Family Support Network of Eastern North Carolina http://www.fsnenc.org Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:44:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Council on Developmental Disabilities Seeks Input for 5-Year Plan http://www.fsnenc.org/council-on-developmental-disabilities-seeks-input-for-5-year-plan/ http://www.fsnenc.org/council-on-developmental-disabilities-seeks-input-for-5-year-plan/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 15:29:46 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1593 The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is developing its next Five-Year State Plan and wants to hear from those with an intellectual or other developmental disability (I/DD), family members, providers or stakeholders.

The Five-Year Plan provides a unique opportunity to listen and learn as the Council looks ahead at what should shape the future to improve the lives of individuals with I/DD and their families.

Learn more by visiting:  The NCCDD website

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD)

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2015 SUMMER CAMP DIRECTORY http://www.fsnenc.org/2015-summer-camp-directory/ http://www.fsnenc.org/2015-summer-camp-directory/#comments Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:10:41 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1552 Read or Download the 2015 Summer Camp Directory

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.

This post contains a downloadable copy of the 2015 Summer Camp Directory in .PDF and .DOC format for your convenience.

Download the PDF above Or Download in .doc format 2015 FSN Statewide – Updated

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Invitation to Participate extended to YOU http://www.fsnenc.org/invitation-to-participate-extended-to-you/ http://www.fsnenc.org/invitation-to-participate-extended-to-you/#comments Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:34:28 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1542 Greetings,

You are being invited to participate in a research study titled “Raising an Exceptional child: Attachment, Parental Stress and Coping in Adoptive Parents” being conducted by Biancas Smith who is a graduate student at East Carolina University in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations

This invitation to participate is extended to adoptive parents of children with developmental disabilities. A second invitation is extended to the group as a whole. If you know of families with exceptional children or are professionals or an agency working with exceptional children, please share this information. Members please pass this information on to Professionals and Agencies.

Downloads for Sharing: Parent Letter and Professionals/Agency Letter

The link to the survey is as follows:
https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9XgVnaH5eljOJr7

In BiancasSmiths own words:

Dear Parents,

You are being invited to participate in a research study titled “Raising an Exceptional child: Attachment, Parental Stress and Coping in Adoptive Parents” being conducted by Biancas Smith who is a graduate student at East Carolina University in the Department of Child Development and Family Relations
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The goal of the research study is gather information by surveying 60 adoptive parents of children ages birth through 12 in North Carolina. The study will investigate how the level of attachment affects individual perceptions of parenting skills. Difficulty in the establishment of attachment with their children and mechanisms for coping with stress will also be investigated. It is hoped that this information will assist us to better understand attachment as it relates to an adopted exceptional children and their parents.

The online survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and can be accessed through the link that is provided. All information is held with the strictest confidentiality. The survey is anonymous. Participants will be identified by a number only. Your participation in the research is voluntary. You may choose not to answer any or all questions, and you may stop at any time. There is no penalty for not taking part in this research study.

Please call Biancas Smith at 252-213-6040 or Dr. Linda Crane Mitchell at 252-737-2052 for any research related questions or the Office of Research Integrity & Compliance (ORIC) at 252-744-2914 for questions about your rights as a research participant.

The link to the survey is as follows:
https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9XgVnaH5eljOJr7

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Festival of Trees Preview Party http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-preview-party/ http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-preview-party/#comments Sat, 06 Dec 2014 08:35:12 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1512 Tonight the NIGHT!!! Festival of Trees Preview Party – live and silent auction. Special recognitions, Angel Boberg Webb Memorial Scholarship Recipient recognized, Corporate Sponsors – ASAP Photo and Camera, Cracker Barrel, Greenville Convention Center, Homer Tyre Realty and Carolina Digestive Diseases.

