10/6/2018 Plano Families First
Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

10/6/2018 Plano Families First

We hope you will join Mayor Harry LaRosiliere in participating in the first-ever, community event designed to provide Plano families with access to free health screenings, fitness activities, access to social, municipal and educational programs, a job fair, and more.  While anyone may attend, Plano Families First is targeted to Plano families from underserved neighborhoods, Plano ISD students who are enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program, and others who will benefit from critical services.  The event includes such activities and services as free flu shots, a variety of free health screenings, free vision screenings along with free prescription eyeglasses for qualifying school-aged children, free book giveaways, a host of demonstrations and activities focusing on fitness and exercise, informational and interactive booths on educational services along with craft, entertainment, games, a free “Pumpkin Patch Photo” area., plus much more!

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10/6/2018 Connecting the Dots North
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

10/6/2018 Connecting the Dots North

  • Richardson ISD- Arzell Ball Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us and spend the day connecting the dots with us. You can connect with our experts by attending our breakout sessions, where you will learn about valuable resources and ask any questions you may have. You can also connect with any of the exhibitors we will have on hand that day. To really connect the dots, you have to have a little fun, so we have arranged for some cool activities for the kids!

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10/20/2018 Connecting the Dots Expo South
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

10/20/2018 Connecting the Dots Expo South

FINDING THE RIGHT INFORMATION, resource or person, to meet your specific needs or those of someone in your family, can be both challenging and frustrating. We want to help! Please join us and spend the day connecting the dots with us. You can connect with our experts by attending our breakout sessions, where you will learn about valuable resources and ask any questions you may have. You can also connect with any of the exhibitors we will have on hand that day. To really connect the dots, you have to have a little fun, so we have arranged for some cool activities for the kids! 2018 - 2019 Expo Dates and Locations All events will be held 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM North East Oct. 6 2018 Richardson ISD - Arzell Ball Center 410 S Greenville Ave Richardson, TX 75081 Jan. 26 2019 Rockwall ISD - Utley MS 1201 T L Townsend Dr Rockwall, TX 75087 South Texoma Oct. 20 2018 Duncanville High School 900 Camp Wisdom Rd Duncanville, TX 75116 Feb. 16 2019 Sherman ISD - Administration Bldg 2701 Loy Lake Rd Sherman, TX 75090 West Dec. 1 2018 Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School 707 W Pioneer Dr Irving, TX 75061 Families Attend as many events as you want!

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11/27/18 Giving Tuesday
Nov
27
12:00 AM00:00

11/27/18 Giving Tuesday

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#GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

Celebrated annually on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday follows widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday with a beginning to the charitable season, when many people focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving through contributions and acts of service.  

Here in North Texas COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING strives to affect change by creating more affordable, accessible housing for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.  

Would you please give to CPSH so that several projects are completed in 2018-2019? 

1) Identify self-advocates and parents of children with special needs in the DFW area who may want housing. We do this by building relationships with school districts, special needs athletic events, camps, service providers, affordable housing events, and legal, financial and medical professionals who serve this community.  

2) Build relationships with property owners to ensure they are aware of the need for housing for people with disabilities.  

3) Collaborate with Housing Authorities across DFW who are establishing affordable housing options for people with disabilities. CPSH has letters of commitment with 8 housing authorities to participate in their projects.  

4) Create and offer voucher workshops in with Housing Authorities for citizens interested in participating in voucher programs.  

5) Offer Home Safety Training classes.  

6) Offer Project Independence Workshops.  

7) Create community interest in attendant care as a career.

 

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12/01/2018 Connecting the Dots Expo West
Dec
5
10:00 AM10:00

12/01/2018 Connecting the Dots Expo West

  • Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

FINDING THE RIGHT INFORMATION, resource or person, to meet your specific needs or those of someone in your family, can be both challenging and frustrating. We want to help! Please join us and spend the day connecting the dots with us. You can connect with our experts by attending our breakout sessions, where you will learn about valuable resources and ask any questions you may have. You can also connect with any of the exhibitors we will have on hand that day. To really connect the dots, you have to have a little fun, so we have arranged for some cool activities for the kids! 2018 - 2019 Expo Dates and Locations All events will be held 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM North East Oct. 6 2018 Richardson ISD - Arzell Ball Center 410 S Greenville Ave Richardson, TX 75081 Jan. 26 2019 Rockwall ISD - Utley MS 1201 T L Townsend Dr Rockwall, TX 75087 South Texoma Oct. 20 2018 Duncanville High School 900 Camp Wisdom Rd Duncanville, TX 75116 Feb. 16 2019 Sherman ISD - Administration Bldg 2701 Loy Lake Rd Sherman, TX 75090 West Dec. 1 2018 Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School 707 W Pioneer Dr Irving, TX 75061 Families Attend as many events as you want!

