Inclusion Collaborative Warmline
Established in 2006, the Inclusion Collaborative Warmline is a free resource that provides both phone and email support for families, teachers, and community agencies. Services are provided in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Mandarin. The services are managed by the Inclusion Collaborative, a department at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. This excellent resource is staffed by former teachers and parents of children with disabilities. The Warmline personnel understand both sides of parenting and education issues.
Inclusion Collaborative Warmline services include:
- E-Packets of information with internet links on topics, such as specific disabilities, behavior, friendship, adaptations, language, social stories, ability awareness, community inclusion, camps, and more.
- Many visual supports, such as sensory break cards, feelings charts, visual schedules, and visual solutions for social conflict and over 300 social stories are available. Social stories can be individually designed and customized for the child and/or the situation.
- Social media, including the Inclusion Collaborative Pinterest page, the Inclusion Collaborative Facebook page, and the Inclusion Collaborative YouTube channel with additional resources at inclusioncollaborative.org.
- Examples of Warmline supports are at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PtYIaLEL0U&list=PL4Ffky1G0tHLKfzZxcERBn4NCs6OWV2xf&index=4.
Much success as you support your children’s social development knowledge and skills when using these valuable resources.
Happy new year!
Mary Ann with Kathy Wahl, Director III of the Inclusion Collaborative
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