Family Support Network Staff
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
Horticultural Therapy with JoAnn Yates
March 10, 2017
Reservations taken 2 weeks prior to each event.
The Children’s Center
2315 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
For more information, click HERE
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
Monday March 13, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
El Buen Pastor Latino Community Services
4637 Tim Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Exceptional Families Meeting
Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Dinner at 5:30 PM
Meeting and Childcare
The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THE MARCH EXCEPTIONAL FAMILIES MEETING!
Dinner and childcare are provided free of charge with RSVPs. RSVP to ChrisFSN@theCFEC.org
or by calling our Family Support Network office at 336-703-4289.
Exceptional Families is a monthly discussion group for parents of children of all ages with special needs.
FSN Mentor Parent Training
Would you like to feel more confident in supporting other parents of children with special needs?
Saturday April 22, 2017
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Chat & Snack
Can you help us make some connections?
The Family Support Network of Greater Forsyth provides three outreach events a month at our local hospitals. We partner with local groups and restaurants who would like to provide dinner to families who have children at Brenner Children’s Hospital or in one of our local Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Units. We are currently looking for groups who are interested in providing volunteers and food for an event in 2017.
Do you have a connection with a volunteer group, civic organization or restaurant that might like to sponsor a “CHAT & SNACK” at one of our local hospitals? Please call the Family Support Network office at 336-703-4289 for more details about this wonderful community service.
NC ABLE Saving Account Opportunities
Join National Disability Institute, The Collaborative and North Carolina Department of State Treasurer on March 9 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
to learn about ABLE accounts. The NC ABLE accounts are an opportunity for people with disabilities to save money in a tax-deferred account for expenses related to health and wellness, employment supports, education, housing, and other costs not covered by Medicaid. This webinar will provide an overview of ABLE accounts including who is eligible to open an ABLE account, how to open an account and how an ABLE account can help. ABLE accounts offer a means to increase protected savings that can improve the quality of life for people who have a disability now and in the future. This webinar is supported by the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities through the Upward to Financial Stability initiative. For more information or to register click HERE.
Young Life Capernaum Club
Young Life Program for Young Adults with Disabilities
Meets one Saturday each month during the school year at the Robinhood YMCA.
3474 Robinhood Rd.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Next Meeting: March 18, 2017, 4:00-5:30 PM
This is a specially designed Young Life program for young adults (ages14-22) with disabilities. This program uses a reverse inclusion model so lots of our typical teen friends come too! Everyone is welcome! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Greater Forsyth County Young Life office at 336.725.1750 if you have questions. For more information click HERE
3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome
Fun Run and 5K Race
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00 AM & 5K Race at 8:30 AM
If you're a runner, you love to cross finish lines. So what's better than crossing one finish line?? Crossing TWO FINISH LINES!! The 3-2-1 Dash for Down Syndrome celebrates the individuals who have an extra (3rd) copy of the 21st chromosome, so this race has a little something extra too! Official times will be recorded at the 5K finish line, but runners dash the extra 0.11 mile to a second finish line at 3.21 miles, in honor of the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome present in individuals with Down syndrome. And once you cross that first finish line, you'll be joined by DASHers with Down syndrome to cheer you on as you cross the 3.21 line.
NC Sibling Conference
For Adult Siblings of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
10 AM - 5 PM
The first ever North Carolina conference for adult siblings of individuals with developmental disabilities will be held at the Hampton Inn & Suites Carrboro
, just minutes away from UNC Chapel Hill.
The conference will be followed by “Sibs InFocus,” an advocacy gallery and networking event free to siblings and sibling supporters from the community at large (Starts at 6 PM). Siblings wanting to submit a photo for the gallery should note their interest when registering. Come join us, make connections with other NC siblings, share and gain support. For more information see www.NCsibs.org
Joy Prom Winston-Salem 2017
Winston-Salem Christian School
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Joy Prom Winston-Salem is a full-scale, annual prom for the special needs individuals in our community. Joy Prom welcomes guests ages 16+, with any physical, developmental, or intellectual "different ability!"
For more information, click HERE!
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