Still Accepting Mini-Grant Applications for the FASD Prevention Project

The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention Project is joining forces with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other partners to reduce the incidence of FASD through increased health care provider knowledge of the risks alcohol can pose to a fetus and the use of FASD prevention strategies. Between June 2014 and August 2016, The Arc will coordinate efforts and support chapter advocates, volunteers, and staff to personally meet with health care providers to bring them our message that no amount of alcohol is safe during pregnancy. In July, an FASD Prevention toolkit will be available to all chapters and the Arc will continue to award competitive mini-grants (between $500 and $2,000 depending on the scope of the local effort and the population size of the community) to those chapters that commit to implementing an outreach plan to health care providers. A simple application for the second round of funding is due by July 30. Apply now or get more information and ask questions by contacting FASDInfo@thearc.org. For more information about the FASD Prevention Project visit our website.
This project was made possible by Grant No. U1HMC26371 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.

“THE DAD DILEMMA: YOUR CHILD, AUTISM AND SPECIAL EDUCATION”

 

As a Dad today — whether full-time employee or stay-at-home Dad, married or single –  you’re setting new standards for parental involvement.  And when your son or daughter is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and requires special education services in school, the stakes are higher and your role in the process becomes all the more critical.

If you’ve found yourself sitting in a school meeting where the language, players, and processes are confusing, you’re not alone.

If you’ve questioned whether your child is actually making progress in school, you’re not alone.

If you don’t know the difference between an IEP and an IU and could sooner put together a piece of furniture from IKEA without instructions than you can interpret your child’s testing scores, you’re not alone.

This workshop will replace questions with expertise and will help you gain the information and knowledge you need to effectively advocate for your child’s needs in school.  There’s no time to waste.

WHAT:  “The Dad Dilemma: Your Child, Autism, & Special Education℠”

WHEN: 

Thursday, July 10th, Berwyn, PA

TIME: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.

PRESENTER:  Debra Schafer, CEO & Founder

COST:  $75. (lunch will be provided)

DETAILS:

  • Registration is required as seating is limited.  No walk-in registrations.
  • No refunds, however you may substitute a grandfather, uncle or similar only.
  • We recommend that you have a copy of your child’s Evaluation Report and IEP or 504 with you for reference.

Click here for Registration

 

The Arc of Delaware County has endorsed the Six by 15 Campaign

2015 will mark 40 years of IDEA and 25 years of the ADA.  

The Arc of Delaware County has joined the efforts of achieving six National goals by the end of 2015.   The Goals include:

Employment
Community Living
Education
Transition
Healthy Living
Early Childhood

Click http://sixbyfifteen.org/ for further information on each of the goals.