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Connections to be rescheduled

It was a tough call and we’re more than a little disappointed but we’ve cancelled the October 3 Connections in Chapel Hill.

Why?

Well, the timing didn’t seem to work for many folks. Probably back-to-school busy-ness and other commitments have schedules packed. And like any good party, Connections is only fun if a bunch of folks show up. Much of the day’s programming–team panel, family panel, kids’ gatherings, round-table discussions–depends on lots of conversation, give-and-take, and shared experiences and you need a big bunch of people to make those things happen.

We’re working hard to figure out a spring or early summer date that might work better. When’s a good time of year for you or your family to participate in a Saturday event like Connections? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Program details for Connections, October 3 in Chapel Hill, NC!

 Connections to be rescheduled! October 3 event cancelled.

 

 

8:00-8:45am

registration and check in

North Atrium

 

Kids at Connections 2014, Indianapolis, enjoyed dance, yoga and movement activities.

8:00am-3:30pm

Children’s Day

Magnolia

Terra Hodge, MSW, LCAS, LCSW-A, Connections Children’s Coordinator

Volunteers from National Student Speech Hearing Language Association (NSSHLA), Children’s Leaders

Look forward to children’s activities throughout the day, including kids’ yoga and a visit from some four-legged, furry friends!  Children ages 2-10 are invited to participate in these fun events any time after 8:00am on Saturday.  Infants are welcome to stay with their parents during conference sessions.  Teens ages 11 and up are encouraged to join us for the conference sessions listed below. All children are welcome to join their parents as needed.

 

8:45 am

Welcome

Dogwood

Marilyn Cohen, LSLP, President, The Cleft Palate Foundation

and

Virginia Hinton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Connections Moderator

 

Questions for the team panel, Connections 2014, Indianapolis.

9:00-9:15 am

Join the Team

Dogwood

Moderator: Dr. Virginia A. Hinton PhD

A team of cleft and craniofacial professionals field your questions about various aspects of team care, emphasizing your role as part of the team. We are pleased to welcome experienced, family-centered professionals to the panel including:

Dr. Amelia F. Drake MD

Ms. Lynn M. Fox MA, MEd, CCC-SLP

Dr. Luiz A. Pimenta DDS, PhD

Dr. Margot B. Stein PhD

10:15-10:30am

Morning Stretch and Snack

Center Atrium

Enjoy a short stretch and light snack including coffee, juice, pastries and fruit.

 

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10:30-11:20 am

Around the Table, Session I

Please note Around the Table, Session I, 1:30-2:30 pm

Join group discussions focusing on topics that are most important to you! Each group will meet twice, so you’ll have opportunity to join in two discussions around the table. Session I here and Session II 1:30-2:20pm. Around the Table conversations include:

Genetics of Clefts and Craniofacial Birth Differencefacilitated by Arthur Aylsworth, MD Azalea B

Navigating the World of Insurance and Craniofacial Care facilitated by Marilyn Cohen, LSLP   Dogwood

Speech and Language Therapy for the Infant, Toddler and Preschooler facilitated by Lynn Fox, MA, MEd, CCC-SLP   Mountain Laurel A

Speech and Language Therapy and Resources for the School-Age Child facilitated by Katy Hufnagle, MS   Mountain Laurel B

Navigating School Life and Peer Experience facilitated by Margot B. Stein PhD   Azalea A

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11:30 am-12:30 pm

Voices of Experience

Dogwood

Moderator: Silvia Blemker, PhD

This panel of families and individuals affected by clefts or other craniofacial birth differences generously share their experiences and respond to your questions and concerns managing life and craniofacial care.

 

12:30-1:30 pm

Lunch

Trillium

Grab your kids from the children’s area and meet in the Trillium Dining Hall for a casual lunch and chance to connect with other families and professionals. Leaders will welcome your children back in the children’s area after lunch and as early as 1:15pm.

1:30-2:30 pm

Around the Table, Session II

Join group discussions focusing on topics that are most important to you! This is the second of two sessions, Session II here and Session I earlier in the day, 10:30-11:20 am. Please find a listing of those groups above.

2:30-3:00 pm

Closing Connection

Dogwood

Marilyn Cohen, LSLP, President, The Cleft Palate Foundation

and

Virginia Hinton, PhD, CCC-SLP, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Connections Moderator

3:00-3:30 pm

Reception and Farewells

Center Atrium

Please collect children from the children’s area and enjoy afternoon refreshments and final conversations before saying goodbye.

Looking for hotels for your Connections Visit?

 Connections to be rescheduled!

October 3 event cancelled.

 

 

Looking for a hotel for your Connections travel? There are many hotels within easy commuting distance to the Friday Center. A few of the nearest ones include:

Find more info about Connections here or go straight to registration here.

 

CONNECTIONS: A CONFERENCE FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILIES Join us OCTOBER 3, 2015 in Chapel Hill, NC!

 Connections to be rescheduled!

October 3 event cancelled.

 

 

Looking for hotels for your Connections travel? Scroll to the bottom of the page to get started!

We are so pleased and excited to announce that this fall we’ll be hosting Connections: A Conference for Patients and Families in our hometown, Chapel Hill, NC at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education. The Connections conference is a full-day education and support event:

  • Voices Of Experience family panel
  • Treatment team Q & A
  • Workshops on key topics
  • Children’s activities including dance, yoga & movement class, visits by therapy dogs, art projects and story-telling
  • Informal lunch chats with others affected by craniofacial birth differences

Connections is always an amazing event but depends on parent, family, patient participation to make it great. Join us!

Join us in Chapel Hill on October 3! If you don’t live in the Raleigh/Durham, Chapel Hill area, we’re still probably closer than you think:

  • Richmond, VA 2hrs, 45 mins
  • Greensboro, NC 55 mins
  • Charlotte, NC 2 hrs, 15 mins
  • Asheville, NC 3 hrs 15 mins
  • Greenville, SC 3 hrs, 40 mins
  • Columbia, SC 3 hrs 40 mins

There are many hotels within easy commuting distance to the Friday Center. A few of the nearest ones include: