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A community of families dedicated to early intervention in Montgomery County, MD

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PBS: Nerotypical

If you missed last night the wonderful PBS film on Neurotypical, watch the full movie on the link provided bellow. Please share your comments!

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 30, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Ivymount Outreach is Growing! Introducing: Saturday Specials

Saturday Specials are fun classes and club opportunities for children with special needs ages 8-18. Saturday Specials provide engagement in activities that foster health and wellness, creativity, socialization and friendship. All Saturday Specials clubs are created, led and supported by experienced Ivymount Staff.

Opening weekend for Saturday Specials is September 7, 2013.

"Saturday programming at Ivymount gives my child an opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 22, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Summer Fun Deal

If you’re looking for a cool place to take your kids this summer, the Newseum is once again offering its Summer Fun Deal, in which up to 4 kids (age 7-18) get in free with one paid adult admission. Kids 6 and under are always free. For additional information and to purchase tickets, click on this link: Tickets

Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 22, 2013 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Language Delays Research Study - Study of Toddler Language Development

Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health are seeking toddlers 12 or 18 months of age with language delays (i.e., no words at 18 months, limited vocalizations at 12 months) or typical development to participate in a study examining communication development. Most children with language delays do not develop autism. However, we hope this study will help inform us about the risk factors.

This study will involve both outpatient and inpatient (overnight) visits and will be…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 10, 2013 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Adaptive Driving Equipment for People with Disabilities

Adaptive Driving Equipment for People with Disabilities

By Guest Blogger Nancy Carey, Writer for Examiner.com, Photographer for the Ms. Wheelchair America Program and Advocate



The open road calls to…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 9, 2013 at 3:57pm — No Comments

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center is dedicated to creating a healing environment in which patients have access to a medical doctors and variety of complementary and alternative therapies to promote healing and wellness.

The Center for Integrative Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center

Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 5, 2013 at 2:11pm — No Comments

The Child & Youth Special Needs Resource Locator

Visit The Resource Locator

The online database features information on over 800 resources, is accessible in over 50 languages, and offers user-friendly features including helpful search features, interactive maps and directions to each resource. It is also 508 compliant for…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 5, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Tot Swap - Gaithersburg June 26-30

Tow Swap in Gaithersburg Tot Swap

Anyone is invited to shop!! You do not need to be a consignor or a volunteer. So tell your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or anyone you know that shops for kids they love.

Get AMAZING BARGAINS, on maternity clothes, kids' clothes, shoes, books, toys, videos/DVDs,…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on June 28, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Parents Training

Parent Training

Informational Sessions for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Join our experts for free informational training sessions focused on parent advocacy and inclusion of children with developmental disabilities. Sessions cover topics of concern for early childhood and school-aged children.

The training is sponsored by The Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities (MCDD). MCDD is one of a national network of University Centers for Excellence (UCEDD)…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on April 12, 2013 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Public comments are being accepted for MD Infant & Toddlers proposals

The Maryland Infants and Toddlers Program of the Maryland State Department of Education is proposing revisions to the Annual State Application under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The proposed revisions include:

 

  • The amended policies and procedures for the…
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Added by Family Support Network Admin on September 13, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Ask Dr Dixon, Blog #6: First Year Milestones

Hello!  My name is Meredith Dixon and I’m going to be contributing blog posts this fall.  I am a pediatric resident at Georgetown University Hospital, and I work with…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on September 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Important Letter for families: Upcoming change to IFSP

Effective November 30, 2011, there will be a change going into effect for the extended Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).  Download the letter to families explaining how these changes may affect your family's services.  Please speak with your Service Coordinator if you have any… Continue

Added by Family Support Network Admin on September 7, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Family Picks List: Finding the right health professional

We receive many inquiries from parents wondering about how to find the right health professional (dentist, pediatrician, optometrist, hair stylist, etc). While we can not endorse any health professionals, we encourage families to share with each other recommendations, tips and referrals. As a result, over time, we have created a "family picks list" from the recommendations that…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 6, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Energetic volunteers are needed for fun with toddlers! (May '11)

Energetic volunteers are needed for fun with toddlers! Following the success of four groups this spring, more DREAM Team sessions are being planned for May and June 2011.  We have so many kids who want to participate! Having enough volunteers is vital for the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program being able to offer the program to families. The DREAM Team athletes are between ages 2-5 and are learning pre-sports skills and…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on April 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Participate in a family training series on preventing challenging behaviors, May 2011

Do you have a child who is struggling with challenging behaviors? Would you like to learn some strategies to address these behaviors in a positive, constructive way? In May, The Infants and Toddlers Program is offering a 4-part family training series on positive strategies to prevent challenging behaviors in children birth to five years of age. This training series is based on materials and interventions…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on April 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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