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Check in often… you will find news and information about services, groups and presentations offered at Weaver Center’s offices and at other locations. Information of interest to our community and links to helpful resources will also be posted.

And please feel free to leave comments of your own if you have questions, concerns, recommendations, or wish to share your own insight!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

with Dr. Robert (Buck) Weaver

January 19th, 7:00-8:30 pm

Get support and information on ADHD and Excutive Function issues, decreasing homework stress, advocating for your child and empowering your children to be self-advocates, behavior mangement systems, and more.

Please also join us on February 16 and March 15, 2012

30 Boston Post Road, 2nd Floor, Wayland, MA
(behind the Gulf station)

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is helpful: 508-358-1112, ext. 210 or info@weavercenter.org

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dr. Weaver's Advice to Parents of Young Adults

Looking Toward A New Year

The prospect of a new year brings to mind fresh starts, making goals and resolutions to improve one’s life. You might have goals for your child or young adult, whether it be preparing for college entrance exams, getting him to apply for a job or become self-sufficient outside your home.

Young adults can get stuck at home and become difficult to dislodge. They make lots of cooperative statements, such as “I’ll apply for that job tomorrow,” but they are unable to follow through due to their habitual pattern of behavior.

Young people have difficulty taking initiation in terms of receiving services at Weaver Center, and are sometimes resistant to parents’ efforts to enroll them in tutoring or coaching programs. If this is true for your young adult, Dr Weaver offers this advice to parents on how to get your young adult child to engage in a workshop. Consider the following:

1) Parent(s) can have an initial meeting with Dr. Weaver and Marla Stone, Life Coach and Facilitator of Weaver Center’s “Failure to Launch” workshop, so all can understand the strengths and challenges of the young adult and develop a strategy to start and maintain their engagement in the process.

2) If there is a high interest in a privilege or material want, Dr. Weaver has found it successful to offer that as a payment for engagement in the program.

3) Often there is another adult in the child’s life who gets along with him or her and is trusted by the parents. Ask that person to help get your son/daughter to Weaver Center rather than have it be a stress-filled request by the parents.

4) Weaver Center clinicians are able, and have had success, working with young adults via Skype. If they are tough to get out of the house, we can work with them via Skype to help get them to engage in the process.

For more information on the "Failure to Launch" workshop, see http://www.weavercenter.org/page.asp?pg=94
Third Thursday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30pm

Format is Q&A with Dr. Robert A. (Buck) Weaver, III, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist and Director of The Weaver Center LLC

Please join us December 15, 2011 and January 19, 2012
30 Boston Post Road, 2nd Floor, Wayland, MA 01778
(behind the Gulf station)

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is helpful: 508-358-1112 ext. 210



If your child is on an IEP or 504 Plan does he know what is on it and understand it? Is your child getting the services, follow-through and accountability she needs? Are you doing all you can to support your child at school and at home?

Dr. Robert A. Weaver, III, Ph.D., Neuropsychologist and Director of The Weaver Center LLC, will lead a Parent Support Group on two Monday evenings. He will provide information and answer questions to help you help your child get the most out of school.

Groups will meet on Monday, January 23 and 30, 2012, 7-8:30 pm in the Greenhound Building, 10 Washington Street.

The Parent Group is offered through Nantucket Community Schools. Please go to: www.nantucketcommunityschools.com to register. Click on Adult Education, then go to the 2nd page of the course list. The course is called "Winter 2012: Parent Support Group with Dr. Weaver." The fee is $15 to cover NCS's costs.