Story Time with Santa

Story Time with Santa  (RSVP brendafamilysupport@gmail.com) Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville NC Convention Center Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Greenville NC Convention Center Reservations must be made in advance.   Limited seating. 1 child in a picture – $10 2 children in one picture – $15 3 or more…

A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina,

Please find, below, the link to A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina, a publication of the Duke University School of Law. https://law.duke.edu/childedlaw/special-education-nc/?utm_source=ECAC+Online+October+2017&utm_campaign=ECAC+Online+October+2017&utm_medium=email

How Can FSN of Eastern NC Help You?

How can Family Support Network of Eastern NC help you? – Put you in touch with other parents who have gone through a similar situation. – Provide a “listening ear” – Train volunteers to work with other parents in similar situation – Provide free information and help you find appropriate resources in your community. – All…

Count down to the Festival of Trees

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC is counting down the days until our Christmas events begin.   Free admission to see the sponsored trees on display at the Greenville Convention Center will begin on Monday, November 27 – December 22, during the hours the Greenville Convention Center is open.  The Gala Event will be December…

JOIN THE FUN – BE A SPONSOR AT THE FESTIVAL OF TREES

The 2017 Gala Event will be Christmas in the Carolina’s Trees will be decorated from whimsical to traditional. Join us as we celebrate the people who make a difference for families of children with special needs.     Name of Business, Agency or Person Sponsoring_____________________________________________ Contact Person: _______________________________________________________________________________  E-Mail: _ ____________________________ Phone: ______________________ Fax:______________________   Address:______________________________________________________________________________________ City…

SPARK for Autism

Families are invited to take part in a nationwide research project by SPARK for Autism. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is involved as a clinical site partner.  The website also has links to existing research that provides new insights to a autism diagnosis. https://sparkforautism.org/portal/page/spark-igniting-autism-research-improving-lives/  

Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient – Rachel Westlund

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC announces the 2017-2018 Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient Rachel Westlund.   Ms. Westlund is currently beginning her journey as both a graduate student at East Carolina University and a first year special education teacher in Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools.  She has worked with children with disabilities her…

Dr. Yen Nguyen discusses your infant and child’s eye health.

As an eye doctor, I often get asked, “When should my son/daughter have an eye exam?”  This can sometimes be a very difficult question to answer, because much like getting physical/health exams, it may depend on a number of different factors.  A good resource for general guidelines is the American Optometric Association, http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/comprehensive-eye-and-vision-examination/recommended-examination-frequency-for-pediatric-patients-and-adults?sso=y .  Below…

LISTEN – HOPE – EMPOWER

LISTEN  –  HOPE  –  EMPOWER On a typical day the Family Support Network™ of Eastern North Carolina, Inc. is contacted and the stories often go like this: “Suddenly, I found my life turned upside down, the hospital called and my child had been in an accident.”  Another story may start with, “What had been a…

Making Pitts Babies Fit Maternity Fair

Making Pitts Babies Fit Maternity Fair 2017 FSN-ENC was at the Maternity Fair again this year! We enjoyed seeing babies we have worked with in the past as well as meeting new moms and giving them resources and information about what we do. We were also able to make new connections with resources to further…

A Moment in the Life of a Grieving Parent

For all the parents who live this moment, every moment of every day & In loving memory of my son, Bridger Wayne Hogan (May 20, 1993-April 19, 2011…you will forever be in my heart!   Since beginning this journey they call “surviving the loss of your child” I have learned so many things.  I’ve learned…

Family Support Network of Eastern NC and NICU Follow-up Clinic

The Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic (NFC) located in the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital is a long-standing joint partnership between East Carolina University School of Medicine and Vidant Medical Center.  Since the early 1980’s the NFC has focused on improving outcomes and reducing disabilities of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) graduates.  The clinic monitors the…

CMP Pharm

CMP Pharm in Farmville NC has been a friend and sponsor of the Family Support Network for several years.  We cannot thank you enough for all you have done that enables us to provide services to families of children with special health care needs in eastern NC.

Doug Henry Chevrolet

Thank you to Doug Henry Chevrolet in Farmville NC for being a friend and sponsor of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC.    We “Donot” (hence the doughnuts) know what we would do without your help in providing services for families in eastern NC. LISTEN!   HOPE!   EMPOWER!

