Thank You - Not Goodbye!
Shelley Judd is now "foot loose and fancy free" after more than 30 years experience working to strengthen the families of our community. Shelley has officially retired from her role as Executive Director of Parent Services Center, where she has served since 2010.
"I treasure my years at Parent Services, " said Shelley. "But I look forward to spending more time with my eight grandchildren."
Shelley has graciously agreed to remain on our list as a volunteer instructor for Parent Services Center as she will always have a passion to help the families and children of our community and, no doubt, she will do that as long as possible.
While serving as Executive Director, Shelley successfully continued with the ongoing parenting programs of the Center as well as collaborating with John Tyler High School to bring the Watch Dog Program to their campus and The Salvation Army to start up the "Winning the Parenting Game" program for at risk parents. Parent Services became a Better Business Bureau accredited non-profit agency under her leadership. Because of Shelley, we now have a much improved website (as you can see) and links to the cyber world through Facebook and Constant Contact. In 2011 she brought an entirely new audience to the Center by her creation of the Annual DodgeBall Tournament Fundraiser.
The board of directors, staff and volunteers of Parent Services Center will greatly miss Shelley's oversight, input and direction. Her cheerful face coming through the front door will always be a welcome sight.
Autism Network Hosts Autism Expo
The Autism Network of Parent Services Center, Inc. presented the Autism Expo on Saturday, April 26. The Expo will provided parents of Autistic children, adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their families, educators, and professionals who provide services to these families with a forum to educate and share resources, treatment options, and services available to support these families. It was a great success!
"Autism Expo raises awareness, dire need of services in East Texas": Watch the KETK News Story about the Conference.
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6k budget club!
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