Youth Sports Week: A myriad of programs available for very special kids

Click here to read the SILive article about sports programs on Staten Island for kids with special needs:

http://www.silive.com/youthsports/index.ssf/2016/04/special_programs_abound_for_ve.html#incart_river_home

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Parent to Parent NYS Support Parent Training Webinar

Parent to Parent of NYS is always looking for parents willing to help families who face parenting challenges similar to those they have faced.

Every parent of a child with a disability or special health care need has experiences to share that will assist another parent or family.

Support Parents are the heart of their Parent Matching program.  Through their Parent Matching program they offer parents/caregivers the opportunity to connect one-to-one with a parent/caregiver of an individual with the same or similar disability or special health care need – someone who has “been there.”

Support Parent Training Webinar
May 6, 2016 from 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6849649951711856130 . After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Other Upcoming Webinars Include:

  • Medicaid Service Coordination for Families – Getting the Most from Your Child’s Program
  • Loss, Grief, and Adjustment for Parents of Children with Special Needs
  • Housing Options for People with Disabilities in NYS
  • A Guide for Families to Understanding Supports & Services Administered by OPWDD

For information, visit http://parenttoparentnys.org/news/statewide-events/

Would you like to connect with a support parent?  Contact Parent to Parent NYS if you would like to connect with someone who has “been there,” and can relate to the challenges you are facing.

Contact Person:

Maryalice Fegeley

Regional Coordinator

Parent to Parent of NYS

1050 Forest Hill Road

Staten Island, NY  10314

mfegeley@ptopnys.org

718-494-3462 / 800-866-1068

Fax:  718-494-0319

Family Support Services Advisory Council Meeting on May 9th

Our next evening Family Support Services Advisory Council meeting will take place on Monday, May 9, 2016    The meeting will start at 7:30 pm and end by 9:30 pm. at HealthCare Assoc 2535 Arthur Kill Road.   Wine & Cheese will be served.

We URGE new members to join us at ANY time.   We encourage you to forward this email to other family members (parents, grandparents & siblings) who might be interested in joining. Membership is open to all family members who have a relative with a developmental disability and to individuals with a developmental disability.

Topics of discussion will include a State wide report regarding changes to our supports and services.  The Governor’s budget, advocacy, the front door, and self-direction.  Representatives from the state will be available to answer questions.

 Save-The-Date

Our last meeting before the summer break will take place at Harvest Cafe at no cost to our membership on Thursday, June 9, 16 at 9:30am.

Kindly confirm your attendance to us at the below email addresses.  If you have additional question please  call.718.983.5276.