As we say hello to the new year, the Parents' Place FRC wants to wish you all a happy and safe 2022. Parents' Place will remain open remotely during regular business hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and continue delivering caring services to protect and support our families and community.
We welcome the new year with a strong collaboration with our local Regional Center with a series of workshops, starting with "IEP 101" presented by Nora Perez -Givens. The SG/PRC Outreach and Compliance team will offer "Living Options" and "How We Can Support You." Attending these series will give you an excellent opportunity to meet the SG/PRC team presenters: Mr. Salvador Gonzalez, Director of Community Outreach and Compliance; Xochitl Gonzalez, Community Outreach Specialist; Daniel Ibarra, Fair Hearing Specialist; Amos Byun, Asian Community Outreach Specialist; and Joshua Treviño, BCBA Specialist.
We will continue to collaborate with our local School Districts and SELPAs. We look forward to expanding this collaboration with our new alternative dispute resolution "ADR" project.
I am pleased to let you know that our Technology Lending Library (TLL) continues running strong. As of today, we have 230 iPads in families' homes. Please do not forget that we have plenty of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for all families receiving services from SG/PRC. We continue to have contactless appointments available for families that need to pick up informational materials, PPE kits, iPads, etc. We are here for you!
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was part of our service delivery. First, we want to thank the entire SG/PRC Team for partnering all year long. Our families and community are blessed to have you as partners. Next, we want to thank the H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III Cultural Art Museum for opening their doors to our families and children, where they enjoyed a multicultural event, fantastic food, and entertainment. To end the year, we successfully had our drive-through event with the help of our vendor community and volunteers who took part with financial support, goods, toys, and their time. Lastly, our staff and Board of Directors continue to be committed to serving families in the San Gabriel Valley community. Thank you!
I invite you to visit our website www.parentsplacefrc.com for our current calendar of events and digital resources. All our workshops, conferences, and support groups are open year-round via Zoom until this worldwide pandemic allows us to meet in person once again.
Until then, I urge everyone to help one another. May the new year bless you with health, wealth, and happiness. May we all do our part as selfless giving is the art of living.
Mensaje de Elena Sanchez, Directora Ejecutiva