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    PLAYHOUSE AUCTIONS!! Please see the attached flyer to learn about how our Career Development Class built these amazing Playhouses!!
     
    Come support our Special Olympics Athletes compete in a basketball skills competition on February 15, 2017 at the High School Gym from 9:30-11:30. Over 100 athletes from five schools (Crandall, Wills Point, Kaufman, Scurry-Rosser, and Sunnyvale) will attend and compete. 
     
     
     
     
    Please support the PTA in their efforts to support Special Education by purchasing a Special Olympics shirt. We are so excited to partner with PTA in providing spirit wear for our Raiders! In addition, they have spirit wear for all three campuses and school supplies are now on sale. Please see the attached flyer.
     
     
     
     
     
     
    This website is a great tool with "real life" examples to use with middle school students (or any student for that matter) which is tied to the endorsement clusters, so it could help them choose or reinforce their path! Check it out!
     
     


    Live the Dream Expo co-hosted by Sunnyvale ISD was a huge success!! Thank you to the parents, students, teachers, and staff that attended this event and volunteered their time.  
     
    KidNetic Games- Please watch this video about an opportunity provided by Region 10!
     
    The Special Olympics Basketball Skills Competition on February 11, 2016 at Scurry Rosser was a success!! The kids did great. Thank you to the parents, teachers, students, and volunteers that made this event possible. Thank you to the Sunnyvale PTA for donating the t-shirts!
    SO Basketball Skills Competition  
     
     
    Upcoming event: Special Olympics Basketball Competition- Please see link below.
     
     
    Sunnyvale is co-hosting the Live the Dream Expo on February 27. Please make plans to attend.
     Live the Dream Expo
     
     
    Region 10 is hosting a Parent Training on Graduation. This would be a great opportunity to learn about the new Foundation Graduation requirements. Click on the link below for more information.
     
     
     
    Here is a great article about Community Housing for adults with Special Needs:
    COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING 
    11/28/15: Dallas Morning News front page story includes CPSH. The story includes information that hasn't been published until today. Enjoy! The link is here.
    7 Ways to Support CPSH, here. 
    Watch the CPSH Animated Mission Video, here. 
    Change your subscription or contact CPSH, here. 
    © by 2015-2016 Community for Permanent Supported Housing. All rights Reserved.
     
     
     
    If you know of an adult with special needs and they are interested in participaing in Special Olympics, please see the postcard and interest survey link below:
    Adult Special Olympics Survey  
     
     
     
    April is Autism Awareness month, and the students, staff, and parents have done a great job of showing their support by wearing their Autism Awareness shirts.

     
      
     
    Although we got rained out at the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on April 28, 2015 in Crandall ISD, the Sunnyvale students remained positive and we had a great time playing games in the gym. Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, staff, and PALS volunteers for their support and help.
     
    We had a wonderful time at the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on April 8, 2015 in Terrell ISD.  All of the students did great!  Thank you to the parents, teachers, staff, and PALS volunteers for their support and help.  

     
     
    Congratulations to Austin Payne, Alex Medina, and Spenser Adams for winning the Autism T-Shirt Design Contest!!! They received a free t-shirt, certificate and a $25 iTunes gift card. Thank you for your support and awareness of students with Autism. 

     
     
       
    nonPareil Institute
    is excited to host an
    Open House!

    nonPareil is excited to host an 

    OPEN HOUSE

    for anyone who is interested in the

    opportunity to tour our facility!  

     

     

    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    1pm - 3pm

    (Come and Go)

     

    Brief Presentations:

    1:30pm, 2:00pm, & 2:30pm

     

     

    On Campus:

    nonPareil Institute

    SMU-in-Plano Campus

    5240 Tennyson Parkway

    Plano, TX 75024

    www.npitx.org 

     

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

     

    Free Admission

    Donations Appreciated

     

    Please feel free to forward this email to anyone

    you feel may be interested.

