Classes & Workshops

March Calendar for Parents Helping Parents

Included are workshops/support groups on: social stories, book exchange (today is book character day at many schools!), creating visuals to use at home, work and transition fair, theater, art, yoga and more!

Our staff is committed to helping parents navigate the joys and challenges of raising a child with special needs or learning related issues.     Family, friends and professionals offer help and  support but our parents can honestly say, “We’ve been there!”
To learn more contact Parents Helping Parents at 805-543-3277

Let’s Talk: Social Stories

This is a chance for families of children with special needs to come together, feel supported and gather new ideas. 

Coming up on Tuesday, April 2 from 9-10 am join us for family support, idea sharing and a talk about books, behavior and social stories. 

Date: April 2nd, 2019
Times 9-10 am
Location: Parent Helping Parents -Atascadero
7305 Morro Road, Suite 104A
Call: PHP 805-543-3277

Parents Helping Parents Calendar of Events

PHP has a lot of fun events happening in January.  These events include a chance for families of younger children to Organize their Child’s paperwork, a presentation by Peer Advocate Jennifer Dwyer of  TCRC and David Grady of SCDD on changes in the law, and another presentation on Social Security and Work…. We’re starting 2019 with a bang!  To learn more click HERE!

To Conotact PHP:

  • San Luis Obispo: PHP Library, 3450 Broad St, Suite 111, SLO
    * bilingual Español/English staff are available
    (805) 543-3277, php@ucp-slo.org
  • Atascadero: PHP Library, 7305 Morro Rd, Suite 104A, Atascadero
    (805) 461-7415, php@ucp-slo.org
  • Grover Beach: PHP Library (Open by Appointment), 940 Ramona Ave, Suite M, Grover Beach
    (805) 543-3277 php@ucp-slo.org 



BASIC RIGHTS WORKSHOPS, BY T.A.S.K.

Basic Rights workshops will provide an overview of the four basic rights and protections for school children, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
http://taskca.org/workshops.html
DATES/TIME: To be determined
LOCATION: Offered county-wide
Workshop fees for professionals are $25.00; parents of children with disabilities are admitted free.
Classes are offered in both English and Spanish.
For more information, call: (866) 828-8275
www.taskca.org

COAST ALLIED HEALTH PARENTING CLASSES

Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education is committed to bringing the finest speakers and courses in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy to parents in San Luis Obispo County. For a current list of parenting classes, please visit http://www.coastalliedhealth.com/for-parents

Coast Allied Health Consulting and Education, Inc.
PO Box 4037
San Luis Obispo
(805) 996-0899

MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID, TRANSITIONS-MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION

Sometimes, first aid isn’t a bandage, or CPR, or calling 911.
Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
Take the course, save a life, strengthen your community.
You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, or self help care.
To register, contact Jessica at (805) 540-6576 or email jarnott@t-mha.org
MHFA Brochure

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS, SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

NAMI SLOCO is a non-profit organization of families and friends of people with severe mental illnesses. Members provide educational and emotional support for each other and advocate for better understanding, treatment and care of people with mental illness. Extensive training is provided by NAMI for those members leading support groups and classes. NAMI SLOCO is affiliated with the NAMI California and NAMI National.

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families of individuals with severe brain disorders (mental illnesses). The course is taught by trained family members. All course materials are furnished at no cost. The curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The course discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills that family members need to cope more effectively.

NAMI Basics is the new signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. The NAMI Basics course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. All instruction and course materials are free to class participants.The

For a current schedule of classes: http://www.namislo.org/

SIBSHOPS FOR BROTHERS & SISTERS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Sibshops are fun-filled workshops just for brother and sisters of children with special needs. This is a great opportunity for kids to meet other siblings, play games, do crafts, share experiences, and have A LOT of fun! Sibshops provide siblings with a safe place to share their unique experiences with other children who can understand.
DATES: Call for monthly dates and times
COST: $5 per child
LOCATION: Changes every month, call for more information
CONTACT: For more information or to sign-up contact us at centralcoastsibshop@yahoo.com, find us on Facebook “Central Coast Sibshop” or call April (661) 992 3931

TRANSITIONS MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION FAMILY ORIENTATION CLASS

Classes offered on quarterly basis.
A  class for individuals with a family member who they know or suspect has a mental illness.
LOCATION: 784 High Street (corner of High and Santa Barbara Street), San Luis Obispo
TUITION: All services are free
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: for persons who know or suspect they have a loved one with mental illness
CONTACT: (805) 541-5144 x 571
http://slothestigma.org/

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF SLO, YOUTH SERVICES

United Cerebral Palsy of SLO provides a variety of programs and activities for kids and teens with disabilities.
Visit the website for more information. http://ucp-slo.org/

Kids/Teen Club: Kids and teen clubs are held on Saturdays once a month for kids and teens with disabilities. These activities vary, and a chance for them to get together with friends and enjoy the community.

Teen Camp: Teen camp is a two week long day camp for older kids and teens with disabilities. It is held annually in SLO, usually at the end of July and beginning of August.