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e-NEWS January 11, 2007

Happy New Year to all our Family and Friends,
Brenda Goldbaum submitted an article from NPR's Story Corps. I think you will enjoy hearing the conversation between the young girl with Down syndrome and her dad. Click on this link to view the story -

We are delighted to let you know that WNBC Today in New York anchor, Rob Morrison, highlighted the work of the National Down Syndrome Society as part of a four-part series called "Giving Back" on Wednesday December 20th. The interview including discussions with Jon Colman, Chief Operating Officer, Aileen Leonard, Manager of Education, and Rosemary Suh and her daughter, Sophie.

You can view the exciting piece, in it entirety, by using the following link to Today In New York: Giving Back:



By clicking on an event link you may view the event details or go to http://www.efrconline.org/calendar/maincal.cfm for all events.


1/11/07 Community Advisory for Special Education meeting -


1/18/07 Oral Health workshop – Point Loma

1/20/07 Post-School Transitions seminar for parents – Mission Valley

1/24/07 NCCSE Community Advisory Committee Meeting

North County

2/20/07 Wrightslaw Special Education & Advocacy Training – Mission

Bay, San Diego

2/22/07 National Rehabilitation Educators Conference

SAVE THE DATE – April 14, 2007 Fiesta Educativa, Inc. San Diego - bilingual Conference # 11 for families of children with special needs and the professionals working with them: “The Role of Parents in the Health and Welfare of Their Children”

Location: San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, CA 92111.

Time: 7:30am – 3:30pm
¡POR FAVOR APARTE LA FECHA! Fiesta Educativa, Inc. San Diego - Congreso bilingüe # 11 para familias de niños con necesidades especiales y los profesionistas que trabajan con ellos:“El Rol de los Padres en la Salud y el Bienestar de sus Hijos”

Sábado 14 de Abril, 2007 7:30 AM a 3:30 PM

2/26/07 Family Resources and Supports Institute 2007 – Foster City, CA.



For details: http://www.efrconline.org/efrc.cfm?pid=Support_Groups

1/09/07 DSA/EFRC North County Support Group:

For parents of children birth to 5years with Down syndrome.

Meets monthly at the EFRC North Coastal office, 380 Mulberry Drive Suite A, San Marcos 92069 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. No childcare provided, but parents are welcome to bring babies. For more information, please call 760-510-3994 or email tshortal@projects.sdsu.edu.  View flyer at

1/11/07 DSA/EFRC Central Support Group:

For parents of children birth to five years with Down syndrome.

Meets monthly at the Harold J. Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street, San Diego 92110 (Old Town) from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Supervised play for children up to age 10 is available with reservation. Please call EFRC at (619) 594-7416. Topic for this month will address speech and language issues. A speech/language pathologist will present information and address any questions/concerns. View flyer at http://www.efrconline.org/admin/files/Support%20Group%20DSA%20English%202007.doc.
1/25/07 DSA/EFRC Central Grupo de Apoyo:

Asociación Síndrome de Down y Centro de Recursos para Familias Excepcionales lo invitan a asistir una seria de juntas para padres de niños (0-5 años de edad) que presentan Síndrome de Down

Hora: de 6:30 a 8:30pm. Lugar: Harold J Ballard Center, 2375 Congress Street, San Diego, CA 92110 (Old Town). Habrá una area de juegos supervisada para niños menores de 10 años. Reserve su lugar. Para hacer su reservación, llame al Centro de Recursos para Familias Excepcionales con Edna al  619-594-7407. Ver el Volante a http://www.efrconline.org/admin/files/Support%20Group%20DSA%20spanish%202007.doc.


The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition is funded

by and is a partner with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of

Special Education Programs, cooperative agreement # H326J000005.

The TATRA Project is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration.

Visit http://www.ncset.org.



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- E. E. Cummings

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