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9/20/18 North Texas Giving Day
Sep
20
6:00 AM06:00

9/20/18 North Texas Giving Day

GOAL: $50,000

Donate for more housing!

CPSH Profile/Giving Link 

If you would rather send a donation directly to CPSH, go here

CPSH is a small charity making big changes in housing options for people with disabilities. We don't have staff to create a huge campaign on NTGD.  So we make it simple for you to give on our biggest fundraising event for 2018.

2018 NTGD Funding Needs

  1. Identify self-advocates and parents of children with special needs in the DFW area who may want housing. We do this by building relationships with school districts, special needs athletic events, camps, service providers, affordable housing events, and legal, financial and medical professionals who serve this community. 

  2. Build relationships with property owners to ensure they are aware of the need for housing for people with disabilities. 

  3. Collaborate with Housing Authorities across DFW who are establishing affordable housing options for people with disabilities. CPSH has letters of commitment with 8 housing authorities to participate in their projects.

  4. Create and offer voucher workshops in with Housing Authorities for citizens interested in participating in voucher programs.

  5. Offer Home Safety Training classes.

  6. Offer Project Independence Workshops.

  7. Create community interest in attendant care as a career.

 

CPSH Profile/Giving Link 

If you would rather send a donation directly to CPSH, go here

Thank you so much for your donation!

 

 

 

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7/16 and 7/17, 2018 You Shop, Amazon Gives to CPSH
Jul
16
to Jul 17

7/16 and 7/17, 2018 You Shop, Amazon Gives to CPSH


36 Hours of Epic Shopping

Amazon donates to CPSH for every purchase you make
amazon prime day

Your shopping makes a difference. Amazon donates to
Community For Permanent Supported Housing
when you shop prime day deals at
smile.amazon.com/ch/45-1653380


Collin, Denton, Dallas, Ellis, Kaufman, Rockwall and Tarrant Counties

COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING


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7/12-7/15/18 National Down Syndrome Annual Convention
Jul
12
to Jul 14

7/12-7/15/18 National Down Syndrome Annual Convention

  • Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Each year, thousands of people from across the globe attend the NDSC Annual Convention. For most, it’s to hear the latest information from world-renowned experts. For others, it’s a great vacation. However, for nearly all, there’s the one-of-a-kind NDSC “giant family reunion” feeling that permeates the convention weekend.

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9/10-9/19, 2018 Schedule Your North Texas Giving Day Donation
Jul
10
4:00 PM16:00

9/10-9/19, 2018 Schedule Your North Texas Giving Day Donation

GOAL: $50,000

Donate for more housing!

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 20, 2018 beginning at 6am.

Why not schedule your donation early to be sure CPSH receives it?

CPSH Profile/Giving Link 

If you would rather send a donation directly to CPSH, go here

2018 NTGD Funding Needs

1) Identify self-advocates and parents of children with special needs in the DFW area who may want housing. We do this by building relationships with school districts, special needs athletic events, camps, service providers, affordable housing events, and legal, financial and medical professionals who serve this community. 

2) Build relationships with property owners to ensure they are aware of the need for housing for people with disabilities. 

3) Collaborate with Housing Authorities across DFW who are establishing affordable housing options for people with disabilities. CPSH has letters of commitment with 8 housing authorities to participate in their projects.

4) Create and offer voucher workshops in with Housing Authorities for citizens interested in participating in voucher programs.

5) Offer Home Safety Training classes.

6) Offer Project Independence Workshops.

7) Create community interest in attendant care as a career.

CPSH Profile/Giving Link 

If you would rather send a donation directly to CPSH, go here

Thank you for your donation!

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6/23/18 Open House
Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

6/23/18 Open House

  • 2312 Bush Circle Carrollton, TX, 75007 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Offered by Rosemary: 972-242-3416, Email Rosemary

Description: Opening our second neighborhood home. Beautiful Carrollton home with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, air hockey table, swimming pool and miniature putting green. Can accommodate three male adults with special needs. Has live-in full time care provider. HCS or private pay accepted. Call for further information or tour.

Come join us at our OPEN HOUSE, and have the chance to view the home and ask all those questions!

CPSH will be at the OPEN HOUSE to answer you questions about our projects.

Please RSVP below

Name *
Name
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Sold Out - 6/16/18 Project Independence Workshop
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Sold Out - 6/16/18 Project Independence Workshop

  • Fort Worth Library Central Meeting Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Project Independent Workshop 6/16/18

This Workshop Is Sold Out.
Sign Up to be notified for the next workshop, here.
Sponsored by

Amerigroup


The Project Independence Workshop takes families through the 5 steps of how to create independent living in the community with friends. The instructor and parents who have successfully used this approach will share information. Participants will plan how to transition their children to more independence. Families of any age children are welcome to attend.

