Special Needs Resource Expo

Addresse9501 SW Archer Rd
CityGainesville
AtCelebration United Methodist Church
CountyWyoming (NY3011)
Date01/27/2018
Hours15:00
CategoriaEvents
9501 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville
Celebration United Methodist Church
Wyoming (NY3011)
Tel 2018-01-27
Categoria Events
Special Needs Resource Expo

This free event is an opportunity for parents and professionals to connect with and discover the wonderful resources that Alachua County and the surrounding area has to offer its Special Needs Community: those with autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental delays, behavioral challenges, physical disabilities, anxiety, bullying issues, abuse, and more. There will be a diverse mix of exhibitors present that offer resources for children and young adults: parent support groups, medical and therapeutic services, deaf awareness, educational supports, respite nights, advocacy services, recreational and camping programs, vocational and residential programs, and much more. The afternoon will also offer some family fun time: Local author & Children’s Advocate, Kandra Albury Mater (donated by Phalanx Defense Systems) Local Fire Department with a Fire Truck Local EMS with an Ambulance Beau the Therapy Dog HOPE - Horses Helping People, Inc $2 Hot Dogs with Chips and a Drink Sponsered by: Cheryl Russell with Alachua County Asperger Parent Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AlachuaCountyAspergers/ AND Marnie Shaeffer with Gainesville (N FL) Special Needs Parent Support/Community Resources https://www.facebook.com/groups/GnvSpecialNeedsParentSupport/ Hosted by: Celebration United Methodist Church https://www.facebook.com/Celebration-United-Methodist-Church-303898553225/ **This event is free and open to the public.



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CARD (Center for Autism and Related Disabilities) is one of the Organizations participating in our Expo. Website: http://card.ufl.edu/about-card/ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UFCARD Services: CARD-UF Gainesville Provides the following services, free of charge, in the 14 Florida counties we serve (listed below): Training: Technical Assistance (to schools and school districts) Consultation (to parents and care providers) Resource Referral Public Education Counties Served by CARD-UF Gainesville: Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union Philosophy and Policies: CARD is founded on the strong belief that: All individuals, regardless of their abilities or disabilities, have the right to live as full participants in society.
All people have the right to be treated with dignity and understanding. People with disabilities are members of families. All families have strengths and capacities and have the right to be treated with sensitivity and respect, and as integral members of a person’s system of support. People with autism and related disabilities have the right to be regarded as individuals who need services and supports that are based on their unique characteristics. As a policy, CARD will not lend its name to the endorsement of any specific program, practice, or model that is offered for service to people with autism and related disabilities. This policy does...
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