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LifeLine Loses Friend & Board Member Randy Payne

The last line of LifeLine’s charter summarizes the Randy & Rachelpurpose of all of the preceding lines: “To share the love of Jesus Christ and the Biblical concept of the value of all human life with everyone who makes contact with this organization in word and deed.” I don’t know many people whose life epitomized that last line more than Randy Payne.

Because of a wheelchair and Craigslist several years ago, he and Rachel Payne became volunteers, and then friends and then LifeLine board members. The last time I saw him, just a few days ago, he was

UI Reach Program

“ThUI Reache University of Iowa REACH Program is a two-year, transition certificate program for students with multiple intellectual, cognitive, and learning disabilities. UI REACH provides a campus experience to empower young adults to become independent, engaged members of the community. Courses, campus life, and career preparation assist students in reaching their full potential. UI REACH strives to maintain periodic contact with alumni to encourage them to become independent adults by utilizing the independent living and career-related skills they learned in the program.

Key Features of UI REACH
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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:  

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Events

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

august

mon21aug6:00 pm- 9:00 pmVAP - Volunteer Advocacy Project - Week 1Parent Mentor Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Event TagsMentor Resources,Parent Mentor Training,VAP,volunteer advocacy project

sun27aug6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSame Lake Different Boat Bible StudyComing Alongside Families Touched by Disability6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST 5201 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, Tennessee Event TagsSame Lake Different Boat,special needs ministry,Stephanie Hubach

mon28aug6:00 pm- 9:00 pmVAP - Volunteer Advocacy Project - Week 2Parent Mentor Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsMentor Resources,Parent Mentor Training,VAP,volunteer advocacy project

september

sun3sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSame Lake Different Boat Bible StudyComing Alongside Families Touched by Disability6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST 5201 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, Tennessee Event TagsSame Lake Different Boat,special needs ministry,Stephanie Hubach

mon4sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmVAP - Volunteer Advocacy Project - Week 3Parent Mentor Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsMentor Resources,Parent Mentor Training,VAP,volunteer advocacy project

sat9sep10:00 am- 2:00 pmThrive Picnic & Info FairLifeLine Special Needs Information & Awareness Booth10:00 am - 2:00 pm EST 2195 Burning Bush Road, Ringgold, Georgia 30736 Event TagsInformation Fair,PIcnic,Resource Fair,Thrive Ministry

sun10sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSame Lake Different Boat Bible StudyComing Alongside Families Touched by Disability6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST 5201 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, Tennessee Event TagsSame Lake Different Boat,special needs ministry,Stephanie Hubach

mon11sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmVAP - Volunteer Advocacy Project - Week 4Parent Mentor Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsMentor Resources,Parent Mentor Training,VAP,volunteer advocacy project

sun17sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSame Lake Different Boat Bible StudyComing Alongside Families Touched by Disability6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST 5201 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, Tennessee Event TagsSame Lake Different Boat,special needs ministry,Stephanie Hubach

mon18sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmVAP - Volunteer Advocacy Project - Week 5Parent Mentor Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsMentor Resources,Parent Mentor Training,VAP,volunteer advocacy project

sun24sep6:00 pm- 8:00 pmSame Lake Different Boat Bible StudyComing Alongside Families Touched by Disability6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST 5201 Dayton Boulevard, Red Bank, Tennessee Event TagsSame Lake Different Boat,special needs ministry,Stephanie Hubach

mon25sep6:00 pm- 9:00 pmVAP - Volunteer Advocacy Project - Week 6Parent Mentor Training6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST Event Organized By: LifeLine, Inc. Event TagsMentor Resources,Parent Mentor Training,VAP,volunteer advocacy project