“Christian Royal is a young man with Down syndrome who struggles with single words and has yet to grasp basic addition or time. However, since his teen years, Christian has shown an interest in, and aptitude for, working with clay. Christian was unable to “do” school as other students did and began making pottery as part of his homeschooling program. Since his first lesson with Kris Neal of Fire And Earth Pottery, pottery has increasingly become the focus of his life. ” Check out http://www.christianroyalpottery.com/ for a gallery of his work as well as the opportunity to purchase some of his work.
I am regularly asked the question “Is there a LifeLine near me?” by people who live outside of Tennessee and Georgia. While LifeLine is a stand-alone organization, there are other organizations who offer services similar to LifeLine’s Special Education Services. To find an organization near you who provides services through the PTI (Parent Training & Information) grant or the CPRC (Community Parent Resource Center) grant from the US Department of Education, you can consult their master list of currently funded organizations. (This list does not included previously funded organizations like LifeLine who may still be providing services without a grant.)
Two free workshops hosted by Hamilton County Department of Education are coming up soon!
The Youth Success Academy is hosting a Work Connections Event for youth on Friday, October 17th 2014 at 10:00 at the Bank of LaFayette Community Room in LaFayette, Ga. This flyer has additional information.
“Inclusion Fusion is a worldwide web symposium to equip churches to more effectively minister to families of kids with disabilities. Inclusion Fusion is designed as an opportunity for Christ followers everywhere to come together to share ideas and resources to advance the movement among Christ-honoring churches to serve, welcome and include families of kids with disabilities. Inclusion Fusion is made available free of charge, to ensure the participation of as many church leaders, volunteers and families as possible.”