FSN Community News
September 2017
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FSN Summer Playgroup
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
To give away: 
  • Pediasure 1.5 cans, vanilla
  • Chubs - disposable changing pads
  • Size 7 diapers
  • Nucate Jr and feeding bags
  • Adult size activity chair with tray 
  • Regular piano
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.
Here Comes the Bus App
iCan House Scholarship
Deadline to apply is Sept 7, 2017
Get your applications in soon!
For more information, click HERE.
UNC-G Beyond Academics
A post-secondary program for students with intellectual disabilities. Info sessions and campus tours coming up. For more information, click HERE
Movie Night!
Jerry Long YMCA in Clemmons 
Saturday Sept 16, 2017 - "SING"
Outdoor movie begins at sunset, come early to play. Food trucks and vendors will be available.  
Sensory Friendly Night
Halloween Adventure at
Kaleideum Downtown!
October 31, 5:30-7:30 PM
For more information, click HERE.
Allegro Music Therapy
New semester of Connections will be in September. Allegro Music Therapy Connections are small groups for children and adults, both typical and those with special needs that use music activities to achieve social, cognitive, motor and communication goals.  Activities include singing, movement, instrument playing and other forms of creative expression. 
Classes are led by Allegro  Music Therapists. 
If you are interested please contact:
Jane Maydian, MT-BC, NMT
Board Certified Music Therapist
Neurologic Music Therapist
Allegro Music Therapy & Education Services Inc.
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“Views from our Shoes… the way we see it.”
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September 15, 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
Additional Sibshops dates for Fall 2017
October 12, November 17
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
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Thursday, September 28, 2017
Dinner at 5:30-6:00 PM
Meeting and Childcare
6:00-7:30 PM
Back to school meeting time.
Dr. Kurt Klinepeter, Developmental Pediatrician 
Little Creek Recreation Center
610 Foxcroft Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
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.  

PDSSN Buddy Walk
Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network 
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The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network Buddy Walk will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM.
West Forsyth High School
1735 Lewisville-Clemmons Road
Clemmons, NC 27012
Registration fee includes a Buddy Walk t-shirt, free food, drinks, games, crafts, inflatables, talent show, train rides, music, and more!  A short fun walk (once around the high school track) is optional for adults and children of all ages and abilities.  Events will take place rain or shine. For more information, click HERE

News from Special Olympics of Forsyth County
Registration for Fall Sports
The beginning of Fall Sports are just one week away!! To register for the fall sports please contact Carlie Pudney via e-mail at carliep@cityofws.org or call 336-727-2425. Remember that you must be registered before the start of the first practice!
Athlete Ambassador Program
Special Olympics North Carolina would like Forsyth County Special Olympic Athletes to be a part of the Athlete Ambassador Program. Athlete Ambassadors will be the representative for SONC at special events throughout the state! If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Kristine Hughes, SONC Athlete Leadership Manager at 919-719-7662 ext.126 or khughes@sonc.net.    
Abilities Tennis
Abilities Tennis Salem College Clinic- Abilities Tennis Association of North Carolina is hosting a series of clinics with the Salem College Tennis team on 9/16, 9/30, 10/14, and 10/28. For more information, or to register for the clinic, email Lou Welch at lou@atanc.org. Abilities Tennis provides additional training and competition opportunities for athletes outside of Special Olympics North Carolina's competition schedule.

The NEW Pre-K Pass - Now Available
Carowinds is thrilled to introduce the brand new Pre-K Pass. It’s FREE for kids three to five years old and includes unlimited visits for the entire 2018 season, including Carolina Harbor waterpark, The Great Pumpkin Fest and WinterFest!
With your Pre-K Pass, your child can come and go as often as you’d like all-season – for FREE. With the all-new Camp Snoopy coming this spring, Carowinds is the perfect destination for family fun in 2018!

All Abilities Winston Salem Cotillion
Classes will be held each Sunday, beginning on October 15th, and ending on November 12th.

All classes held at Knollwood Baptist Church
330 Knollwood Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

Parents of all students are cordially invited and encouraged to attend our classes to observe and dance with their children. Special nights will include a country western night, and a beach night! Dates for our special nights will be announced on night one. Our final night will be a dress up night!

Please register on-line at piedmontcotillions.com. 
All reservations must be received by September 25th.
Registration will be limited to the first 15 enrollees.
Cost is $75.00 for the 5 week session
Sundays 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Ages -  adolescents to adults

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