Lake. All parents, grandparents and adult siblings who have experienced the loss of a child/grandchild/sibling of any age are encouraged to attend and bring photos of their loved ones if they wish. For more information, call Deb or Doug at 891-0351.

Workshop offers parents insight on special-ed process

TUPPER LAKE -- Parent to Parent of NYS will host a workshop on understanding the special-education process Tuesday, June 3, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. This workshop is titled "The Special Education Process: How Regulations Can Support the Work that Parents Do!" and is presented by Kim Gardinier, trainer with the New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities. For parents who are involved with the special-education process and the professionals who support them, the training will give participants tools to become a more effective advocate for their child. They will learn skills to enhance parent-school communication and teamwork, become familiar with the regulations that govern their child's education, learn how to be prepared for meetings with school district personnel and gain knowledge about the evaluation process. The event will take place at the Family Matters Resource Center, HGA, on Marion Avenue in Tupper Lake. There is no charge but preregistration is required. To register call Denise Skiff at Family Matters, 359-8167, or Diane Lagree at Parent to Parent, 399-3006.

Family Connections event features bucket gardening

BEEKMANTOWN -- Family Connections Resource Center will host an outdoor event at Point au Roche State Park in Beekmantown Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The day begins with bucket gardening, taught by Ann Fraser and Dan Brewer. All materials are free. Then park staff will conduct nature walks, both long and short. Ice cream will be served. To register or for more information, call the center at 561-4999.

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