While They’re Waiting: FLIP

The Little Light House has a Waiting List for children and their families wanting to enroll in our program.  Because of the high demand for our specialized services, families wait between two to three years before they can enroll.  The Little Light House believes that early intervention and education is critical for young children, especially children with special needs.  We want to support these families and provide them with tools to help their children while they are waiting to come to the Little Light House

Our main program for families on the Waiting List is FLIP: Family Learning and Intervention Program.  This is an educational program for parents of children currently on the LLH Waiting List.  FLIP hosts monthly classes to provide helpful information on a variety of topics relevant to families of children with special needs.  At a recent meeting, Miss Kate, the FLIP teacher, taught about different sensory activities that are great for children with special needs (Check out our Pinterest board on Sensory activities!).  The FLIP program aims to be a practical resource for Waiting List families!

Our main program for families on the Waiting List is FLIP: Family Learning and Intervention Program.  This is an educational program for parents of children currently on the LLH Waiting List.  FLIP hosts monthly classes to provide helpful information on a variety of topics relevant to families of children with special needs.

Lily attends FLIP with her family!

These meetings give parents an opportunity to meet other parents of children with special needs and share resources and ideas.  This time also gives families a chance to become more acquainted with the LLH, which will make for an easier transition when their child is placed in a classroom.  One current family said about the FLIP program: “We put him on the waiting list and enrolled him in their FLIP program, where  once a month, we attended an evening class and become familiar with the school. By the time Grady was able to attend the school full-time–after two years on the waiting list–he was familiar with the school and so were we.”

FLIP has been such a great resource for our Waiting List families. At this time, there are approximately 10-15 families participating in this great program.  We would love to see more families take advantage of this program, and we are thrilled to serve the ones that are currently involved!

If you have a child with special needs in the Tulsa area, take a look at our Waiting List Services page.

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