Monthly Archives: June 2012


    Put on by the wonderful group from the Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center, this camp will have two sessions, 7/30-8/3 and 8/6-8/10. The camp is staffed by individuals skilled to support campers with unique needs. There will be a wide variety of activities for campers to have fun with, including SURFING!!! To find out more Continue Reading

  • Community Safety for Children with Disabilities

    Title: Community Safety for Children with DisabilitiesLocation: Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention CenterLink out: Click hereDescription: From KPS4Parents, “Join us as we partner with the City of Oxnard – along with representatives from local emergency services, specialists in the fields of behavior, communication, and social/emotional functioning, and other local community organizations – to provide an Continue Reading

  • Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities . . .

    Professors George H.S. Singer (U.C. Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education), David Biegel (Case Western Reserve University) and Patricia Conway (Maryville State University), have co-edited Family Support and Family Caregiving across Disabilities (Routledge, 2011). This book is among the first to look at the unique needs as well as common experiences of families who Continue Reading

  • Congratulations JOANNA ! ! !

    Our Joanna Crookston (aka TROUBLE!) will be in UCSB’s graduation ceremonies TOMORROW!!! Joanna’s Master’s degree has focused on supporting individuals challenged with brain injury learn and utilize social skills. We’re all VERY PROUD of our Joanna!!! YEAH!!! :}

  • Dr. Hayden Awarded For Service . . .

    Our own Dr. Lisa was presented with an award today by Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy for her dedicated service to the senior citizens of Ventura County. Lisa has served on the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council since 2010. This group examines the current and future needs of seniors in our community Continue Reading

  • Dr. Hayden HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!

    Dr. Hayden’s article describing her research on using internet technology to support carers of seniors challenged with memory impairment is out in this issue of Psychological Services. This ground-breaking research will certainly come in play as the number of people with memory disorders increases and the need to support those who care for them in Continue Reading

  • WELCOME Selena!!!

    Dr Selena Nakano has joined the Hayden Family! Selena recently received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University and returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara to begin the next phase of her young and promising career. She is certified by the National Association of School Psychologist and the Arizona Department of Education Continue Reading


    After making up some story about some vague condition requiring her to take time off (reportedly PREGNANT! HA!!!) then a miraculous cure (supposedly she “delivered”), Dena has decided to return to “work” and grace us with her presence. :} Everyone please drop Dena a line and welcome her back!

  • SUPPORT GROUP! Adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Title: SUPPORT GROUP! Adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder Location: United Methodist Church, Wesley Building, 1515 Fredricks, San Luis Obispo Link out: Click here Description: “This group is intended to provide an opportunity for adults with Autism or Asperger’s to get together, to share information and life experiences, and to meet others who may have Continue Reading