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Posted: 07/24/2013 - 13:13 by: angela abdul

Back to School Tips

Some simple ways you can help your child now that school has started.

1. Decide on a plan for after-school activities, but don't over schedule them.  Make sure there is adequate time for homework, free play, clubs, sports, practice and just looking at the clouds and daydreaming. Let kids be kids!

2. Cut back on TV time that just keeps the kids occupied. Consider establishing a family reading time in which you and older siblings read to the younger ones.

3.  Set a bed time and routine for school nights that gives your child adequate rest but that also works for you. If you are having difficulty getting the kids to sleep, give ASCF a call for some assistance.

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Ways Others can Show Respect for Your Child                                 

Your child may see different health and educational specialists.  Here are some reminders on how they should treat your child with respect.

1. Make eye contact with the child and speak directly to him or her.

2. Include the child in the conversation as much as possible. If you are speaking about the child to another in front of the child, don't ignore the child.

3. Don't treat the child with a disability differently than anyone else. Don't ask questions you wouldn't ask a child without a disability unless it's necessary to treat the child's problems.

4. If the child has a hearing difficulty, get the child's attention first with a tap on the shoulder or a wave.

5. If the child has a speech difficulty, the person should speak normally and not interrupt or pretend to understand. They should be considerate of the extra time it might take for the child to say or do things.

6. If the child has visual difficulty, the person should speak to your child before touching him or her. When they offer to help, the child should take his or her arm and be guided, not pushed around.

7. Use person-first language that is respectful and puts the child first.

Don't get angry with others who may not be aware of how to interact with children with disabilities. ASCF has a handout with more suggestions that inform them about how to act.

MARLIN ART AUCTION

Marlin Art Auction

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

       Wayne Elks Lodge, 50 Hinchman Ave., Wayne, NJ 07470

Preview: 6:30 p.m.           Auction: 7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will benefit ASCF's HELP S

(Helping Early Learning and Play Skills) program for toddlers with disabilities

Please mark your calendars for this entertaining evening to include

 Wine, Cheese, Assorted Hors d’oeuvres, Desserts & Coffee

Raffle        Doorprizes

Featuring art in all medias and price ranges

For More Information Call 973-728-8744

Admission:  $20.00 per person