September 2020 Newsletter
WarmLine Family Resource Center is a non-profit organization serving families of children with disabilities from birth to 26 years old.
Dear Families,
Welcome to September.
We're sending our best wishes to those of you who are helping your kids with distance learning while also balancing everything else on your plate. You can explore our August newsletter, which featured distance learning tips. We're offering a training/chat to share ideas with each other on September 15. Distance Learning information will be a permanent feature of our newsletter as long as it's needed, (See below.)
While our WarmLine staff are mostly working remotely, we still provide our whole (now virtual) range of services, such as:
  • In-office phone support (916-455-9500) from 12:00-5:00 Wednesdays & Fridays,
  • Return of your voice mail messages within 2 business days,
  • English and Spanish special education support via phone, email or Zoom.
  • Early Intervention Referrals
  • Family Activities (always free)
  • Parent-to-Parent support...always.
Stay Connected with Us & Each Other
WarmLine hosts TWO Facebook groups where families of children with delays and disabilities can connect with each other, share information and ideas in English & Spanish. We also post information on Facebook & Instagram. We update posts several times weekly!
Diverse Experiences with Telehealth
The Calif. Pan-Ethnic Health Network is wants to learn about consumer experiences with telehealth, especially diverse consumers from Black, indigenous, and communities of color, LGBTQ+ communities, and people with disabilities. This survey will take about ten minutes . 

After completing the survey you can receive a $5 Target gift card. Please enter your email address in order to receive it electronically. Your email will not be shared or used for any other purpose than sending you the gift card.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Give Away

WarmLine is planning two PPE distributions.You will receive face masks, hand sanitizer, beach ball and bubbles. Registration is not required.
  • Wed., 9/9 from 5-7 PM @ North Highlands/Antelope Library 4235 Antelope Rd,
  • Sat., 9/19 from 10-12 PM @ North Natomas Library, 4660 Via Ingoglia.
Tips for parents from teachers about communication.
  Some parents have reported difficulty receiving communication from their school district. 
Here are some tips from teachers:
  • Check your email regularly. Many people don’t because they use texting to communicate with friends and family. The school will usually send information, school work, etc. by email.
  • Check your “spam” folder. The school may send important emails to many parents and the subject line may alert your email provider that it is “spam”.
  • Answer your phone, even with blocked ID’s. It may be someone from the school (or even your health provider!) trying to call you.
  • Before you return a call, check your voice mail. It will help if you know who called you and why. You may need to give that information to whoever answers your call. Sometimes the message is “you don’t need to call me back”.
Tips from WarmLine special education consultants:
  • If something about distance learning is not working, tell your team! Request a meeting (in writing) to discuss concerns and discuss solutions.
  • Keep a record of dates, topics, and the name of person you spoke to for future reference.
  • If you have not heard from your child’s teacher, contact (call or email) your child’s school.
WarmLine Activities/Workshops
Wednesday, September 2
Thursday, Sept. 10
1:00-3:00 PM
Monday, September 10
1:00 PM
Saturday, September 12
1:00-2:00 PM
Thursday, September 15
2:00-3:30 PM
Thursday, September 17
3:30 PM
Friday, September 18
10:00-12:00 PM
Monday, September 21
1:00 PM
Sunday, September 27
2:00 PM
Wednesday, September 30
1:00 PM
Tuesday, October 13
6:00 PM
Community Partner Activities/Workshops
Click the links for details & to register.
Every 1st & 3rd Tuesday
Every Wednesday
11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
9/12, 9/19, 9/26
10:00-11:00 AM
Have you heard of CalABLE? Learn more here.
Youth/Transition/Young Adults

Funding for WarmLine is provided by the U.S. Department of Special Education, Office of Special Education Programs as a Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) in Northern California; the California Department of Developmental Services; First 5 Sacramento, and Sacramento County Office of Education Infant Development Program.
Thank you to the George and Lena Valente Foundation for their ongoing support of WarmLine and our families!
WarmLine Family Resource Center ~ 2424 Castro Way, Sacramento CA 95818 ~
(916) 455-9500 ~ Spanish: 916-922-1490