Families Together is seeking a new Executive Director!

Do you enjoy helping families?  Looking for flexible employment?  Applications are being accepted during the month of February…click here for JOB DESCRIPTION.


Band Together Support Group

Meeting every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month at Eastside Marketplace
(1420 S. Blaine St., Moscow ID, 83843)
in the Old Vehicle Registration office

Dates:

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10:ooAM – 11:30AM

Childcare will be provided but ONLY IF YOU PRE-REGISTER through Eventbrite.
Questions? Contact Denise Wetzel at denise@familiestogether.org or call 208-874-7891

 

 

RSVP for February 24th Support Group Meeting beginning at 10:00AM by clicking HERE

Our February 24th speaker will be Nate Lyon. Nate is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who is currently employed by the University of Idaho through the Center on Disabilities and Human Development. He is a Statewide Special Education Behavioral and Instructional Coordinator and provides statewide trainings and consultation to educators who are responsible for students receiving special education services. Additionally, Nate has a private consulting business with which he provides consultation on the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior and the design and implementation of comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis programs that meet the global needs of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Many child development theories suggest that one of the ways children develop is through their engagement in play and through their continuously expanding interests. Expanding the interests of a child results in: increased common interests with peers (social implications); increased opportunities for teaching functional communication and other important skills; and decreased self-stimulatory behavior. This presentation will give guidance on prioritizing which interests to target, and the steps involved in assisting with the development of those interests.


RSVP for March 10th Support Group Meeting beginning at 10:00AM by clicking HERE

Our March 10th speaker will discuss how vision problems and limitations do not cause learning disabilities, but visual restrictions are often a complicating factor in children who have fallen behind in learning and reading. In many cases, dealing with visual limits can help a child get back to the mainstream, if the problem is identified and dealt with. If you have students whose performance is below what you expect, this workshop will give you the ability to distinguish when vision is a factor. Children who cannot get their work done during class hours, who must read and re-read but still have low comprehension, children who avoid reading or cannot concentrate well during reading activities – all these signs and more will be covered in this special instructional workshop. There will be time to ask questions or to discuss specific students you suspect have problems. You’ll learn to do several tests and to use a special checklist.

Dr. Randall Cummings practice includes general optometry, vision exams, contact lenses, glasses, and the detection and treatment or referral of eye disease.
Dr. Cummings practices behavioral optometry which includes vision therapy for conditions such as misaligned eyes, lazy eye, slow and poor reading comprehension, dyslexia, ADHD, motion sickness, brain injury, stroke, and sports vision enhancement. Vision therapy can help a struggling student enjoy school.



Positive Parenting for Challenging Behaviors Workshops:

This is a FREE, 2-part Workshop for Parents

PART ONE: Understand what is behind behaviors and behavior prevention

PART TWO: Identifying and effectively teaching new behaviors

An optional home visit is available to all families that attend, tailoring these applications for your family.

For more information, please contact Becki McFarland at 208-874-2484 or Becki@familiestogether.org

 Moscow Positive Parenting Workshop

 

DATES OF THE WORKSHOPS:
Tuesdays: February 20th and 27th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

LOCATED AT:
Moscow Head Start
510 Styner Avenue
Moscow, Idaho


 


THANK YOU TO WELLS FARGO FOR SUPPORTING OUR SUMMER PROGRAMMING…CAMP CONNECT AND SUMMER PLAYGROUP!

 


 

Families Together was founded in 1986 in Pullman, Washington by parents, siblings and professionals to provide families with support and information using the Family Enrichment Weekend model. The Family Enrichment Weekend is a unique model that uses a combination of recreation, education, and performance to provide families with an exciting family experience that is filled with laughter, learning, and love.

Our Mission:

Families Together is a nonprofit organization that believes family involvement and support are essential for individuals with disabilities to reach their potential and maintain a life that is secure and meaningful. Families Together’s programs are designed to build and sustain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the lifelong outcomes for their child or sibling with a disability.

We believe:

  • Family learning and recreation will benefit all family members and strengthen family unity.
  • Full participation of individuals with disabilities enriches all families and communities.
  • People with disabilities need involved family members to advocate and support them to live, work, and fully participate in their community.
  • Non-disabled siblings need support and information to assist them in advocating and supporting their brother or sister with a disability as children and as adults.
  • Families need ongoing information and training in advocating for high quality education and career training opportunities.
  • Providing families with resources and supports that build and maintain strong, healthy, informed, and actively involved family members who can work together to improve the life-long outcomes for their child or their sibling with a disability.

RECENT ACTIVITIES:

Day Camp:

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CAMP DRAWING

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camp watercamp woodscamp puzze

camp woods gameTheatre Acting Classes:

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Families Together had a great time leading the Mardi Gras parade in Moscow!

 

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