“Summer. For special needs families it’s not just a season of humidity but a season of humility. God always uses summer to once again reiterate how much I need Him every second of every day to walk this journey out. I’m slowly learning to embrace this season because I know God is working in me, but it is hard….”
Beth Bailey goes on to describe some things she has struggled with and yet, been encouraged by, this summer.
“After this experience I have such a different perspective on being the family on display in public. (Not that I enjoy it any better).
From the Disability Coalition on Education…
OCCUPATIONAL DIPLOMA INFORMATION SHEET
What is the Occupational Diploma?
The Occupational Diploma is one of three diploma options for students graduating/exiting high school; the other two options include a regular high school diploma (full diploma) or a special education diploma
Who is eligible to receive it?
Luronda Jennings, Executive Director
Journey Educational Services provides educational support and supplemental services to students and young adults with disabilities to assist with obtaining a more confident, efficient, and productive way of life. The mission of JES is to enrich, educate, and elevate school-aged students and young adults that are challenged with mild to moderate disabilities, as well as educate their parents/guardians on how to be an effective support system that will assist in elevation and lifelong productivity.
Find more information on JES Facebook page.
To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, we are kicking off the Every Kid in a Park initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their public lands and waters in person throughout the 2015-2016 school year.
Beginning September 1st, 2015 you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more!
Helen Ross McNabb Center of McMinn County is a regional, not-for-profit integrated system of mental health, substance abuse, and social services. HRMC offers a range of comprehensive services to children, adults and families. HRMC is located in Athens, TN but services and programs are provided in over 21 counties through the East Tennessee Region. Services include individual and family therapy, psychotropic medication evaluation and management, community based case management. Services are designed for the express purpose of helping people live successfully in their own communities. HRMC embraces the use of co-occurring treatment practice for individuals who experience both mental health and addiction issues.