Festival of Trees Preview Party Parade of Trees Preview Party01 Preview Party03 Preview Party04 Preview Party05 Preview Party06 Preview Party07 Preview Party08 Preview Party09 Preview Party10 Preview Party12 Preview Party13 Preview Party14 Preview Party15 Preview Party16 Preview Party17 Preview Party18 Preview Party19 Preview Party20

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Festival of Trees Event – Time and Place http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-event-time-and-place/ http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-event-time-and-place/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:45:17 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1507 Friday, December 5 is the Family Support Network of Eastern NC’s Festival of Trees. Reservations must be made in advance. Call 252-328-9332 or Brendafamilysupport@gmail.com

Entertainment during the program provided by Tar River Band. Pre-event entertainment will be JH Rose Jazz Band.

The live and silent auction have many items available. Jennifer Little will be the emcee for the evening. $50 per person or $75 per couple.

Festival of Trees Musical Event

Festival of Trees Musical Event

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Story Time with Santa http://www.fsnenc.org/story-time-with-santa/ http://www.fsnenc.org/story-time-with-santa/#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 07:41:09 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1502 Story Time with Santa. The next event is Thurs, Dec 11 at 6 p.m. and Sat, Dec 13 at 9 a.m. Reservations in advance by emailing brendafamilysupport@gmail.com

Festival of Trees, 19th Annual

Festival of Trees, 19th Annual

Festival of Trees, 19th Annual

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Festival of Trees are on Display http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-are-on-display/ http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-are-on-display/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:35:56 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1496 The Family Support Network of Eastern NC’s Festival of Trees are on display at the Greenville NC Convention Center. Open Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Donations accepted. Tuesday, Dec. 2 you can see the trees in the evening during the Story Time with Santa. Story Time you must have a reservation. For prices contact Brendafamilysupport@gmail.com

Trees below are sponsored by: Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Carolina Digestive Diseases, and Hoffman Haus Pet Resort. Come see the Santa tree, Snowman tree, Mickey Mouse Tree, a Disney Tree, and an owl tree. Beautiful, whimsical and delightful. Come get into the Christmas Spirit.

Festival of Trees on Display

Festival of Trees on Display

Festival of Trees on Display

Mr. and Mrs. Claus at the Festival of Trees

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Santa Claus at the Festival of Trees http://www.fsnenc.org/santa-claus-at-the-festival-of-trees/ http://www.fsnenc.org/santa-claus-at-the-festival-of-trees/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:25:47 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1491 Santa Claus is coming Tues, Dec 2, Thurs, Dec 11 and Sat. Dec 13 to the Family Support Network of Eastern NC Festival of Trees. Santa and Mrs. Claus will read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and then pictures will be taken. ASAP Photo will take a professional picture of your child.

Cost: $10 for one child in a picture, $15 for two children in one picture, and $20 for three or more children in one picture.

Registration in advance – brendafamilysupport@gmail.com for more information.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit to Festival of Trees

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Festival of Trees Location and Schedule of Events http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-location-and-schedule-of-events/ http://www.fsnenc.org/festival-of-trees-location-and-schedule-of-events/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 07:22:08 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1487 The trees will be on display at the Greenville NC Convention Center, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 4:30..

Story Times with Santa and Mrs. Claus: Dec 2 and Dec at 11 at 6 p.m. and Sat, Dec 13 at 9 a.m reservations required. $10,$15 or $20 for pictures by ASAP Photo depending on number of kids in a picture. Brendafamilysupport@gmail.com

Festival of Trees party, live and silent auction Dec 5. Tickets $50 per person or $75 per couple. Reservations required. Brendafamilysupport@gmail.com

Some auction items: Weekend stay at Ocracoke, fishing trip, Santa to come to the winners home on Dec18 to talk to your child or grandchildren, Pig pickin for 75 people, Bill Goode $1800 photo package, quilt, Jeannie B private cruise for 25 people, and more.

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Thank You to Our Sponsers! http://www.fsnenc.org/thank-you-to-our-sponsers/ http://www.fsnenc.org/thank-you-to-our-sponsers/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:23:45 +0000 http://www.fsnenc.org/?p=1489 A huge thank you to our Bronze Sponsor – Carolina Digestive Diseases, and Corporate Sponsors – ASAP Photo and Camera, Cracker Barrel, Homer Tyre Realty and The Journeys Financial Group.

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