UPCOMING EVENTS:

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:
 
-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
 
Outreach Winter Fair-January 22nd-if you are homeless or know someone that is, please see attached flyer.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Outreach Winter Fair.pdf

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. 

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.pdf

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 

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

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

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.