Raising a child or caring for an adult with disabilities comes with many joys, but there is no doubt it can be challenging and, at times, exhausting. Many parents put aside their own physical and mental health, partners, friends, hobbies and interests to solely focus on their child. Though it is easy to forget, it is important to keep in mind that to take the best possible care of your loved one, you must take care of yourself. This can often mean taking short breaks to go to your own doctor appointments, go out with your spouse or a friend, rest, or do something just for you. (https://www.autismspeaks.org/respite-care-0) Turtle Wing Foundation wants to give Moms a chance to connect and take a little time for themselves this holiday season. The next Turtle Wing Mom’s Retreat will be on Sunday, December 8 at Jack and Mary’s (610 Lyons Avenue, Schulenburg) from 4 PM – 6 PM. This will be a relaxed event incorporating a Christmas themed craft, snacks by Callisto Culinary and refreshments. Moms (or guardians or grandmas) are asked to rsvp by November 25th so that plans can be made for food and supplies. This will be free for Turtle Wing families. To RSVP contact Erin Wotipka at 979-966-7402 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Turtle Wing Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help children with learning challenges in rural areas achieve their full potential. Turtle Wing Foundation currently helps provide Early Intervention and Supplemental Services to 325 children with thousands more being impacted by Community Education & Advocacy programming. The recipients all have academic, social-emotional, behavioral and/or developmental needs. To learn more about Turtle Wing Foundation follow them on Facebook @turtlewingfoundation, visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org or contact Managing Director, Susie Shank, at 979-505-5090.
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