24 Jan

Upcoming Workshop about the SARC’s Respite Program

Shared by the Special Kids Crusade and the San Andreas Regional Center Facebook pages.

Are you approved for Respite services through the San Andreas Regional Center but are not sure how to use it? Did you know that a friend or family member (non-parent, 18 yrs and older, eligible to work in the U.S.) can be approved to provide respite for your child/consumer? Learn more at this Respite Workshop on Saturday, January 27 at 1 pm at the San Andreas Regional Center’s Salinas office. This presentation will be presented in SPANISH ONLY. You MUST RSVP to attend. Call (831) 372-2730 and ask for Laura to reserve your spot.

 

24 Jan

South County Conference hosted by the Parent Group, “Chuparrosa”

This conference was held in Spanish and English for parents and families of children with disabilities and/or special needs.  The objective was for parents to participate in the different workshops that would provide them with educational, medical and legal information about the services and rights of their children with different abilities.

“The event was awesome!  Some of our learners were able to attend the event and we were able to support them with the help of our awesome South County staff.  We had a good turn out and many parents, as well as vendors, were interested in our services.  We got many compliments from parents and vendors.” – Cynthia Valencia, South County Coordinator.

Cynthia Valencia and…

 

… Marlene Ibarra, South County Training Coordinator, assisted in the resource table by providing parents with all the necessary information about our CLM Program and Services.

 

Marlene Ibarra, Rosie Montoya (she was the event’s coordinator and we also provide services to her child) and Cynthia Valencia.
Fernando Castro, South County Behavioral Specialist II, with one of our learners, Fernando Ramirez. This was this little guy’s first time attending an event and he was very happy and excited to see our CLM team members – Fernando, Marlene, and Grisel.

 

Fernando Castro with Said, another of our learners from South County.

 

Grisel Ibarra with another of our learners, Patricia (Patty) Acosta-Lopez. Patty had a great time with us and her peers; she was always smiling and is a heartwarming little girl.

 

Patty and Fernando getting along very well and having fun!

 

Fernando rocking to the song and …

 

… dancing the Macarena!

 

“Overall, we all had fun at the even and feel thankful that our staff was able to take time to come out and help at this conference!” – Cynthia Valencia, South County Coordinator.

THANK YOU SOUTH COUNTY CLM STAFF FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND FOR THE INCREDIBLE WORK YOU DO FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. WE REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO!

Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.

13 Nov

QUINTA CONFERENCIA EDUCATIVA DEL SUR DEL CONDADO – FIFTH SOUTH COUNTY CONFERENCE

This conference took place this past Saturday, November 11th, and the objective was “to provide families the medical, legal, and educational information about the services and rights of their children with different abilities.”

This year, Tucci Learning Solutions had once again the opportunity to participate providing information about our program and services to the community. We also had a workshop session which was presented by Nancy Kelley and Cynthia Valencia, and we helped out with childcare. We were informed that the event was a total success so we want to take a minute and THANK our wonderful staff from the South County for all of your help.

Attached are pictures from this year’s conference in Soledad. ENJOY!!!!

From left to right: Nancy Kelley (South County Regional Coordinator), Edith Almanza (stopped by to say hi to the group), Cynthia Valencia (Coordinator), Clarissa Carrillo, Marlene Ibarra, Grisel Ibarra, and Fernando Castro.
Ismael Mondragon (not in the picture) and Marlene Ibarra helped at the resource table.
Cynthia Valencia and Nancy Kelley.
Nancy and Cynthia running a session on “Social Stories” (incorporating CLM/ABA strategies). – “Cynthia and I had a great group of people in our session with children averaging in the 10-year-olds.
Nancy Kelley – The parent group bought pizza for kids and staff, and they also make an amazing lunch for parents and participators. Children also perform with singing, dancing, and instrumental. I bought 6 raffle tickets and three of our staff WON prizes!!!

 

The rest of the TUCCi team ran childcare for approximately 15-20 kids. They all had a great time!Nancy Kelley – I am grateful for our South County Staff who are the most collaborative, loyal, hardworking group who also love to laugh!

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HELPING AND PARTICIPATING AT THIS YEARS SOUTH COUNTY CONFERENCE!!!

12 Sep

CLM Conference Registration NOW OPEN

Dear Colleagues,

Please help me to spread the word.

The 2017 CLM Conference Registration is now open at the CLM Center of Excellence. Please take time to navigate through the content of the conference to prepare for registration.

You will have the option to register for the full conference or single days and attend LIVE or via WEBINAR. When you click on the registration option of your choice, you will be asked to select the sessions you want to attend. As part of your checkout, you will become a registered user of the CLM Center of Excellence, the learning management portal for global CLM implementers.

Please bookmark the CLM Center of Excellence website and your personal login information and password.

When you log into the site, you will be taken to your personal dashboard which will show all of your registered courses, events, meetings, etc. This learning portal will keep track of your professional development transcript for any events and will offer a variety of learning and networking options.

Your personal dashboard will provide you with access to the course handouts to download and print and webinar links for the CLM Conference.​

Cathy Scutta, OTD, OTR/L, BCBA-D
CLM Center of Excellence
division of Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.
email: [email protected]

23 Aug

Thank you for coming to our TUCCi Open House Party!

We are so happy to report that our event was a success. Thanks to our wonderful helpers, things started right from the very beginning of our setup.

