The Family Resource Center for Disabilities & Special Needs

The Family Resource Center for Disabilities & Special Needs

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I'm an autistic filmmaker. I've done three films about my autism so far and two of them are in festivals.

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Hello everyone,
My colleague Kim Hager and I are interested in studying the experiences and barriers to accessing mental health services for families. For the purpose of our research, we intend to compare three groups – caregivers of children with one or more mental health conditions (including developmental diagnoses), caregivers of children with mental health conditions and common medical conditions, and caregivers of children with mental health conditions and rare diseases. Caregivers include biological parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, step-parents, guardians and kinship homes with children under the age of 18. The survey is nationwide and open to families who live anywhere within the United States. The hope is the survey results will assist mental health providers in tailoring services to meet families’ needs. The study was approved by the IRB and survey is anonymous. Please help us by filling out the survey and/or sharing it.
English survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PQFSMVV
Spanish survey:https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/2DXD5TX
Thank you and we appreciate all your help.
I recently moved to Mt Pleasant from NYC. I am an experienced special education teacher and learning specialist with an ivy league masters degree in special education. I am looking for families with children who are in need of extra reading, writing and math support. I am trained in Orton Gillingham and many other programs that support students with and without dyslexia and learning disabilities. Please contact me if you are looking for virtual tutoring or extra learning support/ enrichment. My phone number is 6104166415 and my email is [email protected]. Please call, text or email with any and all inquires.
How do we get these on the beaches down here? I need help...I love the beach
We hope you will join us for a day packed with advocacy, education and inspiration! This event is for newly diagnosed or previously diagnosed patients and their care partners. We have some amazing speakers lined up that want to bring you up to date information about epilepsy, treatments, community resources and more.
If your child is a selective eater ("picky" eater), you'll want
BROCCOLI BOOT CAMP:
Basic Training for Parents of Selective Eaters

This book offers proven, behaviorally-based interventions to use for
children (with and without special needs) to boost diet variety and
healthy eating!

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By request, we'll be conducting our FREE Special Needs Estate Planning seminar in Goose Creek on Saturday, Nov 17th. If you know someone in that area, please share this with them. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 843-782-3333

Nov 17th 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Goose Creek Library
325 Old Moncks Corner Road
Goose Creek, SC 29445

We'll discuss the intricate topic of planning both your own estate and that of your special needs loved one.

Specifically, we'll teach you how to avoid the common mistakes and pitfalls that ruin estate plans. We'll outline how to prevent losing valuable public benefits and the tools available for protecting our special needs loved ones.
Don't miss our FREE seminar on Special Needs Estate Planning! If you are the parent, grandparent, or other family member of a special needs person who receives ANY TYPE OF PUBLIC BENEFITS, you can't afford to miss this event! Come celebrate Special Needs Law Month with us tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 6 PM at the Walterboro Library. It's free and there will be refreshments too!
October is Special Needs Law Month. Here are two events I'm sponsoring in the Lowcountry. If you can't attend mine due to distance, look around. Other NAELA members will probably be doing similar events. If you have questions, call 843-782-3333 or email [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/events/797197077286649/?ti=cl

https://www.facebook.com/events/239030750103173/?ti=cl
October is Special Needs Law Month. Here is an event
I'm sponsoring in the Lowcountry. If you can't attend mine due to distance, look around. Other NAELA members will probably be doing similar events.

https://www.facebook.com/events/797197077286649/?ti=cl
Visit the South Carolina Advocates For Epilepsy page or website (www.scepilepsy.org) for more information and/or to purchase your tickets!
SOCCER SHOTS JULY CLASSES!
My name is Matthew Husband and I work as an Occupational Therapist with Vida Bella Services and a coach with Soccer Shots.
As a follow up to the free Soccer Shots day, we will be offering Soccer Shots classes in July on Thursdays and Saturdays. These classes are specific for children with special needs, but siblings are also invited to attend. If you would like to sign your child up for classes, please find the link below.