ADHD or Autism? Does it matter?

The lack of focus, noise and confusion common to these disorders is also common to diagnosing them. Do we even need to diagnose? Many just say since there is no cure for either we should focus on treating the symptoms. In my experience, a definitive diagnosis is helpful when deciding many issues. Should you medicate?…

Summer Camp Directory 2017

Summer camp provides a unique opportunity for growth and development, and provides a period of summertime respite for parents and caregivers. The camp experience may be especially valuable for children who have special needs, as they can be isolated from some of the social experiences that other children take for granted. The camps in this…

Empowering Families

LISTEN, HOPE, EMPOWER Dedicated to helping families who have a child with special needs. The Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina, Inc, provides emotional support and resource information for families who have a child with a disability, chronic illness, premature birth and for families who have experienced the death of a child.The Family Support…

ECU Visit

Brenda Boberg recently visited the campus of East Carolina University and spoke to classes regarding the Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina’s mission.

Thank You, St. James Shawl Ministry

  5/18/2017 St. James has again brought us a donation of the most beautiful, delicate blankets and hats for the NICU babies at Vidant Children’s Hospital. We do appreciate this group and the dedication they have for the newborns.   2016 A big thank you to the St. James Prayer Shawl Ministry that made blankets…

BB&T Stantonsburg Rd Recognition

Sonya Hall and Mandy Shelp at BB&T on Stantonsburg Road received a cookie for their support of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary.

Named ‘exemplar’ program

The Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care, in Bethesda MD, named Family Support Network of Eastern NC one of the top programs in the nation. Thank you to our Board and volunteers for making us who we are today. Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Inc. began over 30 years ago to provide one-to-one parent mentors…

Inner Banks Media – Henry Hinton

Robbie Marlowe, Board Member for Family Support Network of Eastern NC,  presenting cookies to Henry Hinton of Inner Banks Media as a sponsor. Inner Banks Media has volunteered in many different aspects over the years. Helping families in eastern in NC that has a child with special needs is one of Henry’s passions.

Grady-White Boats

Thank you to Grady-White Boats for their continued sponsorship of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC.   Grady-White’s support enables us to help families across eastern NC.

Orthotics and Prosthetics East

The Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Inc says thank you to Orthotics and Prosthetics East for their support and care of families in eastern NC.

Hines Family Story

In Testament to the Family Support Network of Pitt County, NC: Ms. Brenda Boberg and her staff at the Family Support Network of Pitt County first entered our lives shortly after we entered the hospital on December 12, 2007, at 22.5 weeks gestation. Over the next several weeks of hospitalization and bed rest, the Family…

Family Autism Center

Family Autism Center Dr. Mike Reichel and Paula Bowen at the Family Autism Center have been a great sponsor of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC, Inc. for several years. Owen Ashcraft has Aspergers Syndrome which is on the autism spectrum and has written a book to help others understand how he sees and…

Speedway Recognition

Speedway to 30th Recognition Thank you to Speedway for their support of the Family Support Network of Eastern NC.

Southern Bank

Southern Bank helps celebrate Family Support Network of ENC’s 30th-year Sarita saying thank you to Southern Bank with 30 cookies.

CMP Pharma – Celebrates with us

  CMP Pharma   Thank you, CMP Pharma, Farmville NC, for supporting families with special needs. Family Support Network of Eastern NC continues to celebrate our 30th year of providing parent mentoring and resources for families who have children with special needs. We are recognizing our sponsors on the 30th of each month to celebrate….

Carla’s Story

  Carla’s Story   As we continue to reminisce over the last 30 years Carla shares her story. I couldn’t imagine how drastically my life was going to change when I had to be admitted on October 31, 2007, with pregnancy complications. In those moments, I remember the fear and anxiety surrounding the unknown. The…

Frances’ Story

Frances’ Story One’s strength is tested and defined by unexplained tragedies. Thirty years ago Bettie Ann and Rob faced one of their greatest challenges as the joyous anticipation of new parenthood was swiftly replaced with mourning, insecurity and fear. One of the inevitable consequences of life is death. Bettie Ann: However, parents never expect to…