October is is Global ADHA Awareness Month. If you love someone with ADD or ADHD then you are aware everyday. Follow this link to read 7 Facts You Need To Know About ADHD. Enjoy a safe Fall and Halloween season.
The Division of Teaching and Learning Support and Specialized Services of Cobb County Schools in collaboration with District 9 PTA will host four parent events this year. Watch for more information to come and follow this link to see the program topics, dates, and location. The County sponsored events are very well attended and will supply you and your family with a cornucopia of information. I hope to see you there.
Important: Guest Speaker Canceled. Dr. Patricia Crawford will not be speaking at Ford tomorrow afternoon. We are very sorry for the last minute notice and appritaite your patience.
A Special Guest Speaker, Patricia Crawford Ph.D., will be here to answer your questions. Everything from the RTI process to Sensory Therapy, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum concerns. Please join us September 15th at 2:30pm in welcoming our own Kennesaw based professional for her first visit to Ford Elementary School.
Dr. Crawford is the Founder and Director of Atlanta Child Therapy, Inc., a Georgia non-profit organization founded in 2014 to provide therapy and education to children with disabilities. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in the public and private school systems of Georgia and 4 years of private practice experience. Dr. Crawford spent 6 years teaching graduate level courses in special education at com the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Virginia, and Kennesaw State University. Please watch for flyers in the PTSA folder and RSVP .
Big NEWS!!- Monthly Sibling evening out at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt! Check out the Event Calendar for more.
Speaker, Patty Crawford has postponed her Thursday talk until a later date. Check back here for future date.
The First Sibling Donut Morning Tomorrow 7-8am. This a monthly event at Paradise Donuts. See the Event calendar for details. This is a time to dedicate to younger siblings of your special needs child. Check back to this site for an evening sibling event coming soon.
There are two fun events coming up! First, the last Wednesday of each month is Sibling Morning at Paradise Donuts. August 26th is the first of these. This is for siblings and parents of special need students to meet-up from 7-8am. This monthly gathering is meant for you to spend time with the preschooler in your life that may not get as much one-on-one time. Or, you may just want to have a donut and coffee with a friend who shares your experience. Check it out.
Second, our first guest speaker, Patricia Crawford, Ph.D., Founder & Director of Atlanta Child Therapy. She will talk to us about sensory processing strategies in the classroom. This is offered to Ford staff and parents, Thursday, August 27th at 2:30pm in room 401.
See our Event Calendar for more information and events.
Wow. Another school year has begun. How time flies. I hope all of you have had a memorable summer with your little ones. I want to introduce you to the Exceptional Children's Council. This is a council within the Ford PTSA. I am Carol Horne, a mother of three boys at Ford Elementary School. One of my children is just the way he is supposed to be, exceptional! He is on the Autism Spectrum. He was diagnosed at age 6, halfway through the first grade. Albert Einstein said, " The only source of knowledge is experience." Every family that cares for an exceptional child has a unique experience. I am inspired each time I meet families who share their story. The Exceptional Children's Council is here and we look forward to an outstanding 2015/16 school year.
Native of Fresno, California. Newbie to Georgia but I feel like I belong here. Mother of three boys and wife to one. Love reading, learning, nerdy stuff, coffee, plants, animals, sunsets, etc.