Parent Workshop: Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Siblings of children with ADHD, autism and other developmental disabilities often feel that it’s not fair that their parents’ devote more time, attention and resources to their brother or sister. Sibling reactions can be quite varied and are often troubling for parents. They may feel guilty for neglecting or expecting too much from their typically developing child. 

In this workshop, presenters will discuss sibling reactions and parenting strategies to meet the needs of each child.


Elissa Kirtzman, LCSW, is a member of the Children with Special Needs project team. She is a clinical supervisor of family therapy at Bellevue Hospital/NYU Child Study Center. Elissa has a private practice in Manhattan where she works with couples, individuals and families.

Tracy Ross, LCSW, is a member of the Children with Special Needs project team, She is a couples and family therapist with extensive experience working with adults and children with ADHD and social/emotional issues. As a divorce counselor, she helps devise strategies and parenting plans for post-divorce family life. She has a private practice in Manhattan.

Date / Time:

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
9:30 am–11:00 am


Ackerman Institute for the Family
936 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10011
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