Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sensory-Friendly Movie Time!

This was posted on my friend Anne's Facebook wall.  She is very involved with FEAT, the local autism group.  I'm sure she has a Really Important Position but, for the life of me, can't remember what it is!  (Sorry Anne!)  Anyway, those of you with kids with sensory issues, please support this in hopes that there can be more events like this...

Sensory-friendly showing of the CARS 2 movie this Saturday, July 2, at 10:05am at the RAVE Stonybrook Theater on Hurstborne. They will have the volume down, lights dimmed and we are free to bring our own snacks. Kids are free to move and enjoy themselves! PLEASE pass this along as we need a good turnout in hopes they will see the need and will continue to allow our kids to enjoy going to the movies!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Barren Heights has opening for summer!

If you haven't seen my post about Barren Heights Christian Retreat, you need to check out their web page.  I just checked and there are still openings for weekends for this summer.  Barren Heights provides free weekend experiences for families with a child with special needs.  The camp is located near Bowling Green KY on Barren River Lake.  It's a TON of fun for the whole family!  My girls and Sam talk about it all the time and we went last summer.  If you have the opportunity, PLEASE take advantage of it.  It's a memory-maker!  Here's the link to their schedule...

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Early Childhood Training Series presented by Parent Outreach and FIND

in collaboration with
(Family Information Network on Disabilities)

Early Childhood Training Series
10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm
The Council On Development Disabilities
1151 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40203
April 26, 2011
What All Families Should Know About Brain Development
May 17, 2011
Keys to Social-Emotional Readiness for Young Children
June 21, 2011
Building Social & Emotional Resiliency in Young Children
To register for these sessions,
contact Pamela McDaniel at 584-1239.
 All training materials developed by the University of Kentucky, HDI, 
Kentucky Early Childhood Transition Project (KECTP)

     The Council on Developmental Disabilities 
is a Metro United Way Agency

Update on updates...

We have been moving the past week and I don't have internet access yet at my new home.  Sorry for the delays in posting - I hope to be back to a regular schedule in the next week!  Thanks for your patience.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Check the Conferences and Seminars page...

There are updates and a couple of new ones added, including one tomorrow night (4/12) at teh Council on Developmental Disabilities.  the topic is Wills, Trusts, and the Recoed of Information.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Saturday Night Respite Program

This came to me through the Down Syndrome of Louisville newsletter…

Little Flock Baptist Church is offering a Respite Program called
ESCAPE – “To Life Not From Life”
1st Saturday of each month (October – May)
5:30-8:00 pm
Little Flock Baptist Church
5510 N. Preston Hwy, Shepherdsville, KY
The program is free of charge
To enroll your son/daughter or for more information, please contact:
Sammy Chick, Director of Special Needs Ministry

Volunteers will engage participants in crafts, games and fun!

The program operates on the One on One Buddy System – one volunteer for each participant.  All volunteers for this program have undergone criminal background checks and an RN is onsite for emergencies.


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sign Language Website with Videos

This was just sent to me from a mom of a sweet little boy with Down syndrome.  He has a great sign language vocabulary!

“There is an awesome website for ASL, you just type in the word you want the sign for and it shows a video clip of the sign (and the finger spelling, if you want).”

The website is Signing Savvy