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2018 Summer Camp Directory

2018-03-08 11:07:29 admin

This directory is a product of the Family Support Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. It is a resource for family members and service providers who are looking for summer camp experiences for children. The Family Support Program does not endorse any camp programs, including those listed in the directory.

2018 Summer Camp Directory

 

 

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Multicultural Collection of Farm to Early Childhood Education Books

2018-03-07 12:33:17 admin

Multicultural Collection of Farm to Early Childhood Education Books
The Food Trust’s multicultural collection of farm to early childhood education (ECE) books highlights children’s books that feature characters from diverse racial and ethnic groups, many of which are authored by writers of color. The list also includes a number of books that are either bilingual or written exclusively in Spanish. These books cover a wide variety of farm to ECE related topics including gardening, farms, cooking, family meals, farmers markets, shopping for food and more.

http://www.pareadysetgrow.org/book-list/…

  • Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books – PA Ready Set Grow
  • Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books – PA Ready Set Grow
  • Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books – PA Ready Set Grow
  • Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books – PA Ready Set Grow
  • Multicultural Collection of Farm to ECE Books – PA Ready Set Grow
  • See more at PAREADYSETGROW.ORG
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A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina

2018-01-30 10:51:11 admin

https://law.duke.edu/childedlaw/special-education-nc/

A Parents’ Guide to Special Education in North Carolina explains the special education law in clear terms so that parents can learn the vocabulary, navigate the special education system, and become an effective advocate for their children. The Guide is especially geared to assist North Carolina parents.

 

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SPARK for Autism

2017-09-27 13:15:29 sherrisiegel

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/

 

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

2017-05-16 13:11:18 admin

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 is an overview of those recommendations:

Age of Child Risk Free Child’s Exam Schedule At Risk Child’s Exam Schedule
Birth to 24 months At 6 months of age By at least 6 months of age (may need to be done sooner based on other factors, like prematurity; follow recommendations as set forth by patient’s optometrist ophthalmologist and/or pediatrician)
2 to 5 years of age At 3 years of age At 3 years of age (follow recommendations as set forth by patient’s optometrist, ophthalmologist and/or pediatrician)
6 to 18 years of age Before beginning 1st grade and every 2 years thereafter

 

*I typically recommend annually due to patient’s prescription likely changing as child ages

Annually (follow recommendations as set forth by patient’s optometrist, ophthalmologist and/or pediatricia

Children considered to be at risk for visual impairment and/or ocular disease may have any of the following risk factors:

  • Prematurity, low birth weight, oxygen therapy at birth, Grade III or Grade IV interventricular hemorrhage
  • Family history of retinoblastoma (retinal tumor), congenital cataracts, metabolic disease or genetic disease
  • Infection of mother during pregnancy of any of the following:
    • Rubella (Measles)
    • Toxoplasmosis (Infection caused by a common parasite)
    • Venereal Disease (STD)
    • Herpes
    • Cytomegalovirus (virus related to chickenpox virus, herpes virus and mononucleosis)
    • AIDS
  • Difficulty or assisted labor that may be associated with fetal distress or low Apgar scores
  • High refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism)
  • Anisometropia (nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other eye)
  • Eye turn (strabismus; often referred to as “a lazy eye”)
  • Diagnosis of or suspected central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction that includes:
    • Developmental delay
    • Cerebral palsy
    • Dysmorphic features (Atypical facial or body features)
    • Seizures or
    • Hydrocephalus

If you have questions, contact your child’s pediatrician, optometrist and/or ophthalmologist.  If you need assistance with medical and community resources and/or wish to be paired with a support parent that may be able to share their experiences as they relate your child’s needs, please do not hesitate to visit the Family Support Network of Eastern NC (FSN_ENC) at http://www.fsnenc.org/peer-to-peer-support/ or contact FSN by phone 252-847-5120.  “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.”

Yen Nguyen, OD

 

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