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Enews from the Parent Information Center of Delaware//October 22 Edition

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Every year, PIC surveys parents who have received one-to-one support or attended a workshop. The results of this survey are included in a national report.  The results also help us improve our support to parents.  Learn more in the next article!

Complete PIC survey by Oct. 30
The Parent Information Center of Delaware is part of a national network of parent centers.  Each year, parent centers survey families that have received support.  If you were helped by a PIC Parent Consultant through one-to-one support or attended a workshop in the past year, please take a minute to complete this short survey.  Take the survey in English HERE. Take the survey in Spanish HERE.

Kindly Remember PIC in Your United Way Contribution
As the United Way campaign kicks off, please remember that PIC is a United Way write-in organization.  In Delaware, the PIC write-in number is #725,  The United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania Agency Designation Code for PIC: #16804

10 Halloween Safety Tips for Children with Special Needs
Halloween can be a fun time, but it also has an element of scariness about it for both kids and their parents. Here are ten tips to make sure your child enjoys this holiday and stays safe at the same time from Parenting Special Needs Online Magazine.  Read more HERE.

UD Minor in Disabilities Studies Is Topic of Nov. 3 Lunchtime Learning
In this session, faculty, students, and staff will discuss the Disabilities Studies minor and describe its interdisciplinary structure.  Bring your lunch and learn about this opportunity on Nov. 3, noon to 1 p.m., Center for Disabilities Studies, Room 132, 61 Wyoming Road, Newark.  Learn more HERE.

Caregiver Education Series on Nov. 5,12, & 19
Christiana Care's Visiting Nurse Association and CARE Delaware will present an education series to support caregivers on November 5, 12, 19 from 5-7  p.m. at the Christiana Hospital Campus, John Ammon Medical Education Center, 4755 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark.  Learn more HERE.

Study Shows Sibs of Children with Autism Have Increased Chance of Developing an ASD. 
Younger siblings of children on the autism spectrum have a 20% chance of developing the disorder by age 3, according to a Yale School of Medicine study.  Learn more HERE.

PIC/JDRF Host Workshop on Section 504 Nov. 12 and Dec. 10
Join PIC and JDRF for a workshop exploring how Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may provide accommodations for certain services.  Learn more about the New Castle Workshop on Nov. 12 HERE.  Learn more about the December 10 in Sussex County HERE.

Why “Just Try Harder” Is a Myth
This excerpt from David Flink's Book Thinking Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities may hit home for many children and parents.  Read more HERE.

New ABI Clubhouse Newsletter
Check out the first edition of Strength to Strive, assembled by members of the Smyrna Acquired Brain Injury Clubhouse.  Read the newsletter HERE.

Respite Care Resources Explored Nov. 5
Join Family SHADE, a consortium of organizations in Delaware supporting families and individuals with special heath care needs,  on Nov. 5th to discuss the topic of Respite Care for children and youth with special healthcare needs in Delaware.  Joining the conversation will be Nancy Ranalli of Easter Seals, Carol Barnett of DSAAPD, Brian Hall of Autism Delaware, Peggy Prygon of Delaware Family Voices, Kristen Cosden of the DD Council.    The meeting will be held at from 10 am to noon at the Paradee Center in Dover, Delaware.  Learn more HERE.

Teen Dating Violence Workshop Nov. 7
Women Against Abuse and the Sexual Assault Network of Delaware will host a workshop on teen dating violence Nov. 7, 10 a.m. to noon, Wilmington University, New Castle.  Learn more HERE.

Delaware Latino Summit Nov. 13
United Way of Delaware and its Latino/Hispanic affinity network, Latinos Unidos, are pleased to serve as a sponsor for the Delaware Hispanic Commission’s Delaware Latino Summit on November 13.  Learn more HERE.

Epilepsy Foundation Meet and Greet Nov. 18
If you or your child has epilepsy, join the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware for its monthly support group on Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. Please call to register at 302-999-9313.


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