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June 01, 2019
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AAP Report Advises on Therapy Services for Children with Disabilities

An American Academy of Pediatrics clinical report recently described how health care providers can best connect the rising number of children who have disabilities with evidence-based therapy services in hospital, community, home, and school settings....more»

May 01, 2019

Bakersfield Car Club Council Donates $28,000 to Camp Blue Jay

Thanks to a hefty donation of $28,000 from the Bakersfield Car Club Council (BCCC) some children with disabilities will be happy campers this summer at Camp Blue Jay....more»

April 01, 2019
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Choosing the Right Day Camp for Your Child

Day camps come in all shapes and sizes, appealing to a range of interests and ages. Here's how to find a camp that invests in your youngster by creating an unforgettable experience where they'll meet new friends, gain self-confidence and learn new skills --all while giving you peace of mind....more»
May 01, 2018
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Coping Skills for Kids During Mental Health Awareness Month

In April 2018, the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health published a study indicating that mental health issues and disorders are replacing infectious disease as the main cause of disease in children ages 4-15....more»
August 01, 2017
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H.E.A.R.T.S. Connection Moved: Still Serving Parents of Children with Special Needs

H.E.A.R.T.S. (Help, Educate, Advocate, Resources, Training, Support) Connection is a program that provides support for parents of special needs children. ...more»
June 01, 2017
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Ronald McDonald's House Walk for Kids

Join the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for its Walk for Kids on Saturday, June 3, at 7:00 a....more»
May 01, 2017
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National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week: May 1-7

This year the Green Ribbon Campaign signifies the effort to end the stigma around mental health and educate our communities on the importance of good mental health programs for children in our communities....more»
April 01, 2017
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Local Autism Advocate: Ramona Puget

Championing for Autism Awareness in Kern County

As a young mother, Ramona Puget dreaded hearing the diagnosis a specialist in Fresno gave her 3-year-old son: autism. She was prepared for it, expected it even, but that didn't ease the fear she felt after having it confirmed. It was the diagnosis, however, that got her where she is today, serving as director and president of the Autism Society Affiliate-Kern Autism Network for the past 14 years, helping families create better outcomes for children on the autism spectrum....more»
January 01, 2017
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Independent Living Center of Kern County Bolsters Fire Prevention Efforts

The Independent Living Center of Kern County (ILCKC) recently received a $5,670 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers....more»
November 01, 2016
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5 Tips to Become Especially Involved

The whole educational community benefits when parents of children with special needs get involved

If you have a son or daughter with special needs, chances are you spend an inordinate amount of time at the school discussing IEPs, accommodations, and other educational issues....more»
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