FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Family Support Network (Birth to 3) and Pre-School Partners (ages 3-5)
Kristy Mirando, Parent Coordinator
The Family Support Network (FSN) was created to meet the needs of Maryland families with children, birth to 3, who have been identified as havening developmental delays or disabilities by: (a) providing information to families regarding community services; (b) referring families to local support groups, workshops, and advocacy groups; (c) providing opportunities for families to network and share ideas and experiences; and (d) helping to link “experienced” parents with parents of newly identified children with similar needs.
Preschool Partners provide ongoing support to families of children ages 3 through 5, maintaining the connection with the local Infants & Toddlers Program, as well as, fostering new connections among families, preschool programs, and community services.
Partners for Success (ages 3 – 21)
Jennifer Doege, Parent Coordinator
Partners from Success seeks to: (a) increase parental involvement in the special education decision making process; (b) provide information and resources about disabilities and community services; (c) assist families in resolving concerns and making informed decisions regarding their child’s education; (d) increase collaborative relationships through information and training. Newsletters:
Date: October 1, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Centreville Public Library
Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties
Presented by: Mr. Rich Weinfeld
Fall Festival at Dominic’s Farm
Date: Tuesday, October 16th
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
Come join Family Support/Infants and Toddlers Program for a fun day at the farm! Ages birth to 5, siblings welcome, too! Please RSVP to Kristy.email@example.com
Petting zoo with mini donkeys, horses, cow, chickens, potbelly pig, cats & rabbits!
Location: Dominic’s Farm - 130 Governors Way in Queenstown
Sibshops provide young brothers and sisters peer support and information in a lively, recreational setting.
Sibshops are evidence of their loving concern for the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with a person who has a disability. For the kids who attend Sibshops they will meet other siblings, have fun, and talk about the good & the not-so-good parts of having a sibling with special needs with others who "get it." Learn how other brothers and sisters handle sticky situations sometimes faced by siblings. Most of all have some FUN!
Date: Saturday, November 10th
Time: 9:00am - 11:30am
Location: Centreville Elementary School
(Pre-Registration is required) Please contact Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective Strategies for Challenging Behaviors
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Centreville Library
Presented by Dawn Fraser, Ed.D., BCBA, LBA, QACPS Infants & Toddlers Coordinator
Topics include: Understanding the cause of challenging behaviors and implementing effective strategies to mitigate these behaviors