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Siblings of Children with Disabilities
July 1 at 10 a.m. CST
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Best Practice in School Based Education
July 6 at 12 p.m. CST
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Self-Care for the Caregiver
July 7 at 10 a.m. CST
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How Sensory Issues Affect Children in School
July 22 at 12 p.m. CST
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Evaluación De Niños Por La Presencia De Una Discapacidad
July 27 at 10 a.m. MST
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Martial Arts Class Youth Peer-to-Peer
July 28 at 7 p.m. CST
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Useful Articles, Downloads and Websites
TEA: Preparing for Remote Instruction 
Where to find this document: https://tea.texas.gov/coronavirus - Waivers, Finance & Grants
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Physical Activity for People with Disability
Everybody needs physical activity for good health. However, less than half of U.S adults with serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs (mobility disability) report engaging in aerobic physical activity. For those who are active, walking is the most common physical activity. Yet, adults with disabilities report more environmental barriers for walking than those without disabilities. Here are some ways that people with disabilities can stay active and healthy.
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7 Virtual Summer Activities Perfect for Kids With Disabilities
Many kids and their families look forward to summer camps every year. Kids with disabilities get the chance to learn new skills, meet new friends and have a great time participating in new activities. Because of COVID-19, summer camp and other activities may look a bit different this year as organizations shift to online platforms.
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82 Summer Activities for Families with Special Needs
Between June and September my kids have 82 days of summer vacation, and I’ve promised them something fun every single day.  That means I need 82 fun summer activities for one child with a developmental disability and one child who refuses to participate in most activities.  It’ll be a piece of cake, right?
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What About Me? — Support for the Siblings of Disabled Children
Anna never knows what it will be like when she gets home. Will Eddy be in one of his moods or will he be friendly? Will they play and laugh or will there be yelling and tears? Will she be the target of his rage or will she be safe? She never knows what might set him off. As she enters the house, she is on high alert, trying to sense the atmosphere. Anna isn’t the wife of an abusive husband — Anna is the older sister of Eddy, a boy with mental retardation and autism. Anna is only 10. 

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5 Ways to Support Siblings in Special Needs Families
“My older sister started worrying about me,” Sophie recalled, “and she told me something really special. There’s a song called ‘Lean on Me,’ and she said, ‘Sophie, now that you have OCD I want you to lean on me when you’re upset and you can’t handle anything.'”  
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10 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids Who Need Different Accommodations
Fifteen percent of children ages 3 through 17 have one or more developmental disabilities. Children with chronic conditions and disabilities benefit from regular outdoor activity, movement, and athletics just as their peers do; however, children with disabilities and/or chronic health conditions may need different accommodations than their peers.

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Working Together Series

The Working Together Series includes five interactive self-directed courses. These courses provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict. Anyone supporting children or youth with disabilities may benefit from this series, however, the setting in which collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution takes place within this series is typically the school or IEP meeting.

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Q&A with Chuck Noe – Facebook Live
Join Chuck Noe, Education Specialist for Partners Resource Network, for his bi-weekly Q&A via Facebook Live. Chuck will discuss a range of topics and answer your questions. 


PartnersTx Online Course
Partners Resource Network is always looking for new ways to help parents and caregivers on their way to becoming advocates for their children. We believe the best way to meet this goal is to empower parents and caregivers through education.
You can register for our online courses by clicking HERE.
Youth Workshops & Trainings

The intent of these workshops and trainings is to teach youth (14 - 26 years) with disabilities how to self-advocate. 

Self-Advocacy is learning how to speak up for yourself, making your own decisions about your own life, learning how to get information so that you can understand things that are of interest to you, finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, and learning about self-determination. 
You can click HERE to sign up to receive information on upcoming events for Youth in your area!
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