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Sibshops @ the JD McCarty Center in Norman, OK

The J.D. McCarty Center will be hosting Sibshops in Norman, Oklahoma.

Flier (1-page PDF): https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/norman-sibshop-flyer-2012-2013-2.pdf

Norman Sibshops are coming back for their 3rd year. They are continuing a journey of celebrating awesome and wonderful siblings of those with special needs. Past and new siblings are welcome to attend!

Sibshops are a great program where brothers and sisters will:

  • Meet other brothers and sisters of children with special needs
  • Have FUN
  • Talk with others who “get it” about the good (and sometimes not so good) parts of having a sibling with special needs
  • Learn more about disabilities and the services that people with disabilities receive
  • Have some more FUN!

* Learn more about the origins and philosophy of Sibshops by visiting the Sibling Support Project website at http://www.siblingsupport.org/

6-9 Year Old Siblings will meet

10:00AM – 1:00PM

  • September 15, 2012
  • November 17, 2012
  • February 16, 2013
  • April 20, 2013

10-13 Year Old Siblings will meet

10:00AM – 1:00PM

  • October 20, 2012
  • November 17, 2012
  • March 9, 2013
  • April 20, 2013

*Dates Subject to Change.

Each Sibshop is $6 per child or $20 per child for all four sessions (lunch included). For multiple siblings, they offer a sibling discount; the cost will be $15 for each additional sibling if all sessions paid up front. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Kerri Brooks for more information at 405-249-1925 or email at normansibshops@gmail.com.

J.D. McCarty Center, 2002 E. Robinson St., Norman, OK 73071

For more information and to register, call Kerri Brooks at 405-249-1925 or email at normansibshops@gmail.com.

Norman Sibshops are proudly sponsored by the J.D. McCarty Center, the Oklahoma Developmental Disability Council, the Oklahoma Family Network, Sooner SUCCESS, the Sooner Bowling Alley and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma

FYI…. I will not be at any of the Sibshops…. just sharing the info to help spread the word 🙂

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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The Day After……. Resilience

It’s the day after a much anticipated game. All the hype….. all the hopes….. all the expectations. The game doesn’t turn out as you had hoped. Now what? 

Times like these are opportunities to learn/teach/practice “resilience”. Kids watch and learn from the adults & caregivers in their lives. Do I focus on the disappointment of the loss or do I celebrate all the victories and accomplishments that put us in the position to be able to play in that game? Life is all about perspective & choices.

Here is one of my favorite quotes on resilience (from “Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children” by Nefertiti Bruce & Karen B. Cairone):

Kids with special needs often face challenges & obstacles bigger than most of us could imagine. One of the best skills we can teach them is resilience & persistence. I am inspired every day by the kids I work with at the JD McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities. Many of the kids at JDMC are big OKC Thunder Basketball fans and will learn much from watching how the players bounce back from the disappointing loss last night.

Having been born, raised & lived in Oklahoma my whole life, it has been inspiring to see the recent change in perspective in Oklahoma. Oklahomans have always had a strong sense of pioneer spirit & persistence but our self-image as a state was pretty poor…… the whole “dust-bowl” image didn’t help things.  It has been inspiring to see folks in our state rally around our pro basketball team and for Oklahoma to be portrayed in a positive way in the national media.  Thunder players we love y’all and our kids are looking to you for a great example of resilience 🙂

More info about teaching kids resilience:

http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/resilience.aspx

http://www.healthychildren.org/english/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/pages/Building-Resilience-in-Children.aspx

http://www.raisingresilientkids.com/resources/articles/can_do.html

http://www.amazon.com/Socially-Strong-Emotionally-Secure-Activities/dp/0876593325

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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JDMC Kids Thunder Up!!

The JD McCarty Center kids send a message to their favorite basketball team….

