FSN Community News
January 2019
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2018 Breakfast with Santa
 
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
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Items Needed: 
  • Family in need of a stroller
To Give Away:
  • Nutren Jr  formula
  • 2 cases Pediasure Grow and Gain Vanilla 8oz cans
  • Rifton activity chair with tray style #850  (for child 40” -56”)
  • Stander with tray - for a young school age child
  • Boost nutritional supplement
  • Mesh bed rail
  • Child’s shopping cart
  • Toddler’s doll bed with attached hi chair and sink
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.
IEP Workshop 
Monday, Feb. 25, 6:15 p.m. in the Forsyth County Central Library auditorium, 660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. Autism Resource Specialist Judy Smithmyer will lead a workshop on the IEP process. Register for the workshop online. Child care for the workshop can be requested during registration.
Piedmont Triad's Rare Disease Mom's Group
Meets the first Thursday of the month at The Loop Pizza Grill.
1030 S. Main St, Kernersville
6:30-8:30 PM
RSVP to Family Support Network of Central Carolina 336-832-6507
Social Animals Group:
Celebrating Adult Neurodiversity
Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This social group meets in Winston-Salem to give individuals 18 years and older with developmental disabilities an opportunity to meet other adults like them. Click HERE for details.
ASNC Annual Conference
March 23-24 in Charlotte 
We hope you can attend one or both days of the ASNC annual conference, Autism: Strategies for a Lifetime. Review the planned program and save with early-bird registration details on the website.
 
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2018 Breakfast with Santa!
393 family members attended our 2018 Breakfast with Santa event on Dec 8th. 
This event was made possible by 71 volunteers, the Knights of Columbus, Clemmon's Presbyterian Church and a dedicated Family Support team.
 

 
Exceptional Families Meeting
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Guest - Dana Alley from A Bridge to Achievement will discuss ABA therapy - What is it?  Who needs it? How to pay for it? 
 
Dinner will be served at 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

 
Article ImageStepping Stones Parenting Program
Triple P Seminars Comming Soon!
 
Parenting is challenging -  parenting a child with a disability even more so!  Three Spring seminars will be offered to families in Forsyth county who have a child 5 or under with special needs.  Topics will include:
  • Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability
  • Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential
  • Changing Problem Behavior Into Positive Behavior
Please call The Family Support Network at 336-703-4289 for more information about dates and location.

 
Young Life CAPERNAUM
JANUARY KICKOFF CLUB
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Saturday, January 12, 2019 
4:00-5:30 PM  
Robinhood YMCA, Winston-Salem, NC
 
Come ready to kickoff for another amazing semester of friends, songs, games and loads of FUN! For High School Students with disabilities.

 
New Triad Brachial Plexus Injury Online Support Group
This group is for parents of children with brachial plexus injuries in the triad area. Their goal is for children to get to know and play with other children like themselves and hopefully help to cultivate some lasting friendships!
 

 
Articles For Your Information
 
Dyslexia and ear reading
 
Google tools for individuals with disabilities
 
Children's books that include characters with disabilities
 
NC Children with special health care needs helpline https://publichealth.nc.gov/wch/families/helplines.htm

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2315 Coliseum Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27106-5801

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