FSN Community News
October 2019
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Cruisin’ into a new year of Sibshops!
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
To give away: Pediasure
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 Sponsors
Sponsors are needed for our 2020 NICU Family Dinners (Chat & Snack) at both Forsyth Medical Center and Brenner Children's Hospital. Please contact us to learn more about this opportunity. 336-703-4289 or AmyFSN@thecfec.org
Breakfast with Santa Dec 7th! Donations Needed
We will be collecting donations for our holiday event and are in need of stocking stuffers and prizes such as individually wrapped candy, stickers, pencils, etc . We will be filling 250 stockings!  If you have a group that would like to collect items for us, we will also need 250 Little Debbie Christmas cakes and 250 juice boxes. Contact us at 336-703-4289 or email ChrisFSN@thecfec.org
Sensory Friendly Options at the Downtown Kaleideum
including a Halloween option on October 18, 2019 from 5-8 PM.  
(Same night as Sibshops)
For more information click HERE.
Mom 2 Mom
An evening out for NICU moms!
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 - 5:30 PM
The Sherwood Restaurant
3348 Robinhood Rd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
(Beside TJ MAXX)
RSVP text to Amy Hooker
YoungLife Caupernaum 
Saturday, October 12, 2019
4:00-5:30 PM
Robinhood YMCA
3474 Robinhood Rd., W-S, NC
For more information, click HERE.
Forsyth Pre-K Priority Survey
Open until October 18, 2019
We want to hear from parents of young children (0-7) in Forsyth County! Take this survey to help improve educational programs for our Pre-K children & contribute to a big, positive effect on our community for years to come! 50 will win a $50 gift card! Click HERE!
2019 Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk
October 26, 2019
For more information, click HERE.
Special Hockey with W-S Youth Hockey Association
The goal is to give athletes with physical and developmental  disabilities the opportunity to play the sport of ice hockey in an environment that is adapted to their level  of play. The season lasts from October through March at the Winston Salem Annex.  The team practices on Sunday nights from 6:15-7:15. For more information click HERE.
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El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families
of Children with Special Needs 
Monday, October 14, 2019
Location: The Children's Center
2315 Coliseum Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Dinner at 5:00 PM, Meeting 6:00-7:30 PM
Childcare Provided
Speaker will cover Cardinal Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  RSVP to RosaFSN@theCFEC.org or call the Family Support Network at 336-703-4289. No cost to families.

Camp Sibshops!
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A fun event that includes dinner, games, activities and discussion intended to build a network of support for our siblings. 
For kids K-8th grade who have a brother or sister with special needs. This is a FREE event!
October 18, 2019,  6:00-8:30 PM
The Children’s Center
2315 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
RSVP required 336-703-4289 or email JoyFSN@theCFEC.org
Next Fall Sibshop date - November 15, 2019

First Ever FSN Family Photos in the Garden!
Sunday October 20, 2019
12:30 - 3:30 PM
The Children’s Center Garden
2315 Coliseum Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Here's a chance to have a family picture made in a relaxed setting. We will have 3 stations set up for you to choose from, including a holiday option. Volunteer photographers will be taking digital pictures and we will send them to you by email. There is no charge for this event.
Appointments are required and all slots are currently full. Please call our Family Support Network office at 336-703-4289 or email ChrisFSN@thecfec.org if you would like to be added to the cancelation list. 

Exceptional Families Meeting
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October 24, 2019 
Dinner at 5:30 PM
Meeting with child care from 6:00-7:30 PM
Little Creek Recreation Center
610 Foxcroft Dr., Winston-Salem, NC 27103
There is no cost to attend, but RSVP is required.
Please RSVP at 336-703-4289 or JoyFSN@thecfec.org.
Ainsley’s Angels of the Triad will host an info session,demonstration and trial rides. This is a great chance to see if this is something your child would enjoy. Riders of all ages welcome. FREE
Exceptional Families is a monthly discussion group for parents of children of all ages with special needs

Stepping Stones Triple P Seminars
Coming in November for Forsyth County families who have children with special needs ages 5 and younger.  This series offers 3 separate parenting seminars and you can choose which seminar(s) to attend.  Dinner, childcare and incentives for attending are included.  Seminar topics will include:
  • 11/06/19 - Positive Parenting Strategies
  • 11/13/19 - Teaching Your Child New Skills
  • 11/20/19 - Managing Challenging Behaviors
Location:  Fourteenth Street Community Center
2020 14th St NE,
Winston-Salem, NC 27105
RSVPs are required, 336-703-4289 or LakeishaFSN@theCFEC.org

NC 69th Annual Exceptional Children’s Conference
Greensboro, NC - November 21 & 22, 2019
Koury Convention Center
3121 West Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC
Family Support Network has 5 free registrations to be used by family members or a first come first served basis. Please contact us directly if you would be interested in one of these spots.
DPI is offering a discounted parent/guardian rate of $50.00 for the General Conference registration (please select "Other-I have a discount code" then choose "Parent" and enter this code  #ECParent). General registration link can be found HERE


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