We will have 3 separate age groups:
9:00-9:45 (Ages 3-6)
10:00-10:45 (Ages 6-9)
11:00-11:45 (Ages 9+)

Location:
The classes will be held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on 1444 Remount Rd North Charleston, SC 29406

Fees:
The classes are $12/session.
$48 for 4 weeks
There is $12 fee for our equipment.

Here is the link for sign ups.
https://charleston.ssreg.org/index.html?sitename=&program=3107&input_address=

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected] or 703-618-7202

The Family Resource Center promotes opportunities for learning, inclusion, and empowerment for individuals with disabilities and special needs, their families, and their communities through such means as education, advocacy, and outreach.

Operating as usual

12/23/2021

It's WHEN/not IF....

It's WHEN/not IF....

12/23/2021

Holiday TO-DO List!

12/22/2021
8 Ways to Help Kids Deal With Negative Thoughts – Without Avoiding Them 12/22/2021

8 Ways to Help Kids Deal With Negative Thoughts – Without Avoiding Them

8 Ways to Help Kids Deal With Negative Thoughts – Without Avoiding Them

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DRSC University Guardianship 101: questions to consider before you file - Disability Rights SC 12/17/2021

DRSC University Guardianship 101: questions to consider before you file - Disability Rights SC

DRSC University Guardianship 101: questions to consider before you file - Disability Rights SC Join us for our first DRSC University virtual class on January 18th from 12 pm – 1pm to learn more about guardianship and things to consider before you file. This class will be taught by Anna Maria Conner, attorney with...

12/17/2021
12/17/2021

To all the warrior parents who don't know they are warriors.

Looking back...

Messy children make better learners 12/15/2021

Messy children make better learners

Great news! Messy children learn things faster!
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Messy children make better learners Parents, let your children get messy in the high chair. They learn better that way. That's according to a new study from the University of Iowa, which concludes that a 16-month-old's setting and degree of interaction enhances his or her ability to identify nonsolid objects and name them. Results are...

12/15/2021
12/15/2021

Read your meeting notes, Prior Written Notice AND IEP immediately upon receipt for accuracy, understanding and delivery methods.

Consult your Parent Training Binder in section 3 for specific requirements related to IEP team members and IEP components.

Read your meeting notes, Prior Written Notice AND IEP immediately upon receipt for accuracy, understanding and delivery methods.

Consult your Parent Training Binder in section 3 for specific requirements related to IEP team members and IEP components.

12 Coupons to Give a Friend Who Parents Kids With Disabilities 12/14/2021

12 Coupons to Give a Friend Who Parents Kids With Disabilities

If your family and friends don’t know what to give you for Christmas…

12 Coupons to Give a Friend Who Parents Kids With Disabilities

12/13/2021

This makes sense. Thank you Bryan!

Bryan :)

12/11/2021

These aren't the only ways to support a child's mental health. One family started a Morning Mindfulness routine and saw a difference in their child's attitude. What other methods have you used?

These aren't the only ways to support a child's mental health. One family started a Morning Mindfulness routine and saw a difference in their child's attitude. What other methods have you used?

12/10/2021

Processing speed is different from processing ability.

Sometimes, when a person realizes I have poor processing speed, they automatically assume I have poor processing ability. Their tone becomes more singsongy, their vocabulary more childlike, and their expressions more performative – thinking this makes it easier for me to understand.

It's like they've never considered the possibility that a person can be both smart and slow.

I can't handle a barrage of facts, descending haphazardly into my mind like Tetris. I freeze up, game over.

However, I can handle extemely complex information if you give it to me one bite at a time... with pauses in between to digest each new fact.

Everyone deserves respect, regardless of processing speed or ability. But remember that those are separate needs with separate accommodations, and they don't always overlap.

www.neurobeautiful.com

(Originally posted on 4/23/21.)

12/10/2021

Just be a good person.

Just be a good person.

12/09/2021

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level.

https://www.ccsdschools.com/cms/lib/SC50000504/Centricity/Domain/139/FERPA_form_2021-2022_aug2021_v2.pdf

www.ccsdschools.com

Join us! Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know. 12/08/2021

Join us! Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know.

There is still time to register for this FREE webinar tomorrow evening!
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Join us! Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know. During this time of thanksgiving, we are so grateful that the large majority of schools are fully opened for in-school experiences. As yet another step in providing a safe in-school experience for students, children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive vaccinations specifically formulated for yo...

