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Enews from Parent Information Center of Delaware//October 30 Edition

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October is one of the busiest months for taking note of important issues.  It is Anti-Bullying month, Parent Engagement in Schools month, Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and Delaware Disabilities Awareness and History month, among many others.  While it is always important to bring attention to these issues, more important is to hold them high every day throughout the year.  Stay engaged, stay aware, and stand proud of your accomplishments and those of your children!

Learn About 504 Plans and Eligibility Nov. 12
Join PIC and JDRF for a workshop exploring how Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act may provide accommodations for certain services on Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Bear Library, 101 Governors Place, Bear.  Learn more  HERE.

Workshop on Section 504 in Sussex County Nov. 5
Join PIC and other parents to learn about Section 504 plans and how they can help children with disabilities who may not qualify for an IEP.  This workshop takes place Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m. at Frederick Douglass Elementary School, 1 Swain Rd., Seaford.  Learn more HERE.

Family SHADE Offers Roadmap to Services for Families
Family SHADE (Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware) announces the launch of its new “Roadmap to Services.”  The Roadmap helps families navigate online the system of services and supports for children with special health care needs in Delaware.  Learn more HERE.

Raising Your Grandchild Workshop Nov. 5
Learn about the education system and how it impacts students with disabilities, from a grandparents perspective on Nov. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Kent County Public Library, 497 S. Red Haven Lane, Dover.  Learn more HERE.

Learn to Communicate Effectively with School Staff Nov. 6
Do you have a hard time talking with your child's teacher or other school staff?  Join PIC Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m. at the Corbitt Calloway Library to learn tips on how to be more confident and effective when speaking with school staff.  Learn more HERE.

Dyslexia Most Common Learning Disability
Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting roughly 1 in 10 Americans and 20 percent of school-age children, according to the online magazine SpecialEdPost. Yet in many cases, it goes largely undiagnosed.  Read more HERE.

Families Turn To Social Media With Special Ed Complaints
Social media shaming increasingly is a tactic parents employ when calling, emailing or sitting through IEP meetings does not get the results they seek, according to an article from Disability Scoop.  Read more HERE.

Better Academic Support in H.S. Crucial Students with ADHD
New research reveals that high school students with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are using an unexpectedly high rate of services for their age group, yet many low achievers with ADHD are not getting the academic supports they need, according to the study from the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina. Read more HERE.

How Family Partners Can Contribute to Phases of Wraparound Process
Learn about the ways families can contribute to the wraparound process.  Read more HERE.

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