October Sibshops - Rock Balancing
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
The Family Support Network provides services at no cost to families. Gifts of any amount help us do this! You can donate to FSN by clicking HERE
and designate your gift to FSN using the comment box.
Breakfast with Santa!
Clemmons Presbyterian Church
The Family Support Network will host our annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec 2nd at Clemmons Presbyterian Church. There will be 2 sessions to choose from (9-11 or 11-1) and both will include breakfast, games, crafts and an opportunity to visit with Santa and have a family picture taken. Reservations are required and will be taken beginning November 1st with a deadline of November 22th
. Please call the Family Support Network office at 336-703-4289 to reserve your spot! For more information, click HERE
El Grupo de Espernaza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs
Monday November 13, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Group will meet at El Buen Pastor Community Center
Sibs Under Pressure: Good Pressure vs Bad Pressure
November 17, 2017
Reservations taken 2 weeks prior to each event.
The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Sibshops are special events for kids ages 5-14 who have a brother or sister with special needs. Please call the Family Support office at 336.703.4289
or email Chris at ChrisFSN@theCFEC.org
to reserve your spot or for more information.
Public Drop-In Sessions for Parks and Open Space Plan Update
An update to the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Parks and Open Space Plan is underway. City and County staff need your input to establish the recommendations that will guide the future of the City and County Park Systems. Five public drop-in sessions will be held during the month of November to allow citizens an opportunity to let the City and County staff know their thoughts on the City and County parks. Come by anytime during a session to provide your input and talk with staff.
- Thursday, November 2nd, 6-8 pm at the Triad Park Woodland Hall, 9652 W. Market Street, Kernersville
- Tuesday, November 7th, 6-8 pm at the Salem Lake Marina Center, 1001 Salem Lake Road, Winston-Salem
- Monday, November 27th, 6-8 pm at the Southside Library, 3185 Buchanan Street, Winston-Salem
- Tuesday, November 28th, 6-8 pm at the Lewisville Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville
- Wednesday, November 29th, 4-6 pm at the Bethabara Park Visitor Center, 2147 Bethabara Road, Winston-Salem
New Class for Individuals with Down Syndrome or IDD
Forsyth Technical Community College
NEW class being offered through Forsyth Tech’s HRD (Human Resources Development) program. It is for individuals with Downs syndrome or IDD, who are no longer in high school (at least for the sessions currently…due to the time of day. Also, they need to be Forsyth county residents.) The class will be geared toward pre-employment skills, professionalism and soft skills as well as other on the job related skills. There will be some real life exposure and training on using public transportation, and overview of finances and technology.
The class will be held at Forsyth Tech, West campus on Bolton St. It will be a total of 5 weeks. Because the class is officially registered with Forsyth Tech under their HRD courses, students will receive a certification of completion for job readiness form FTCC. Students will register through The Enrichment Center (not FTCC). The Enrichment Center will pay for tuitions which aren’t waived, parking passes, and the purchase of a tablet per student. The tablet will be given to the student at the completion of the class with the hopes that it will provide them with a tool to use many of the skills they would have learned from the course. There will also be weekly field trips to enrich the experience. Please contact Debbie Potts at 336-777-0076 ext 1026 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to register for the upcoming 2018 classes. For more information, click HERE.
Two opportunities to become foster parents in our area…
Crossnore Foster Care & Adoptions program needs you!
If you have a heart for children, find out if being a foster parent is right for you. The next training class begins on January 16, 2018 and now is a great time to learn more about what it takes to help children in this way. Contact Kelly Riley at Crossnore for more information or with any questions that you have.
Children’s Home Society
This is a good opportunity for parents and staff to learn more about CHS and their family and therapeutic foster care programs. If you would like to speak to someone about this please contact:
Family Recruitment Specialist
Children’s Home Society of NC
604 Meadow St
Greensboro, NC 27405
For more information, click HERE
Community Needs Assessment Survey
Cardinal Innovations is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey from November 1st through November 20th. We are interested in hearing from members, family members, providers, and stakeholders on service needs from a community perspective. Completing this survey helps us plan for future service needs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use disorders. Beginning November 1st, the short survey will be available by clicking HERE. To access a Spanish version of the survey, click HERE.