FSN Community News
July/August 2019
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FSN Summer Playgroup at The Children's Center!
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
Items to give away -
  • Ensure nutritional supplement
  • Child’s car booster seat
  • EZ-on Harness vest for vehicle
  • Schwinn Scout 2 seat bike trailer/stroller
  • Chicco single stroller
  • Graco double stroller (one rear facing)
  • Kangaroo backpack feeding pump
  • 7  Kangaroo Epump set 1000ml
  • 48  Kangaroo Epump set 500ml
  • 13  cans EleCareJr unflavored amino acid-base nutrition powder
  • 1  box of 60ml and 20ml syringes
  • Several balloon buttons different sizes
  • 8  Mini one 12'' right angle feeding set with Y-port
  • 2  Corflo Ultra lite Enteral feeding tube size 8FR length 22''(56cm)
  • 2  8F (2.7)catheter
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.
Leaps Without Bounds
Dance Program for Children With Special Needs, Ages 5-18
Begins July 26, 6:30-7:30 PM
Breakfast with Santa
Save the Date!
December 7, 2019
Stay tuned for more info!
News You Can Use
Some great articles about the emotional impact of being a sibling to a brother or sister with a disability.
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CFEC 2019 Golf Classic & Welcome Reception
August 8 & 9, 2019 - Tanglewood
For more information and to register, click HERE.
Funds raised at this event support the Family Support Network!

FSN Community Corner
Take a Look!
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Please take a look at the FSN Community Corner. There are many items to give away!  

Summer Playgroups at The Children’s Center
Fridays, 9:00-10:30 AM
Article ImageFSN Playgroup is meeting on Friday mornings at The Children’s Center from 9:00-10:30 AM through August 2nd with special activities each week. A great chance for children with special needs, their parents and siblings to make new friends!
For more information, please visit www.thecfec.org/familysupportnetwork/

Exceptional Families Meeting
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July 25, 2019 - Understanding the Components of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Bryan Dooley.  Dinner at 6:00 PM.
Meeting with child care from 6:30-8:00 PM.
August 29, 2019 - Strategies for Managing Difficult Behaviors, Jodi Pardue. 
Dinner at 5:30 PM
Meeting with child care 6:00-7:30 PM.
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 
Bring the children and come out and meet other families!
Monday, August 12, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Polo Park (1850 Polo Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27106)   
Questions?  Call/email Rosa Sanchez at 336-703-4289 or RosaFSN@theCFEC.org

Stepping Stones Parenting Institute
Coming This Fall!
Article ImageThis is an intensive small group with activities tailored to your child’s needs.  We will meet on 3 Saturdays from 9:00-2:00 at The Children’s Center,  Sept 7 & 21 and Oct 18. RSVPs required. Maximum number of participants for this group is 10. 
For families in Forsyth County who have a child 5 years or younger with special needs. RSVP 336-703-4289.

Save the Dates!
Fall Sibshop Dates: September 13, October 18 , and November 15, 2019.
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For kids age 5-14 who have siblings with a disability. Dinner, fun & games with a purpose!  RSVP required.
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Riverwood's Advocacy and Awareness Book Club
For Older Teens and Adults
Riverwood’s Advocacy and Awareness Book Club will meet on August 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM at The Coop at Riverwood’s farm. This discussion will be based on the book ‘the dog says how’ by Kevin Kling. Bookmarks in downtown Winston-Salem has set up a book club page for on their website. If you are interested in joining the August book club meeting or know of someone who would be, please feel free to share this information. If you need to purchase the book, head on down to Bookmarks and mention ‘Riverwood book club’ at checkout to save 20% off of the book or use the coupon code 20OFFRIVERWOOD online to save 20%. We encourage anyone who is interested in joining us to please RSVP by July 24, 2019. Do not feel pressured to finish the book by then, we would still love to have everyone join us in the discussion. If you have any questions please email info@riverwoodtrc.org,

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The Centers for Exceptional Children
2315 Coliseum Dr
Winston Salem, NC 27106-5801