WarmLine Special Education Newsletter
April 2018
Just for Youth & Young Adults 
WarmLine is pleased to add a section dedicated to youth and young adults to our monthly Special Education newsletter! Look for it each month below our upcoming workshops.

Are you a young person who has recently received a workplace accommodation? If so, the Job Accommodation Network is interested in hearing about your experience at 3:30 p.m. on April 19. RSVP Now

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is offering eight NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarships for the fall semester of 2018.
Registration is open for the iCan Shine Bike Program June 18-22 in Yuba City and June 24-29 in Rocklin . Click links for more info.

Sutter Health hosts a group for teens who have diabetes the third Tuesday of every month. Learn More

Yo! Disabled & Proud is hosting the Disability Pride & Leadership Summit April 27-29 in Portola, CA. Apply Now
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities is seeking self-advocates or family members to testify on April 24 for the need for more coordinated collaboration between the Department of Education, Department of Rehabilitation, and the Department of Developmental Services/regional centers during transition from school to Competitive Integrated Employment. Contact Sonya Bingman, SCDD's Sacramento Manager at 916-715-7057 for more information .
Special Education Clinics & Workshops by WarmLine
Click on the blue event names below for more information and to register online. Participants will receive a gas card upon completion of WarmLine workshops (one per family).

Spanish only
Thursday, May 17 Antelope
Wednesday, May 23 Woodland
Wednesday, May 30 Rancho Cordova

Transition to Preschool Registration opens 5/1 Placer County

Understanding Special Education Registration opens 7/1 North Coast Counties
Let's Get Organized
Registration opens 7/1 Sacramento County

Transition Fair Registration opens 8/1 Placer County
On-Demand Special Education Webinars
WarmLine's popular "Dive Into the IEP" 
workshop is now available  online to help you prepare for your  next meeting!

The three-part webinar covers: w hat information is on the IEP; h ow to organize your concerns and strategize solutions; u seful tips on collaborating with the team; and s upporting your student's self-advocacy skills.
For Your Information...

Prepare for summer travel with  10 Tips to Help Kids with Sensory Processing Issues Avoid Travel Meltdowns from Understood.Org

In California, parents can join their local Special Education Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to advise on issues that affect children with disabilities. Learn More click and scroll down

Got Transition's five-part series continues with a one-hour "Transfer to Adult Care" webinar at 12 p.m. on April 26. Register

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Juvo is hosting a summer camp July 2-13 for kids with special needs.  Learn More

The Center on Technology and Disability web portal has free resources to help families advocate for, acquire, and implement assistive and technology tools to improve children's quality of life.
Types of Assessments
Children who have disabilities and special health care needs are often subject to several types of assessments meant to better identify their area(s) of need. In an ongoing series, WarmLine will share different assessments, what they look for and how that information is used to support the child.  This month a look at a Functional Assessment which is an approach to figuring out why your child acts a certain way. Read Functional Assessment: What It Is and How It Works from Understood.org.
Community Partner Workshops, Events & More
Click on the blue event names listed below for more information.

Thursday, April 19 Mather
Early Literacy Workshop
(English Flyer) (Spanish Flyer)
Thursday, April 19 Marysville
Friday, April 20 Sacramento
Intro to Conflict Resolution for more information or to RSVP, contact programs@yolocrc.org or 530-564-2324
Saturday, April 21 Davis
Saturday, April 21 Fair Oaks
Friday, April 27 Sacramento
Friday, April 27 Elk Grove
Transition Resource Fair 2018 Tuesday, April 24 Grass Valley
Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29 Portola
Sunday, April 29

Saturday, May 12 Sacramento
Did You Know?
WarmLine is a federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center and can assist parents as they navigate the special education process. Use our Contact Form or call us at (916) 455-9500 for more information.
Who We Are
The WarmLine Family Resource Center is a Parent Training & Information Center serving 26 counties from Tuolumne County to the Oregon border. We offer special education training and individual consultation to families with children ages birth to 26 years. This e-newsletter is designed to provide information about special education, adolescence and disability, transition to adulthood and everything in between.
Funding for WarmLine is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs as a  Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center.
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