FSN Community News
Nov/Dec 2019
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First FSN photo day a huge success!  
Providing Support, Education, and Caring Connections to Families of Children with Special Needs
Zippie TS wheelchair for sale - price negotiable, all specifications available.  Contact chrisfsn@thecfec.org for details.   
To give away:
Pull ups size 4T-5T
Needed: Family in need of 2 twin beds or one bunk bed
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!  Contact us at 336-703-4289 or email ChrisFSN@thecfec.org
Save the Date!
Old Salem will host a Special St. Nick event on Sunday, December 15, 2019.  This is a ticketed event for children with special needs. Check the Old Salem website for more information closer to the date https://www.oldsalem.org/
YoungLife Caupernaum 
Come celebrate all things about friendship with songs,
games, snacks, and a club talk!
Saturday, November 9, 2019
4:00-5:30 PM
Robinhood YMCA
(3474 Robinhood Road)
ADA Survey
The Southwest ADA Center is carrying out research to investigate the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are asking people who have personal or professional experience on disability issues to complete the attached survey.  It is completely anonymous.
The information gathered from this survey will help 1) understand what aspects of society have become more accessible due to the ADA; 2) understand what areas still require further investigation and proposed solutions; and 3) develop and improve the information, support, and guidance needed to help further the goals of the ADA.
Free! Health Screenings and Physician Consults
21st Annual Share the Health Fair
Saturday, November 16, 2019
8am to 2pm
Downtown Health Plaza
1200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Come talk to physicians from Wake Forest School of Medicine about your health. Kids area, too!
I/DD Alert
Registry of Unmet Needs
New Action for the Medicaid Innovations Waiver starting in Forsyth County is ready to spread across North Carolina and needs your help.
-State-wide Networking
-Story Telling
-Advocacy Training
-Raleigh Lobbying
-A new Registry Formula for DHHS
Change for 14,000 North Carolina families who wait…
  • If you are a family, or individual who is waiting
  • If you are a family receiving & want to see the same support expanded to others
  • If you are an advocate for people with IDD
  • If you serve people with IDD
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Life Is Like a Pumpkin!
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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!
November 15, 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

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

El Grupo de Esperanza
Parent Group for Spanish Speaking Families
of Children with Special Needs 
Monday, November 18, 2019
NEW time and location!
Old Town Community Center
4550 Shattalon Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106 
10:00 - 11:30 AM 
For more information:
RosaFSN@theCFEC.org  (office 336-703-4289 or mobile 336- 403-3012)
Bring a favorite recipe to share for our Holiday Recipe Swap!

Reservations Now Being Taken for Breakfast with Santa! 

You're Invited to an "Unfolding Possibilities" Tour at
The Centers for Exceptional Children
Would you like to know more about The Centers for Exceptional Children’s Programs?  Here’s a great opportunity!
Please join us for a 1-hour program tour to meet our team and learn first-hand how The Centers for Exceptional Children is providing a critical combination of support services, programs and facilities dedicated to helping children with special needs and their families thrive in Forsyth County.
*All sessions are from 9:00-10:00 AM at The Children’s Center
  • November 8, 2019
  • December 10, 2019
  • January 15, 2020
  • February 18, 2020
  • March 12, 2020
  • April 30, 2020
LOCATION: 2315 Coliseum Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27106, www.thecfec.org
REGISTER by emailing shana@thecfec.org or calling 336-727-2440 to confirm your attendance (please include the date you plan to attend) or register online - https://www.thecfec.org/our-story/
* Please feel free to share this invitation with friends or colleagues. All are welcome to attend.

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 on a first come first served basis. Please contact us directly if you would be interested in one of these spots - ChrisFSN@theCFEC or 336-703-4289.
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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