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Heads up: The Office of Civil Rights is coming to MD this September!



Dear families:

This is to give you a "heads up" that the Office for Civil Rights is coming to Maryland at…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on August 27, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Proper Lifting Techniques: Workshop Brief Recap (minus the complimentary tea & starbucks coffee)

"I wish more parents knew about this great resource, this has been a great session," a parent chimed in at this morning's workshop on "Proper Lifting Techniques." The low-key coffee gathering of parents focused on practice and review of proper ways to support and lift your growing child without causing harm to the health of the back muscles. On-site childcare was provided.

Routine lifts of a growing child can take a toll. The U.S. Dept of…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on August 9, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Kennedy Krieger seeking volunteers for child development study

 

There is a study currently being conducted at the Kennedy Krieger institute that is looking at memory and learning in typical children (ages 11 - 28 months) as well as children with developmental delays (ages 36 - 54 months). A MCITP mom who has participated says “My son, who is 3 years old and has Down Syndrome just participated today and it was a great experience.” The study pays $50 for the first…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on August 8, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

E-Bulletin for the week of 7-26-2010

This week's E-Bulletin is below. Create a profile and receive these weekly alerts first! And remember, you can always adjust your email preferences for your account by clicking on Settings link on the…
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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 25, 2010 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Parenting tips for Pre-K readiness

About Four-Year-Olds

The busiest and most active children in the classroom or at home are the four-year-olds. They want to be around lots of children their own age and seem to always be using their large muscles to run, jump, climb, and push. Sometimes four-year-olds are difficult to understand. One minute, they are confident and daring, and the next they need re-assurance. Young children need to be praised for trying and encouraged to explore their…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 25, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Are you a parent with a history of depression?

The University of Maryland (Collage Park) is doing a study on depression in parents and how it affects young children. Participants must have suffered from despression and currently have a child 3-5 years old. Participants will be compensated…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on July 6, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

ParentingCounts.org: A new parenting resource! / Un nuevo recurso para padres!





Talaris is proud to announce Parenting Counts Center as a free service, available at…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on June 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Summer '10 edition of the FSN Newsletter / Boletín--edición del verano

The Summer 2010 edition of the Family Support Network Newsletter is now available! Click here or image below to download it. This edition includes MCITP updates and information about community partnerships, fun events for families this Summer, listing of summer camps, among many other resources and…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on June 8, 2010 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Get to know...The Family Advisory Board

Get to know...The Family Advisory Board (FAB)





The Family Advisory Board (FAB) is a parent volunteer group that supports the Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program (“MCITP”) by: 1) representing the families’ perspectives to MCITP; 2) helping MCITP families connect with each other; and 3) advocating for more resources for MCITP…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 22, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

ADHD linked to Pesticides / Investigacion sobre como el uso de insectidada afecta la salud mental

Detectable levels of pesticides are present in a large number of fruits and vegetables sold in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 17, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Summer Camp Recommendation from a MCITP alumni mom/Recomendación de una mama de una niña que recibo servicios por medio el MCITP

"This is a camp geared toward young children with disabilities, including autism. My daughter attended when she was 4, it was…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 13, 2010 at 1:57am — No Comments

Parents Survival Guide: Autism (2010 edition, new!) / Guía para sobrevivir el autismo (edición del 2010, nuevo!)

 

There are already many articles, web sites and great booklets that are being published and distributed for families of children with Autism, but the great advantage of THIS resource to our families is that it has been developed specifically for MCITP children already diagnosed with autism or on the spectrum. Please take a look at this great resource developed by the MCITP Down County Parent Educator. Download file:…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 13, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Apply for a Low Intensity Support Services (LISS) Grant Before June 30



FUNDING is currently available for children and adults with disabilities. The process is not difficult:

 

· Submit the Request Form: LISSRequestForm.pdf

· Provide a copy of a valid ID

· Provide a copy of a social security card

· Provide…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 12, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Arc of Montgomery's latest newsletter / La más reciente edición del boletín de "El Arco de Montgomery"



The Arc of Montgomery has an informative quarterly newsletter with information about services, events, andother resources for families. Click below to view their latest edition.



La…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 12, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Social Skills Stories to Print & Download

Free Social Stories to Print and Download

Teachers, educators, parents and even those who are dealing with the public in libraries and museums may want to consider creating social stories for children on the…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 11, 2010 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Sippy Cup Recommendation from MCITP mom: CombiMug



MCITP mom says: " I've looked high and low for a cup with both a straw and handles and finally found one! It costs about $13 (I bought one at Buy Buy Baby) but with the relative scarcity of this type of cup (straw and handles), I found it worth the $. Most cups either have a soft spout + handles or straw with no handles.…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 11, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Summer Resources 2010

Are you starting to think about summer plans? Check out this list of summer camps, activities and resources. ¿Empiezas a pensar del verano? Mira esta lista de programas de campamento, actividades, y recursos. …

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on May 10, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Gov O'Malley declares April to be Autism Awareness Month in MD



Did you hear that Governor O’Malley declared April the Autism Awareness Month? A newly-formed Maryland Commission on Autism is meeting this week in its ongoing quest to develop a comprehensive statewide autism plan. Autism Month Maryland.pdf.

 

Has oído que el gobernador de Maryland ha conmemorado el mes de abril como…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on April 26, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

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