At Family SOUP we are dedicated to supporting, encouraging and providing information and facilitated referral to help families with children with special needs navigate complex service systems. We offer a variety of programs for parents/caregivers and children. We strongly believe in the power of parent to parent support and the role of parents as their child’s best advocate.
The Family SOUP mission is to empower families of children with special needs through support and education to reach their full potential as members of the community.
Please call or contact us by e-mail if you are interested in our services or would just like to talk to another parent.

Newsletter Fall Edition

NOISE! Fall 2015, Is here! To view a digital copy of it please click on the Newsletter link at the bottom of the page. If you did not received one in the mail and would like to start receiving them; please contact our office to be added to our mailing list.

Newsletters are in both English and Spanish!

Coming Up Workshop!

An Introduction to
Autism Spectrum Disorders

• Understanding the Core Strengths and Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorders
• Helpful Resources and Evidence-Based Practices
• Visual Supports that Help at Home and in the Community

Parents, Caregivers and Professionals Welcome!

Guest Presenter

Patty Schetter, MA, BCBA is a member of the Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the
UC Davis MIND Institute. Her expertise and experience in Early Education and Intervention and
Special Education include providing intensive behavior therapy for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders,
conducting parent trainings, teacher in-services and community trainings as well as writing and editing professional
publications on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Best Practice Teaching Strategies and practical strategies for
working with students with autism and other behavioral disorders.

If you only go to one ASD workshop this year, don’t miss the opportunity to meet Patty.

Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:00PM – 8:00PM
Yuba County Library
303 Second Street, Marysville

To register or for more information, please call 751-1925.
This training is offered free of charge to residents of Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa counties. Spanish interpreting available.
Register by September 14

Sibling Support Group

For brothers and sisters, ages 7-11, of children with special needs

• Meet other siblings in a recreational setting
• Talk about the joys and worries of having a brother or sister with special needs
• Learn relaxation strategies
• Have fun!

Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2015
4:00 – 5:30PM

Cost is $15.00 for activities and materials.

To register or for more information, please call Mary Pickering at 751-1925. Space is limited.


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