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Parent-Teacher Communication, Talking about Racism and Violence, Planning Ahead, and more..

From Families Together, Inc. Encouraging, Educating & Empowering For more than 35 years View as Webpage Why Parent-Teacher Communication Is More Important Than Ever Many of our kids who learn and think differently have especially struggled without the services or supports they’re used to in schools. As a new school year begins, communication between families […]

Your Resource Connection August 2020

Your Resource Connection The needs of consumers and families can be complex and at times seem never ending.  Therapists, social workers and caregivers naturally find themselves in the role of helper.  Although we strive to do the best for those we support, it is unrealistic that this care will remain in place through the entirety […]

Autism Caregiver Conference On September 2nd.

**This message is being sent on behalf of Stephanie Coleman, LEND Program**   Children’s Mercy is hosting a FREE virtual Autism Caregiver Conference on September 2nd . Please share with families appropriately. They will find a full schedule listed and may register at Autism Caregiver Conference.   Thank you for getting the word out!   Enjoy today!   Stephanie […]

From Minds, Matter. Your Resource Connection!

Your Resource Connection The needs of consumers and families can be complex and at times seem never ending.  Therapists, social workers and caregivers naturally find themselves in the role of helper.  Although we strive to do the best for those we support, it is unrealistic that this care will remain in place through the entirety […]

Self Care for Special Olympics Kansas!

ICYMI >> Kansas Disability & Health Program, University of Kansas presented on Self-Care Advocacy in Health Care for Special Olympics Kansas last week. Below is a link to the recording. We encourage you to check it out. View Recording FUTURE SESSIONS August 12th at 6:30 PM – Physical Activity at Home presented by Laura Covert Miller, PhD, CTRS, Health, Human Performance […]

Update on Kansas LEND Family Education Series

Please share this with your networks, families, etc. Also, available on the Kansas LEND events page to share on social media. Due to social distancing limitations we are temporarily moving our series to a combination of Zoom and Facebook. If you register at the link below, you will receive information to join us through zoom the day […]

Johnson County Mental Health podcasts & other helpful information. Check it out!

KINDNESS What is the difference between kindness and compassion? Kindness is a behavioral action that others can see and compassion is an inner experience. It would be wonderful if both kindness and compassion are present in any challenging situation, but kindness should come first and foremost. Read more from PsychCentral CONNECTION As uncertainty surrounding the […]

Crisis In Care Campaign

  IT’S TIME! We are launching the #CrisisInCare campaign NOW. The campaign builds a social community capable of influencing public opinion and decisions by policymakers on all issues related to the COVID-19 relief effort for Kansans with IDD. The campaign will:  Use social tools (like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) to engage a broad audience in ‘real-time’ […]

KU Research Weight Management Program

M I G H T Y Do you have a mobility-related disability? Looking to lose weight? diet plan physical activity social interaction without leaving your home! We are offering a research weight management program that provides: All participants must be over the age of 18 and willing to: Be randomized to either Individual home visits […]