ESC-20 Family Engagement Newsletter

March 29, 2021

April 2021: Trainings for Parents and Caregivers

Click HERE to access April's SMORE containing a list of trainings for families.

Happening March 31st!

The DSASTX and the OLLU Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students invite you to join them in a discussion about the benefits of bilingualism for children with Down syndrome.

Join them to hear some ideas for how Spanish-speaking parents can be involved with their child's educational experience. Click here to see the flyer in Spanish. Click on the photo to view the flyer in English.

Tips and Resources

Free Family Fun Connection

Activities for families with kids and teens to move, learn, and connect. Take a look here. These are also available in Spanish.


Does Your Child Have High Blood Pressure?

Did you know that one in 25 youth ages 12 to 19 has hypertension, and one in 10 has elevated blood pressure (previously called “prehypertension”)? That’s according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What can parents do? Talk to your child’s doctor. The CDC recommends asking your child’s doctor to measure your child’s blood pressure starting at age three. See more tips.


View Free Sesame Street Resources for Uncertain Times

Sesame Street released resources for families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources, Caring for Each Other, are available in a variety of languages and include games, videos, apps, coloring pages, and more. View the Caring for Each Other resources.


Parent Guidebook: Supporting Texas Families

This resource is designed to help parents guide their student through High School. It highlights the Texas Foundation Graduation Program, differences between SAT vs ACT, post-graduation options, scholarship options, and a checklist for each grade (9th-12th) of what to accomplish. This Parent Involvement resource is available in English & Spanish. For a free sample, visit the website.

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