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Help Support Maine Parent Federation, shopping through iGive

on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:28

Help Support Maine Parent Federation, shopping through iGive
It will cost you nothing and raise money to support parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs!
iGive is a free service to causes and members. 
• iGive really is as simple as it sounds. 
• iGive members can generate donations by shopping at any of our 1,500+ Stores. 
• There are no costs, obligations, nor any hidden fees.
• You don't need to enter any codes, notify the store, or iGive. It's all automatic!

SHOPPING: Shopping via iGive is essentially a

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council needs your help!

on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 15:51

The Maine Developmental Disabilities Council is collecting stories from families and professionals in an attempt to understand if and how restraint and seclusion are being used on individuals with developmental disabilities in Maine’s hospitals and residential settings.  If you would like to confidentially share your experience or your child's experience, please contact Nancy Cronin at 207-287-4214.


Surviving the Holidays

on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 19:07

Children and Holiday Stress

When parents are stressed during the holidays, their children will pick up those feelings and react accordingly.  The following stress management tips will help both parents and children recognize holiday anxiety and feel less stress – because helping kids cope with holiday stress is the best way to enjoy the festivities!

  • Infants and toddlers: At this age the upset in children’s routines and predictability are the main contributors to holiday stress.  Try to schedule activities around naptimes and mealtimes.  Keep bedtime routines as close to normal as possible.