February Newsletter

TTP will be closed Monday, February 18th for Presidents' Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day! We are having a Parents' Night Out on  Friday, February 15th  from  4-8   pm here at TTP   . Childcare will be open for you to drop off or pick up whenever you want/need during the 4 hours. The cost is $5 for one child or $10 for a family! Sign up in the lobby or by emailing  Joye   !
Life is SWEET at TTP! Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 23 from 10-12 will feature a no-bake baking party. You can make&take a variety of no bake cookie recipes while spending time with other families. Sign up in the lobby or email Joye.
Every Visit Counts! – TWO TIERS
TIER 1: Number of visits
The Therapy Place is implementing a new attendance incentive program, (retroactively) starting Jan 1. Once your child has attended 10 therapy visits (doesn’t matter if they are ½ hour or 1 hour, all disciplines combined), he/she will get his/her name on the bulletin board for the first time in the TEN VISITS section.  
There will also be sections for 25, 50, 75 and 100. He/she gets to move their name up the board as he/she completes more visits. 
Each quarter, all names on the board go into a drawing for a prize based on their level. (April 1, July 1, October 1, and January 1, 2020)
The greater the number of visits, the bigger the prize.
For instance, on April 1, we take all the names for each category and draw a name from the 10 visits category and the prize may be a frosty at Wendy’s, the 25 visits category prize may be $5-10 Walmart gift card, the 50 visits category prize may be $15-20 gift card, and on up!
Attendance at a TTP function outside of therapy (such as family fun day, support group, etc) counts as 1 visit to be added to your total for that quarter.
**Bridges children are excluded from the Tier 1 contest with the following exception: Visits attended OUTSIDE of the normal Bridges day (i.e., therapies attended when Bridges is closed for holiday, teacher work day, etc) count toward Tier 1 as do TTP functions such as family fun day.
TIER 2: Perfect Attendance/100%
When a therapist completes your child’s quarterly care plan, they will tally the visits attended (of those available to you) in that quarter. If your child has perfect (100%) attendance, your child will receive a certificate, name on board, and recognition on TTP social media pages (if you choose).
We will not count therapist absences or TTP closures against you in this challenge.
The quarters will be individual to each child and that specific therapy. They will not coincide with the quarters in Tier 1 but with your child’s care plan.

THANKS! We hope you and your child have fun with this optional program!
TTP Support Group is Back!
We are excited to re-start our TTP Support Group! This group will be available every Monday night for anyone and everyone. While parents attend, children will be enjoying activities themselves. This semester, the children will be learning and playing music. We are switching it up a bit and making this a year long, continual, group (even through the summer). Jill Smith and Associates Counselors will be joining us periodically to enhance the group time. We are trying to get volunteers in place for childcare so please let Joye know if you are coming or bringing any children. Look forward to growing with you!
Disability Advocacy Day
This year, the SC Partnership of Disability Organizations is hosting the 30th Annual Disability Advocacy Day at the SC State House from 9am to 12pm. Visit www.scpdo.org to learn more. The theme this year is "We are, Because I am."

The Therapy Place is one of the 13 partnership organizations helping to organize this event. We encourage you to attend with or without your child! Make an appointment to visit your legislator or just enjoy the talks by self-advocates and parents/caregivers.
Hopes and Dreams Conference
Family Connection of South Carolina is hosting their annual Hopes and Dreams Conference. Due to generous scholarships parents are able to attend for free. The conference is Tuesday and Wednesday February 26 and 27! Hope to see you there!
Shop at Kroger? Please link your Kroger card to TTP! You can do so via this link:
When you use smile.amazon.com   to make your Amazon purchases, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to The Therapy Place by selecting us as your charity!

Shop at Lowe's Foods? Register your card to give back to TTP!
Family Support Services at The Therapy Place are made possible by the following generous donors:
The Cheerful Giver Fund of Central Carolina Community Foundation