Special Needs Deserve Special Attention....So We Created a Special Event to Address Them

Community and Education Resources for Youth and Adolescents

Please join us and spend the day connecting the dots with us. You can connect with our experts by attending our breakout sessions, where you will learn about valuable resources and ask any questions you may have. You can also connect with any of the exhibitors we will have on hand that day. To really connect the dots, you have to have a little fun, so we have arranged for some cool activities for the kids! No registration needed.

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Region 16 ESC and the Statewide Parent and Family Engagement Initiative is excited to invite you to the 2018 Statewide Parental Involvement Conference at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, Frisco, Texas on December 6-8, 2018. This is the14th year to host this exceptional event. Educators, parents, and community leaders will join together to learn strategies that empower stakeholders to work cohesively – “One Team One Dream” – to pursue a sustainable and systematic parent and family engagement program with the ultimate goal to increase student achievement. For more information: Statewide Parent Involvement Conference

Supporting Persons with Disabilities through the Holidays

A guide for parents, grandparents, and friends to use while supporting persons with disabilities through this season of celebration and change. For more information: Supporting Persons with Disabilities through the Holiday

Holiday Opportunities for Children and Adults with Disabilities

The Coventry Reserve - Christmas Open House and Pottery Sale

Friday, November 30, 2018 5pm-9pm

Saturday, December 1, 2018 9am-2pm

The Coventry Reserve is a distinctive day program for adults with special needs that offers life enrichment opportunities, creative activities and therapeutic programs.

Christmas at the Ranch

Sunday, December 16th
4:00-7:00 pm

Cornerstone Ranch is refreshingly different from most other group homes and day programs for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. Built on Christian values, our family-centered environment creates a safe place where independence thrives, character grows, and confidence is nurtured.

National Autism Association of North Texas (NAA-NT) Annual Holiday Party

December 15th-11:30am-2:30pm

It is time for our annual holiday party. Bring your entire family to this not-to-be missed event! This is one holiday party where your child can be their true self. Admission is free!!!

AMC Sensory Friendly Films

The Autism Society and AMC share schedule for their Sensory Friendly Film Showings for this holiday season.

The Struggle is Real! How to Help Your Child with Reading

  • TOP 5 WAYS TO HELP MY CHILD WITH READING & LITERACY Parents can quickly locate reading resources by disabilities. Top 5 Ways to Help My Child

  • Tar Heel Reader is a growing free library of accessible, beginning level readers for students of all ages. https://tarheelreader.org/

The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION

The November edition of the newsletter, The Parental & Family Engagement CONNECTION, includes articles about Helping Your Child Manage Test Anxiety, Teen suicide, Get into the Spirit of Giving, Safety Tips, Coping with Holiday Depression, and Raising Happy “Successful” Children. Click here for more information: TITLE I, PART A Parent & Family ENGAGEMENT STATEWIDE INITIATIVE

Great Read! United in Autism by Julie Statler Hornok

If you are like me, you have a stack of books you are wanting to read for the year. Well, here is THE ONE to place at the top. United in Autism-Finding Strength inside the Spectrum by Julie Statler Hornok is an amazing journey with a variety of families who help others through their experiences. Julie was one of our Expanding the Horizon Speakers at Region 10 ESC recently and her presentation was phenomenal. You can order the book at UnitedinAutism.com or Amazon. OR..... if you are one of 10 people who email me with a great article or idea to engage parents, I will give you one for free. You will informed and inspired. #unitedinautism