FSN Community News
April 2017
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Family Support Network Staff
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
To give away: Family has a high chair to give away.
Need: Family in need of a floor lamp for a child’s room (does not need a shade)
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.
After the Diagnosis
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
9:30 – 11:30 AM
ASN Greensboro Office
9-A Oak Branch Drive 
Greensboro, NC 27407
Register HERE.
Autism Society of Forsyth County
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:30 – 11:00 AM
South Fork Park, “Our House”
Country Club Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
New Wake Forest Campus Challenger League
Starts Saturday April 8, 2017   
This is our area’s 4th Challenger League! For more information and schedule, click HERE.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Family Services
1200 S. Broad Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
COST - $5.00
Please contact Genevieve Athens: athensgs@gmail.com
2017 Disability Advocacy Conference
April 20, 2017 
Friday Center in Chapel Hill
Visit Disability Rights NC website for more details http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/
Community Day at Germanton Park
Hosted by Inspire Stokes County
Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00 - 4:00 PM 
For more information, click HERE.
KIDSFEST at Wake Forest University
(sponsored by HOPE Volunteers)
Sunday, April 23, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 PM
For more information, click HERE.
Triple P Online 
Positive Parenting Program
FREE online program that provides parenting strategies. For more information or to sign up, click  HERE.
Confidential Online Screening Tool
Easter seals has an online screening tool to track your child’s development. For more information, click HERE.
How to Support Positive Development for Young Children with Challenging Behaviors - FREE Webinar
The "Ask the Expert" webinar archive includes the popular Classroom Management Supports for ADHD Behaviors in Early Childhood Education Settings. For details click HERE. 
Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship
Corye Dunn, Director of Public Policy at Disability Rights North Carolina, gives an online presentation about Guardianship and Alternatives to Guardianship.
Click HERE.
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Guest artist Deborah Smith will join us and talk about her love of art!
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April 7, 2017
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.

El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs
Monday April 10, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Group will meet at Polo Park.
1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
*In the event of bad weather, this event will be canceled.
Questions?  Call/email Rosa Sanchez at 336-703-4289 or RosaFSN@theCFEC.org

Local Collaboration Team
This interagency meeting is for those serving individuals with disabilities or their families across the lifespan.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
3:30-5:00 PM
The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
This meeting is open to providers in the area who would like to network with other disability related service providers who cover the lifespan.      

FSN Support Parent Training
Would you like to feel more confident in supporting other parents of children with special needs? 
Join us for our annual FSN Parent Support TrainingThis FREE training is open to all parents of children with special needs.
Saturday April 22, 2017 
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM  
The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NV 27106
Please RSVP 336-703-4289 or email ChrisFSN@theCFEC.org.

Exceptional Families Meeting
Selene Johnson from ABC of NC  
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Dinner at 5:30 PM
Meeting and Childcare
6:00-8:00 PM
Little Creek Recreation Center
610 Foxcroft Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
April is Autism Awareness Month.  Selene Johnson from ABC of NC will join us to talk about billing Insurance for Autism therapies. 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.  

Winston-Salem Adaptive Arts and Sports Program
Wake Forest University
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Saturday April 8, 2017 
2-4 p.m. in the Sutton Center, Wake Forest Campus
For more information, contact:
Karen Gusmer at 336-528-1982 or email

Young Life Capernaum Club
Young Life Program for Young Adults with Disabilities
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3474 Robinhood Rd.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Next Meeting: April 22, 2017, 4:00-5:30 PM
Find them on Facebook at Greater Forsyth County Younglife Capernaum 
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 ylcapernaumfoco@gmail.com or call Greater Forsyth County Young Life office at 336.725.1750 if you have questions. For more information click HERE.

Hear to Learn
National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management (NCHAM)
NEW free resource!
Hear to Learn is a learning resource to help parents of young children support spoken language development. This online resource is free and it is available in English and SpanishContent is developed to be easily accessible (e.g., short video tutorial segments that are narrated and captioned). Easy to follow language activities can be downloaded. Parents can share their story, ask questions, attend webinars, and read about relevant research.

Yard Sale & Spring Festival at The Special Children's School
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Saturday, May 6, 2017 
8 AM - 1 PM
4504 Shattalon Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
If you are interested in participating, spaces with a table are available for $20.00. Contact  Misty White, 336-414-0146 or email mmwhite@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

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