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The Sibling Support Project

A thank you to Krista Middlebrook of Parent to Parent for this resource contribution.



The Sibling Support Project

 

The Sibling Support Project is a national effort aimed at supporting the siblings…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on November 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Family Learning Series Workshops 2012-2013 - Register Today!

 



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Added by Cristina Benitez on October 10, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Kennedy Krieger seeks Preschoolers for Study on Early Dev (Compensated)

 

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Added by Cristina Benitez on September 24, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

New NIH Research Study seeks Toddlers with Language Delays (Compensated)

 

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Added by Cristina Benitez on September 24, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

A Stuck Penny and Car Seat Safety

 

My friend's four year old son put a penny in his car seat buckle... yes, it got stuck. As parents, there are some things you just can't make up! This past week happened to be National Child Passenger Safety Week and this particular incident provided pause for my friend to ponder if the car seat was still appropriate for her growing son. 

 

We may know as parents that the best way to protect our children is to put them in the right car seat and use it the right way. It…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on September 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Chronic Sorrow & Ongoing Healing



What is “Chronic Sorrow”?




Chronic sorrow is defined as normal grief responses which are “pervasive, profound and continuing.” as parents, siblings and other family members live with “unremovable loss and unmending wounds (Roos, 2002).”



Chronic sorrow is sorrow or sadness continuing over time…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on July 11, 2012 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Apply for an LISS family grant!!

As of May 29, 2012 Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)  has released additional LISS funding for FY 2012. Maryland Community Connection (MCC) is now accepting new LISS requests for July 1, 2011- June 30, 2012.  For more information and to download the application in English, view: …
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Added by Cristina Benitez on June 25, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Summer '12 newsletter / El boletín de verano 2012

Check out a local park and enjoy the great outdoors! While you are out there, keep in mind some tips about summer safety (page 14). Want more fun? On page 7 you will find a list of other local resources for therapeutic horseback riding, art classes, social skills groups, and more. Need additional supports? Check out the list of grants available for families (page 8), upcoming workshops (page 3), and get in touch via…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on June 6, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

MSDE Memo re: Extended IFSP Option Survey

MEMO

To: Parents, Administrators, Service Providers and other Stakeholders

From: Thomas Stengel

Date: May 31, 2012

Re: Extended IFSP Option Survey

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services (DSE/EIS) is requesting feedback from parents and other stakeholders to…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on June 4, 2012 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Family Learning Series Workshops 2011-2012 *RSVP Today*

 



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Added by Cristina Benitez on April 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Spring '12 newsletter / El boletín de la primavera 2012

Dear Families, Staff, and Community Partners:

We are very excited to share the Spring 2012 issue of the Family Support Network Newsletter. This quarter's newsletter highlights inclusion topics, community resources, upcoming workshops in the Family Learning Series, a local list of restaurants that offer 'kids eat free' discounts and much more! Spring 2012 Family Support Newsletter…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on April 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New Support Group for Mothers!


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Added by Cristina Benitez on April 4, 2012 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Ask Dr. Villa, Health Blog #9: My Child with Autism



We are lucky to have Dr. Marcella…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on January 11, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Family Support Bilingual Newsletter WINTER '11

Dear Families, Staff, and Community Partners:



We are very excited to share with you the Winter 2011 issue of the MCITP Family Support Network Bilingual Newsletter! This quarter's newsletter includes: toy organization tips, ideas on preparing for snow days, upcoming Family Learning Series workshops, local 'Kids Eat Free'…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on December 13, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Board of Ed Requests Comments

 

Dear families:



The Montgomery County Board of Education has requested community comment regarding two Board of Education policies. They are:



· Policy ECM, Joint Occupancy of Montgomery County Public Schools Facilities, which sets forth the criteria for joint occupancy of Montgomery County Public Schools facilities; and



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Added by Cristina Benitez on October 24, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Family Support Bilingual Newsletter FALL '11

Dear Families, Staff, and Community Partners:



We are very excited to share with you the Fall 2011 issue of the bilingual MCITP Family Support Network Newsletter. This quarter's newsletter features community resources, the Hanen Program, the schedule of upcoming MCITP Family Learning Series workshops, and much more! Click…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on September 25, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ask Dr Dixon, Blog #8: The "flu" and its vaccine!

 

I thought I would write about a very pertinent topic for fall and winter this week, since the weather has taken a cold spell here.  That’s right:  I’m going to answer your questions about “the flu” and its vaccine!  So, here we go…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on September 21, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Ask Dr Dixon, Blog #7: Childhood Obesity

The topic of this blog is childhood obesity, an issue that has grown in prevalence and importance in the past decade.  I think it’s an important topic to address to the parents of young children, because the point is early awareness!

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Added by Cristina Benitez on September 16, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Ask Dr Giambo, Blog #5: Healthy Teeth

It is never too early to start thinking about your child’s dental health.  Tooth decay is a very common problem in preschool aged children.  It may not seem like a major problem if your child has a cavity in her baby teeth since she will just lose it anyway, but this is not true!  Tooth decay in baby teeth can harm her permanent teeth as well, and severe tooth decay can lead to serious and painful problems…

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Added by Cristina Benitez on August 11, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Ask Dr Giambo, Blog #4: Active Healthy Living

 

I hope everyone is having a happy summer! Summer is a great time of year to get plenty of physical activity, but it’s easy to slip into unhealthy habits without your normal routines.  So today we are going to talk about basic suggestions for healthy, active living.…



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Added by Cristina Benitez on July 19, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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