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Town Hall Meetings Continue Next Week!

  Town Hall Meetings Continue Next Week! Now that the Council's 5-year State Plan Survey has come to an end, it's time for the next step: virtual Zoom town halls to get more information about individual and community concerns that may not fit easily into a survey format. We especially want to hear from people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities. Tell us what you think! What are the most important issues for the Council to focus on over the next five years?  There have been four (4) Zoom meetings already and there are four (4) more to go. Don't miss your chance to give us your feedback! While we have targeted them regionally, if one is full or if it does not work with your schedule, there are others! Tues December 1;  Northeast Indiana  10-11:30 am EST Tues December 1;  Northeast Indiana  5-6:30pm EST Thurs December 3;  Northwest Indiana  10-11:30 am CST (11am-12:30 pm EST) Thurs December 3;  Northwest Indiana  5-6:30pm CST (6-7:30 pm EST) Reserv

Happy Thanksgiving!


2021 Family Voices Leadership Conference! Save the Date

  2021 Family Voices Leadership Conference Families as Partners Shaping the Future in Times of Crisis June 8, 10, 15 a virtual event  | 12-5pm ET Join family and youth leaders, Title V leaders, pediatric providers, researchers, and other CYSHCN stakeholders from across the states, territories and tribal communities to share promising practices and to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of families and professionals partnering to improve health care for all children, including CYSHCN.  Stay tuned for more information, a call for proposals, and registration!

Mindfulness Through the Holidays Virtual Breakfast

Parents, teachers, caregivers, and anyone trying to juggle the day-to-day stresses of life won't want to miss this! Family Voices Indiana's Mindfulness Through the Holidays event will start with a simple holiday recipe with a short cooking demonstration. Then, presenter Stephan Viehweg, LCSW, will guide you through a mindfulness activity to focus and relax you this holiday season. Finally, a mom will share how FVI has helped her and her family. Attendance is FREE with the opportunity to give a gift or help share the mission of FVI! A ticket is required (register here ).  We're proud to be able to partner with Indiana Hands & Voices to provide ASL interpretation for this event! Thank you to presenting sponsor United Healthcare, platinum sponsor Behavior Analysis Center for Autism, and silver sponsors IPMG, Old National Bank, Franciscan Health, Anthem and the Indiana Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services. Minfulness Flyer 11232020 by Family Voices Indiana

Connecting Teachers and Families: Mental Health and Social and Emotional Supports in the Remote/Hybrid Classroom

From Mental Health America Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT The COVID-19 pandemic has created countless challenges for our schools and communities. With these challenges and the shift in many communities to remote and hybrid instructional settings, it is more important than ever for teachers to understand the needs of students and effectively communicate with families. In collaboration with the National School Boards Association, this presentation will focus on the role that mental health supports play within the social-emotional development of students during remote and hybrid instruction, along with the essential need for teachers and families to have the tools to successfully communicate with each other in these settings to meet these unique needs. Register Now

Free Seminar on Social Connections Using Technology for People with IDD & Autism

      STRIVE WorldWIDE has been offering online courses to neurodiverse learners since 2018 and we want to share our knowledge with you! It can be challenging to feel socially connected during this global pandemic. But technology offers us new ways to stay connected even when we are far apart.  Join us for a free seminar  that explores accessible technology that you can use to stay connected with friends and family. Click  here  to register for a session on December 17. Choose from one of three times that is most convenient for you: 2 PM Eastern Standard Time 6 PM Eastern Standard Time 9 PM Eastern Standard Time We record our seminars, so if you are unable to join us but want to check it out,  email Dr. Anne Ryan  for a link to the recording.   This free seminar is a preview of a full 5-week, 10-seminar, Social Connections Using Technology course we are offering on January 4, 2021. Our courses are a combination of self-paced, interactive work and live online seminars. See our  courses