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Happy Holidays from The Hagedorn Little Village School!


The Hagedorn Little Village School is pleased to present a series of evening workshops for professionals and parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Evening Sessions: Tuesdays 7:00 to 8:30 pm

The fee for each workshop is $30

​Certificates of completion of each workshop will be provided for participants.  

Early registration for each workshop is recommended!  

For further information, please contact Eileen Townsend Williams at 516.520.6026 or at

Click on the Register button to mail in a registration form.

Date: Tuesday October 22, 2019

Inexpensive Educational Crafts to do with Your Child                                     

Presenter: Patricia Pizza, SAS

Come and enjoy this fun interactive evening. Participate in a “hands-on” workshop of different educational crafts to do with your child. Items will include inexpensive hand-made holiday gifts and cards, edible crafts and more!  All activities can be adapted for all development levels and abilities. Bring a smock or wear something that you can get messy in!

Date:  Tuesday November 19, 2019

AAC from A to Z: An overview of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) 

Presenter: Jessica Resnick, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

This workshop will focus on the communication needs of children that utilize Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Attendees will be introduced to techniques for using low – high tech Augmentative and Alternative devices. Strategies for the use of assistive technology and implementation of AAC will be demonstrated. Additionally, attendees will learn how to use AAC in everyday life, basics of programming and accessing inexpensive online communication tools.

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2020

An Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis                                                    

Presenters: Lauren Sciubba, MA

This workshop will give participants an introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis. Topics covered include basic principles of ABA such as reinforcement, functions of behaviors, an overview of antecedent and consequential interventions, as well as effective strategies that can be used in the classroom, clinic, and home.

Date: Thursday Febraury 27, 2020

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder, and what it is not                                   

Presenters: Fern Sandler, Ph.D.

Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Date: Tuesday March 25, 2020

Language Basics                             

Presenters: Melissa Brown, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD  & Amanda Kiefel MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

This workshop is designed for parents and professionals and will provide an overview of language development.  Participants will gain an understanding of pragmatic development, language content and form and the integration of these concepts to develop effective communication.  A variety of techniques to facilitate interactions, communication and language development will be explored.       

All Little Village center-based staff members and parents of a Little Village child must use the paper format of the registration form!

Free of charge to center-based staff and parents of HLVS students