Their biggest wish this summer is to meet the Thunder players! Please help make their wish come true 🙂  Thunder Up!  Contact: mbratton@jdmc.org.
For info about JDMC: http://www.jdmc.org/

Watch the video on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1ARw0GlY60

Watch the video on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/44392632

The Vimeo app: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vimeo/id425194759?mt=8

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Camp ClapHans Summer Camp @ JDMC

Coming Soon! We are so excited about the new Camp ClapHans Summer Camp for kids ages 8-16 with special needs being built at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma 🙂

The camp will open with two cabins in the Summer of 2013. One cabin is completed, and construction starts this month on the second cabin. Initially, the camp will serve 12 campers per week, and children will stay at the camp from Sunday through Friday.  For more details see the flier (1-page PDF): Camp ClapHans at JDMC flier – May 2012. I am hoping to be able to do some yoga with the kids at the camp 🙂

For more information, contact Camp Director Megan Stanek at (405) 307-2814 or at mstanek@jdmc.org. For information on volunteering at the camp, contact Jennifer Giamelle at (405) 573-5342 or at jgiamelle@jdmc.org

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2 
Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center (www.jdmc.org)
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
E-Mail: amoorad@jdmc.org (please Cc my home e-mail to insure I get the message: amoorad1@juno.com)
(405) 307-2802 – direct line with voicemail

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Free Storytime Event at the JD McCarty Center on 5/19/12

The J.D. McCarty Center is offering a FREE storytime event for children in the community to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month.

This event will feature a story, music, craft, children’s yoga and other exciting activities. The center’s Speech-Language Pathology department is hosting the event.

FREE storytime event for kids in Pre-K to 2nd grade featuring the book “Rain Talk” by Mary Serfozo. It is an inclusive event open to kids of all abilities.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

J.D. McCarty Center, 2002 E. Robinson St., Norman, OK 73071

Printable PDF Flier: Flier for the Free Storytime Event at JDMC on 5-19-12

Limited seats are available, so register early! To sign up, call Tiffany Sullivan at (405) 573-5336 or e-mail tsullivan@jdmc.org by May 15, 2012.

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“OMazing Kids StoryStretchers: Creating a Yoga Storytime for Kids” at the Oklahoma Childcare Association Spring Conference

I had an OMazing time sharing info about combining yoga & storytime with a great group of 35 childcare providers at the annual Oklahoma Childcare Association Spring Conference today!

Here is a copy of my PowerPoint slides (30 page PDF). You will be able to click on the web links on each slide to go directly to each resource 🙂

OMazing Kids StoryStretchers – presentation for Oklahoma Childcare Conference April 2012 (PDF)

Please head over and “like” the OMazing Kids Facebook page for more great info and ideas – http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

A huge “Thanks!” to the 11 companies that donated a total of over $800 worth of kids yoga products…… it was great to have enough stuff for every participant to get something to support them using yoga with the kids in their childcare settings!

And thanks to Budget Floor Store (http://www.floorstoresok.com/) in Oklahoma City for the carpet squares they donated last year! I have used them several times & they came in handy today for the participants to get some practice doing kids yoga poses.

Thanks to Greg Gaston, Director of Marketing at JDMC, who spent his Saturday at the JD McCarty Center booth at the conference. I was SO excited that our booth was in a prime location….. at the main entrance right across from the keynote speaker’s booth 🙂  Yippee for the opportunity to spread the word about the great services we offer at JDMC!

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist at the JD McCarty Center for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Norman, Oklahoma (www.jdmc.org)

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

Work E-Mail: amoorad@jdmc.org  (* please always Cc my home e-mail to make sure I get the message)

Home E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

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OMazing Kids Yoga at the JD McCarty Center & Asana Alphabet Training in the News

Woo Hoo! Excited to open The Oklahoman newspaper today and see an article about the OMazing Kids Yoga group for our inpatients at the JD McCarty Center in Norman, Oklahoma and the Asana Alphabet “Teaching Yoga to Kids with Special Needs” training that I will be guest presenting at this weekend 🙂

Here is the link to the article in The Oklahoman online: http://newsok.com/article/3655322

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com

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