Summer at TAP
This summer we have been focused on maintaining operations to the best of our abilities. As a state grant funded agency, we will not receive any funding until the state budget is passed. Although we hope to be in the budget during the next fiscal year, at this time we are operating from donations. We anticipate that we will be able to do so throughout the fall semester.
Although we have had reduced hours, we have still had fun this summer. Our Social Thinking group lead by Joan Gorsuch has been meeting with the help of our returning intern Alison Dey. We have also been able to provide introductory trainings at Community Elements and Kevin Elliott Counseling Group.
In August, look for us at the Urbana's Farmers Market. We'll be in the last row (closet to the food trucks) with back to school resources, farmers market visual supports, and fun games. We hope you'll stop by and say "hi." We're also very excited about our IEP advocacy workshop (posted above). We think it will be a great way to start the school year off on the right foot.
Thinking About Fall
The Champaign Urbana Special Recreation (CUSR) fall program flyer is out. There is an activity each day of the month so we hope you can find something up your alley. Remember that you can also request accommodations for non-CUSR programs.
Registration begins August 11th for fall programs at the YMCA. Did you know that the YMCA has sensory rooms? These are for children who need a break from all the action or just a fun place to explore.
Platform Health Project
Are you interested in having your own “cloud” where you can store all of your own or your child’s medical information? We need parents of children with disabilities to participate and give us feedback as we design this service.
We are computer science, engineering and design students who are working on this exciting project. We are creating a website called Platform Health, the first place for you to independently access and own all of your health records.
If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Aaron Mann at: email@example.com (student lead on the project)