FSN Community News
April 2018
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FSN Team
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
To give away: 
  • Prevail briefs, size small adult 80-100 lbs 20-31”
  • Wheelchair with tray used for older child weighing approx 85 lbs
  • Bath chair
  • Wheelchair for child 50 lbs comes apart for trasporting in a car
  • Carseat for a larger child up to 130 lbs
  • Pediasure Peptide 
If you have something you would like to give to another family or if you are looking for an item, please let us know and we will be happy to share this in our newsletter.  Please call 336.703.4289 for more info or email Chris at ChrisFSN@theCFEC.org.
Help for financially disadvantaged families
Social Animals Group
Come join the Social Animals Group for adults with intellectual disabilities (ages 18+). This is a fun time to meet others, build friendships, play games and other activities, and pizza will be served!
Social Animals Group will be the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Family Services Center (1200 S. Broad Street) from 6:30-8:30pm. Attendance Fee is $5.00.
To RSVP or for more information please contact Genevieve Athens at 336-946-6026 or at athensgs@gmail.com.
FREE Parenting Classes at ABC of NC
For more information, click HERE.
Sensory Storytime
Forsyth Central Children's Library
4th Saturday of the month
For more information, click HERE.
It's Time to Play Ball!
The Challenger League 
For more information, click HERE.
Walk in the Park & Jamboree
Mark your calendars for the Walk in the Park & Jamboree hosted by Horizons Residential Care Center on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 9:00am-1:00pm. The fun-filled day will include a Fun Walk at Horizons Park, Food Trucks, Vendors, Family Games, Music, Prizes, and lots more! Event will take place at Horizons Residential Care Center, 100 Horizons Lane, Rural Hall, NC 27045. For more information, please visit https://www.horizonscenter.org/
YoungLife Capernaum
Saturday, April 21, 2018
For details about the upcoming April event, click HERE
To learn more about YoungLife Capernaum" visit https://forsythcounty.younglife.org/Pages/Capernaum.aspx  
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TRIPLE P Small Group Parenting Series
For parents of children 2-5 years with special needs
Reservations are now being taken for our TRIPLE P SMALL GROUP.  In this series, parents will learn strategies that have proven to be effective for children with special needs.  Space will be limited to 14 parents and child care is provided.  The series is comprised of 6 group meetings and 3 one-on-one consults with an instructor. 
Meetings are scheduled for Saturday mornings April 21-May 19 (9:00-11:30) with a final meeting on morning of June 16, 2018.  The deadline for registration will be April 16th. Call Family Support Network at 336-703-4289 to register.

El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs TOPIC: Legal Aid Services, Bessy Espinal
Monday April 9, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services
4637 Tim Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Questions?  Call/email Rosa Sanchez at 336-703-4289 or RosaFSN@theCFEC.org

Sneetches at Sibshops!
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April 13, 2018
6:00-8:30 PM
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.

Exceptional Families Meeting
Topic: The Importance of Teaching Social Skills
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Thursday, April 26, 2018
Dinner 5:30 PM
Meeting from 6:00-7:30 PM with childcare.
There is no cost, but RSVP is required.
Please RSVP at 336-703-4289.
Little Creek Recreation Center
610 Foxcroft Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Exceptional Families is a monthly discussion group for parents of children of all ages with special needs

Autism Awareness Workshop
The Special Children's School
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Want to find out more about autism? Want to know more about how to work effectively with a person on the autism spectrum? Join us on April 17, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 pm at The Special Children's School for this FREE workshop.  
4505 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Support Parent Training Dinner
Training event for parents of kids with special needs who would like to offer support to other parents
April 30, 2018, 6:00-8:30 pm
Must RSVP by April 23rd, some prep work required 
Call 336-703-4289 to register
The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
FREE Book Gifting Program
Article ImageDolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. Many selections are also available in braille and audio format. Follow this link to register your child:

Spring WAASP Events
Winston-Salem Adaptive Arts and Sports Program
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A free program provider by Wake Forest Student Volunteers. Location is Reynolds Gym on the WFU campus
DATES: April 8, April 22
TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
For additional  information please contact:
Karen Gusmer - gusmkc15@wfu.edu or 336-528-1982

Vitamix Blender
Product Discount Program
Vitamix offers product discounts to parents and guardians who are caring for a child with a feeding or swallowing challenge and can show a financial need. If you meet these criteria, you may apply for a product discount.  https://www.vitamix.com/us/en_us/Customer-Service/Contact-Us/Product-Discount-Program

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