Wednesday, September 26, 2012

9-25-12 meeting Capitol School of Austin

Hey everyone!

Thanks to all of those who made it out to our second meeting. We had guest speakers from the Capitol School of Austin. They discussed their how their program works, what type of benefits they provide to children and their families, and volunteer opportunities.

Non-profit org
Capitol school program
Evaluation and therapy clinic
o Meets needs of families in Austin area
o Tutoring
o Reading
o Educational testing
Program overview
Pre-K – 4th grade
Therapist led
Low student teacher ratios
o One-on-one teaching
o Have assistants and volunteers in all classes
Individual treatment plans
Leveled class approach
Specialized assistants
Occupational therapy
Volunteer opportunities
Attend monthly Visitors’ Day
o Tour of school
o Sit it in 2 classrooms
Contact Capitol School at (512) 467-7006
To volunteer: email –
There are still about 5-6 spots open for volunteers this semester!!!

 ***There is an upcoming social this Saturday, Sept. 29 at Dave and Bussters off of Mopac and 183 at 6pm! Be sure to sign up on the google doc if you need a ride!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Thanks to everyone that came to our first meeting and to our first social of the semester. The meeting was very informational! We we over our plans for the semester, membership requirements, introduced our very own officers, faculty advisers, and our CSD Department Chair

Membership Requirements:
Dues: $30 for the year
          $25 for the Fall semester only
          Due by the third meeting!
          T-shirts are included with dues and will be here next meeting!
          Online members can visit Hayden on Mon. Sept. 17 from 3-5
     and on Tue. Sept. 18 from 12-2 at the BMC 
2 fundraisers per semester
2 socials per semester
2 service points per semester

We will be selling old NSSLHA t-shirts on Mon. Sept. 17 form 3-5 and on Tues. Sept. 18 from 12-2 at the BMC. They will be between $1-$5.

Letters for Dr. Matyear:
As many of you know, Dr. Matyear is undergoing chemo. Thank you to everyone who has written her a card. We are sure they will cheer her up! Online members can submit their cards to Hayden on Mon. Sept. 17 from 3-5 or Tues. Sept. 18 from 12-2 at the BMC.

Upcoming events:
Fundraiser: Bakesale! 
Sept. 25 from 9:15am-2pm at CMA Plaza
Sept. 26 from 9:45 am-2pm at CMA Plaza
Work a shift for an hour= 1 point
Bring a baked good= 1 point
Can earn up to 4 points!!

Social: Dave and Busters!
Sept. 29 at 6pm
Stay one hour to earn social point. Be sure to sign in with an officer!!

We also introduced:
Dr. Champlin - CSD Department Chair
Dr. Davis - CSD professor and NSSLHA adviser
Dr. Franco - CSD professor and NSSLHA adviser (could not make it to the meeting)

Upcoming Meetings:
9/25: Guest speakers from Capitol School of Austin
10/9: Guest speakers from Austin Speech Labs
10/23: Grad School Panel

Please let me know if you need to be an online member if you haven't already!

Looking forward to great semester!! :)