Dis­abil­i­ties sup­port group meets Thurs­day

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The War­ren County Board of De­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties’ Sup­port­ive Fam­i­lies & Al­lies Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thurs­day at A&G Pizza House, 44 Mil­lard Drive. The meet­ing will be con­ducted in a roundtable for­mat. Par­ents/guardians of chil­dren with dis­abil­i­ties are en­cour­aged to at­tend to share with other par­ents their suc­cess strate­gies or to re­ceive sup­port.

The Sup­port­ive Fam­i­lies & Al­lies Group meets once a month to pro­vide un­der­stand­ing and sup­port to fam­i­lies of chil­dren who have de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties.

The group is open to fam­i­lies and guardians who are care­givers to in­di­vid­u­als re­ceiv­ing ser­vices from the War­ren County Board of De­vel­op­men­tal Dis­abil­i­ties.

“The group pro­vides mem­bers the abil­ity to con­nect with others who are walk­ing the same path of pro­vid­ing care for some­one with a dis­abil­ity, said Angie Smith, Com­mu­nity Out­reach and Event Co­or­di­na­tor for WCBDD, who staffs the group and plans its meet­ings.

“Be­long­ing to the group min­i­mizes feel­ings of iso­la­tion, and helps fam­i­lies cope with the chal­lenges of car­ing for a loved one with a dis­abil­ity,” Smith said.

The group hosts quar­terly so­cial events as well as quar­terly in­for­ma­tional meet­ings.

New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Angie Smith at Angie. Smith@war­ren­coun­tydd. or or call 513-806-3808.

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