Friday, March 16, 2018

PFAST NEW Day/Time--Special Daytime workshop series offered to Parents K-12



Gain key insights and tips to navigate our public schools to help your child succeed. Join us for a special 5-week daytime series (normally 6 weeks) of our popular PFAST (Parent & Family Advocacy and Support Training) for parents, guardians, and others who support our students in public schools (including charter) on five Wednesdays 29, April 11, 18, & 25 and May 2, 2018 from 10:00AM-12:00PM

 Hosted by Durham County Cooperative Extension, the workshops help ANY parent and others better navigate our public schools to help their children succeed from Kindergarten through 12th grade. 

PFAST Flyer 

We also welcome community members and professionals who work with families and are interested in better understanding the school environment.  PFAST works well for PreK parents who are exploring their school options and want to get a jump on the transition.  The interactive workshops engage participants and are designed to target key areas of need for parents and students, including:

·         Engaging with schools—better communication, better conferences
·         Choosing a school for you—unpacking the mysteries of school choice
·         Understanding standards and testing
·         Maximizing the parent-school relationship
·         Navigating the EC—Exceptional Children’s program—IEPs and more
·         Supporting your gifted student and understanding AIG programming
·         Connecting to school data
·         And much more...

TO REGISTER
Online:  https://goo.gl/forms/34O9KFE3Xk0VCnFf2
Form:  Registration Form - Fax to 919-560-0530 or email drewalt@dconc.gov 

See the flyer and registration links above for more information.  Light snacks will be provided.  Please REGISTER by email, fax, or phone. Call Donna Rewalt at 919-560-0538 for more information.  Space is limited and we must have 10 or more participants for a series to start.

Please note this session is in English only.  LatinoPFAST / LPFAST in Spanish has a current session running.  Please contact Angelina Schiavone at 919-560-7978 for more information.  

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Summer Camp Guide for Kids With Special Needs from UNC School for Social Work




AVAILABLE NOW!
Family Support Program
2018 Summer Camp Directory: A Free Resource Guide for Families with Children who have Special Needs

A resource for family members and service providers looking for day or residential summer camp experiences for children who have disabilities or special health care needs.

The directory is available online at the UNC website: http://fsp.unc.edu/summer-camp.


For information about additional services and resources in your community for families with children who have special needs, please call Access Family Support at 800.852.0042.
http://fsp.unc.edu/summer-camp