AmeriCorps | Pattison's Academy 12/08/2021

AmeriCorps | Pattison's Academy

Pattison’s Academy is an education and rehabilitation academy providing comprehensive, year-round programs to support children with disabilities and their families. Pattison is selecting individuals to serve children and families through their new AmeriCorps Program!

Pattison's is searching to fill the following positions-
Student Instruction Assistant
Student Behavior Specialist
Community Instruction Coordinator
Personal Care Aide
Family Engagement Specialist

Follow the link below to see the benefits of applying.
https://www.pattisonsacademy.org/services-4

AmeriCorps | Pattison's Academy Do you want to make an impact in your community, your country and in the lives of children with disabilities? AmeriCorps members serve with organizations to strengthen communities across our nation.

12/08/2021
12/07/2021

Chronic Absenteeism - South Carolina Department of Education - 12/7/21 4:45 PM

Lately, our center has been addressing calls regarding Truancy. The following is SC Dept. of Ed definitions of Truancy. If you have additional questions about Truancy, please refer to your Parent Training Binder on page 47 or follow the link provided.
https://ed.sc.gov/districts-schools/student-intervention-services/chronic-absenteeism/
Chronic Absenteeism
Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, a new definition of “absent” will be used to identify students who are chronically absent. As part of the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, districts and schools are required to report to the South Carolina Department of Education the number of students who are chronically absent each year. According to the United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR)/EdFacts, an absent student is one who misses 50 percent of the instructional day for any reason and regardless of whether the absence is excused or unexcused. In other words, students must attend class for at least half of the instructional day to be considered present for that day.



Using this new definition, the EdFacts requires states to report the number of students in each district and school who are absent at least 10% of the time during which they are enrolled in a particular school or district. More specifically, students who are enrolled in the same school for an entire academic year and miss 18 or more days (10 percent) will be considered chronically absent. The total number of chronically absent students will be included on district and school report cards and reported to the EdFacts.

Chronically absent: Any student in grade K-12 who misses 50 percent or more of the instructional day for any reason for 10 percent (or more) of the enrollment period.

All types of absences contribute to chronic absenteeism:
Excused Absences
Unexcused Absences
Suspensions
A student is absent if he or she is not physically on school grounds and is not participating in instruction or instruction-related activities at an approved off-grounds location for the school day.


Truant: A student between the ages 6– 17 who has accumulated unexcused absences on three consecutive days or has accumulated a total of five or more unexcused absences during the academic year.

Only full-day unexcused absences contribute to truancy.
Excused absences and suspensions do not affect truancy


Habitual Truant: A “habitual” truant is a child age 12 to 17 years who fails to comply with the intervention plan developed by the school, the child, and the parent(s) or guardian(s) and who accumulates two or more additional unlawful absences. This child may need court intervention and an initial truancy petition may be filed. The written intervention plan, and documentation of non-compliance, must be attached to the truancy petition asking for court intervention.



Chronic Truant: A “chronic” truant is a child ages 12 to 17 years who has been through the school intervention process, has reached the level of a “habitual” truant, has been referred to Family Court and placed on an order to attend school, and continues to accumulate unlawful absences. Should other community alternatives and referrals fail to remedy the attendance problem, the “chronic” truant may be referred to the Family Court for violation of a previous court order. All school intervention plans existing to this point for this child and family must accompany the Contempt of Court petition as well as a written recommendation from the school to the court on action the court should take.

Chronic Absenteeism - South Carolina Department of Education - 12/7/21 4:45 PM Chronic Absenteeism contact information

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. 12/01/2021

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

For parents, professionals, caregivers or loved ones~
Please join NAFSCE (The National Association for Family, School and Community Engagement) and the U.S. Department of Education on December 9 at 8:00pm, ET for an informational webinar following the official approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech age 5-11 vaccine.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: COVID-19 Vaccines for School-Aged Children: What Parents and Families Should Know. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. During this time of thanksgiving, we are so grateful that the large majority of schools are fully opened for in-school experiences. As yet another step in providing a safe in-school experience for students, children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive vaccinations specifically formulated for yo...

