FEBRUARY 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
Get Counted: The Census is coming and an under count will impact California for the next 10 years. The Census is used to determine how much tax dollars are sent to states to provide services to children with disabilities including special education, Medi-Cal, school lunch and more. The 2020 Census kicks off April 1.

Read: Music is a joyful and sometimes unusual addition to your parenting. This tool can be used to enhance learning, create a pattern interrupt, or increase communication. Read more from Annie Keeling NCSOS Parenting Specialist in The Nugget (page 4)

Help Needed: The Down Syndrome Information Alliance seeks applicants to for its new county rep program. Representatives are needed in all of the nine counties the organization serves. Learn More & Apply

Get Connected: Alta California Regional Center is now on social media — Facebook at @altacaliforniaRC , Instagram at @altacal_rc , and Twitter at @AltaCal_RC .


Stay Informed: The California Department of Education, Special Education Division, is excited to announce that its  The EDge  newsletter will be available through the Supporting Inclusive Practices website.

Get Involved: Members of the public are invited to attend the State Council on Developmental Disabilities Regional Advisory Committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb.11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3831 N. Freeway Blvd. Suite 125, in Sacramento. RSVP to  s onya.bingaman@scdd.ca.gov . Agenda & Packet
“Every time we replace anger with empathy and caring, we help a child become better prepared to make wise decisions.”
― Jim Fay,  Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood
Research Participants Sought:

The MIND Institute is recruiting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder between the ages of 8 and 14 for a study called STAAR. Contact 916-703-0119 or email to  hs-staarstudy@ucdavis.edu to learn more.
MIND Institute researchers are also studying different patterns of brain development in children with ASD as well as children with typical development and is focused on evaluating children with large head or brain size relative to height. For more information, contact the recruitment coordinator at 916-703-0119 or  hs-BrainStudy@ucdavis.edu .
WarmLine Activities & Events
Register online for events below by clicking on the blue links.
FEBRUARY
MARCH
Space is limited and registration is required for all events.
For assistance registering, please call WarmLine at (916) 455-9500.
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