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Community Cafe
Community Cafe

Come and gather as a group to discuss the services available to families and children within your area.

This is an equal opportunity for everyone to have a voice, share a meal, and navigate the needs of your community. 

Whether you are a teacher, parent, local resident, or business owner, YOU MATTER, and we need to hear your voice in order to strengthen your community. 

Upcoming Community Cafe Events

Tuesday, September 3 at 5:30 pm 
The Loft at Agassiz 1305 9th Ave S Fargo, ND 

Monday, September 9 at 6:00 pm 
Tech Annex Building behind Washington Elementary 628 17th Ave SW, Minot, ND 

Time and location to be announced 

What are Community Cafes?

Pathfinder Services of ND hosts and facilitates community cafes throughout the state to bring individuals together for a common purpose.

Our Community Cafes approach brings an environment that allows a network of collaborative dialogue. In turn this sparks leadership to build relationships, enabling individuals to see new ways to make a difference within their communities.

In This Issue
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 Resource Focus
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders _FASDs_
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs)

This fact sheet from the CDC offers facts about FASDs, including cause and prevention, signs and symptoms, types of FASDs, diagnosis, prevention, and how to get help.

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Would you like support through the early intervention process?

Follow the link below to get support or to refer a parent to the program.

North Dakota News
North Dakota Health - Be Legendary
Human Services Seeks Comments on Amendments to the Medicaid Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver

Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, providers, and other interested stakeholders are invited to provide public comments on proposed amendments to the Medicaid autism spectrum disorder waiver. The North Dakota Department of Human Services is seeking federal approval to amend the waiver to reflect recent state legislative changes. Comments will be accepted through Sept. 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. Central Time.

For more information, read the full letter here. 

Early Childhood
Preschool girls
Inclusion Checklist for Early Childhood Settings

This checklist from the Head Start Center for Inclusion is designed for teachers in early childhood settings to help guide your classroom inclusion practices. These indicators will help you think about and plan for ways to promote membership in your classroom. Answer the questions from the perspective of a child with special needs. 

 Elementary Students
How to Get Your Child to Talk About School

Some kids love talking about school. With others, it's like pulling teeth to get them to share even a few details about their day -- especially if there are things going on that are upsetting them, like bullying or struggling in school. If your child is on the quieter side or is very private, there are ways to ask questions that will open up a conversation instead of shutting one down. Here are some key concepts for starting a dialogue.

  Youth & Young Adults
College student in library
Types of College Accommodations and Services

All colleges are required by law to provide certain supports and services to students with learning disabilities. But some provide more than the bare minimum. Refer to this list from Understood as you compare the accommodations and services at different schools.

  Training Opportunities & Upcoming Events

FASD Awareness Month
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Community Cafe - Fargo
Sep 3
5:30 pm
The Loft at Agassiz
1305 9th Ave S
Fargo, ND
FreeMore Info
12th Annual Walk for Autism
Sep 7Elmwood Park, Enclosed Shelter
500 13th Ave W
West Fargo, ND
$10 raise/donateMore Info
Community Cafe - Minot
Sep 9
5:30 pm
Tech Annex Building behind Washington Elementary
628 17th Ave SW
Minot, ND
FreeMore Info
Getting Ready for My Child's Individualized Education Program (IEP) Meeting (PACER Webinar)
Sep 10
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
FreeMore Info
2019 Power Up Health Conference
Sep 13
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Bismarck Event Center
315 S 5th St
Bismarck, ND
VariesMore Info
2019 North Dakota Walk for Apraxia
Sep 14North Dakota State Capitol
600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND

VariesMore Info
Party with the Pumpkins - Williston (NDSD/ND Hands & Voices)
Sep 26
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Cottonwood Forest
501 2nd Ave W
Williston, ND
See LinkMore Info
2019 Designer Genes Walk for Awareness
Sep 28
North Dakota State Capitol
600 E Boulevard Ave
Bismarck, ND

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All listed times are in Central Time.
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