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Champion Your Future Conference

Too often FV Indiana hears from our members about how disappointed they were that they missed an important training or resource because the information was not shared with them. In an effort to address this we ask that each of you share the following with interested families and the professionals that serve them.
In particular if you could share this with ANY middle and high school teachers that would be very helpful. Two of FV Indiana's leaders will be presenting at this event so, plan to say hello!

The Arc of Indiana and FUSE
present the 2nd biannual

Champion Your Future Conference
Reaching New Heights

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Stonybrook Middle School
11300 Stonybrook Drive, Indianapolis
(Located off N. German Church Road between 25th and 30th Streets)

Registration 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Conference 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This unique conference is designed for middle and high school students with special needs and their families.
We hope you will attend!

Workshops just for parents and w…

Announcing KASA's newest pocket guide for youth!

Announcing National Kids As Self Advocates' newest pocket guide!

The pocket guide “How to be Involved in a Board or Council: Roles and Responsibilities” covers:
 Why youth should get involved in their community
 Questions to ask the board/council
 Skills and/or attitudes needed to serve on a board/council
 Roles and responsibilities
 How to be prepared
 Tips to deal with what might be hard
 Suggestions for working with adults
 And many other resources

Written by youth who have served on boards and councils successfully this 24 page pocket guide will give young people interested in getting more involved in their community the information they need!

To order the pocket guide by mail, order online by visiting: http://www.familyvoices.org/catalog.php (scroll down to under “what’s new” to find the pocket guide).

This pocket guide was developed as a result of direct feedback to our KASA Youth as Leaders manual; A "How-To" Manual on including youth as leaders in your organ…