OFN 2014 Winter Newsletter
OFN 2014 Winter Newsletter

Wishing you a Happy New Year from all of us at OFN!
Help us continue to help others!
"I simply cant imagine what my life would have been like these past 7 months without OFN! You guys are a true blessing from God!"

-A mother of a NICU baby

Mark Your Calendar
January 16, 2015 Tulsa Joining Forces Conference, Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Tulsa  
February 18th  Joining Forces: Supporting Family/Professional Partnerships Conference, Oklahoma City

February 27th SE Regional Foster and Adoptive Family Conference, McAlester Click Here for more information!
March 4 – 5, 2015 OKDHS/DDS 2015 Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities, Embassy Suites, Norman
March 12, 2015
Northwest OK Joining Forces:  Supporting Family/Professional Partnerships Regional Institute, Omega, OK

March 31st-April 2nd Children's Behavioral Health Conference, Cox Center Oklahoma City

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April 15th Children's Behavioral Health Day at the Capital and Picnic Celebration, Oklahoma City

April 17th My Mind Matters Day at the Capital (Adult Behavioral Health) Oklahoma City

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A Triple Aim Approach to Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care for Youth with Special Health Care

Learn more about transition from pediatric to adult health care here!

This foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the benefit of early detection and early therapy for children with physical movement differences.

Affordable Care Act
On November 14, the White House released a new public service announcement on how the Affordable Care Act helps people with disabilities. It explains how individuals with disabilities can no longer be denied health coverage because of their health history. The public service announcement's release coincided with open enrollment, which began on November 15, 2014 and ends on February 15, 2015. This time period will be a chance for individuals already enrolled in healthcare to re-enroll and for individuals not yet enrolled to sign up to begin receiving healthcare by visiting http://www.healthcare.gov/
Traveling for the Holidays:
Starbrite Traveler: A Travel Resource for Parents of Children with Special Needs is a groundbreaking illustrated guide that gives families a well-organized, confidence building, easy to read, travel resource. This guide holds the reader’s hand every step of the way, from dreaming about travel to arriving at their destination. Follow the 5 D’s of travel, Dream, Determine, Dry Run, Depart, and Destinations to plan an amazing trip for your family.
Learn How You Can:
  1. Plan the best vacation for everyone in your family
  2. Identify special provisions and accessibility for your child with special needs
  3. Teach and reinforce vacation safety with our illustrated activities
  4. Address challenging behaviors by applying evidenced based strategies
  5. Use checklists, questionnaires, worksheets and timelines to plan your trip

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