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Happy Holidays from Pathfinder Services of ND!

Everyone at Pathfinder would like to wish you and your family Happy Holidays!

Our office will be closed the following days during the next two months:

Monday, Dec. 25, 2017
Christmas Day

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
New Year's Day

Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Live Webinar 'Self-Advocacy' - January 8

Pathfinder Services of ND has a webinar planned for January 8, 2018, entitled 'Self-Advocacy'. This webinar is designed to promote self-advocacy by empowering the participants with the tools and knowledge to become effective self-advocates. Stay tuned to our website in the upcoming weeks for more information about this webinar, including registration and times.
December 2017-January 2018
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Library Spotlight
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Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your AD/HD
by Patricia O. Quinn

This book was written for tween girls (ages 7-11) who have ADHD. It offers girls, their parents, and professionals practice tips and techniques for managing attention disorders and the many aspects of life that these disorders can affect.
News from North Dakota State Agencies
ND Insights

ND Insights is the state's official source for information about public education across North Dakota. The information is provided by partner agencies through the Statewide Longitudinal Data System and is brought about through the collaborative work efforts of the following North Dakota agencies: Deptartment of Public Instruction, Career and Technical Education, ND University System, Job Service ND, Department of Commerce, school districts, and work force development programs. This site provides information and statistics on ND public schools and districts.

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Getting Them Off to a Good Start
Early Childhood Education From Birth to Age 7
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Making Sense of Sensory Issues

Sound, touch, or even the feeling of moving through the air can overwhelm some children. This article offers advice on how to understand and help them. 

Holiday Season Special
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5 Ways to Make the Holidays Happier for Children with Special Needs

As parents, you want to make the holidays as jolly as possible for your kids. Keeping children with special needs merry, though, can be challenging. The hubbub of family celebrations and parties can overwhelm those with sensory issues; others might find the break in routine unsettling (and meltdown-inducing). It's also not very joyous for a kid with delays to open up a present that doesn't fit his developmental stage.

Happily, there are plenty of strategies that can help kids with special needs have just as much fun as any kid. In this article, parenting bloggers share the tactics that have enabled their kids to have truly happy holidays -- and peace, too!

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Great Tips On Traveling With Anyone With Disabilities

Traveling by plane can be stressful for anyone - the long wait, the security hassles, lost luggage.  But the process can be even more grueling for people with disabilities. This article provides basic information on the rights of airline passengers with disabilities and offers some tips on how to navigate the process.

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Disability Spotlight
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Tutorial on how to make a DIY Weighted Blanket

Weighted blankets are popular among many individuals with autism and other disorders. They are often used as calming tools or for sleep, providing pressure and sensory input. This tutorial teaches you how to make your own weighted blanket using materials found at sewing and craft stores.

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Training Opportunities & Upcoming Events

Bureau of Indian Education Procedural Safeguards (Pathfinder Webinar)December 12
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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Self-Advocacy (Pathfinder Webinar)January 8
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
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All listed times are in Central Time.
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Minot, ND 58701