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Halloween Safety Tips

on Tue, 10/28/2014 - 18:07

Halloween safety tips to consider for the upcoming holiday:

Costume Tips 
•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls. 
•Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous. 
•Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes

Trick or Treating 
•Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be. 
•Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on. 
•Encourage children to

GEAR Parent Network fall and winter workshops

on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:23

Please check out the attached list of statewide workshops that GEAR Parent Network is offering. Please contact me with any questions or to sign up for a workshop.

Diane Bouffard, CPSP

Regional Parent Support Coordinator

G.E.A.R. Parent Network

Kennebec, Somerset and Franklin Counties

10 Caldwell Rd

PO Box 558

Augusta Me 04332

612-8996 (local)

1-800-264-9224 (toll free in maine)

Please join our Board

on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:14

Would You Like to Serve on Our Board of Directors?

MPF is looking for new members to serve on our Board. We are looking for parents who would like to give back to the community by serving in an advisory role for MPF. If you are the parent of a child with a disability or special health care need who is between the ages of 3 and 26 and you have a few hours to give each month, please contact MPF for an application. 



click here for an application