We just want to point out some threads on the site as well as some tips! Please click in and offer some support to others. YOU make it better. Share, support and help us grow!
New Series…Did you know that community member Kate Canterbury is heading up a new series? It’s called “Yes, I am a Special Needs Parent” and it’s meant to encourage parents to share the hardest part about claiming our special needs parenthood. If you click on her name, then click on Activity you’ll see the 3 posts she’s got up for the series. This will be a monthly series. Be sure to contact Kate (you can click on Sent Private Message to reach her!
School and IEP Groups...IEP Discussions is one of them, be sure to check in if you have questions about an IEP or are needing support about one of those meetings you might have coming up. Also a new group for 504 ADA and Parenting the Special Needs College Student has started so go and join it if you have an interest in information about college and disabilities.
Adults…happy to say we also have a fairly new group for College Students & Adults with Disabilities started by self advocate Erin Breedlove (@erinrbreedlove), go and join that group because Erin is terrific and open and welcoming. Get to know her!
Groups for Fun…Scrapbooking is under that category. Be sure to join and check out group owner Siobhan’s tips and tricks. She’s a photography and Creative Memories rep, in case you need any supplies. She also makes some great books and she is great at helping people stay focused (namely, me).
Stressed? So, I’m headed over to our Caregiver Stress group. Come and talk about it. Also, there’s a private group you need to ask to join that is Room for Rants. Join and share what is getting under your skin.
Mental Health…Recently, community member Lena’s son has been suffering from debilitating anxiety and she could use some support and understanding.
Where to start on the site? The best, quickest way to see what is going on is to visit the Latest Activity Stream, which you can click on in the bar on the top of the site. You can also check out Our Forums, which also can be found on the top bar. And of course, in the center of the site on the home page you will see what current topics are being visited.
How To…Wondering how to do something? Here’s a list of How To topics for you presented in a simple way.
We hope your weekend is off to a great start. If it is, share with someone who could use some support in the groups, and if your weekend isn’t off to a great start, share the struggles. It’s always better to know someone is in the same boat, right?