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Paths for Parents

  • Parent & Family Network Specialists are themselves parents of children with special health care needs and serve as parent leaders and mentors for navigating the medical systems.
  • The Disability Resource Library (DRL) provides educational information and resource materials to individuals with disabilities, family members, and practitioners throughout the state of West Virginia.
  • Registered Dietitians provide clinical nutrition services to children and adults with disabilities and provide training and education to individuals, families, providers and agencies.

The Paths for Parents Project is funded by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health/Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.

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Circle of Parents Discussion Series

Disability Awareness Puppets

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The “Count Me In” program is designed to dispel fears, myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities and to help children understand more about disabilities. In the show, large, multicultural, full-bodied hand and rod puppets talk about swimming, pizza, baseball, and homework. Information on a variety of disabilities is presented. The goal of the program is to present the puppets as fun, capable children who may have to do some things in a different way than their friends but their interests, feelings, likes and dislikes are the same as everybody else.

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