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September 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Parents As Presenters 2014

Hi FIND families!  We are trying something new this year.  Parents who are attending the training, Parents As Presenters, are going to be blogging about the experience throughout the day.  Parents As Presenters is designed to help families think about your family story and how to tell it in any setting.  Whether you just want to be able to give your 45 sec "elevator" story to your IEP team or present to a group at conference this might be a good way to get your toes wet.  Many of the parents…

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Added by Paula S. Connolly on September 26, 2014 at 10:31am — 2 Comments

Play and play grounds

Play and playgrounds are in important part of the lives of all children, or they should be!  I have attached an article in the July issure of Exceptional Parent  EP%20magazine%20July%202014%20Freeplay.pdf    that is very interesting. In addition, for more information check out:…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 24, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Conference Scholarships Available!

If you're interested in attending the LDA-IA Conference on October 19 & 20, you may qualify for one of our conference scholarships!  Go to our website conference page for details or contact Kathy Specketer for more information.

Added by Kathy Specketer on September 23, 2014 at 2:43pm — No Comments

The Iowa Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council is seeking applications for membership:

 

The Iowa Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council

is seeking applications for membership:

 

The Mental Health Planning Council (MHPC) is an advisory body to the State Mental Health Authority within the Iowa Department of Human Services.  The activities of the Council are intended to help support the creation and expansion of comprehensive, community-based systems of care for adults with serious mental illness and…

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Added by Tammy Nyden on September 22, 2014 at 4:14pm — No Comments

CanPlan

CanPlan is an iOS app that promotes independence and builds confidence by helping people with cognitive disabilities complete tasks successfully. An activity can be broken into sequences of easy-to-follow steps, illustrated by photos and reinforced with optional text and audio. Scheduling and reminder features help ensure…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 17, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

Please give your input on priorities for children's mental health advocacy

As the NAMI IOWA Children's Mental Health Committee (CMHC)  works to finalize our advocacy agenda for the upcoming legislative session, we are looking for input from families and professionals working with children with mental health needs. Please take the time to fill out the following survey: …

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Added by Tammy Nyden on September 14, 2014 at 11:42am — No Comments

Not too soon to think about Halloween

Seems like a long way away, but we all now Halloween will sneak up on us real fast. So I am going to share some fun ideas for fantastic Halloween costumes that  literally you make around your child's wheelchair. And not necessarily too hard to make, well some are but not all.  Definately parade winners and friend makers!  These are just few, you can find more with google and DIY. I hope they get your imaginations going.  …

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Added by Jane Gay on September 10, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

apps for learning disabilities

This article on Apps may be of interest to you from the National Center for Learning Disabilities:
http://www.ncld.org/parents-child-disabilities/social-emotional-skills/apps-students-ld-social-support-behavior

 

Added by Jane Gay on September 3, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

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