Monthly Meeting Changes



Just a reminder that starting with next week’s April 1st meeting at DHR, our monthly meeting schedule will be changing. MCFAPA is partnering with the monthly foster/adoptive parent support group that meets at Willowbrook church in Madison.

MCFAPA meetings will now be on the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 PM at Madison County DHR. The Willowbrook support group will now be meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

The goal is to better streamline meetings. MCFAPA meetings will provide training on specific topics while the Willowbrook support group will provide TBRI / Trauma-informed training along with community with other foster/adoptive parents.

April 2019 Monthly Training

What does 504 and IEP mean to ME?!

Join us on Monday, April 1st for our monthly training as Holly Sharpe from Silver Linings Neurodevelopment comes to chat about education IEP and 504 plans. Not sure what these are or how best to advocate for one of these for your kiddos? Come and learn how!

Holly is a certified Alabama educator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with background experience in special/collaborative education and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Holly earned her Bachelor’s Degree and Professional Educator Certificate in Elementary and Collaborative Education from the UAH. After working with students on the Autism Spectrum as a special education classroom teacher, Holly was inspired to earn her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Autism Studies from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Holly then completed additional coursework to earn her BCBA certification and provide Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals with Autism and related disorders.

Holly’s experience as a BCBA includes direct classroom instruction, group instruction, parent and teacher/staff training, school consultations, designing and implementing treatment plans, progress monitoring, assessment, direct therapy/intervention, and behavior modification. Having had the privilege to work alongside many ABA providers in the Huntsville area, Holly enjoys collaborating with colleagues and area practices to secure best outcomes for clients on the Autism Spectrum and their families.

RSVP for childcare here. Please respond before Friday, March 29th.

See you there!

Bros, Bows, & Brews 2019

The secret is finally out! Please come out and enjoy the day with MCFAPA on Saturday, June 15th as we highlight men’s health awareness as well as hair-care advice for families, especially the Dad’s out there. Nothing says “fun” like a community block party! More details coming soon.

If you or your business would like to contribute to this event via sponsorship or something else, please check out more info here.

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