By: Carol Crawn, Health Information Specialist
Social skills are important for every individual to achieve success. We use social skills at home, at work, in the community, and in our relationships. All too often children with special needs have difficulty with social skills. Luckily, any child or adult can learn appropriate social skills when given the chance.
Where to begin?
Complete a checklist of social skills appropriate to your child’s age and abilities. You can obtain a social skill checklist through your doctor, school, or by doing a simple google search. Speech therapists are also able to provide resources and exercises that may be useful to determining appropriate skills and developing them. Once you have determined the area of need for your child, prioritize which social skills are most important for your child to learn. Choose one skill to work on at a time.
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2017
Over 80 youth ATTEND 2nd annual building a great life summit, created by and for youth WITH DISBLILITIES.
On Saturday May 13th more than 80 youth, between the ages of 13-26 attended the 2nd Annual Building a Great Life Summit designed by CT KASA (Kids as Self Advocates). The summit created by and for youth, tackled some tough topics; How to attain and maintain gainful employment, becoming an entrepreneur and the super-hot issue of healthcare. “Healthcare is a paramount concern to everyone today” says Nanfi Lubogo, Co-Director, PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of CT (PATH/FVCT), “particularly for our youth-especially those with disabilities. Whether it be; physical, cognitive or emotional disabilities, the obstacles exist and we must provide them as many tools as possible to help them attain the healthcare they need today and in the future.”
Contact Nanfi Lubogo Telephone 203-234-9554 Cell 860-759-9599
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.pathct.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2017
BUILDING A GREAT LIFE; A YOUTH SUMMIT CREATED BY YOUTH
WITH DISABILITIES FOR ALL YOUTH, AGES 13-26.
COVERS: HEALTHCARE, EMPLOYMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
On Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10:00am – 4:00pm, youth from all over Connecticut will be gathering on the beautiful campus of St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield CT to participate in a summit designed by the youth themselves. The topics to be covered will be; how to get and maintain gainful employment, how to become a young entrepreneur and how to navigate the ever more complex world of healthcare.
This is the second youth summit being presented by CT KASA (Kids as Self Advocates) and as their name indicates this is one day when the kids will run the show. “CT KASA models leadership and the power of self-advocacy ” says Nanfi Lubogo, Co-Director, PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of CT. “These young people learn not only to advocate for themselves but for their peers.” “We know that youth with disabilities have some unique challenges when transitioning into the adult world.” Says Carmina Cirioli, Co-Director, PATH Parent to Parent/Family Voices of CT “And that is why it is so important to hear from their community directly without any adult filters applied.”