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Coffee and Chat

Connecting for Kids Coffee and Chat

Join our interactive support group and meet other families facing similar struggles.

Coffee and Chat is for families of children ages 0-12 years.

Free, supervised children’s activities are available, but adults and children must register separately.

Translation is also available.

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Locations:
Elyria, Euclid, Middleburg Heights
and Westlake
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Important Notes:

  • Free, supervised children's activities are available with separate child registration. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908/para español 440-907-9130 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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Address: West River Branch of Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. (map)



Address: Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St. (map)

Sessions: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)



Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)


    • 08 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    As the parent or caregiver of a child with a moderate-to-severe disability or a child who is medically fragile, we know that these are challenging times for you. Caring for your child 24/7 while still keeping up with at-home therapies, schoolwork, job responsibilities and household duties may have you feeling stressed and anxious. If so, we have created this Virtual Zoom Coffee and Chat just for you!

    Cate Brandon, PsyD from Kenneth A. De Luca, PhD. & Associates, Inc. will facilitate this private session along with Connecting for Kids staff members. Connect with us and other families who can understand and relate to how you are feeling.

    We know that it is most likely difficult for you to commit to spending an hour with us amid all of your other obligations, so please know that you can join us at any time during the hour and leave whenever you need to attend to your child or another matter. That is OK. We just want the opportunity to check in with you and let you know that we are here to give you support.

    Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the program running the free Zoom app on your phone or laptop.




    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Register

    · Mientras estás implementado educación a distancia desde casa, ¿Cuáles son aquellos servicios a los que tienes derecho?

    · Si tu hijo(a) recibe ayuda en la escuela por medio de una maestra auxiliar o enfermera, ¿Es posible que ésta persona sea transferida a ofrecer esta ayuda en tu casa?

    · ¿Que debes hacer ahora que tu junta de IEP de Primavera ha sido cancelada, así como los planes de servicios de ESY para el verano, y/o la elegibilidad para becas es incierta?

    Ivette Sarkar e Iliana Martínez, ambas de la Coalición de Ohio para la Educación de Niños con Discapacidades (OCECD) responderán éstas y otras preguntas que tengas respecto la educación a distancia en el hogar con niños con discapacidades. Regístrate en la liga de abajo y recibirás un correo electrónico explicándote cómo unirte al programa utilizando el app gratuito de Zoom, desde tu teléfono celular o computadora. Este programa está patrocinado por la Fundación de Nordson Corporation y la Fundación Parker Hannifin. En este programa, Connecting for Kids lanzará su nuevo grupo de Facebook para familias que hablan español, CFK Familias Hispanas.

    Evento en vivo desde Zoom. Es preferible que te registres.



    • 18 Apr 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Register

    What has your stress level been during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak? Are you concerned a loved one will become sick? Are you worried about running out of food and supplies? How have you been managing with everyone at home? Join Anna Jones, LISW-S, from Up the Steps as she discusses how to manage stress before it grows into anxiety and panic. She will also offer practical tools to help during these extraordinary times including ways to access telehealth for additional support. Participants will be encouraged to choose a stress relieving tool to try. Register using the link below and you will be emailed information about how to join the private program running the free Zoom app on your phone or laptop.

    This program is presented in partnership with Euclid Public Library.




Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Español: 1-440-907-9130
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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