FSN Community News
February 2019
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2018 Breakfast with Santa
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
Items Needed: 
  • Family who will be leaving for Pakistan for 6 months in need of  a donated feeding pump and feeding bags.
To Give Away:
  • Suction catheters for trach
If you have something you would lke 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.
Chat & Snack
We are looking for sponsor groups to serve dinner to families who have children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at both Brenner and Forsyth. This involves providing dinner for approximately 35 people and sending 2-3 volunteers to help serve. Call the Family Support office for available dates 336-703-4289.
Young Life
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
4:00-5:30 PM
Robinhood YMCA
Come feel the l-o-v-e at our next club and have a blast with all your friends!
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.
3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome
We are excited about our upcoming 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome on March 30, 2019 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. We hope to see you out at the event as we run/walk to support individuals with Down syndrome in the Greater Winston-Salem area. 
Special Hockey with Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association
The Special Hockey program is open to skaters age 3-18 with physical and developmental disabilities. The Special Hockey Program offers an opportunity for players with disabilities to play ice hockey in an environment that is adaptable to the skaters’ abilities. For more information or to register, please contact Marianne Livengood at 336-480-4293 or email livengoodmarianne@gmail.com. 
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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Be sure to “like” The Centers for Exceptional Children on Facebook. Family Support Network regularly posts information and updates.
Stepping Stones Parenting Seminars
RSVPs are being taken now for Spring seminars starting on Feb 20th!

Exceptional Families Meeting
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Our topic will be Summer Camp Options.  We will have representatives from Victory Junction, Horizons, Camp Discovery, Imprints, The Arc of Davidson, Applied Family Services and Young Life Capernaum. We will also share a camp resource directory if you are looking for a specialty camp
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

El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families of Children with Special Needs 
Monday, February 11, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
El Buen Pastor Community Center (4637 Tim Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106)
Questions?  Call/email Rosa Sanchez at 336-703-4289 or RosaFSN@theCFEC.org

Save the Dates!
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April 12, 2019
May 17, 2019
For kids age 5-14 who have brothers or sisters 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
Opportunity Scholarships application process opens Feb 1 (funding for private school) 
Disabilities grant program to attend school of choice - lottery applications for school expenses open Feb 1
(yes you can apply for both of the above)
Do you know about NC First in Families of NC http://fifnc.org/ This program helps individuals with developmental Disabilities reach their goals and meet their needs - to find a local chapter visit their website.
Does your parenting style need a little boost?  Triple P online parenting program is free to NC families  https://www.triplep-parenting.com/nc-en/find-help/triple-p-online/?cdsid=r6as909721se9kbru1veisiho1

Joy Prom
Friday, March 1 from 7-10 p.m, at Calvary Day School
Both Guest and Volunteer Registrations are now OPEN!

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2315 Coliseum Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27106-5801

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