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February 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Summer Camp Resource List 2011

updated 6/01/11: New camp added: Holistic & Community Services Special Needs Camp for 3-7. In bold blue).

 

Ah, summer. Longer days of sunshine are still not here yet, but we can begin planning for them. Here is a summer camp resource list to help you get started with finding care and fun to fill your child's summer days. Be sure to call each of…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on February 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Patterns of Development in Children with ASD up to 36 Months

Patterns of Development in Children with ASD up to 36 Months

by: Luther Kalb, MPH



A recent study by Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) researchers…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 22, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Local "Sand Park": Sandcastles minus the beach drive





My children love playing with sand. They enjoy filling up pails just to dump up the sand and start over again. I thought about getting them a sandbox. Then I snapped back to reality. I don’t have the time to keep it clean, and deal with the sand being tracked back indoors. And driving at least three hours to a beach regularly… well, let me just smile at that…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on February 20, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A new support agency for families (offering respite care)!



Holistic Home and Community Services Inc. is a new agency offering support…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 17, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Free Wizards Tix (3/5/11) for children with special needs

        

The Lollipop Kids Foundation has been chosen as part of "Blatche's Bunch" for the March 5 Washington Wizards game at the Verizon Center. Andray Blatche has purchased and donated tickets to LKF so that children with disabilities could enjoy a home…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 15, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Your Child May be Eligible for Free Admission to State & National Parks

 

Does your family enjoy the great outdoors? As winter gives in to warmer weather and you start planning hikes to enjoy Spring, be sure to get your park pass for free admission! Your family may be eligible to obtain a National Park pass and a State Park pass for free admission to all the parks!  These passes…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 13, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Equipment Connection website helps families share



Are you interested in obtaining or passing on outgrown or unused adaptive equipment for your child?



Equipment Connections for Children is an online web site to request and register adaptive equipment. A parent that requests equipment will be matched with a donation and the parents arrange the pick up time. It works like Freecycle or Craigslist, only staff help make the matches so that the equipment is appropriately…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 9, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Think having a choice between IFSP & IEP is important?

 

Do you think having a choice between an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) for your family is important?  If your family is willing to share your story as it relates to the Extended IFSP Option, please help by submitting a short 1-paragraph testimonial.  The testimonial should be no more than one paragraph and include your family’s/child's name and a photograph.  …

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 4, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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