Special-needs conference planned April 17 at HCC

The Baltimore Sun

Harford Community College will hold a spring child-care conference, "What Is So Special About Special Needs?" April 17 in the Chesapeake Center on the Bel Air campus.

The conference begins with dinner at 6 p.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. with door prize drawings.

The cost is $25; $23 for members of the Harford/Cecil County Director's Association.

Keynote speakers include:

Katie Swanson, coordinator of the intermediate therapeutic autism program at the Forbush School.

Sherry Moyer, a regional Asperger Syndrome consultant for Northwestern Human Services, where she focuses on curriculum development and staff training in Asperger Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorders.

Attendees also will learn about resources in the community for special-needs children.

Information: 410-836-4113.

Harford Friends School offers summer programs

The Harford Friends School will offer summer learning programs for children ages 4 to 13 from June 16 to the week of Aug. 11.

For ages 4 to 6:

Backyard Wonders, July 28 to Aug. 1.

Animal Crackers Aug. 11 to Aug. 15.

For ages 6 to 8:

Worms to Wings, July 21 to July 22.

Fun With Spanish, Aug. 4 to Aug. 8.

For ages 8 to 12:

Castles, Knights and Kingdoms, July 16 to July 20.

Go Green! Beyond Recycling, July 14 to July 18.

For ages 10 to 13:

Ornithology for Everyone, June 23 to June 27.

For ages 11 to 13:

Creative Theatre and Improvisation, July 7 to July 11.

Programs are held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays in Fallston. The cost is $190 per session, plus an activities fee for most programs of not more than $30.

Classes are filling fast, and early registration is recommended.

Information: 410-452-5507.

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