Hello Cypress Families,

These times continue to be challenging for all of us but all of us are still collaborating, cooperating, creating, caring, sharing and being COURAGEOUS as best we can! We do not know when we will resume classes and Afterschool at Cypress. So far we will be closed until June 5, 2020 but conditions remain fluid and we will continue to provide weekly updates every Friday.

Nate, Joe and I worked this Spring Break on negotiating the new rates for 2020-2021, and worked on the School, Afterschool and BOOST budgets for 2020-2021.

Cypress School staff and therapists are hoping that our team solutions for our distance learning are working for your child and family. Laura and Nate will lead an all family ZOOM meeting this Monday, April 13 at 2:30pm. If you haven’t signed up for ZOOM, please access the Zoom.us website and sign up for free. Get your family to help or call your teacher for support in accessing this remarkable technology.

Each teacher has organized distance learning options to meet you and your child’s needs. If you are having any difficulty accessing this material feel free to contact your teacher, therapists, and/or me at 415-720-9328 or Assistant Director Nate Yates at 415-867-2881.

All of our therapists are available to receive emails, text and/or Facetime/Zoom. Most of our therapists have children so they are scrambling to figure out how to support their students and families, so please be patient. Again, if you are having any difficulty accessing your therapist(s), please connect with your classroom teacher immediately.

We will continue the fabulous ZOOM Music class with Dominic Bianco, please join in 🙂 Domenic will be doing music Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

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Meeting ID: 422 801 069
Password: 051794

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Our Educational Consultant, Colleen Arnold has been giving elementary age reading lessons through Zoom (web based distance learning!) Monday through Thursday https://www.arnoldadvocacy.com/school-closure-resources. Her website also has other great resources.

Our Behavior Consultant Sarah Doherty is readily available by phone through an email appointment Wednesdays and Fridays 9-3 pm. sdoherty@compassllc.org  

Our Afterschool ABA program supports are available by Facetime and email including me/Laura (lbriggin@ucpnb.org), Sara, Joe (jthompson@ucpnb.org), Jeff (jeaton@ucpnb.org) and Nate (nyates@ucpnb.org)

If you would like to set up a time to FaceTime or Zoom with me, please don’t hesitate to ask! lbriggin@ucpnb.org, or Nate Yates Assistant Director nyates@ucpnb.org

We are sending a virtual hug to each of you! We miss all our students, staff, therapists and Admin team’s beautiful smiling faces.

We are sending our love 🙂 Laura and Nate

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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Let’s celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚
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Hi friends!
October 6th is World Cerebral Palsy day!
Today we come together (virtually) to celebrate, to build awareness of what CP is and to create change!

At BOOST we celebrate our students achievements! It is impressive how all of them have adapted to this new crazy schedule and continued to work towards their goals. We are so proud of you for doing all this with a smile on your face!

Did you know that there are 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy? It is the most common physical disability in childhood. It primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

BOOST offers a classroom program that is structured specifically for children with Cerebral Palsy and other motor disabilities. Our students learn best in a movement based structure. Therefore we provide multiple opportunities where they can practice and learn to master their skills. We are proud to be an organization that is creating change and working hard so that our students can have a better life.

Lets celebrate in person next year! 💚💚💚

Thank you to our UCPNB family for loving, caring and advocating for our students! Margaret Farman, Laura Briggin, Nate Yates, Jen Whalen, Steve Gatlin, Amanda Buhrer, Devin Cornish, Kiana Shibata, Sammie Wills, Nana Peña Caldera💚💚

World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: worldcpday.org/
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World CP Day is an opportunity for the whole world to come together to recognize and celebrate the 17 million people around the world living with cerebral palsy.

On 6 October every year, individuals, families and organizations celebrate by sharing stories, hosting events, and wearing the color green.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability, yet around the globe, there’s a broad lack of knowledge of what it is and how it’s caused, even in the medical field.

Through World CP Day we can build awareness of what CP is, how it’s caused, and how early detection and intervention is the key to improving outcomes for people with CP.

As World CP Day continues to grow in popularity, we will continue to show the world all the incredible things that people with cerebral palsy achieve when barriers are removed.

Learn more and share your stories at: https://worldcpday.org/
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