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LifeLine Launches First Responder Training

LifeLine™ Launches SNAP First Responder Training
SNAP  – Special Needs Awareness Program

Chattanooga, Tennessee: LifeLine™ launched its new Special Needs Awareness Program (“SNAP”) on Monday, January 9, 2017, with the first of a planned multi week training for the Chattanooga Fire Department.  For several years training and information on specific diagnoses or disability groups has been available to first responders, but this is the first time first responders will be trained with general disability information covering a multitude of different diagnoses, scenarios, and circumstances.

For co-authors Lisa Mattheiss and Skyler Phillips, this is a personal mission. 

Welcome Intern Kate Moreau!

Kate Moreau croppedMy name is Kate Moreau and I am a junior at Covenant College, where I am studying elementary education. I am originally from Wheaton, Illinois but have lived in the Chattanooga area since I started at Covenant a few years ago.
I came to Covenant with the intention of becoming a public elementary school teacher, but that all changed last summer. On a bit of a whim (I knew a little bit about special education from a class at Covenant, but that was really it), I applied for an internship at Jill’s House, a Christian respite center for kids with exceptionalities near Washington, DC. After spending just about two months with the kids and getting to dip my toes in the world of special needs, I realized
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Facilitating Emotional Regulation Supplemental Resources

On Thursday evening, January 27, 2017, LifeLine families came together at our northwest Georgia FamilyShare support group and discussed ways to facilitate our children’s emotional regulation at home and at school. Lisa Mattheiss shared ideas and resources that she and Michal Jones had collected in their years of working with families in Chattanooga and northwest Georgia.  You can find the notes for that presentation here.  After a break, the group reconvened.  Families began to share various challenges and solutions, outlining resources, strategies, and websites that had worked for them in various emotionally challenging situations.  They also offered their own observations based on personal circumstances.

Here is a list of many of the ideas and suggestions that were provided by our families:  

Lessons from A Different Path

Crystal Horner, Chattanooga, TN

On January 2nd, 2008 I woke up in a hospital room with a small view of the rising sun. I had been up earlier that night giving birth to my first child. Hudson James Horner was born a bit abruptly as I had gotten an upper respiratory infection and had been sick for several days. That morning I felt time slow down enough for me to enjoy the momentous reality that every new mother wants to remember.

I knew I had been sick and I knew it was hard to breathe; I also knew my newborn was whisked away to the NICU because he was born premature. I only got to give him a small kiss before he left.

Alternative Options Resource List

Many of us are in the same boat.  We are raising children with special needs.  The problem is, they didn’t come with a manual and there are things that happen with them that we can’t explain, medicine can’t explain, and mainstream medicine can’t always cure.  Our purpose at our last FamilyShare support group meeting of 2016 was to share some potential solutions and possible alternative product options.

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february

mon6feb1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

wed8feb8:00 am- 2:00 pmHamilton County Principal TrainingSupport Principals in their Understanding of Students with Special Needs8:00 am - 2:00 pm EST Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event Tags504 Plans,Hamilton County Department of Education,HCDE,IEP Development,Principals,Response to Intervention,Seizures,Staff Training,training

mon13feb1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

fri17feb1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Recertification Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST Chattanooga Tennessee Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon20feb1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

wed22feb12:00 am- 1:00 pmLunch&Learn: Executive Function WorkshopExecutive Function: What Is It? How Does it Affect My Child?12:00 am - 1:00 pm EST 925 Osburn Road, Chickamauga, GA Event Tagsaccommodations,Coping Strategies,Dysgraphia,Dyslexia,executive function,Learning Disabilities,Modifications,Specific Learning Disabilities

mon27feb1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon27feb6:30 pm- 9:00 pmSpecial Education Basic Rights & ResponsibilitiesUnderstanding the Process of Special Education Services6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST 925 Osburn Road, Chickamauga, GAEvent Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsBasic Rights,Deadlines,evaluations,Georgia,IDEA,IEP Team,Individual Education Program,ParentLink,Related Services,Special Education,Special Education Eligibility,Special Education Law,Timelines,Workshop

march

thu2mar1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Paramedic Student Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST Chattanooga Tennessee Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

sun5mar1:00 pm- 6:00 pmGive Love Foster & Adoption Conference BoothAwareness & Resource Booth1:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST 4445 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN Event TagsAdoption,Domestic Adoption,Foster Care,Foster Parents,International Adoption

mon6mar1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

wed8mar8:30 am- 12:00 pmTransition Academy - Northwest GeorgiaWhat Do We Do After Graduation?8:30 am - 12:00 pm EST 265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring, GA 30739

thu9mar6:30 pm- 8:30 pmSpecial Needs Trust & Estate Planning WorkshopConservatorship, Guardianship, & Long Term Care6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST 925 Osburn Road, Chickamauga, GA Event TagsBattleground Financial,Conservatorship,Cumberland Trust,Guardianship,Jeffery Babb,Martin Pierce,Pierce Law Firm,Special Needs Trust

fri10mar12:45 pm- 2:45 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness Program Presentation @ SEEMSDA ConferenceSouth East EMS Directors Agency Training Conference12:45 pm - 2:45 pm EST Chattanooga, Tennessee Event TagsEMS Training,SEEMSDA,SNAP,Southeast EMS Directors Agency Conference,Special Needs Awareness Program

sat11mar8:00 am- 3:00 pmTransition Academy - TennesseeWhat Do We Do After Graduation?8:00 am - 3:00 pm EST 4320 Bennett Road, East Ridge, TN 37412

mon13mar1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon20mar1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon27mar1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

april

mon3apr1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

wed5apr - 7All Day(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness Program Presentation @ Cleveland Fire DepartmentFirst Responder Training Course(All Day) EST Cleveland, TN Event TagsCleveland Fire Department,Disabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,Police Departments,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon10apr1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon17apr1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon24apr1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

sat29apr6:00 pm- 9:00 pmHere's Hope Hixson!LifeLine Booth at Resource Fair6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Grubb Road Hixson, TN 37343Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc.

sun30apr10:15 am- 8:30 pmHere's Hope Hixson!LifeLine Booth at Resource Fair10:15 am - 8:30 pm EST Grubb Road Hixson, TN 37343Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc.

may

mon1may1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program

mon1may6:30 pm- 9:00 pmHere's Hope Hixson!LifeLine Booth at Resource Fair6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST Grubb Road Hixson, TN 37343Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc.

thu4may6:30 pm- 8:30 pmVacation Bible School Church Staff TrainingIncluding Children with Special Needs6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST 2195 Burning Bush Road, Ringgold, Georgia 30736Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsChurch Ministry,Church Staff Training,special needs ministry,Vacation Bible School,VBS

mon8may1:00 pm- 5:00 pm(SNAP) Special Needs Awareness ProgramFirst Responder Training Course1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST 3200 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406 Event TagsDisabilities,Emergency Medical Personnel,EMTs,Fire Department,First Responders,Police Department,Skyler Phillips,SNAP,special needs,Special Needs Awareness Program