“Great Start! Parent Empowerment Training Series: An interactive four-part training kit intended for families with children receiving early intervention/early childhood special education.” -From the FACT Oregon website.
This is a four part series designed to help the parents of children with disabilities to find resources and understand that “disability is a natural part of the human experience.” Each module explores the topic in easy-to-understand language, and includes videos of families telling their stories, links to important handouts, and online resources. CLICK HERE or go to http://factoregon.org/events/online-learning-opportunities/ to learn more
Early Childhood CARES offers many parent trainings and fun family events throughout the school year. Some of the events include; sign language workshops, behavior management trainings, and autism support groups. Please visit the calendar by CLICKING HERE or going to http://earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu/trainings-and-events/
“A unique approach at one Ohio school has typically developing teens entering the world of special education for an eye-opening experience. Through a semester-long elective at Kenston High School in Bainbridge, Ohio, high school juniors and seniors work side-by-side in a special education classroom with their peers who have special needs.” – From DisabilityScoop. CLICK HERE to read the entire article!
Person-Centered plans are basically brochures which provide information about a person with a disability to other people who are not familiar with the disabled person. They are easy to make, informative, and make wonderful “ice-breakers” for a child or adult who has difficulty explaining their particular disability, especially to a larger group. One mother of a disabled child had this to say about the brochures:
“I did [a person-centered plan] after attending one of the FACT trainings and before we completed [my son's] IEP evaluation. I cannot even begin to tell you how IMPORTANT the addition of this brochure helped during the IEP process (they even reference it in his IEP and direct the reader to look at it for additional information). Additionally, it has helped his school teachers, aids, caregivers, Sunday school teachers, family members etc… They are able to see at a glance helpful information about his strengths and areas that are challenging for him.” -From the website. CLICK HERE to view sample plans or to get templates to help you make your own!
This is a brochure for all the adaptive activities offered locally through the city of Eugene, Parks and Recreation Department. This list includes exercise classes for people with various types of disabilities, dance classes, swimming lessons, information on paralympic sports, organized fishing trips, and many more summer activities to beat the heat!
Looking for a sensory friendly theater of film showing? Use these resources to find sensory friendly experiences in your area.
AMC Sensory Friendly Films
In partnership with The Autism Society, we bring AMC Sensory Friendly Films to families affected by autism on a monthly basis to select communities.
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing!
A resource for children with behavioral issues, their families and teachers from NICHCY with information and links on positive behavior management in the classroom, behavior issues and specific disabilities such as Autism and ADD/ADHD, and what the laws require. En Espanol.