March 22nd; 5:30-Change, INC Designer Bag and Basket Bingo.  See attached link for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Change Inc Bingo.pdf

April 3 4:00-6:00-Free Adolescent/Child Walk in Vaccination Clinics-.  For more information contact Maternal Child Heatlh Nursing Program @ 410-876-4956; 410-876-4942; 410-876-4920

Saturday, April 20-2:00-Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Egg 2019 PDF.pdf

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


Conferences/Presentations/Workshops in the area:

Saturday, March 30 8:30-5:30-Sibling Conference-See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Sib Conf Flyer 2019.pdf

April 2, 4, 9 and 10th-Howard County Schools is hosting a screening and discussion of Angst, a documentary on anxiety.  It is open to the public.  For more information please see the attached link:  https://news.hcpss.org/news-posts/2019/03/attend-a-free-screening-of-angst-and-discussion-around-anxiety-in-youth-april-2-4-9-10-2019/
Friday, April 26 8:30-4:30-Understanding and Treating Selective Mutism.  See attached link for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Selective Mutism.pdf
Friday, May 31 8:00-3:45-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder-Explore the latest research and treatment modalities for OCD.  See attached for more information-http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=7ou45aeab&oeidk=a07efzxndel05c4c10d

Resources for parents/guardians:

Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development (Infant-age 5):  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Positive Parenting Tips for Healthy Child Development.pdf

Maryland Medicaid/Home and Community-Based/Long Term Care Services-2018-/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/MA Waivers_LTSS Blue Book 2018.pdf

Family Involvement Survey Results from 2017-2018-Carroll County results-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/2017-2018 Family Involvement Survey Results-CCPS.pdf

Family Involvement Survey Results from 2017-2018-state of Maryland results-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/2017-2018 Family Involvement Survey Results-MD.pdf

The following PowerPoint contains information about the Special Education programs we have in CCPS-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Special Programs SECAC Presentation-Final.pptx

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. 

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

Transition PowerPoint from October 17 Family Support Network Night-/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Transition for Parents.pptx

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

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

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 

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

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 jlong7774@gmail.com 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

Summer 2019

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

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 tlchish@carrollk12.org 

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.