Resources for Parents/Guardians
Project Connect-This program connects families with children 0-5 who have an incarcerated parent with services, transportation to local appointments and the detention center for visitation, materials to communicate with incarcerated parent, referrals to community agencies, quarterly activities and support groups and school support. For more information please see the attached flyer or call 667-600-2571. /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/Project Connect.pdf
April 12 11:00-1:00-Parent Cafe for Parents of children birth-5. See attached flyer for more information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Parent Cafe.doc
Friday, May 31-Sunday, June 2-Carroll Hospice Bereavement Camp-Camp T.R.-Located at Hashawa Environmental Center in Westminster. See flyer for more information or call Jess Roschen @ 410-871-7656-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Grief support camp.doc
Judy Center Referral Form for 2019-Carroll County Families from pregnancy until your child enters Kindergarten can participate. Several services are provided. See attached for referral form and the Judy Center Brochure for 2019: /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Judy Center Referral Form FY19.docx; /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/FY19 Judy Center Brochure.pdf
Villa Maria Community Resources-Skills for Success services are for children and adolescents, ages 5-17, who experience behavioral or emotional challenges in several areas-See attached brochure for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/SkillsforSuccessBrochureFcrop.pdf
Adaptive lacrosse opportunities, starting April 7th-For registration- https://ccgovernment.carr.org/ccg/recpark_reg/info.aspx?course_id=19AR07 For more information: Contact Jim Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-745-3558.
Bob Berlow, Disability Rights MD PowerPoint Presentation from February 28, 2019 Family Support Night on the IEP Process /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Bob Berlow PowerPoint.pptx
Momo Challenge and Tips: /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Momo Challenge MD SPIN 3.4.19 (1).pdf
Presentation PowerPoint from Monty Knittle and James Curran from Harbor Investment 3-18-19-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Special Needs Planning-Financial-ABLE-3-18-19.pdf
Presentation PowerPoint from the CCPS Assistive Tech Team on March 11-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/A Glimpse of Assistive Technology updated PFS (1).pdf
Orioles Fundraiser! Benefits CCPS County-Wide LFI Prom! See attached for more information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Orioles Fundraiser.pdf
Maryland ABLE presentation: /instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Maryland-ABLE-Full Version 2019.pdf
Saturday, September 21, 2019-Bureau of Aging and Disabilities presents a conference on supporting children and families in our changing society-see attached for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Grandparents Flyer 2019.pdf
Dysregulation information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Dysregulation.pdf
Websites of Interest
http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/programs/Pages/Special-Education/info.aspx - Publications and Information from MSDE. This site includes links to different resources including MSDE's Technical Assistance Bulletins and the Parental Rights/Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice
www.marylandlearninglinks.org GET LINKED!!!!! This is a one stop resource for all special education learning. An interactive and engaging site that combines video, polls, question and answer, and presentations. You can join a group that focuses on particular issues, or chat with other parents. Stay current on chages with policy. Try this website out. But be careful it may become your new addiction!!!
http://a4cwsn.com Apps for children with special needs
www.pathfindersforautism.org - Family support and training. Information and resources for children and adults with autism
/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development.pdf -Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development (Infant-age 5)
Respite camp available for families of children with disabilities. Some possiblities for the respite are: an after school activity or camp or program, a weekend camps or weekend overnight camps. Please see attached flyer and Application for contact information. **Disregard the dates on the flyer for the original camp. The flyer is accurate and information is to for the current time of year.
Flyer for respite- /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Additional Respite Funds Flyer October 2018.doc Application- /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Respite Camp Application-Checklist 2018 FINAL.
