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Consider Afterschooling with Your Child

Deceptively Educational is a blog written by a mother of a preschooler and a fourth grade. She encourages her children's learning by organizing after school activities that coordinate with their interests, and what they are learning in school. Browse her blog for ideas of activities that you can use in your own home to strengthen what your child already knows, work on what they need help with, and just spend quality time together. Learning activities do not only come in the form of worksheets however, try to find inspiration for learning moments in normal day-to-day living, like the grocery store, baking in the kitchen, and journal writing.

Emergency Preparedness

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you haven't already, now is the time to plan for emergencies such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and fires. Your child has most likely already participated in a school fire drill, and will also experience a tornado drill sometime this year as well. But the fact is, emergencies do not only happen during school hours. If your family includes a child with a disability, then it is even more pertinent that plans for medication, equipment, assistive technology, nursing, or anything else that your child needs are in place. Talk with your child so that they know what to do in the case of an emergency. Check out these PDF guides to help you in your planning:

1. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

2. Dads4SpecialKids Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Guidebook

3. FEMA and American Red Cross: Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs

FREE Starfall App PK-2nd Grade

Develop and strengthen your child's math and reading skills with fun games created by Starfall. Download the free app here or visit the website for fun, educational games your child can play.

 

Respite Care and Support

Does your child and family need additional support? DADS Medically Dependent Children Program (MDCP) provides services for medically dependent children, ages 21 and under, including: adaptive aids, adjunct supports, minor home modifications, financial management services, repite services, and transition assistance services. The DADS office is located here in Crockett, 111 NW Loop 304. Call the intake line to be screened for eligibility, and ask about required document when calling to apply. For more information their website is: https://www.211texas.org/zf/profile/service/id/1426490 To call the intake line dial: 877-438-5658 (toll free).

National Center for Learning Disabilities Website

If you are looking for more resources to help you help your child with a learning disability, check out the National Center for Learning Disabilities Website. They have packed their website with tons of useful articles, like: 13 (Better) Questions to Ask Your Child About School. The website has been created that articles can be read to you by clicking the "Listen" button they have placed at the top left of articles. They also break down legislation that affects your child, and even created an IEP Planner just for Parents! You can access it on the ARD Documents page!

National Center for Learning Disabilities Website

Coolest Website Ever, Parents Will Agree

The reason this website gets so much enthusiasm is because of the resources and community that they have brought together to help parents with children with learning disabilities. Get advice from experts, and even experience a simulation of learning disabilities and attention disorders so that you know exactly what your child is experiencing. Understood.org has got. it. GOING ON!

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