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Message from the Arc of Maryland

Message from The ARC of MARYLAND

Re: Maryland Senate Budget & Taxation Committee Recommendations for the Autism Waiver…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 31, 2010 at 1:38am — No Comments

Grants for Assistive Technology / Subvenciones para la tecnología asistencial

Grants for Assistive Technology

Check out this list of available resources and grants for assistive technologies:…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 30, 2010 at 12:25am — No Comments

Heads up for the future: Federal Career Opportunities

 

Even though it's too early for MCITP participants to be thinking about job opportunities, we thought to pass on the notice below in case you know of someone who may want to keep an eye on such opportunities and as a general resource for the future.

Aunque para los participantes del MCITP es demasiado temprano para pensar en oportunidades de empleo, queríamos compartir esta noticia de oportunidades federal por si conocen a alguien que estuviera…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 29, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Morris students want more time with special education classmates

Morris students want more time with special education classmates

From DailyRecord.com



Montville High School senior Rusty Van Riper would see the students with disabilities sit together at lunch with their adult aides and after quickly eating, retreat to their self-contained classroom. Van Riper and some of his friends decided to do something about it. READ MORE:…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 24, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Summer camp grants available for families from Maggie's Light / La org., Maggies Light, ofrece fondos para programas de verano

Hello everyone,

Hola,

I've got great news. Maggie's Light has received a large grant to provide…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 24, 2010 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Spring '10 edition of the FSN Newsletter now available! /La edición de la primavera del boletín ya esta disponible

 

The Spring 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 Spring, listing of summer camps, "Does your child need support in a child care setting?", and features the "Early Intervention Commnity…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 7, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Two Simple Ways to Be a Happier Parent (USNews Article)

Two Simple Ways to Be a Happier Parent

from USNews.com

When Christine Carter became a parent, she realized that her work as a sociologist…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on March 3, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

MCIE Announces "Maryland Parent Leadership/Action Network"

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Treatment of Feeding Disorders in ASD / Tratamiento de Trastornos en Alimentación

 

Families of children on the autism spectrum are often concerned about their child's diet, food intake, or gastrointestinal issues. Some families struggle with actual "feeding disorders" -- problems around food and eating so severe they can interfere with normal growth, a child's ability to benefit from other interventions, and a family's daily functioning. This interview with Dr. Anil Darbari, Medical Director of the Pediatric Gastroenterology/Nutrition and Feeding Disorders Program…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 15, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Kennedy Krieger Institue is recruiting children for study / El instituto de Kennedy Krieger busca ninos para una investigacion.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute is recruiting children with cognitive disabilities, who are between the ages of 36 and 54 months to participate in a study looking at the development of memory and learning in children. The study requires two visits,…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 15, 2010 at 2:44am — No Comments

Free Tax Prep Service

COMMUNITY ACTION’S FREE “VITA” TAX ASSISTANCE STARTS JANUARY 25, THROUGH APRIL 15!

The…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 15, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

NPR Radio Story: "For Some Jobs, Asperger's Syndrome Can Be An Asset" / Segmento del radio "Para algunos trabajos, el sindrome de Asperger's puede ser un beneficio."

 

Click on image above to hear story.

 

 

Segmento del radio "Para algunos trabajos, el sindrome de Asperger's puede ser un beneficio." (en…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 15, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Have you submitted your LISS grant application?



Dear Families: 
Estimadas Familias:



The Arc of…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on February 10, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Parental Rights: Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice, Updated/ Derechos de Padres: Informativo de Garantias Legales del Estado de Maryland

 

Parental Rights: Maryland Procedural Safeguards Notice

The guide has been revised to provide a full explanation of parental rights for children/students receiving services through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and for children and families receiving early intervention services through an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).  

 

Derechos de Padres: Informativo de Garantias Legales del Estado de…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on January 30, 2010 at 8:00am — No Comments

Toy Alert: Safety Recall and Poison-alert

 

Even if your child does not have a set at home, it's likely that you have seen the toy at the focus of the latest recall: Snap beads. Below is the recall flyer with details. Aunque si su hijo no tenga este juguete, hay probable que usted lo ha visto. A continuación esta el folleto.



SnapBeadsRecall.pdf





A recent… Continue

Added by Family Support Network Admin on January 11, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

LISS Program replaces Rolling Access / El programa LISS substituya el program "Rolling Access"

 

As many of you are aware, earlier this year, DDA discontinued the Rolling Access funding program. DDA is now instituting a new program, similar to rolling access, called LISS. There are two agencies in our

region which will be working with the LISS program - these are the Arc of PG County, and Maryland Community Connection. Here is the link to Maryland Community Connection, which explains the program. From their website, you can access more information and an application:…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on December 10, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Winter 2009 Newsletter is now available! / La edición del boletín de invierno ya esta disponible

 

The Winter Edition 2009-2010 Family Support Network Newsletter is now available! Click here or image below to download it. This edition features upcoming opportunities and events, MCITP news on program expansion, emergency resources for families, "What Every Parent Should Know About Lead", and more! Check it out!



La edición del invierno del boletín de La Red de Apoyo Familiar ya esta disponible--…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on December 2, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Stories of Thanks/ Cuentos de Accion de Gracias



Members of the Autism Speaks! community were asked to share what they are thankful for this past Thanksgiving. Their stories are inspiring! Take a read. What are YOU thankful for? Please leave a comment below and share! :)



Los miembros de la comunidad de Autism Speaks! (El Autismo Habla!) han compartido sus historias de que se sienten agradecidos. Sus cuentos dan inspiracion! Lealos! De que esta agradecido usted? Por… Continue

Added by Family Support Network Admin on December 2, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Helpful documents for considering your options between Part C and Part B services / Documentos para ayudarle comparar los servicios de la parte C con los de la parte B

 

The following documents may be helpful when it comes time to weigh your options for services for your family. As always, do not hesitate to let us know if you have any questions!



The MSDE “Family Guide to Next Steps” is now available online in 14 different languages: Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese!! Here’s the link:…

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Added by Family Support Network Admin on November 17, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

A Powerful Identity, a Vanishing Diagnosis (NYTimes Article)





By CLAUDIA WALLIS

Published: November 2, 2009



It is one of the most intriguing labels in psychiatry. Children with Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism, are socially awkward and often physically clumsy, but many are verbal prodigies, speaking in complex sentences at early ages, reading newspapers fluently by age 5 or 6 and acquiring expertise in some preferred topic —… Continue

Added by Family Support Network Admin on November 7, 2009 at 12:05am — No Comments

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