Wonderful website to help with navigating issues related to Attention and Learning: https://www.understood.org/en
Parents As Teachers (PAT) and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up (ABC) are voluntary Parenting Support programs. They are for parent/caregiver and child together, in the home, sharing age appropriate child development information, family well-being discussion and connecting the community agencies involved. We can help with developmental issues, attachment/bonding (with children 6mos-24mos), help detect developmental delays and prevent abuse/neglect to name a few things. See brochures for more information: PAT brochure- /instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/_PAT brochure FY18-19.pub and ABC brochure-/instruction/specialeducation/infants/Documents/ABC Parent Brochure.pdf
Free Online training-Supporting Social Emotional Wellness in Early Childhood-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Supporting SE Wellness in EC 9.12.18.pdf
Congruent Counseling-There are 35+ therapist in network with most commercial insurances in 4 locations: Columbia, Millersville, Towson and Eldersburg. For more information see their website: https://congruentcounseling.com/
Family and Children's Services; Walk-In Case Management Services-offered for all residents of Carroll County. See attached flyer for more information: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Walk In Case Management Services Flyer (002).docx
How to help prevent teen dating violence: Take a look at the attached infographic and learn about healthy teen dating resources in Maryland. Please forward this along to others that may find this information helpful. /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Teen Violence.pdf
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) brochure for parents. The brochure answers questions for parents regarding children’s mental health. /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/NIH 18-4702.pdf
Attention Federal Employees and Contractors living in Carroll County-Need help during the shutdown? Please see attached flyer: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Federal Shutdown Help_FINAL (002).pdf
Family Leadership Intstitute, 2019-The Family Leadership Institute (FLI) is a free, 60-hour, six-weekend intensive training program for parents and caregivers of school-age children with mental health challenges. Funding for this program is provided by the Maryland State Department of Education. January 25 & 26, February 8 & 9, March 1 & 2, March 8 & 9, March 29 & 30, and April 5 & 6, Friday night and Saturday. See attached flyer for details. /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Family Leadership Institute 2019.pdf
June 18-Risky Business presentation at Martin's in Westminster-Featuring exhibitors and speaker presentations on addictive behaviors, youth suicide, mindfulness and mental health, and vaping and juuling. See flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/2019 Risky Business Save Date.pdf
Looking for Camps for Summer 2019? Please see attached website for some possibilities. http://www.easterseals.com/de/our-programs/camping-recreation/camp-fairlee.html
PALS is hosting a summer camp in Baltimore July 7-13, 2019 at the University of MD Baltimore County for young adults with Down Syndrome. The ages of the campers are from 21-30. For more information please see attached link: https://www.palsprograms.org/baltimore-2019 or view their brochure by clicking on this link: /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/PALS Brochure 2019.pdf
Lions Club are looking for deaf and hard of hearing children who would be interested in attending a deaf camp program at 2 camps in MD. See attached flyer for more information. /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Lions Club Camps.pdf
Respite Camp information for your Special Needs child? Deadline is May 31-see attached flyer and application for more information: Flyer: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Respite Camp Flyer 2019.docx Application: /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Respite Camp Application REVISED 03.2019.docx
Family Support Network
The Carroll County Family Support Network is a group of parents with children who have special needs that shares ideas, resources, and experiences. Events are planned monthly during the school year addressing a variety of topics. Meetings are typically the first Monday of the month at 6 pm at Carroll Springs School. Childcare and food is provided. Times and locations sometimes vary. Please see our schedule below. Please RSVP to Gretchen Rockafellow at 410-751-3620 or email@example.com or Tammy Chisholm @ firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. All are welcome!
Save the Dates
Save the dates for the 2018-2019 school year for the following Family Support Network Nights. These are typically held from 6:00-7:30 at Carroll Springs Elementary, dinner and childcare will be provided for most nights (please check back to this site and look for emails as the presentation night approaches). For more information on the topics please email Tammy Chisholm at email@example.com
May 20-End of Year Picnic
*Please continue to check back on this site and look for emails about each night's presentation. Topics are subject to change depending on availability of presenters. As the winter season approaches please also be aware that the cancellation/early dismissal policy for schools will effect cancellation of that night's presentation.
Partners for Success Resource Center
Looking for resources, books, activities, workshops to attend? Partners for Success can help. Click here to link to the Partners for Success webpage.