PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of Connecticut is a network of families providing informational and emotional support to others who have a child with developmental or health related needs. PATH/FVCT reaches out to help strengthen families coping with similar situations in Connecticut, and the organizations that serve them to reduce isolation, empower families as advocates for their children and reaffirm their values as parents and caregivers.
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How to Have a Successful PPT (Planning and Placement Team) Meeting

Parents: Homework is the key to a successful Planning and Placement Team (PPT) meeting.  If you do your homework properly, you will come to the meeting fully prepared and ready to do business.  You will feel empowered and you will become a better advocate for your child.

School Records

This is one of the most important things you can do to prepare for a PPT meeting: get a copy of your child’s school records. And read them.

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Spotlight on CT KASA Youth Coordinator, Emily Ball

We sat down with CT KASA Youth Coordinator Emily Ball to tell us more about her experience with KASA.

1) How did you hear about CT KASA and what made you think about joining?

I initially was involved in KASA since 2005 at the age of 13. I had heard about the organization originally through a friend of mine. The original KASA disbanded in 2013. I learned of the new group in 2015 through Nanfi Lubogo. Originally, I would say because my parents thought it was a good idea, but more recently because I missed being involved with such an empowering organization and was happy for the opportunity.

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The Caregiver’s Guide to Helping Homesick Children Cope

When you’re the caregiver for a young child, you are their whole world. You are one of the people they trust the most, a safety net that they can rely on when the rest of the world seems a little strange or different. This is precisely how a homesick child will likely feel.

As a caregiver, you may encounter a homesick child in a variety of settings, such as:

  • At a preschool or daycare
  • In a new home after a move
  • In a hospital during a long-term illness

In any one of these situations, the first place you start is compassion — but, as a caregiver, this is something you already know. How to address this specific child’s homesickness with compassion, while also helping them move through these emotions, may take a little time. The first step is understanding exactly what homesickness is and where it’s coming from.

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