Parent Workshops

Parents of children with developmental disabilities are invited to attend new family-centered workshops presented by the Ackerman Institute’s Special Needs Project. These workshops will promote family resilience as parents deal with the challenges they encounter raising a child with special needs.


Upcoming Parent Workshops

Executive Function through a Family Lens

Tuesdays, April 10 and 17
9:30–11:00 AM

Executive Function and self-regulation are important skills for success in school and in life. Participants in this two session workshop will examine child and parent executive function strengths and weaknesses and how they impact parenting practices, child development and family life. We will share strategies to develop working memory, goal setting, stress tolerance, organization/planning skills and self-control.

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The Co-Parenting Relationship

Wednesday, April 25
6:00–7:30 PM

This workshop will help parents to identify co-parenting challenges and explore new ideas and practices to enhance family life and child well-being.  Join this interactive workshop to begin to practice communication and problem solving skills and to experience support from other parents who share similar challenges and dreams for their children.

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Discussion Group for Couples

4 Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23 and June 6
6:00–7:30 PM

In this 4-session discussion group, couples will discuss co-parenting challenges and specific strategies to enhance parental communication and cooperation that can support their child’s learning and behavior. Take time to nurture the couple relationship.

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