Sticks and stones can break my bones and words CAN really hurt me! Using the word "retard" is not cool, funny, or hip- it's just thoughtless. No matter how the word is used, it is hurtful to people with disabilities. Think about your words. Don't use words that hurt.
Help spread the word with a package (or more) of free postcards from PIC. Contact PIC at 307-684-2277 today for your package(s) of 50 postcards.
PIC Family Conference on DisAbilities
The Parent Information Center hosted Speakers Laura Kaloi and authors Patrick Schwarz and Jennifer McIlwee Myers at the Mission: Possible! PIC Family Conference on disAbilities Feb 2-3, 2012 in Casper. Sessions Included:
- Addressing Adventuresome Behavior While Keeping Dignity of All Intact
- Parents Rights in the Era of RTI -Response to Intervention or Tiered Interventions
- What to Do Before Filing a State Complaint and/or Requesting a Due Process Hearing
- Tips for Strong, Meaningful IEP Goals
- Panel of Wyoming Resources
- Transition to Employment
- Meltdowns, Shut-downs, and Tantrums
The Conference was sponsored by:
Wyoming Department of Education (WDE)
Special Programs Division
Baby Steps: A Guide for Parents to Infant-Toddler Programs – (birth to under age 3) through Part C of IDEA
Our newest publication, Baby Steps: A Guide for Parents to Infant-Toddler Programs – (birth to under age 3) through Part C of IDEA, is a great guide for parents to the Infant-Toddler Programs through IDEA. As a parent, you want what is best for your child. If you have concerns about your child's growth and development, you need to look for help to decide if your child would benefit from early intervention services provided in Wyoming. This booklet will provide you with information about eligibility, services, importance of getting help early, choices, and other things you'll need to know.
A Family Centered Care Coordination Notebook
The newly updated 3rd Edition of Packaging Wisdom: A Family Care Coordination Notebook is now a digital, fillable, saveable, and printable notebook! This notebook is a great resource for families to help organize information regarding your child's chronic health needs. Packaging Wisdom will help make it easier to keep track of health care changes, contacts, and share information with your child's care team, child care, school, and family members.
Download the complete Packaging Wisdom: A Family Centered Care Coordination Notebook, or any of the following sections:
- All About Me!
- Medical and Health Care Information
- Insurance Coverage and Financial Resources
- Contact Information
- Early Intervention & Special Education
- Emergency Preparedness
- Looking Ahead- Transition to Adulthood
- Glossary of Commonly Used Terms
- Wyoming Public Health Offices
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