     

     
     
    Need Information about Transition:
    The following link has lots of resources to help with transition. Check out the Employment guide!!
     
     
    News and Events 
     
    Autism Awareness is coming up and we would like to give our middle school and high school students the opportunity to design a t-shirt. Please see the flyer above for more details.

    What does Autism mean to teenagers?
    Watch the video below to get an idea.
     
     
     
    Sensory Santa 
    Thanks to an anonymous donor, our students experienced Santa in a relaxed environment that was not too overwhelming and enjoyable for everyone!! The kids had a great time eating donuts, making crafts, getting their face painted, and talking with Santa. Thank you again.  
     
     
    Living the Dream Expo
    Living the Dream Expo is an opportunity for parents, educators, and key stakeholders to gain important information about agencies, extra-curricular activities, and options for special needs children.  Thank you to everyone that participated and organized such a beneficial event on Saturday, October 18, 2014.
     

    We had a great time at the Frisco RoughRiders Game on May 22. It was a beautiful sunny day and the kids really enjoyed watching the baseball game.  

     


     

    We had a great time at the Forney Special Olympics on May 12. All of the students did great!! We could not have had such a successful event without the gracious help from the teachers, parents, and volunteer students. Thank you.
     

     


    Student w/ Autism creates short film showing housing needs for disabled


    Dallas, Texas – Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH)announces an animated short film called “Where Will I Live Without You”. The film depicts a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who experiences finding a home with support services and realizes there are many people like him who need this type of housing.

    “Where Will I Live Without You” was conceived, designed and produced by Cesar Jimenez.  Cesar is a senior at Jack E. Singley Academy, a career-oriented public high school in Irving, Texas. He has won many awards for his videos and art work.

    When asked why he worked on this film, Cesar said, “I decided to create this short film for CPSH because I wanted to help spread the awareness of the need for more housing for people with disabilities.”

    Despite Cesar’s disability, he is using his talents to get a head start on his career.  This short film is his interpretation of the mission ofCommunity for Permanent Supported Housing.

    Music and sound for this short film were produced by Susan Hersey, with SH Productions.

    Links:
    •       “Where Will I Live Without You”:  http://youtu.be/0mvFZfDWvOI
    •       Short Film Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/WhereWillILIveWithoutYou
    •       CPSH website:  http://www.txcpsh.org/Pages/default.aspx
    •       CPSH Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TxCPSH

    “The lack of enriched housing for adults living with intellectual/developmental disabilities is an emerging social issue in the Dallas/Fort Worth area,” said Robin LeoGrande, Co-Founder andPresident of CPSH. “Because there isn’t enough housing, many parents are unable to plan sufficiently for the living environments of their children when they no longer able to care for them. Adults living with disabilities have been raised by their parents – their primary caregivers – in our communities and educated in our schools. The communities are unaware of the need for this housing as people with disabilities age.  The lack of housing is an issue that affects everyone.  If there is no housing available, these adults will become homeless; requiring community emergency services which are much more expensive than proactively creating housing.”
     
    CPSH is pleased to present this social issue as interpreted by CesarJimenez and at the same time show that Cesar’s talents as an artist have no boundaries. He is more than his disabilities.
     
    CPSH also appreciates the expertise of Susan Hersey in contributing the music and sound for this short film, further adding emotion to the visual experience.
      
    Please share the link to this short film through your social media.  Let the world know about the need for housing.  
     
    To find out more about how businesses, social organizations, and religious organizations can participate in addressing this issue, please contact CPSH at txcpsh@yahoo.com .

    About Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH)
    CPSH creates collaborations among community partners to provide enriched housing options for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in North Texas, regardless of IQ.  
    http://www.txcpsh.org
    http://www.facebook.com/txcpsh
     
    Contact
    Robin LeoGrande, President
    Community for Permanent Supported Housing (CPSH)
    txcpsh@yahoo.com
    Tel: 214-632-8115
    http://www.txcpsh.org