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June 2020

MUMO: Moving Up, Moving On

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Moving Up, Moving On registration is full. Please check back with us Fall 2020! Moving Up, Moving On is an interactive program designed to teach youth with intellectual or developmental disabilities how to create and maintain healthy relationships. What to expect: • 10-week program starting June 8th • Attend twice a week – Mondays and Thursdays • Discuss types of relationships, personal boundaries, independent living skills and more • Online course through Zoom

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DDRC Lunch – Parent & Self Advocate Panel

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Accommodations If you require an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Alexandra Fogarty at alexandraf@stonesoupgroup.org or 907-792-3402. We kindly request 5 business days notice to arrange accommodations, however, please reach out to inquire if you are interested in attending.  

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SSG Online Parent Conference Series 2020: Building Skills for Youth to Access Healthcare

June 10 @ 2:00 pm

  Session 2: Building Skills for Youth to Access Healthcare – Joanna Singleton Self-advocacy skills are an important aspect of transition and leading a person-directed life. However, healthcare self-advocacy skills are sometimes overlooked. In this session, you will learn from an expert on healthcare transitions on how to build skills for youth with all levels of ability. BIO: Joanne Singleton is originally from Scotland and came to the United States 24 years ago. She worked a medical social worker for 13…

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Summer Parent Learning Hour: Behavior = Communication

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Summer Parent Learning Hour Sponsored by Fairbanks North Star Borough School District and Stone Soup Group Register below for any or all of the sessions! June 16, 2020, Behavior = Communication: What is your child trying to tell you? July 14, 2020, Learning at Home: Setting up an effective learning environment August 11, 2020, Being Informed = Practical Knowledge: Understanding ESERs/IEPs and 504s in the virtual world

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SSG Online Parent Conference Series 2020: Dignity of Risk

June 17 @ 2:00 pm

  Session 3: Dignity of Risk – Roy Sheller This session is on the topic of the right to risk for people experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. We will explore the concepts of risk versus opportunities and strategies, as well as strategies for success. BIO: Dr. Roy Scheller was born in New York City and grew up in the Catskill Mountain area. He attended college in SUNY at Plattsburgh, New York. After graduating with a degree in Anthropology, he worked…

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Building Strong Parents 6/17/2020

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

A support group for Alaskan families who care for children with special needs. Share your ideas and stories in a neutral setting. Available through distance delivery via ZOOM webinar. How to join a ZOOM meeting No computer? No worries, you can still join us via phone! Accommodations If you require an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Alexandra Fogarty at alexandraf@stonesoupgroup.org or 907-792-3402. We kindly request 5 business days notice to arrange accommodations, however, please…

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Souper Gaming Night! 6/19/2020

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This month, Souper Gaming Night will be distance delivered via ZOOM video webinar. Spend time socially interacting with friends while playing interactive games for youth. Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to play Nintendo Switch, X Box, or other console/online video games at this time. Join us via ZOOM for a socially interactive Souper Gaming Night! NEW TIME!  Ages 6-12 yrs old: 2pm – 3pm Ages 13+ yrs old: 3:30pm – 4:30pm Accommodations If you require an accommodation in…

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MAP Mentor Training – 6/19 & 6/20

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Would you like to support other parents with children who have special needs? Mentor Advocate Partner support parents will; learn to share their story, gain knowledge of resources, bechttps://www.stonesoupgroup.org/get-involved/be-a-mentor/ome leaders in our community, and practice effective communication & listening skills. The session will be presented via ZOOM video communication. ZOOM link/information will be emailed prior to the training. This is a 2 day training. Participants must complete the Be a Mentor application form prior to the training. Just click on…

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MAP Mentor Training – 6/19 & 6/20

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Would you like to support other parents with children who have special needs? Mentor Advocate Partner support parents will; learn to share their story, gain knowledge of resources, bechttps://www.stonesoupgroup.org/get-involved/be-a-mentor/ome leaders in our community, and practice effective communication & listening skills. The session will be presented via ZOOM video communication. ZOOM link/information will be emailed prior to the training. This is a 2 day training. Participants must complete the Be a Mentor application form prior to the training. Just click on…

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SSG Online Parent Conference Series 2020: The Importance of Culture in Leading a Person-Directed Life

June 24 @ 2:00 pm

  Session 4: The Importance of Culture in Leading a Person-Directed Life - Colleen “Yaari” Walker   Listen to Yaari as she shares her experience of moving from rural Alaska to Anchorage. Through her story, attendees will learn about maintaining culture, the challenges created by existing systems or ways of thinking, and how to create balance in leading a person-directed life. Read more about Yaari's experience by reading her writing, “Aatak Ayguumun Angwaaghnaqi – Keep Paddling Against the Wind.”  BIO: My name is Colleen “Yaari” Walker and I am…

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