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  • Special Children, Special Parents -- A 3-hr workshop for parents of children with special needs: This is a workshop for parents of children with special needs (including, but not limited to: Autism, ADHD, learning/language delays/disorders, Intellectual Disability). The group focuses on family life, family relationships, and the social-emotional needs of parents.   Parents leave with new information, ideas and understanding about: 

    • recurring themes when raising a special needs child

    • parenting practices and positive co-parenting

    • navigating and managing family relationships

    • working with agencies and schools

    • developing self-reflection and self-care

The goal of the workshop is to help build family resilience, assist parents in taking time for their own needs, gain support and enhance parenting knowledge, awareness and confidence. The workshop does not focus on any specific age or disability, but rather the impact a special needs child has on parenting and family life. This group was originally developed by The Ackerman Institute for the Family. 

Next Workshop: TBD

  • Queens Special Needs Services Fair - October 14, 2017

This was a wonderful FREE event that focused on the educational, recreational, financial and other services available to Special Needs children and adults.  The fair included information sessions about Department of Education services, special education law/rights, waiver programs through the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and how/when various interventions (i.e. OT, PT, Sp&L, etc.) are utilized. Additionally, there was a wonderful parent panel allowing for Q & A directly with parents. Presented in collaboration with, and with special thanks to Art House Astoria and Tangy Sweet Photography for these great pictures.  

To find out about any future events CONTACT ME 


Some of our wonderful volunteers
Rachel Rothman Borrero presenting on IEP services and process
Kevin Lanahan discussing District 75 progams
Jennifer Frankola, with Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, speaking about Special Education Law and Rights
Q & A panel with parents of Special Needs children
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