11/30/2021

Bryan :)

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Thank you for your support!

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11/30/2021

Shout out to....

11/29/2021
11/27/2021

'You had me at hello..."

It is important to introduce everyone at the IEP meeting and their role. This way everyone knows each other by name. It helps build the relationship.

11/25/2021

Pick three, everyday!

Pick three, everyday!

11/25/2021

Jewelry and Gifts Created by the Women in the
"Explore Your Passions" ASD Social Group~

Support women on the spectrum as they learn entrepreneurial and social communication skills by sharing this event with friends and family!

Saturday, December 11, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
401 Seacoast Parkway
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(2nd floor)

Jewelry and Gifts Created by the Women in the
"Explore Your Passions" ASD Social Group~

Support women on the spectrum as they learn entrepreneurial and social communication skills by sharing this event with friends and family!

Saturday, December 11, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
401 Seacoast Parkway
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(2nd floor)

11/24/2021

The staff at The Family Resource Center wish you all a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving holiday! We are closed for the remaining of the week to be with our families and loved ones. We will return to normal business on Monday November 29th.

The staff at The Family Resource Center wish you all a safe and fulfilling Thanksgiving holiday! We are closed for the remaining of the week to be with our families and loved ones. We will return to normal business on Monday November 29th.

11/22/2021

From the page Life in a Autism World - Bryan :) ❤

11/22/2021

The More You Know ✨ ✨

11/19/2021

Special needs parenting changes us entirely. There is no denying that. Because the truth is -- the first few years are going to pull you so far away from who you used to be that you won't even recognize yourself anymore.

You'll find yourself looking in a mirror, bags under your eyes, either heavier, or skinnier, and not recognize yourself. It looks and feels like you've aged a hundred years. Or maybe you are standing in a crowded room, feeling entirely isolated and alone, and wonder if you are invisible. You'll wonder how your world can be so different. How you can relate anymore.

It will challenge everything you know. You will question yourself. Your purpose. Your strength. You will wonder why. And how. Why my child? And not theirs.

It will challenge your marriage. Your health. The way you parent your other children. Even your decision to have more babies. Your career and finances. Relationships. And not just with people. With God too.

You will experience the greatest love on this earth. And simultaneously wonder how it can be so hard all the time. You'll get shamed for being sad. And for missing the almosts and the 'should be's.'

You'll see the unbelievable beauty that this world holds too. Almost like you've been granted access to a special club. One full of forever hugs, This Little Piggy, Santa and smiles. You'll celebrate milestones long after you should. And it will be amazing no matter when it happens.

You also see unbelievable cruelty. And it will take your breath away the first time it happens to you. To your child. You think you'll be prepared. That you'll come back with some witty, snappy comment. Only, you probably won't. You will try and shield them from evil. And then spend the next few sleepless nights wondering how you can live forever and change the world at the same time.

At first you'll feel like it's a race against time. Against their diagnosis. You'll do everything you possibly can. Your hope will be challenged. Then you'll find acceptance and realistic hope. Then you'll want time to stop. You'll want to keep their bodies small. Because the world is kinder to children.

You’ll have days where you swear you can’t do it anymore. Where you are certain it will never get any easier. That it’s going to be this challenging forever. You’ll almost be unable to picture a world where you stand still. Where you don’t have to fight for basic rights, inclusion and easy.

And then you will have the most unbelievable moments. A moment that makes everything worthwhile. Your child will shatter a goal, a milestone, something they have worked on for years. And you will know it’s going to be okay. Because you believe in this tiny human and know that they are worthy and capable and amazing.

You will live and breathe hope and acceptance and kindness. And you will be sewn together with strength and determination.

Yes, special needs parenting changes everything. It turns you inside out and upside down. But here is the secret that you have to learn on your own. It also puts you back together as the person you were meant to be.

That's the part that makes us lucky.

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The Family Resource Center for Disabilities and Special Needs Offers: -Free lending library -Newsletters -Training Workshops -Peer-Parent Mentor Program for Special Education Services -IEP fairs -Information and Referral
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