Many times as caregivers, whether for a parent, spouse, or child, we feel like the sole responsibility lies on our shoulders. Sometimes it needs to, but sometimes, it doesn’t need to. Asking for help is part of learning to be an effective caregiver.
“I was ready to accept that I needed help, that asking for help was the most loving thing I could do for my husband and our marriage.”
Reading this couple’s story gives much food for thought. More Than Love Alone
|New lip reading class offered for the first time for the community to attend at Chattanooga State Community College.|
|David M. Harrison, founder and Director of the Lip Reading Academy will be offering Lip Reading to non-students at Chattanooga State Community College beginning Monday, February 16, 2015. The class is designed to help the hearing impaired improve their communication skills.
WHAT: Lip reading is an alternative language to enhance communication skills for those who have a hearing loss. The learning experience is easy and fun. Lip Reading can be self-taught in almost any language.
WHEN: The classes will be held four Monday evenings beginning February 16 and 23, March 2 and 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
STEP, Inc. (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) is accepting nominations for the 2015 Wayne Parker Advocate of the Year Award. This award is given each year to a person who has exemplified using information to assist their own child or someone else’s child with a disability to receive a free appropriate public education.
STEP seeks recipients who demonstrate teamwork and collaboration and the zeal to share the information they have learned with others. Nominees may be a parent of a child with a disability, an advocate that works with families, a teacher who has been exemplary in the life of a student with a disability, or a service provider who has bridged the gap for a student or their family to assist in receiving a free appropriate public education.
Joni and Friends Family Retreats provide a lifeline to families who want hope and encouragement that will last. You and your family will be blessed, inspired, and make new friendships that will last a lifetime. At both U.S. and International Family Retreat, special-needs families receive encouragement and care in the comfort of a safe and accessible family camp environment. They enjoy fun and fully-accessible, age-appropriate activities, along with meaningful conversations with families who understand the challenges of life with disability. The success of a Family Retreat depends not only on the leadership and programming, but on the distinctly Christian community which is carefully nurtured in order for families to feel blessed and supported.