Monday, August 3, 2020

Making the Transition from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare

Parent to Parent of Georgia is offering a free online workshop series to support parents of teens and young adults as they make the move from pediatric to adult healthcare!  There is a training that's designed especially for teens/young adults (age 14 and up), as well as a separate training for their parents/caregivers; the workshops are available in Spanish as well.  Please use the links below to register!

Teens/Young Adult Training, Thursday August 6, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Healthcare Transition for Teens/Young Adults 

Training for Spanish-speaking Families, Tuesday August 11, 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm: Healthcare Transition en Espanol

Parent/Caregiver Training, Tuesday August 18, 11:00 am - 12:15 pm:   Healthcare Transition for Parents and Caregivers

Parent/Caregiver Training, Thursday August 27, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm:  Healthcare Transition for Parents and Caregivers


Or call Parent to Parent of Georgia at 800-229-2038


Friday, May 29, 2020

Fitness Resources from Special Olympics Georgia

SOGA wants to make sure you are staying active and healthy during your time at home! Please feel free to utilize these 3 fitness resources for fun ways to stay active!

  • School of Strength is an interactive online platform that encourages athletes to participate in a fun and engaging training program that they can do in the comfort of their own homes.  Developed in partnership with WWE superstar Becky Lynch, this series of videos, a fitness tracker, a coach’s playbook and a caregiver toolkit all contribute to helping athletes focus on nutrition and fitness and getting the most out of their workouts.

  • Fit 5 Guide: Educational guide and tracker for athletes to focus on fitness
  • Fitness Cards: A series of leveled exercises in endurance, strength and flexibility.  These cards can be done at home and with little equipment.
  • Fitness Videos: Videos portraying the exercises in the fitness cards.  Athletes can follow along to with the videos to get a great workout!

  • Staying Fit at Home is a simple week long calendar that athletes can follow to stay fit.  Week long calendar can be repeated as needed.  Athletes can sign up on the link in the resource to receive newsletter with content from Health Messengers to for tips and ideas on how to stay active.


Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Parent Survey: Special Education

The Georgia Department of Education, Special Education Services and Supports conducts an annual state-wide survey to give parents the opportunity to provide input!  The survey will be open until June 30, so if you have not yet participated, please take a moment to complete it - it's 10 questions, and takes less than 5 minutes.  Thank you for your support!
https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/Parent-Survey.aspx

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of great online learning sites, curated by Common Sense Media; you can sort by grade level, and activities are organized to make them more easily accessible.  If you need another resource to get through to the end of the school year, try it out! 
https://wideopenschool.org/

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Local Help for Behavior Challenges

The University of Georgia's Center for Autism and Behavioral Research has begun a program to provide help to children with autism who may be struggling with all the recent changes due to Covid-19.  CABER is developing a "telehealth" model to provide support and strategies, by appointment with the Center's staff.  To learn more about this opportunity, read the article here UGA College of Education News Q&A or visit the CABER @ UGA website to find contact information here CABER



Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day!

Although we are attempting to limit screen time during our at-home learning, this website offers links to some great animal webcams!  In honor of Earth Day, take some time to watch with your student, and enjoy!  https://www.insider.com/live-animal-cams-zoos-aquariums-watch-from-home-2020-3