Upcoming Presentations/Conferences

May 5-11 -Mental Health Matters-Carroll County E-SMART and CCPL will have story-times to help caregivers and children learn and talk about behaviors and moods that are usual for each stage of development or to find out when extra help is needed.  See attached link for more information on times, stories and locations.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/CMHM Community Reading flyer.pdf  https://www.esmartcarroll.net/mentalhealthmatters

May 17-11:00-1:00-Parent Café-Share ideas that can help us take care of ourselves and our families and raise strong, happy children.  See attached for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Parent Cafe Flier- May 2019.docx  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/What is the Parent Café.docx

May 27 5:30-9:00 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum-Dr. Temple Grandin.  For more information and to register see Future Horizons' website: https://www.fhautism.com/

Thursday, May 30, Wednesday, June 12, and Tuesday July 30 from 6:00-7:30-Parent Workshops.  Topics include:  Fruit and Veggies Without a Fight! School Readiness and Promoting Positive Social and Emotional Health in Early ChildhoodSee attached flyer (English and Spanish flyer attached) for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/UPDATED Spring and Summer Parent Trainings 2019.pdf-Spanish flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Spanish Spring and Summer Parent Trainings 2019.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

June 24-25 8:30-4:30-PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop Mulit Modal Communication Strategies for Children who have complex communication needs-see attached for more information, /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/PODD 2 day June 2019 in county.pdf
 
July 8-12 8:30-4:30-Teaching Movement for Communication:  Accessing AAC for Children Who Have ComplexCommunication Needs by Claire Cotter, Gayle Porter, Linda Burkhart.  See attached for more information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Movements_5_day_flyer_19.pdf
 
August 12-13 8:30-4:30-Another PODD 2 Day Introductory Workshop Mulit Modal Communication Strategies for Children who have complex communication needs-see attached for more information, /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/PODD 2 day August 2019 in county.pdf

Resources for the Community

DORS Pre employment Transition Services-Students Grades 9th-12th grade and their families-/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/DORS Carroll County Fall 2018 (1).pdf

MD Agency Linkage-What is it? Definitions of Services-/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/MD Agency Linkages.pdf

Supporting Family Resources-/instruction/specialeducation/postsecondary/Documents/Supporting Families Resources-Transition.pdf

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

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. 

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

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/

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

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 

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 

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

Dysregulation information:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Dysregulation.pdf

April 3rd PowerPoint on Sensory and Behavior presented by Josselyn Ensor and Kristen Hoffman:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Sensory and Behavior.ppt

Trauma and ACES:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/ACES AND FAMILIES.2.pdf  and /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/ACES Families.pdf  and /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/ACEsInfographic_080218.pdf

Fostering Resilience:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Resilience Facts for Families.pdf  or additional information may be found on the website at:  www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week:  When to Seek Help and Other ResourcesThroughout the week we have raised awareness about good mental health, reviewed a variety of mental health disorders, and provided strategies for you to support your child.  Attached you will find a list of books for children/teens to read that further explore the topic of mental health, as well as, a fact sheet on when to seek help for your child.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Booklist Younger Children.pdf

/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Booklist Older Children.pdf            /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/When to Seek Help FAmilies.pdf

Additional information may be found on the website at:  www.ChildrensMentalHealthMatters.org

Upcoming Events

LFI prom is seeing donations for their May 3rd "The Enchanted Forest" prom.  If you can help or know someone that can, please see the attached letter.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Unfundraiser Letter.doc

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

Tuesday, May 14-6:30-Free Community Event-The Science of Addiction and Talking to Kids about Drugs.  At West Middle School-for more information see attached flyer:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/The Science of Addiction and Talking to Kids about Drugs.doc

Thursday, May 30, Wednesday, June 12, and Tuesday July 30 from 6:00-7:30-Parent Workshops.  Topics include:  Fruit and Veggies Without a Fight! School Readiness and Promoting Positive Social and Emotional Health in Early ChildhoodSee attached flyer (English and Spanish flyer attached) for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/UPDATED Spring and Summer Parent Trainings 2019.pdf-Spanish flyer-/instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Spanish Spring and Summer Parent Trainings 2019.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

Saturday, June 1-10:30-1:00-Free Touch Tour at the Walter’s Art Gallery through The Maryland School for the Blind.  For more information, please see attached:  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/MD School for the Blind June Events.pdf

 

Monday, June 3-6:30-8:00-Parent and Student Focus Groups-MD Study of IEP process-Are you a parent who has a child or youth with an IEP? We want to hear about your experiences! What
is working well and what could be done to improve how children and youth receiving special education are educated in Maryland public schools?  Frederick High School - Cafeteria 650 Carroll Parkway
Frederick, MD 21701 See attached flyer for more information-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Maryland IEP study focup group flyer_ Allegany_SP.pdf  or in Spanish-/instruction/specialeducation/community/Documents/Maryland IEP study focup group flyer_ Allegany RAS_.pdf

 

Sunday, June 16-10:30-1:30-Spring Accessible Playground Camp through The Maryland School for the Blind.  For more information, please see attached:   /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/MD School for the Blind June Events.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

'19 Summer Camps

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

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

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

June 24-August 23-Carroll Community College Summer! Kids browse all summer adventures and register at www.carrollcc.edu/summerkids

June 24-June 28-Camp Invention-Manchester Elementary, William Winchester Elementary or Elmer Wolfe Elementary.  For more information:  https://inventnow-web.ungerboeck.com/programsearch/program_map.aspx

Looking for something for Summer 2019?  See attached for more information:  Summer Camp 2019.pdf

Tuesday, August 27th 10:00-2:00-Community Outreach Summer Fair-Back to school shopping supplies, dental screenings, free haircuts, and more.  See flyer for more information.  /instruction/specialeducation/community/partners/Documents/Summer fair flyer 19.doc

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 

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.