PATH is gearing up for our fourth annual online auction, which will take place at the end of November, just in time to do your holiday shopping! We are actively seeking donations for the auction including gift baskets, gift certificates, products, or services.
Don’t have a business and still want to help? We’d gladly accept a gift basket donation of any kind for the auction. Popular baskets from last year include a pasta basket, a doggy basket, and a basket of homemade jams/jellies.
This auction is PATH’s main yearly fundraiser and we need your support. The money raised by this auction goes directly to the many programs of parent support, advocacy, and training offered by PATH to families of children with special needs. With major budget cuts in Connecticut, we need your help now more than ever.
If you have a something you’d like to donate to the auction, please contact Auction Coordinator Marni McNiff for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KASA (Kids As Self Advocates) is a national, grassroots project created by young people with disabilities for young people with disabilities. CT KASA is open to anyone with a disability ages 13 to 26.
What CT KASA Can Do for YOU?
CT KASA participants learn how to advocate for themselves and take control over their own lives. CT KASA helps this happen by teaching young people about their rights and how to change the systems that affect their lives.
Are you a Connecticut restaurant or business that would like to help PATH?
Our Parent Support program best known as The Listener Program; provides support services critical to many Connecticut families who live with the sometimes unimaginable situation of raising a child with developmental disabilities or special health care needs. The program provides training, one-to-one parent matches, follow-up services and an inspirational and informational newsletter at no cost to families. Other critical programs include navigation of complex healthcare programs and services, resource research and advocacy, support and training for parents dealing with difficult issues at school or state agencies. (Please visit www.pathct.org for a complete description of our programs).
March 16, 2015:
SPECIAL EDUCATION DAY AT THE STATE CAPITOL
Join parents and families of special education students as we rally to support special education in Connecticut public schools!
Help us raise awareness about special education and its importance to the lives of thousands of children in Connecticut schools every day. Help us support special education and keep our system of special education fair and accessible to parents of special education students.
The number of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has risen significantly over the last few decades. In my role as Healthcare Information Specialist with PATH, much of my time is devoted to educating the public about Autism in children. Our goal is to highlight the possible signs of Autism in children and to guide families of children who already have an Autism diagnosis toward care coordination and support. I have a “road show” about Autism which consists of a Power Point presentation, handouts and a video about children with Autism (which can be viewed on our web site at www.pathct.org).
What is it like to live with a brother who doesn’t have autism? I wouldn’t know. My name is Ashlynn. My older brother, Patrick, has autism. Asperger’s to be exact. Asperger’s is a mild form of autism. Patrick’s autism is so unnoticeable that if you were to meet him. you probably would not know that he has it. Asperger’s has pros and cons. It gives my brother a high IQ, the ability to play 23 instruments, and an amazingly creative mind. One of the drawbacks of Asperger’s is that my brother can be a rigid rule follower.
We hope the stories featured in the report from around the country will illustrate the profound difference Family Voices at all levels makes in the lives of children and youth with special health care need and their families. We are grateful to the families for sharing their personal stories, challenges and joys – and to all of our supporters, members, contributors and leaders. Thank you! (more…)