Parents Helping Parents - Family Resource Center
San Luis Obispo & Atascadero
PARENTS HELPING PARENTS FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER
PHP serves families of children with special needs throughout San Luis Obispo County. Two lending libraries, which cover a wide variety of special needs topics, are equipped with toys, games and a place for children to play while their parents browse. PHP has a network of experienced staff and parents available for mentoring and support. A reliable source of current information, referrals, and training, PHP regularly e-mails a Calendar of Upcoming Events to interested families.
Contact: 805.543.3277 (SLO) or 805.461.7415 (Atascadero) or firstname.lastname@example.org
PHP SPONSORED EVENTS
** For a ll PHP events in Grover Beach, SLO or Atascadero, please RSVP to email@example.com or call 543-3277.
SOCIAL SECURITY PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
A monthly support group for family members who have questions about their children’s SSI, Medi-cal or IHSS. Participants offer insight, research & support with navigation through the various issues, paperwork & services involved with disability benefits. Specific topic TBD.
Friday, March 25, from 10-11:30 am
PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 543-3277
GET CONNECTED AT PARENTS HELPING PARENTS
For parents & their children ages 0-10 years old. Come check out our new resources! Meet other parents & PHP’s staff at BOTH OUR Atascadero & San Luis Obispo offices one Wednesday a month.
This month PHP wants to share with you an exciting new collaboration- we are excited to now house the library collections of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) & CCASC (Central Coast Autism Spectrum Center)! Come check out all the fabulous new books we have to loan out!
Wednesday, April 13, & May 11, from 11am-12pm at both offices.
San Luis Obispo
PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO *staff is bilingual Español/English
PHP Library, 7305 Morro Rd, Atascadero
MAKE & TAKE
Does your child receive behavior or speech services? Parents can build materials for their children’s intervention program such as: picture activity schedules, icon exchange materials, visual schedules, social stories, visual prompts, etc. There will be computers, printing supplies, laminating supplies, etc. on hand. Training & support will be provided by Rebecca O’Gorman-Trimbath, BCBA. Workshop offered every 3rd Monday. Monday, March 21 from 9-11:30am by appt.PHP 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach. RSVP required.
8th Annual WALK for Autism & Awareness Fair
Get your teams ready! Team, individual & vendor sign-ups are available. Sponsors greatly welcome! www.ASCtoWALK.com, (805) 763-1100. April 17, 12 to 3 pm in Mission Plaza SLO.
TRYATHLON AT KENNEDY CLUB FITNESS ATASCADERO
A special event for people with disabilities (intellectual & physical). Have fun Running/Walking, Riding a Stationary Bike & Swimming/Wading. Go as far & as fast as you can in 15 minutes per event! Every athlete will be accompanied by a volunteer coach. Everyone who TRYs will be rewarded! Medals & T-shirts for ALL!
Saturday, April 23, 2016. Contact Jamie 674-4291, Chris 461-6533, or Becky 461-5284.
READING TO ROVER
Caring Canines therapy-trained dogs & handlers will visit the Grover Beach Community Library to work with children who would benefit from practice outside the home or classroom with beginning reading skills. Reading to a dog will promote reading skills while building self-confidence. We are marketing this to special needs kids in our area first before opening it to the general public. Wednesdays at 3:30p.m.
In English & Spanish Mondays 10:30 am.
Homework Hub Mondays 3-4:30 pm
Grover Beach Library (240 N 9th St, GB)
SLO LIBRARY SPANISH STORY TIME
Monthly Cuentos y Cantos at the downtown SLO Library. The parent leaders are bilingual & have children with special needs.
March 28, April 25, May 23. 5:30-6 pm. Free.
FAMILY TIES SUPPORT GROUP
Are you caring for another relative’s child? Then you are a “Kin Caregiver”. Kinship Center has a monthly support group in Oceano. For more info call 434-2126 Marta ext. 3030 Alex ext. 3031
AWSD ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Cuesta College is currently designing an educational program for adult students with substantial disabilities which is expected to launch in fall 2016. Currently an AWSD (Adults With Substantial Disabilities) Advisory Committee is being formed to solicit input from students, parents & community members. If interested in participation please call: Matthew Green Ph.D., Director of Workforce Economic Development & Community Programs at Cuesta College at 805 546-3100, ext 2229 or email: email@example.com
ARTS FOR LIVING
Music groups in March – San Luis Obispo (Thursdays 4-5 pm) & Atascadero (every other Tuesday 6-7 pm)
Glee Club inclusive community choir. Every Wednesday 5:30-6:30 at UCP of SLO.
For more information, contact Laura DeLoye at 225-6101 or Ldeloye@ucp-slo.org
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, & advocacy organization of consumers, families, & friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
NAMI has Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer support. Call 225-1431 or 550-3889 for more information.
NORTH COUNTY ADAPTIVE SPORTS AND RECREATION PROGRAM
Meets each Thursday evening 6-7:30 p.m at Colony Park in Atascadero. Currently we are playing kickball in the gym and all are welcome!
FREE/LOW COST COUNSELING
The Child Development Resource Center offers play therapy for children and individual and family therapy for children, teens and adults. Families with Medi-Cal can access counseling for free or low cost and those with no insurance have a low-cost sliding scale. Locations in SLO and Los Osos.
For more information call 544-0801 or online at www.childrensresource.org.
FREE SUPPORT PROGRAM
Through this free program, California residents can receive 12 weekly sessions of professional counseling for families and caregivers who have a child or adult with special needs. Must be referred by your TCRC service coordinator. And have access to the internet. Topics include but are not limited to: sibling behavior issues, stress, burnout, couple therapy, financial pressures. Available in Spanish as well as English. USC Telehealth. Call (866) 740-6502
STRIDE’s FRIDAY CLUB
A free weekly program put on in conjunction with the SLO Special Olympics. Every Friday for 3 hours, between 10 am and 1 pm (in one hour sessions by age group), kinesiology students interact with individuals with special needs and partake in different forms of sport and exercise together. It takes place at our Recreation Center, in the main gym.
Every Friday 10-11 am (elementary -high school students) 11-12 pm (young adults)12-1 pm (older adults) Cal Poly’s Recreation Center Main Gym. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Lara email@example.com
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY (UCP)
UCP’s Family and Youth Services are dedicated to providing full access for children and adults with disabilities in the community. Please contact UCP for more information about Kids & Teens Club, Teen Camp, Adult Camp, Leisure Club, and Community Integration Programs. 543-7102
TRANSITIONS MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (TMHA)
There are wellness centers in SLO, Arroyo Grande and Atascadero offering a calendar full of classes and support groups. Contact 503-0350. www.t-mha.org
Are you interested in learning about mental health? TMHA and NAMI offer Family-to-family classes starting in February in Atascadero and SLO. Registration required. Free. Call John Klimala at 550-3889. www.nami.org/f2f
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Did you know that the Regional Center displays art made by its clients on the walls of the hallway? If you know of a talented individual that would enjoy this opportunity, contact Marianne at TCRC. 543-2833