In this Issue: 
President's Message:  
Tails for Life Fundraiser-Planning a Great Evening
Parent-to-Parent SAVE THE DATE!
Summer's Almost Over

President's Message:
                                              
This summer has been such a busy one, with lots of travel for us to disability conferences. Our team has been stellar at supporting me in getting ready for each of the workshops where we shared our experiences with hundreds of families. Included in this travel was the Abilities Expos, speaking on behalf of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (in New Jersey, Chicago, and Houston). We also presented at the Angelman Syndrome Conference in Phoenix (yes very hot there), Charge Syndrome Conference in Orlando, the Chromosome 18 Conference in Naperville, IL, the Special Olympics Illinois Able Act Conference at the Summer Games and the 5P Minus Conference in Milwaukee, WI. Add to that, the Gigi's Playhouse Parent University Workshops we have every month, and we have been on the move! I love meeting the family members, hearing their stories, and hearing how we might help even more than we are today.

The upcoming months don't slow down, and we continue to stay focused on education of families. But we also have a chance to give back with our Tails for Life Fundraiser in September called Wine for Wags.  We love making a difference one pup/child at a time!

And some big news is our upcoming Parent-to-Parent Workshops, focusing on Residential and Employment. Read more in this issue.

I can't believe I'm saying "where did the summer go?" It was a great one though. We welcome hearing about your summer adventures as well.

 
Warm Regards,

Mary Anne Ehlert,
President & Founder






Tails for Life - Fundraiser

"Wine for Wags"
You are invited to join us for a special night
of inspiration to raise funds for

 
Protected Tomorrows will be hosting this fundraiser at our location 103 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire
on Thursday, September 14th, 2017
at 6:30 - 8:30 pm 

You've read about Mary Anne's dogs and their continued
training with Tails for Life in our newsletters,
now you can meet the trainers and the pups.
Come on out for a night of fine wines, small bites and sweet treats and to support the training of a "best friend" for life 
Tickets are $50.00 per person

Purchase your Tickets or make a Donation Here

Or you can send your check to: Protected Tomorrows, Inc., Attn TFL, 103 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 (make checks payable to Tails for Life)
For more information or sponsorship opportunities call Roberta Costion 
847-522-8086 or email her at: rcostion@protectedtomorrows.com


 
Tails for Life's mission is to empower children with disabilities to increase their independence and enhance their quality of life. We are dedicated to training service dogs to serve the needs of children with medical and or psychological disabilities. Our goal is to foster independence, instill comfort, and bring security to their lives by providing a "best friend" for life.

100% of proceeds raised will benefit Tails for Life

Parent-to-Parent Workshop

Free For Protected Tomorrows' Clients

SAVE THE DATE! 
Thursday, October 19th, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
 

Protected Tomorrows hosts a Parent-to-Parent Workshop!
A unique opportunity to share ideas that address your biggest
concerns in planning for your children.

 Discussion group topics: 
Residential
Employment

The Workshop will be held at our Training Center
 103 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire, IL  60069

~Look for registration information in the coming weeks ~
Please feel free to contact Mary Mucci with any questions mmucci@protectedtomorrows.com
Mary Mucci 847-522-8086 
 

Summer's Almost Over - 

With summer almost over we find ourselves once again, getting ready for school to begin.  We try each year to be prepared for gathering school supplies, schedule changes, emotions of anticipation and anxiety.  We found three good articles to help with all of these from pbs.org/parents 

Ready set, let's go!

Before School Starts
A little advance preparation can make the first week a lot easier. Tailor these strategies to suit you and your child as you prepare for the big day..........                              Read full article

Back to School: Transitioning Your Family From Summer to School
by Bethany Hardy
...With fall just around the corner, I've got mixed emotions about school starting again. Although it will be nice to no longer have to plan.............                           Read full article
 
Back to School
The beginning of school may very well be parents' most favorite time of the year. Even so, the transition for parents and kids can be a little rough.............                         Read full article



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