January 2021
Resources, information and other parents who understand what you are going through
Parent to Parent Connections Offer Insight, Wisdom and Hope
"It’s just so helpful to know there is someone out there who understands, who knows some of what you’ve experienced and gone through and can offer insight, wisdom and hope."
-Parent Testimony

Whether it's our 1:1 peer support, weekly virtual parent groups, webinars or resource-rich website, you can continue to count on Family Voices of MN staff and volunteers to connect families with one another, resources and up to date information.

There's still time to register for tomorrow's parent workshop!
Relationships, Boundaries and Sexuality: A Workshop for Parents & Caregivers of Children with Disabilities
A parent and caregiver conversation on tools for healthy relationships, boundaries and sexual health for children and youth with disabilities.

Thursday, January 28th
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Brought to us by Mad Hatter Wellness, where "we envision a world that provides and promotes equitable health and wellness education for all people.” Founded in 2013 by Katie Thune, Mad Hatter Wellness has two primary programs: the Power of Me and Sexuality for All Abilities.
Strengths-Based IEPs: What You Need to Know

  • A strengths-based IEP uses student abilities to help work on weaknesses.

  • IEP goals are built around what the student can do and how the team can use those abilities.

  • Helping students identify and leverage their strengths, interests and preferences can lead to more self-awareness and self-advocacy.
Advocating for Your Student with Special Needs

with special education law attorney and author Pete Wright

January 28
Thursday @ 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST

(Best for grades K-12)
Spread the Good News
If you find this newsletter to be helpful to you and your family, please consider forwarding it to other families raising children with special healthcare needs. Now, more than ever, we need to stay connected. We are in this together.