FSN Community News
May/June 2018
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FSN Team
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
To give away: 
  • BAHA hearing aid batteries size 13A pack of 8
  • Prevail briefs
  • washer/dryer
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.
Thank you, Gavin!
Many thanks to our friend Gavin!  Gavin collected donations of gift cards for us to help NICU families.
READ Winston-Salem is looking for vounteers!
For more information, click HERE.
Sensory Storytime
Forsyth Central Children's Library
4th Saturday of the month
For more information, click HERE.
Rare Disease Support Group
Meets 1st Thrsday of the month in Kernersville. For more information, click HERE.
Let's Get Fit Together
Fitness Classes at Robinhood Road Family YMCA for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, $5 per class. Questions - contact YMCA 336-251-1090
Learn. Play. Thrive.
ONLINE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR KIDS WITH AUTISM - FREE online resources, and video tutorials. For more information, click HERE.
New Adaptive Clothing Line
Check out Target’s new adaptive clothing line for men, women and children https://www.target.com/c/adaptive-clothing/-/N-ksyrz
Follow Us on Facebook
Be sure to “like” The Centers for Exceptional Children on Facebook. Family Support Network regularly posts information and updates.
The NC Department of Public instruction is accepting comments on proposed changes in practices in the evaluation and identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
You can review these changes at https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/asdpolicy.pdf
Comments can be submitted in writing to autismspectrumdisorder@dpi.nc.gov.

Picnic at Little Creek!
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Friday, May 11, 2018
6:00-8:30 PM
Please RSVP 336.703.4289
Little Creek Shelter and Playground
610 Foxcroft Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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.

El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs TOPIC: Activity planning for a successful summer!
Monday May 14, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services
4637 Tim Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Next date is June 11, 2018
Questions?  Call/email Rosa Sanchez at 336-703-4289 or RosaFSN@theCFEC.org

Article ImageFREE Stepping Stones 2-part Parenting Institute
Saturday May 19 and June 16 from 9:00-2:00
This small group will focus on positive parenting strategies as well as managing challenging behaviors in children with special needs.  Open to families who have children between 2-12 years. The group will meet at The Children’s Center (2315 Coliseum Drive, WS, NC 27106) and be limited to 12 parents. 
Please call the Family Support Network to reserve your space 336-703-4289.  

Exceptional Families Meeting
Topic: “Let’s be honest - sometimes the glass really is half empty”
A real conversation about grief, discouragement and loss. 
Shannon Bruggen, Facilitator
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Thursday, May 31, 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
Save the date ****June 28th Exceptional Families Picnic 6:00-8:00 PM
Little Creek Shelter playground & splashpad - bring a dish to share!

Offered in July - Fee
Aquabilities is a program that teaches youth and adults with disabilities how to move, swim, and play in the water. Aquabilities lessons are offered on a one-on-one basis at Reynolds Park Pool. For more information contact Carlie Pudney 336-727-2425 or carliep@cityofws.org

Wake the World
Free Adaptive Water Skiing Event
Coming to NC (Badin Lake) 
June 14 & 15, 2018
Wake the World Adaptive on Facebook or www.waketheworld.org

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