Mental Health Association of Southwest Florida
(MHASWFL) is a non-profit, 501
(c) 3, non-governmental voluntary citizen organization whose primary goals
are to promote healthy emotional and mental development.
Advocacy, an important activity of the Mental
Health Association of
has had its share of milestones. After successfully advocating for a
psychologist in 1957, the Association in 1963, obtained and paid for the
part-time services of a psychiatrist. Then attention was turned towards
increasing the funding for the State Hospital to pay competent
personnel, greater use of NCH for psychiatric patients, and
more after care
programs for patients.
- The Lee County "Parents as Mentors"
Connecting parents with parents is an additional resource now available to our families in Lee County whose children receive support from Exceptional Student Education.
Sharing The Commitment to Excellence (STC)
The Advisory Committee serves as a resource for the ESE Director and school principals
in matters pertaining to ESE Programs and services. It considers ideas, concepts and project
activities benefiting children with disabilities, and receives reports from sub-committees.
Sub-Committees are created from advisory members, community members, parents
and any community resources, e.g. Universities, Disability Research Organizations
or child serving agencies. They generate solutions to meet prioritized needs
identified by the Advisory Committee and present them to the Advisory Committee.
For more information on STC feel free to contact Wilbur Hawke on STC Facebook page.
REACH FOR THE STARS: CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
HELPING YOUR CHILD OVERCOME OBSTACLES & REALIZE POTENTIAL
This publication provides information and tools for parents and caregivers so they can navigate the education system, effectively advocate for their children and ensure that they receive appropriate services, overcome obstacles and realize their potential.
Naples Alliance for Children thanks the many professionals and parents who are part of the NAFC Learning Difficulties Taskforce. This document is part of an initiative to inform parents, care givers, children’s health and service providers, schools, and the community on how they can join together to insure that our future generations are informed, productive citizens. This publication is funded through a grant from Trinity by the Cove.
Myra Shapiro, President/Taskforce Chair
Naples Alliance for Children
660 9th St N, 35D , Naples, FL 34102
P 239-649-5260 F 239-263-8803