Family Support Network/HOPE

Family Support Network/HOPE FSN/HOPE provides support and information for families who have children with disabilities in the Catawba Valley/Foothills area of NC.
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FSN/HOPE is an affiiliate of the Family Support Network of North Carolina made up of local Family Support Network programs and the Family Support Network University Office. FSN/HOPE operates the HOPE Parent Resource Center funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The major goal of the HOPE PRC is to provide information, training, and assistance for parents who have children, ages birth - 26, with disaiblities.

02/22/2024

In continuing the conversation for , ASNC is highlighting two important resources for Black autistic children and their families across North Carolina: BFAST & FACES for Autism.

BFAST Blog ➡️ mvnt.us/m2289253
FACES for Autism Blog ➡️ mvnt.us/m2289256

02/20/2024

The Ability Leadership Program - North Carolina (ALP-NC) is a comprehensive leadership development program designed to educate and empower disability rights advocates. Through engaging discussions and practical activities, ALP-NC emphasizes the importance of amplifying the perspectives and experiences of individuals with disabilities. As a result, this initiative advances collaborative leadership to build a more inclusive and accessible world with the disability community.

Who can be an ALP-NC participant?

Adults who have an intellectual and/or developmental disability

Family members or caregivers of persons with an intellectual or developmental disability

Highly motivated and enthusiastic people who want to work for systems change and improve the lives of North Carolinians with intellectual and developmental disabilities

ALP-NC is currently accepting applications for Cohort 1 - 2024.

Cohort 1 2024 will meet monthly on Fridays from 10 am-2 pm. These are online Zoom meetings; we will have multiple breaks during each session.

Meeting Dates: April 5, May 3, June 7, July 12

Our application process has been updated. Please review the information below, and if you have any questions, you may contact us at [email protected].

Up to 15 participants will be accepted for this cohort. All applications will be reviewed confidentially by the ALP staff. Each class is carefully chosen to represent a range of experiences, demographics, and abilities. Leaders (ALP-NC participants) will either be accepted or added to a waitlist for a future ALP cohort. Those not selected for the first cohort will be invited to apply for Cohorts 2 and 3 later this year.

Learn more and apply https://bit.ly/3wk8iMd

ID: Text reads ALP-NC the Ability Leadership Program of NC. Educating and empowering North Carolina's disability rights leaders and advocates.

02/15/2024

Description Thriving with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Across the Lifespan - March 8, 2024 Join the UNC School of Social Work for a thought-provoking celebration of National Disability Awareness Month during our 3rd annual Legacy Speakers Series.  This year, we are focusing on “Thr...

02/15/2024

Order today to pick up on Saturday!

02/15/2024
02/13/2024

Everyday for the next two weeks we will be featuring a special Activity Packet or book that is available in our Lending Library!

Today, we have the activity packet “Our Loose Lace!”

Interested in taking this packet home with you?! Comment below to be sent the link!

02/12/2024

The experts define a sensory processing disorder and what sensory issues get in the way of children learning in school. What sensory input the brain needs.

02/12/2024

Learn about the new Assistive Technology guidance from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education with us! Join Lindsay Jones, Glenna Wright-Gallo, Anita Vermeer, Zac Chase, Valerie Williams, and Roberto Rodríguez on February 14th at 3:30pm ET to learn more. https://ow.ly/rWFJ50Qxkn7

02/12/2024

Calling all of our amazing who are in high school: There is $125,000 available in college scholarships if you live with, or have lived with, a “life-altering medical condition or circumstance.”

This is through the The Changing Lives Together Foundation (CLT Foundation: get it?) The executive director wrote today asking if I’d mind sharing. They want as many local kids possible to apply who might need help. To be eligible to get the funds you must:

- Be a high school senior.
- Live with a life-altering medical condition or circumstance. (Autism, Down syndrome, cancer survivors, cerebral palsy, living with severe trauma injury, etc.)
- Live in one of these counties in/around Charlotte: Mecklenburg, Union (NC), Gaston, Lincoln, Stanly, Cabarrus, Catawba, Iredell, Rowan, Lancaster, and York.
- If home schooled, applicant must reside in one of the listed counties.
- You can be at a public or private school.
- Individual scholarships between $2,500-$10,000 will be given PER YEAR (a renewal scholarship).
- The money will be given out in June.

The scholarship looks at how the medical circumstance has impacted the applicant’s life, financial need (not a requirement but is considered), high school academic achievement, and overall character.

Link to apply >> https://www.cltfoundation.org/scholarship

Deadline to apply is by April 5th.

So excited to share. If even one you reading this is interested, it’s worth it. And… if you’re a family and in high school, but not a senior yet, save this post. You could be eligible in the future.

-Molly

02/12/2024
02/07/2024
02/05/2024

Abilities Tennis clinics provide free tennis instruction for athletes with intellectual disabilities ages 8 and up. Participants will learn the fundamentals, play games and have fun! Parents and/or caregivers are asked to stay during the clinic. No experience necessary. Please bring your racquet if....

https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/when-kids-cries-for-help-become-crimes/
02/04/2024

https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/when-kids-cries-for-help-become-crimes/

When the pandemic came to North Carolina in March 2020, schools closed for in-person classes, disrupting a cycle of schools funneling children into the juvenile justice system. Schools often handle misbehavior by referring children to juvenile court — school-based complaints made up 40-45 percent ...

02/02/2024

¡Feliz viernes!

Invitamos a nuestra comunidad el 16 de febrero para unirse a nosotros para un foro increíble y educativo sobre los niños excepcionales. Esto será en colaboración con Family Support Network/HOPE.
¡Los esperamos!
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Happy Friday!

We invite our community on February 16th to come out and join us for an amazing and educational forum on exceptional kids. This will be in collaboration with Family Support Network/HOPE

We'll see you there!

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Hickory, NC
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Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 4pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

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(828) 256-5202

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FSN/HOPE is an affiliate of the Family Support Network of North Carolina made up of local Family Support Network programs and the Family Support Network University Office. FSN/HOPE operates the HOPE Parent Resource Center funded through the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The major goal of the HOPE PRC is to provide information, training, and assistance for parents who have children, ages birth - 26, with disabilities.


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