Tuesday, May 11: Preventing Parent Burnout for Families and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs
10:00 am-12:00 pm * Presented by Tina Beauparlant, Regional Manager/Education Specialist, Parent to Parent of NYS
Extraordinary parenting responsibilities create extraordinary pressures on parents. At the same time, parenting a child with special needs requires energy, focus, and enthusiasm to be effective in our role. The better off we are emotionally and physically, the better we can support our families.
Tuesday, May 25: Collaborative Communication
10:00 am-12:00 pm * Presented by Kara Georgi, Family Education Specialist, Starbridge
Do you come away from meetings not saying what you intended or feeling as though your viewpoint is misunderstood? Do you listen to what other team members say? Communication is key to effective partnerships. Learn to recognize the barriers in communication that can get in the way of collaboration and positive outcomes. Strengthen your advocacy skills by learning effective and collaborative communication strategies.
Tuesday, June 8: Looking Ahead to School in the Fall
10:00 am-12:00 pm * Presented by Jennifer Sibley, Family Peer Advocate, NRCIL
While it is too soon to know what school will look like in the fall, we can talk about what we’ve learned from this current year. Join us to discuss the benefits and challenges of in person, hybrid and virtual classes, as well as how you can work with your school to prepare for next year.