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FCSC Hosting Four Free Training Sessions for Families with Disabilities in March


Columbia, South Carolina - The Family Connection of South Carolina (FCSC) is hosting four free training sessions for families with disabilities in March 2023:

Support Parent Training

  • DATE: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • LOCATION: Zoom link will be provided
  • TIME: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm EST

South Carolina parents / caregivers, join FCSC on Support Parent Saturday for an interactive workshop that provides four hours of evidence-based training which will give a parent of a child with special health care needs the skills to be able to support another parent effectively. The goal of the Support Parent Program is to help educate, inspire and empower parents and their children to live rich, fulfilling lives in spite of many challenges. As a representative of Family Connection, a Support Parent provides emotional support and information to families of individuals with disabilities or other special needs. Support Parents connect with other families, either by telephone or by email, and provide a safe listening environment that can be a wealth of information to other families. All attendees who complete the training will receive a certificate as well as additional opportunities for skill development and volunteer time during their year commitment with Family Connection of SC.
FCSC will be hosting four free parent training sessions in March.Photo byCourtesy of FCSC

WAZE to Adult Parent and Professional Training – Path to Success: Turning 18

Turning 18 is a big deal! An 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in South Carolina and can make legal, medical, financial, medical, and educational decisions in their life. For some individuals with disabilities, this will not be an issue,but others may need support. This free self-paced online training will share basic information about things that need to be considered as a person turns 18.

Training can be accessed any time between March 6 and March 24. Register

Certification of completion for 2 hours will be provided to participants who complete this training. Presented by PEATC in collaboration with Family Connection of South Carolina. For questions, Contact or 800-869-6782.

IDEA and Transition Services: Essential Components of a Successful Plan

Preparing students for life after high school-continuing ed, training, employment, or independent living is important. Join FCSC and learn how!

Is your child ready for their next big step? Life after high school is a big change but thorough transition planning can help smooth this process to post-secondary (after high school!) success. Learn what IDEA requires for post-secondary transition, learn to identify the components of a comprehensive transition plan, and gain resources about post-secondary transition. Register!
FCSC will be hosting four free parent training sessions in MarchPhoto byCourtesy of FCSC

Getting Your Young Adult Ready for Healthcare Transition

  • DATE: March 28, 2023
  • TIME: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Do you know the differences between pediatric and adult medical care? How might paying for medical services change? When your child turns 18, they are now in the driver’s seat for their own medical decisions. Join FCSC to learn more about what to expect when your child turns 18 and they transition to adult providers.

FCSC will discuss considerations for helping your young adult as they take the lead in managing their own healthcare decisions. Register! 

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