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

Parenting Stress: Science, Signals & Strategies

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
9:30 am–11:00 am

This parent workshop will help parents understand the science of stress, and then identify their own sources of stress, stress triggers, signs of stress, and coping strategies. Learn some new skills to manage your stress so you can be more sensitive and responsive to your child.

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The Co-Parenting Relationship

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
9:30 am–11:00 am

Join us to identify co-parenting challenges and explore new ideas and practices to enhance family life and child development and behavior. During this interactive workshop, parents will 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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Executive Function and Self-Regulation Through a Family Lens

Thursday, January 24, 2019
9:30 am–11:00 am

Join us to begin to identify child and parent executive function strengths and weaknesses and how they impact parenting practices, child development and family life. During this interactive workshop, we will share strategies to develop working memory, goal setting, planning skills, stress tolerance and self-control.

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