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May 2020

Souper Gaming Night via ZOOM 5/15/2020

May 15 @ 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 An opportunity for kids and teens who…

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MAP Mentor Training 5/16/2020

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 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, become 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. Participants must complete the Be a Mentor application form prior to the training. Just click on 'Be a Mentor'! https://www.stonesoupgroup.org/get-involved/be-a-mentor/

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Building Strong Parents 5/20/2020

May 20 @ 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 only. 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,…

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June 2020

SSG Online Parent Conference Series 2020: Person Directed Lives

June 3 @ 2:00 pm

  Session 1: Person Directed Lives: A Shared Vision for the Future – Kim Champney "Alaskans share a vision ... in which each person directs their own supports ..." What does this really mean and how can this apply to children and adults of all abilities? Parents and allies will have an opportunity to dig deeply into the meaning of the Shared Vision that is redefining the roles and expectations for people with disabilities. How do we prepare and support our family…

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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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