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September 24, 2015

New group offers resources for parents

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Reenie Panzini, one of Schreiber's most passionate supporters and the parent of a teen with special needs, recently organized a new parents group. She calls the group Parents 625, a nod to the fact that the group initially plans to meet at the same time as Schreiber's Club 625 events for teens. The parents group will meet to discuss issues related to older teens as they transition into adult lives. Here's an update from Reenie on the first meeting.

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Hi everyone!

This is just a recap of our get-together held Sept. 17 at the Olde Hickory Grille. About 15 of us met in the party room. There was lots of chatting and making friends.

Some parents gave information on applying for Social Security's Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Their information came from experience, and we had handouts printed from the SSI website. REMEMBER, none of us are SSI employees, so the info shared is coming from parental experience. You have to do what is right for you and your kiddo. Apply in person, online, phone, whatever works for you. Now you know there are options.

We also shared information on a new exercise class available for teens and young adults with special needs at Spooky Nook. Classes are being run by the I AM ABLE Foundation and will start at Spooky Nook in mid-October.

The next Parents 625 get-together will be 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, at Schrieber Pediatric. We may have a physical trainer from I AM ABLE speaking to us that night for a bit, then afterwards... you know, chatting and Halloween fun! Yes, I'll be in costume.

Club 625 is having its Halloween Party that night, you can email Carla Yando or Jay Graver for more information on that.

See you soon!
-Reenie

Reenie Panzini lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (originally from Brooklyn, NY) and is the mother of three. Her 18-year-old daughter has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is transitioning into adulthood... whatever that means.

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