The mission of the Exceptional Children Division is to ensure that students with disabilities develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of an appropriate individualized education program in the least restrictive environment (https://ec.ncpublicschools.gov/).
Guilford County Schools Exceptional Children assists families of children receiving exceptional children services. This program offers community resources and referrals within Guilford County. GCSEC representative Jacqui Hawkins claims her pride in her team’s “ability to meet parents where they are on the journey and to reassure them that not only do I talk the talk, but I’ve walked their walk.”
Thanks to Guilford County Schools Exceptional Children for supporting students with disabilities and their families!
This week, our featured community resource for Find Help Friday is the Guilford County Coalition on Infant Mortality. According to the Coalition’s Coordinator, Charmaine Purdum, “Whether your pregnancy is planned or not, early entry into prenatal care is key, and we are here to help.” The Coalition offers support for pregnant women, specifically prenatal care for women/families who have no resources available to them. The services they provide include prenatal care and case management to support families and provide the help they need to experience the joys of pregnancy and having a healthy baby.
We asked Charmaine what she’s most proud of about the Coalition, and here’s what she had to say: “Being there for families in need and the fact that over 6,000 babies have been born healthy through the Adopt-A-Mom Program. We ‘adopt’ these women, taking them under our wings and help them to get they care the need for the healthiest birth outcome possible.”
Check out the Find Help Friday video to hear more from Charmaine and her colleagues at the Coalition:
Did you know that next Sunday, September 10th, is Grandparents Day? At HRI, we believe that grandparents play a valuable and important role in families. As Mr. Rogers said, “Grandparents, for young children, belong to the future.” All this week, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite quotes about grandparenthood. We invite you to take some time this week to reflect on the meaning of grandparents in your life!