BB&T Lighthouse Volunteers at Chat & Snack
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
FSN Summer Play Group
Come out and play with us!
This is a great opportunity for children with special needs, their siblings and parents to make new friends! Everyone is welsome, so please join us!
Friday mornings, 9:00-10:30 AM
July 6th - August 10, 2018
All activities are weather permitting. For more information, click HERE
2018 Charity Golf Classic
The Centers for Exceptional Children
The CFEC will host its annual Welcome Reception and Charity Golf Classic on August 9-10, 2018. The Reception will be from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at Old Salem Visitors Center on Thursday evening, and the Golf Classic will be from 8 am - 1 pm on Friday at Oak Valley Golf Club. Tickets to the Reception are available for $40 each and will feature a silent and live auction, and various raffles. Light fare, wine and beer are included. For more information about sponsorships and tickets, log on to our event site HERE or contact Shana Heilbron at 336-727-2440 or email@example.com. Proceeds from our events will be used to support The CFEC's direct service programs that help children with special needs and their families thrive.
Exceptional Families Meeting
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Dinner 6:00 PM
Meeting from 6:30-8:00 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 *** Next meeting is August 30th, 5:30-7:30 PM
El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs
July 9, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Polo Park, 1850 Polo Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Next date is August 13, 2018
Stepping Stones Seminar Series
Coming in September!
This Stepping Stones seminar series is for families who have children 2-5 years old with special needs.
Raising kids can be fun, infuriating and frightening. It can be wonderful, stressful and exhausting. And sometimes, it can be all those things in one day! If you would like some help to get through family life’s ups and downs, Triple P Stepping Stones is a positive parenting program that gives parents of children with special needs strategies to create a happier, calmer home. You can pick one or attend all three!
Positive parenting for children with a disability
This seminar helps you understand the reasons kids do what they do, so you can guide their behavior –and see more of the behavior you like, and less of the behavior you don’t like.
Helping your child reach their potential
Find out ways to encourage them to be respectful and considerate, communicate and get on well with others, feel good about themselves and become independent problem solvers.
Changing problem behavior into positive behavior
Get the strategies that will allow them to recognize positive and negative emotions – and deal with them in a healthy way.
For more information about dates and locations, please contact the FSN office at 336-703-4289.
Fall Sibshops - Save the Dates!
September 14, 2018
October 12, 2018
November 8, 2018
The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Dr.
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.
Ainsley's Angels of America
New Triad Chapter
North Carolina has a new chapter of Angels - Ainsleys Angels of the Triad
In addition to ensuring everyone can experience endurance events, Ainsley's Angels of America aims to build awareness about America's special needs community through inclusion in all aspects of life. Serving as advocates to providing education and participating as active members in local communities, we believe everyone deserves to be included. You can participate by being an angel runner, guardian angel, athlete rider or making a donation. Check out the upcoming events in the triad and show your support! https://ainsleysangels.org/
Rockin' Jump to Benefit Ainsley's Angels
July 18, 2018, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
For more information, click HERE
Beat the Heat 5k
July 21, 2018 @ 7 p.m.
We need riders! Riders are free and if you are considering running please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for a discount code or you may email with questions. You can find the link to the race HERE
READWS (Read•Write•Spell) Literacy Project
READWS is an outreach mission of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The mission of READWS is to reach, teach and advocate for struggling readers by training tutors, educators and parents to use the evidence-based, best practices of a multisensory structured literacy approach. We focus on students who are at an economic disadvantage.
Volunteers are needed to serve as tutors to public school students and to help with Reading Parties. Two 7-day Tutor Training classes are scheduled for fall starting Sept. 4th and Oct. 2nd. An information session for people interested in learning more about the program will be held on Thursday, July 12 from 10-11 a.m. at the Jerry Long Family YMCA, on Tuesday July 31 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Miller Park Recreation Center, and on Wednesday, August 15 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the Robinhood Road Family YMCA.For more information or to register, email Emily@readws.org or call (336) 723-4391 ext 1509.
Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network
Meet and Greet Summer Cookout
Please join us for our official PDSSN "Meet and Greet Summer Cookout" with our new PDSSN Executive Director, Jay Callahan!!
All PDSSN members and friends are welcome for this great opportunity to meet our new Executive Director and get our families together for a fun summer party!
Date and Time: Sunday, July 22nd, 4pm - 6pm
Pizza and Drinks will be provided!!