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January 11, 2013

Support group meets Monday

There will be a meeting of the Asperger Syndrome Support Group on Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Higgins conference room of Anna Jaques Hospital, 25 Highland Ave., Newburyport. A general discussion, including recent successes and challenges is planned.

The support group addresses the concerns of parents of school-aged children diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, high-functioning autism, or related challenges. Meetings are free, open to the public, and serve families from all neighboring communities.

The group is sponsored by the Asperger’s Association of New England.

Hearing seminar Wednesday

Are you constantly asking people to repeat themselves? Do you wish people would stop mumbling? Do you really have a hearing problem? How can you find out in a safe environment?

Digital Hearing Healthcare is holding a free educational hearing seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9:45 a.m. at the Senior Center, 155 Haverhill St., Lawrence. The session will address questions and topics such as how the ear works, protecting your hearing ability, understanding common hearing issues, enhancing communication and listening skills, common psychological effects of sound voids, hearing technology costs and advancements in that technology.

To reserve a seat, call 978-620-3540. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Running series begins Jan. 20

Fitness instructor Nancy McCarthy will begin her Snowflake Series running camp on Jan. 20.

Created to motivate runners and walkers to continue their fitness programs outdoors all through the winter, increase their speed and endurance, and have some fun, the Snowflake Series meets at the Plum Island Coffee Roasters at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings for five weeks.

For more information, contact McCarthy at 978-499-0993 or by e-mail at Nancy@getrealfitness.com.

Dyslexia seminar set for this month

If you, your child, or your students have difficulties with reading, decoding, phonemic awareness, writing, spelling, math, or attention deficits, dyslexia could be the cause. Join New England Dyslexia Solutions for a free informational seminar on Monday, Jan. 28 that will offer in-depth understanding of what dyslexia is, signs to look for, and solutions that help.

The seminar will begin at 10 a.m. in Amesbury at Boston North Technology Park on Haverhill Road, building A, conference room, 110.

Registration is required. Call 978-337-7753 or register online at http://ne-dyslexia.com/calendar.html.

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