Promote your event, make an announcement, or post a service on the LIFEPlan Bulletin Board. Submissions are reviewed, and once approved, go live on the Bulletin Board for 30 days or until the day after an event. Announcements can be renewed.

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Video Behavior Consultation

The Playful Therapist

Dottie Howe provides education and helps develop behavioral strategies to families in the comfort of their own home via video consults. 607.242.7374

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"We Are the Music Makers", a kids community music group

Music Speaks - Music Therapy Services

Kids Community Music Group at the Malta Community Center. There are three 5 week sessions to choose from between January 7-April 28

Visit https://maltaparksrec.com/info/activities/program_details.aspx?ProgramID=30231 for more info.

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NOW ACCEPTING COMMUNITY HABILITATION REFERRALS

Upstate Cerebral Palsy

We are so excited to announce that we are accepting referrals for our Community Habilitation and Respite Programs. Please contact our team for more information on these programs and to request a referral request form. Julie Baum, Director of Community Services at 315.725.3325 or by email at Julie.Baum@upstatecp.org or Stephanie Sullivan, Assistant Director at 315.749.3341 or by email at Stephanie.Sullivan@upstatecp.org We look forward to working with you!

Visit https://www.upstatecp.org/programs-and-services/family-services/ for more info.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY LENDING LIBRARY

CLARKSON UNIVERSITY'S ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE & EDUCATION CENTER

The AT Resource & Education Center has entered a formal collaboration with the Adirondack Regional Technology Center at SUNY Plattsburgh, one of the 12 regional TRAID Centers. As a TRAID satellite location, our facility maintains an inventory of AT devices that are available for demonstrations and short-term loans. Opportunities for hands-on exploration and short term trials can help ensure a good fit between an AT device and it's user's needs, preferences and priorities. https://www.clarksonassistivetech.com/lending-library.html Assistive Technology Resource & Education Center Clarkson University's Occupational Therapy Program 59 Main Street (Clarkson Hall, 3rd Floor) Potsdam, NY 13699 Phone: 315-268-5981 Email: atrec@clarkson.edu

Visit https://www.clarksonassistivetech.com/lending-library.html for more info.

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OCFS Parent Advisory Board

Office of Children and Family Services

Apply through the link below and submit the application and a cover letter to: Renee Hallock at (518) 474-4726, or by email at Renee.Hallock@ocfs.ny.gov

Visit https://link.zixcentral.com/u/8bf82303/4gjxR4cx6hG3wzvOhnsoMg?u=https%3A%2F%2Faffcny.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2FNYS-Parent-Adv-Board-Application.pdf for more info.

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Hilltown Dance - Monthly Social Dances for Adults with Disabilities

Hilltown Dance/Town of Knox

Dances are held the 2nd Friday of each month at Knox Town Hall. Call Betsy Walsh at 215.801.8624 with questions.

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Text 4 Caregivers

Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

Are you a caregiver of a person with special needs in New York State? Are you so overwhelmed that you forget to take care of yourself? Do you want to connect with us? We’ll remind you of ways to take care of yourself with FREE texts! Receive FREE texts from Text4Caregivers in 3 easy steps: 1. Visit our website: www.ptopnys.org 2. Click on the T4C link to sign up and start receiving free texts Texts can be customized to your caregiver experience

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After School Respite Program

ARISE Inc.

Inclusive after school program for any school aged child in the Syracuse area. The after school program provides a safe, sensory friendly environment for the kids and a break for the caregivers. Contact: Mary Kate Menges 315-671-2974

Visit http://www.ariseinc.org/afp-1-2020/ for more info.

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Marketplace Insurance Options for 2020
01/31/2020
NY State of Health

Enrollment for 2020 qualified plans will run through January 31, 2020. In order for coverage to be effective January 1st, enrollment or changes to plans must be completed by December 15th. Enrollment in the Essential Plan, Medicaid and Child Health Plus is open all year. To find which qualified plans are offered in your area, visit: https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/2020plansmap Important upcoming deadlines: -December 15, 2019: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2019 -January 1, 2020: 2020 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15, 2019 -January 31, 2020: Last day to enroll in or change a 2020 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.

Visit https://info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/2020plansmap for more info.

Super Bowl Weekend
02/01/2020
The Arc

Join the football fun with activities including: watching the Super Bowl, ice fishing, fires on the pond and in the fireplace, snow shoeing, walks in the woods, ranger rides, and board games. Dinner will be served on Saturday evening and there will be plenty of snacks and home-cooked meals through lunch on Monday. This vacation is open to adults 22 and older.

Visit http://www.thearcjslc.org/sites/default/files/2019-11/ladpBooklet2020R.pdf for more info.

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Meet with Legislators
02/07/2020
DDAWNY Family Meeting

As the 2020 New York State Legislative Session begins, the DDAWNY Family Committee in the Rochester/Finger Lakes area invites you to spend an evening with your legislators as they head back to Albany.

Visit http://www.ddawny.org/event/ddawny-family-committee-legislative-event/?instance_id=2586 for more info.

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Input Needed: RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council
02/07/2020
ACL

ACL is seeking input on the challenges faced by family caregivers from individuals and organizations that capture the breadth of the family caregiving experience. This information will be used to assist the Family Caregiving Advisory Council [acl.gov] in developing its initial report to Congress and to inform the development of the national family caregiving strategy. It also will be used to help the Council plan future activities, including public listening sessions that will begin in 2020.

Visit https://acl.gov/form/public-input-raise?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=form&utm_campaign=2020.01.23_CSHCN_Network_Newsletter for more info.

Ice Fishing for Children
02/21/2020
The Arc

Free Event Just for Children Eligible for Respite Services Ages 8-21. This vacation is for the young person who likes or wants to try ice fishing. Enjoy activities including: lunch and fires on the ice, snowshoeing, allterrain vehicle rides, fishing, sliding, and movies. Enjoy fun and games all weekend both on and off the ice with broomball, WII video games, and board games! Prizes will be given to the person who catches the most fish and person who catches the largest fish! Hats, gloves, boots and a snow suits are required for all attendees. It is a good idea to bring two sets! Ice fishing gear is provided by Dodge Pond. Dinner will be served on Friday evening and there will be plenty of snacks and homecooked meals through lunch on Sunday.

Visit http://www.thearcjslc.org/sites/default/files/2019-11/ladpBooklet2020R.pdf for more info.

Adult Ice Fishing
03/06/2020
The Arc

Calling all anglers! This vacation is for the person who loves ice fishing. Enjoy activities including: lunch and fires on the ice, all-terrain vehicle rides, fishing, sliding, games and movies. Prizes will be given to the person who catches the most fish and person who catches the largest fish! Hats, gloves, boots and a snow suits are required for all attendees. Ice fishing gear is provided by Dodge Pond. Dinner will be served on Friday evening and there will be plenty of snacks and home-cooked meals through lunch on Sunday. This vacation is open to adults 22 and older.

Visit http://www.thearcjslc.org/sites/default/files/2019-11/ladpBooklet2020R.pdf for more info.

2020 Basketball Flier

Doing it Our Way's
03/28/2020
Parents of Special Children, Inc.

Basketball will run February 8-March 28.

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2020 FRNYS Annual Conference-Youth Scholarships
04/26/2020
OPWDD

We are offering $$ scholarships $$ to young people interested in attending our 2020 Families Together in New York State Annual Conference (April 26th and April 27th). If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please complete and return the attached application no later than February 3rd. The scholarship application can also be completed online using the link below.

Visit https://www.ftnys.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm%2Fevent%2Fregister&reset=1&id=32 for more info.