Connecting Special Needs Families By Getting Out and About and Having Fun.
We want to connect all area providers and services for families, in the hopes they will add to this group their own support groups, trainings, etc.
Extraordinary Child a 501c3 Non Profit has joined forces with Puzzled Parents since their missions align.
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Puzzled Parents Southern New England
About: We are an informal, NON-judgmental, group of parents with children that have all types of disabilities. A group where craziness and chaos is not only accepted but welcomed. We get together with our children for fun, resources, support, social opportunities, outings and sharing! Giving members the opportunity to get out with their children to have some fun and explore what New England has to offer. Every member is encouraged to put something together and to create events in regards to their own local support group meetings and organizational events.
Dues: Are $10.00 a year and do not have to be paid when you sign up. You can pay online or during a meetup. They are due within 6 months of joining and then every year. If this amount is a hardship please let our Admins know and we can waive them.
Goal: To connect all Special Needs families and organizations.
Rules: To be open, supportive and non-judgmental to everyone. We all have our own unique families and challenges and while it is encouraged that members offer support, guidance, and suggestions... We discourage negativity and criticism. Also all meetups must have 2 RSVPs in addition to the creator by the night before or it will be canceled.
Long Term Goal: to Re- Open a redesigned indoor play center
Ideas-What kind of meetups?: Great Question!!! You can do everyone welcome meetups that meet at a park, a beach, any event. You can do age group specific, like a toddler only. Organize trips to museums, zoos, and farms. You can even have gatherings at your home... or adult only at a restaurant. All we ask is that you try to be patient. This group needs some time to grow and even if you do not get many or none RSVPs it does not mean next time you will not. Also is their a support group you attend? Well this is a great spot to share the news.
Any members who join release any other member from liability. You are solely responsible for any non-members and children you bring to any puzzled parents meetups.
Other helpful sites to check out....
Extraordinary Child Facebook
Puzzled Parents Southern New England Facebook