This is is a 5 hour workshop. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
  • Step 1, Overview: What is supported housing? What is project independence?
  • Step 2, Finding a place to live: How to approach property owners?
  • Step 3, Services and paperwork: How to identify utilities, care, transportation, etc?
  • Step 4, Financial: What is your affordable budget?
  • Step 5, Moving in: How to be a good tenant?
You will leave with a workbook of information to plan your approach. There will be follow up opportunities for discussion.

This is an opportunity to bring families of your child's classmates and friends into a discussion the group living in close proximity with supports. Invite them to RSVP.

It's also a good way to meet other families interested in independent living with supports.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 11:00am – 4:15pm
Central Library
Chappell Meeting Room
500 West 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

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Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

4/7/2018 Plano’s Fair Housing Symposium

You are invited to the City of Plano’s Fair Housing Symposium! We have an expert panel of speakers lined up to cover Fair Housing 101, how to file a complaint, disability rights, tenant’s rights, and how to search for affordable housing. You will also have a chance to learn about local non-profits who offer services to the community. Refreshments and snacks will be provided, and we will have child care for children ages 4-12. Registration is not required but you must register to be eligible for the door prize giveaways!

Links:
Registration
Flier/Topics 

COMMUNITY FOR PERMANENT SUPPORTED HOUSING will have a table at this Symposium. Please come by and find out about all the activities we are working on to create safe, affordable housing for adults with disabilities in the neighborhoods they know best. 

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3/3/2018 SAGE Expo
Mar
3
10:00 AM10:00

3/3/2018 SAGE Expo

The SAGE Expo will provide the opportunity for families in our community to attend workshops on the issues and challenges of raising children with unique learning styles, to educate and provide resources for them to use at home, and to give them the opportunity to meet other families with whom they can build a foundation of understanding and support. Please join us in our efforts to make the SAGE Expo all that it can be and more.

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2/24/18 Project Independence Workshop
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

2/24/18 Project Independence Workshop


Sold Out!
Project Independence Workshop 2/24/18

UHC In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, CPSH is pleased to announce the February 24, 2018 Project Independence Workshop.


The Project Independence Workshop takes families through the 5 steps of how to create independent living in the community with friends. The instructor and parents who have successfully used this approach will share information. Participants will plan how to transition their children to more independence. Families of any age children are welcome to attend.

Parent feedback:



This is is a 5 hour workshop. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
  • Step 1, Overview: What is supported housing? What is project independence?
  • Step 2, Finding a place to live: How to approach property owners?
  • Step 3, Services and paperwork: How to identify utilities, care, transportation, etc?
  • Step 4, Financial: What is your affordable budget?
  • Step 5, Moving in: How to be a good tenant?
You will leave with a workbook of information to plan your approach. There will be follow up opportunities for discussion.

This is an opportunity to bring families of your child's classmates and friends into a discussion the group living in close proximity with supports. Invite them to RSVP.

It's also a good way to meet other families interested in independent living with supports.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
6 Stones
209 N Industrial Blvd #241
Bedford, TX 76021
Community Room

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Sold Out - 1/27/18 Project Independence Workshop
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Sold Out - 1/27/18 Project Independence Workshop


Project Independent Workshop 1/27/18

This Workshop Is Sold Out.
Next Workshop is Feb. 24, 2018.


UHC In partnership with UnitedHealthcare, CPSH is pleased to announce the the January 27, 2018 Project Independence Workshop.


The Project Independence Workshop takes families through the 5 steps of how to create independent living in the community with friends. The instructor and parents who have successfully used this approach will share information. Participants will plan how to transition their children to more independence. Families of any age children are welcome to attend.

This is is a 5 hour workshop. Lunch and refreshments are provided.
  • Step 1, Overview: What is supported housing? What is project independence?
  • Step 2, Finding a place to live: How to approach property owners?
  • Step 3, Services and paperwork: How to identify utilities, care, transportation, etc?
  • Step 4, Financial: What is your affordable budget?
  • Step 5, Moving in: How to be a good tenant?
You will leave with a workbook of information to plan your approach. There will be follow up opportunities for discussion.

This is an opportunity to bring families of your child's classmates and friends into a discussion the group living in close proximity with supports. Invite them to RSVP.

