Learn how to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors in children with special needs. Using communication techniques & tools to implement positive strategies for you and your family.
Come learn an overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), behaviors associated with the diagnosis, and positive techniques for dealing with them. Through this class participants will gain a better understanding of the diagnosis and become more effective caregivers and advocates for children who experience FASD. Tami Eller, Certified Trainer Tuesday(s) April 4th – May Learn More
SDS will share information about the implementation of the new 1915 (c) Limited Supports Waiver. The purpose is to learn more about the possible changes and the steps individuals may take to be considered for the new waiver. You’ll have an opportunity to speak with STAR Navigators about applications and paperwork needed to apply for Learn More
Not so long ago, just a few short years , on the first day of school, I sat in the parking lot of my son’s school sobbing my heart out as he started school. He experiences autism, and needs a very high level of support.
Susan Tanori is a mother of a daughter with autism and a Stone Soup Group Parent Navigator in Fairbanks, Alaska. Below she describes how a recent training she provided “became a confessional.” Read on to see how she opened up about some of the most difficult aspects of being a caregiver. Recently, I presented a workshop on “Caring for Learn More
Susan Tanori is a Stone Soup Group Parent Navigator in Fairbanks, Alaska. Her daughter has been diagnosed with autism. This is her story of how her family dealt with some of her daughter’s phobias using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and a process called “desensitization.” My daughter began to show signs of being afraid of dogs Learn More
We are creating this space to share stories and spark conversation between our families and yours. We want this to be a safe, thoughtful, informative, practical connection for parents raising kids with special needs. As SSG’s Executive Director, I was asked to write the inaugural blog post. And, to be honest, I’ve procrastinated. I’ve started and stopped Learn More