Online Parent Discussion Group – Special Needs Project

The Ackerman Institute’s Special Needs Project is offering an online 6-session parent discussion group. Family therapists who specialize in working with families who have children with developmental disabilities such as autism, ADHD, LD, and sensory processing disorder will facilitate this group. Discussions will address parent concerns such as managing stress, parenting practices, family routines and relationships, and ways to increase self-care and support.

We are living through an unprecedented time of health, financial, political, racial, and climate unrest. Add to this, worries about your child’s development and the effects of remote learning and telehealth. Join us and meet with other parents to share common struggles, solutions and strategies to promote resilience and family well-being.


Dr. Judy Grossman, is the Director of Ackerman’s Special Needs Project, Associate Director of the Center for the Developing Child and Family and adjunct faculty at New York University. She has lectured nationally and internationally about parenting, family resilience, mental health consultation and early intervention/special education policy and programs.  She has a private practice in Manhattan.

Date / Time:

Group 1: (Ages 3–8)
Wednesdays, 7:00 pm–8:15 pm
10/21, 10/28, 11/04, 11/11, 11/18, 12/02

Group 2: (Ages 9–15)
Tuesdays, 10:00 am–11:15 am
10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/03, 11/10, 11/17


This program will be held online via Zoom.

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