September 2018
Important Updates from Family Voices of MN
Resources, information and other parents who understand what you are going through
6th Annual Connecting Hearts, Raising Voices Benefit
You’re Invited! Help us raise funds to provide support, individual assistance and information for families whose children have disabilities and special health care needs by joining us for our 7 th  annual fundraising benefit:
Connecting Hearts and Raising Voices.
RESOURCES: Benefits of Inclusion and Advocacy Tips
"There is clear and consistent evidence that inclusive educational settings can confer substantial short- and long-term benefits for students with and without disabilities."

Join two parent advocates for this lunch hour webinar where we'll discuss inclusion from Early Childhood through High School. You'll learn practical tips for defining and advocating for inclusive practices throughout the educational planning process and beyond.

GIVING BACK: Become a Trained Volunteer Support Parent
Are you interested in volunteering as a support parent to other families of children and youth with special healthcare needs?

Do you know a parent who would be an asset as a volunteer support parent?
Family Voices of Minnesota’s CONNECTED   Program will be offering Volunteer Support Parent training for parents who are interested in participating in the Parent to Parent program by providing support to other families.
Volunteer Support Parent Training:
Friday Sept. 28th, 2018
Eden Prairie, MN
10 am to 2:30 pm
Lunch is provided
Social Media Outreach
September Focus: Inclusion
Here are some examples of the important resources that are popping up on our Facebook page in September. Follow us for reliable, relevant information for families of Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs.

  • 5 Benefits of Inclusion

  • PBS Article: Inclusive Education
Watch for our October Posts On:
Peer Support