     

Our greeter was ready to meet and inform all of what was set up for the day – Allison Alvarez

The raffle and gift item tables made the occasion even more exciting.

       

Our TUCCi Mission/Moto Display

This exhibit along with the one about the Language Translations, provided great clues as participants had to answer the questions from their Passport activity book, thanks, Kristen Wood….  🙂

Our Play and Learn Stations – face painting was mostly done by Valerie Rodriguez and some of our young helpers

    

Coloring tables, games, and prizes were also set up for the kids (thank you, Claire Rodrock)

      

And, what’s a party without bubbles!!!!

We even had a Jamba Juice table (thanks to OneDigital)

And it seemed like no one complained about the food…

      

… How could you if it was accompanied by a great band! –Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

   

Our raffle drawing – announced by Vicci Tucci and Tracy Nall

  

And the winners are!!!!!

Allison Alvarez, Alejandro Magana, Rachel Tololi’s little girl, Kristina Wheelus and Philip Candreva

Allison won the Warrior’s basket

 

And last but not least. We would like you to share with you what some of our staff had to say about the event:

What a great celebration! Thanks to everyone for coming out and enjoying the afternoon with us! – Kristen Wood
It was great to see so many staff, learners and their families on Sunday. – Rae-Ann Arevalo
We had fun. It was nice to spend time with everyone while enjoying good food and great music. Our kids had a blast – Rocio Gomez & Family
So proud of all the CLMers who are translating the CLM Tool Kit into various languages around the world. – Vicci Tucci / this is only part of all the good things she had to mention 🙂
Over all, we want to thank all CLM Team Members, Colleagues, Families, and Friends for coming and spending a good time with us.
         

THANK YOU ALL!!!

From our TUCCi family!
10 Jul

Tatums Garden – SARC’s Summer Festival

Last Saturday, San Andreas Regional Center hosted the first Summer Festival of the year and it was incredible, even though the day was “super duper hot”, as expressed by our coordinator Guillermo.

As described by SARC, this is “a family day full of fun and games to welcome the summer while coming together as a Special Needs Community.” During the festival, there was all source of games, entertainment, prizes and much more. If you missed this day, don’t worry, there will be two more Summer Festivals on Saturday, July 15th – Harvey West Park, 300 Evergreen Street, Santa Cruz and Saturday, July 22nd – Rotary Play Garden, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Both events will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. So don’t forget to come and join us and stop by our booth (Tucci Learning Solutions, Inc.) to say hello.

Guillermo Reyes, Monterey Region Coordinator
Daniel Juarez, Monterey Region Coordinator
Guillermo’s wife and kids … THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

 

Thank you guys for helping out – Guillermo Reyes (and family) & Daniel Juarez, Coordinators from our Monterey Region.

26 Jun

Upcoming FREE Webinar on Bullying Prevention

Shared by Special Kids Crusade via their Facebook page.

Children with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than those without. University of Southern California’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is hosting a FREE webinar this Thursday, June 29, on Bullying Prevention of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Attendees will learn how to identify if children are victims of bullying and how to build a community of prevention through self advocacy, peer-advocacy and school support. You must register by Wednesday, June 28: http://www.uscucedd.org/upcoming-events.

20 Jun

This weekend’s Spanish Speaking Conference Was a Success!

This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the Una Voz Spanish Speaking Conference in San Jose, CA. Providers were invited by the San Andreas Regional Center and encouraged to bring and share information about their organizations with the Spanish speaking community.

This was the first time that Tucci Learning Solutions participated in this conference and our wonderful team members told us that they had a great time talking about our CLM program and services with parents and assistants who stopped at our resource table. We want to extend a special THANK YOU to our CLM Coordinator Guillermo Reyes, for his willingness and enthusiasm to participate during this year’s conference and also to Daniel Juarez for making himself available to help out too. Thank you guys for your incredible work.

Guillermo Reyes, CLM Coordinator
Daniel Juarez, CLM Coordinator In-Training
28 Mar

Save the Date – Competent Learner Model Conference

Coach and Administrator Pre-Conference Institute Keynote: Protecting and Sustaining CLM Implementation—Why Evidence is Not Enough: Lessons Learned from Direct Instruction, Dr. Cathy Watkins.
Day 1: CLM Inspired Implementation Innovations: What’s New & What’s Next – CLM ICE credential, CLM Coaching Process and Certification, CLM Licensing, CLM Certificate Programs, CLM Training Labs, CLMMIS, Fluency FlashCards, Teaching Machine
Dr. Cathy Scutta, Vicci Tucci.
Day 2 Keynote: Innovations in Learning: Moving Towards Personalization, Dr. Janet Twyman.

13 Mar

REACH Theatre’s Spring 2017 program begins April 1. Register online today!

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Special Kids Crusade’s REACH Theatre is an inclusive theater program open to children and young adults, ages 12 to 22.  REACH Theatre offers young people of
all abilities opportunities to build self-confidence, improve communication skills and explore new ways of expression, while learning how to work effectively and creatively with others.
REACH Theatre’s Spring 2017 program will take place over six consecutive Saturday mornings*, 9 am – 11 am, beginning April 1 and culminating with a performance on Saturday, May 13.
Space is extremely limited.  Registration closes when program fills.
For more information, view our registration brochure (PDF) or call (831) 372-2730.
*Note: No rehearsal on Saturday, April 15 due to the Easter holiday weekend.

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