Art Contest-Does your Elementary or Middle School child love to draw or paint? National Inclusive Schools week is December 3-7. The theme is "Together We're Better". If your child is interested in participaing the due date for submissions is December 14. Please see the attached flyers for more information!! /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Art ContestTogether We /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Together We R Better 2018 letter (1).pdf /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Together Were Better 2018-2019 toolkit FINAL1.docx
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
January 2, 2019 and February 6, 2019-4:00-6:00-Free Adolescent/Child Walk-In Vaccine Clinics at Carroll County Health Department-see attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Free Vaccine Clinics.doc
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
Look for updates soon.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammy Chisholm @ email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3-Sensory Santa
February 11-IEP Topics
March 11-Communication needs
April 3-Behavior/Sensory topic
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.