What happens when you first hear that your child has a developmental disability? How do you respond? How do you manage after several or many years go by? Who can you talk to about your own emotional reactions? What do you do when you are feeling overwhelmed? These are all questions that confront a person who has a child with a difference—a challenge—a disability. As professionals how do we support family members who are struggling with the impact of disability?
This workshop will use a grieving model to explore the emotional aspects of parenting a child with a disability. It will enable participants to understand the ongoing emotional impact that raising a child with a disability can have on all family members, as well as how to make meaning out of these emotions. This workshop is geared for parents, family members and professionals who love and/or work with children with disabilities.
WHEN: Saturday, September 20th from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration will begin at 9 AM.
WHERE: Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Hatlen Conference Center, Building 605, 1100 W 45th St, Austin, TX 78756, (512) 206-9167
PRESENTER: Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
Dale has been providing support to family members and other professionals who work with developmental disabilities since 1975. She has the unique perspective of being both a psychologist, special educator, as well as a parent.
COST: $75.00 (If financial assistance is needed, please call Dr. Rudin at: 512-328-7388)
REGISTRATION: Please Register by September 10th, 2014.
Send registration form and fee to: Dale Rudin, Ph.D., 4310 Medical Parkway, Suite 101, Austin, Texas 78756
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