MARCH 2020 — FAMILY NEWSLETTER
WarmLine Family Resource Center is a non-profit organization serving families of children with disabilities from birth to 26 years old.
For Your Information
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Regional Center services are underfunded by $1.4 billion! On March 4 the California State Assembly will hear a plan to fix it and restore health, safety, and opportunity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

HELP FILL THE ROOM, 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at the California State Capitol, Assembly Budget Hearing.
“Pouting is another nonverbal sign of displeasure. Kids use it to beg their parents to talk to them.”
Read: What is Number Sense? from Understood

Resource: The Sacramento Public Library has available a communication device that helps patrons who are non-verbal or less-verbal communicate with library staff. Picture symbols are used to help adults and children find their way around the library, request materials and more at the Martin Luther King, Jr., North Natomas, Rancho Cordova, Southgate and Valley Hi-North Laguna branches.

Parent's Perspective: How I Talked to My Daughter About Her Learning Disability by Angie Krum

Do You Have Great Ideas That Would Benefit Your Community? First 5 Sacramento offers mini-grants up to $5000 for projects lasting up to one year. Projects must be community-driven and benefit children ages 0-5.  Click here for application packet through March 31 .

Read: When Kids Learn to Rhyme from Understood

Every Kid Counts: Include any children living at your address on your Census form. When you do, you help ensure that our kids' schools get the funding they need for the next 10 years. The 2020 Census kicks off April 1. Learn more at 2020Census.gov.
WarmLine Activities & Events
Register online for events below by clicking on the blue links.
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Space is limited and registration is required for all events.
For assistance registering, please call WarmLine at (916) 455-9500.
Night at Fairytale Town
Join us for a night a Fairy Tale Town. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy all the park has to offer during this private event for Warmline families with children between the ages of birth to 5 years old and their siblings. This event is for families with children ages birth to 5 years old who have a developmental delay and their siblings. Please reserve a maximum of 6 tickets. Register Now
WarmLine Partner Activities & Events
These are not WarmLine events. Please click on the blue links below for more information.
Connect with Us Online
WarmLine posts information about events and workshops on both Facebook and Instagram . We also host two Facebook groups where families who have children with developmental delays and disabilities can connect with each other, share information and ideas in English and Spanish . Check it out!
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