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who experience disabilities by helping them live meaningful lives, be gainfully employed, and recreate in the communities in which they live.

Empowering Communication: Teaching Nonspeaking Adults, Children with Autism How to Type to Communicate

Join Families Connected on Thursday, May 16 when two mothers will lead a training on how they taught their children with autism how to type to communicate.

Empowering Communication: Spelling for Autistic Children and Adults will be a hybrid training hosted on May 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.that parents and professionals are invited to take either online or in person at The Arc Lane County. The class will be led by Sunshine Bodey and Jessica Cagle Faber and their children, Lief and Sophia.

Participants are invited to email Sunshine with questions in advance of the May training and a small group of spellers will shae their answers on video during the training. Register for this training by emailing Kristi by May 9. Spanish interpretation will be provided online.


Children to Make Mother’s Day Gift, Sensory Bottles at May Respite Events

Children are invited to make a Mother’s Day craft at this month’s Parents’ Night Out event on Friday, May 10, and a sensory/calming bottle at the Kids’ Saturday Social on Saturday, May 18. (NOTE: The date for the Kids’ Saturday Social is earlier this month due to the Memorial Day weekend holiday.)

Thanks to funding from the Lane County System of Care, The Arc hosts these free respite events each month to give parents an opportunity to take a break.

Parents DO NOT have to be associated with The Arc Lane County to take advantage of this respite program; parents simply must have a child (5-13 years) who experiences a disability, mental health or behavioral health concern. Siblings are welcome to attend as well. If you have questions about The Arc’s respite program, contact Sina for more information.


The Arc Welcomes Taylor Huss to JumpStart Preschool Teaching Team

The Arc Lane County is thrilled to announce that Taylor Huss has joined its team as lead teacher of the JumpStart Preschool.

Taylor comes to The Arc with a wealth of experience in early childhood education, and she has great enthusiasm to help children of all abilities learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment. Read more about Taylor, her karate black belt pursuit and her exciting plans this August.

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