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May 2022 E-Newsletter

Parent Panel: Choosing Early Autism Supports | Honoring Julie Becket's Life | Article: Talking to Children About Violence
May 2022
Resources, information, and other parents who understand what you are going through.
Honoring the Legacy of Julie Beckett

It is with great sadness we share that Julie Beckett, one of the founders of Family Voices, passed away on Friday, May 13, at her home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Passionate, visionary, and inexhaustible, Julie was an amazing advocate for improving health care for children with special health care needs and disabilities throughout our country for over 35 years, beginning with her daughter Katie Beckett. 

Join Our Parent Panel Webinar Tomorrow at Noon
Parents’ Perspectives on Choosing Autism Services in the Early Years

Friday, May 27th
12:00 - 1:30 PM

Join us for a 90-minute parent panel on paths to autism intervention in the early years.
You’ll hear from five parents who chose different routes in supporting their children with autism during the birth to 5 period.
This retrospective discussion aims to help parents new to developmental delay and/or autism to better understand their options so that they can make informed choices on behalf of their children.
We are proud to provide this webinar in collaboration with fellow community organizations, Communities Engaging Autism and Multicultural Autism Action Network.
Talking to Children About Violence:
Tips for Parents and Teachers
Article from National Association of School Psychologists: "High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears."
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One in Five Minnesota families with children have a child with a disability or chronic health condition.

Connecting with another parent is critical to knowing where to look for resources and services for our children and youth.

We do not have to feel alone.