It's also a good way to meet other families interested in independent living with supports.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 10:00am – 3:00pm
Richardson Civic Center (West entrance)
411 W Arapaho Rd (SW Corner Arapaho and I75)
Richardson, TX 75080


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11/4/2017 Making Connections:  Disability Resources for All Ages
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

11/4/2017 Making Connections: Disability Resources for All Ages

  • Bill R. Johnson Career and Technology Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Exhibitors • Informational Sessions • Drawings Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 10 AM to 1 PM Bill R. Johnson Career & Technology Center 1033 McCart Avenue • Crowley, Texas 76036 Event Exhibitors Include: • Transition Services • Financial Resources • Community Partners • Housing Information • Recreation & Leisure Information • Day Habilitation/Respite Care Providers “Making Connections” Sponsored By: The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Council of Tarrant County and The Special Education Departments of Crowley and Everman ISD. MAKING CONNECTIONS DISABILITY RESOURCES FOR ALL AGES • Therapy/Camp Providers • Communication Resources: Assistive & Adaptive • Agency Support Services for Individuals, Families, and Caregivers • Medicaid Waiver & SSI Information • Guardianship/Supported Decision-Making • Wellness

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10/18/2017 Mid Cities Summit
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

10/18/2017 Mid Cities Summit

 Six Stones ministries (209 N Industrial Blvd #241, Bedford, TX 76021) is the site of the Mid-Cities summit from 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 18th.   This summit features city code, fire, police, and development officials from the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, and Grapevine.  It is an excellent opportunity to learn about each city’s unique programs and initiatives, and a chance to learn how the cities in northeast Tarrant County work together.  The Mid-Cities summit will conclude with break-out sessions with each city’s Neighborhood Patrol Officers (NPO).

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9/16/2017 SWAP Conference-Sharing Wisdom, Achievements & Possibilities. Empowerment-Today and Tomorrow
Sep
16
8:30 AM08:30

9/16/2017 SWAP Conference-Sharing Wisdom, Achievements & Possibilities. Empowerment-Today and Tomorrow

  • Cook Children's Medical Center-Hochberger Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Partners Resource Network's PATH Project and Cook Children's Medical Center Parents as Partners are teaming up again to bring parents and professionals a full day of education. You will not want to miss this!

The Annual Sharing Wisdom Achievements and Possibilities Symposium's theme this year is "Your Children. Their Future."

Free to the public

Our speakers will be presenting on the following topics:

  • The Dual Role of Parent and Advocate - If Not You, Who?*
  • Improving Behavior from a Needs Perspective*
  • Medical Transition*
  • A Day in the Future (Academic Transition)
  • Medical Transition: Being Ready for the Next Phase
  • Navigating the IEP Process*
  • Families in Crisis: What Happens & What Helps
  • Teaching Skills Related to Puberty and Adolescence to Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities
  • Technology Panel
  • Alternatives to Guardianship & Transition Planning*
  • How to Plan Financially Without a Money Tree
  • Revealing the Layers: Mental Health and Children
  • Youth Panel
  • Meeting the Needs of Your Community en Espanol

*These sessions will be available via Spanish translation as well.

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9/15/2017 AHEAD DALLAS DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SYMPOSIUM AND JOB FAIR
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

9/15/2017 AHEAD DALLAS DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SYMPOSIUM AND JOB FAIR

  • REGION 10 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER, ABRAMS ROAD FACILITY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM & JOB FAIR Employers and Professionals WHY? To learn more about the benefits & support available for hiring individuals with disabilities.

REGION 10 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER ABRAMS ROAD FACILITY 904 ABRAMS ROAD, RICHARDSON, TX 75081

Symposium: 9:00am to 11:30am Job Fair 12:30pm to 3:30pm (setup at 11:30am)

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9/14/17 North Texas Giving Day
Sep
14
6:00 AM06:00

9/14/17 North Texas Giving Day

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Save the date! 

North Texas Giving Day is 9/14/17 (6:00 am to midnight).

If you appreciate the efforts of CPSH, give, give, give!

Anyone, anywhere may donate to CPSH on this day.

CPSH has chosen to North Texas Giving Day as our biggest community fundraiser of each year.  Aligning with NTGD allows us to decrease our fundraising expenses by being part of the the Community Foundation of Texas' branding and donation collection system.

Bonus funds are added to each donation over $25, so your donation is multiplied!

Please mark your calendar for 9/14/17 and give generously to CPSH.

The direct link to donate to CPSH will be available on 9/14/17.

 

 

 

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5/25/2017 Autism Conference Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin
May
25
8:00 AM08:00

5/25/2017 Autism Conference Featuring Dr. Temple Grandin

CPSH is honored to provide an information booth at this year's Autism Conference in Fort Worth with featured speakers Dr. Temple Grandin, Beth Aune and Maria Wheeler.

Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Dr. Temple eloquently and candidly describes the challenges she has faced and offers no-nonsense ideas on how others dealing with autism can meet these obstacles and improve the quality of their lives. Backed by her personal experience and evidence-based research, Temple shares her valuable insights on a wide variety of topics, and offers useful do’s and don’ts.

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04/27/17  Townhall Housing Meeting
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

04/27/17 Townhall Housing Meeting

  • Richardson Civics Center - Parks Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
042717
Name *
Name
I am ready to purchase a home in the next two years. *
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