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NEW PROGRAM! Parent2Parent!

This new (all ages) group offers emotional support, insight, and understanding to parents of children with special needs. The group will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm at the DSACC office. Meetings will be led by Carolyn Tellalian, LCSW and an occasional guest speaker. This program is funded by the Hillblom Foundation. Beverages will be served. Childcare can be provided if notified at least 5 days in advance of meeting.

 

SibShops

Sib Shops acknowledge that being a sibling of a person with special needs is for some- a good thing, others a not-so-good thing and for many, somewhere in between. Participants are led through a variety of games and discussions to foster new friendships, knowledge and acceptance.
Next Session: Saturday, July 12, 2014…….. Young Sibs from 9-11:20 am, Teen SIbs from 1:00-3:30 pm
@ Central Valley Regional Center Conference Room.   Our facilitator for this session is Shannon Johnson.

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Relationship Training

DSACC is excited to announce it’s next session of RELATIONSHIP TRAINING for high school students and young adults, funded in part by a grant from the
Fansler Foundation.

People with developmental disabilities are the victims of sexual, physical and verbal abuse at a rate that is alarmingly higher than their peers without a developmental disability. A primary objective of this course is to empower our loved ones with the information and coping mechanisms to prevent becoming a victim of sexual abuse. Overall, the course will provide information about relationships; the boundaries and responsibilities associated with them in a teaching setting that will respect participants different learning styles and abilities.

The curriculum includes lessons about different kinds of feelings and behaviors that occur in each kind of relationship, as well as discussions about appropriate public and private talk. We’ll explore how relationships grow and move from friendship to a partner/sweetheart, and learn ways to talk about feelings and solve problems when in a relationship. The class will also explore how to identify if your relationship has gone bad and examine ways to end a relationship and deal with your feelings in a healthy way. Family values and sensitivity are of utmost concern and if concerns or specific issues surface during the course, it will be important to share those with either of the course facilitators. Throughout this course, participants will have topics that are designed to promote and encourage family discussions. We hope that you will support this process and be an active participant!

Next Session: September 4, 2014: 8 weeks, meeting every Thursday from 4-5 pm

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Creating a Plan

This program is aimed to help you plan for the future when you will not be around to take care of your child or loved one with Down syndrome or other disabilities. It is never too early to start planning and we are here to help the planning as painless as possible.
There are 4 sessions, each will have a professional from the covered field to assist you with planning for the future.
Please check back for dates for the 2014 workshop.
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