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School Years - Home Life
School Years - Home Life
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
  Are there opportunities or strategies at my school to help me make friends? Are you helping me to get involved and be included in extracurricular activities at school and in the community? Have you helped me explore clubs or other school activities in which I might be interested? Are there parks and recreation programs where I can meet and make new friends?  Are you encouraging me to explore organized activities such as scouts or 4H? Are you encouraging me to try different activities so I can figure out what I like to do in my free time? Are you helping me explore spirituality and find a welcoming faith community? Am I learning how to make friends and maintain relationships? Are you teaching me about sex, healthy relationships, and boundaries?
Opportunities to Make Friends at School
Creating Positive School Experiences for students with disabilities http://www.readingrockets.org/article/26319/
Ideas for Encouraging Children's Friendships Through Recreation—
Teach Your Child to Make Friends More Easily
Extracurricular Activities
KIdsHealth.org– Benefits of Extracurricular activities - http://kidshealth.org/teen/school_jobs/school/involved_school.html
Guidance on Students participation in Extra curricular activities- http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201301-504.pdf
Easy to Read Guidance on Student participation in Extracurricular activities—Wright's Law.com
Community Recreation Groups
Connecticut Youth Services Association (CYSA) - leads, strengthens and supports a unified network of Youth Service Bureaus dedicated to promoting the well-being of Connecticut’s children, youth, and families-  http://www.ctyouthservices.org/
YMCA – an inclusive organization of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility.  http://www.ymca.net/
Faith Communities
The UCEDD -participates in the Faith and Spirituality Advisory Council which has a membership of 17 consisting of a broad range of providers, representatives from an array of faith communities and consumers and parents http://www.uconnucedd.org/projects/faith_initiative/index.html
Healthy Relationships
US Department of Health   Office of Adolescent Health—