Supporting Parents of Children with Disabilities

February 20, 2016 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired Hatlen Conference Center (Building 605)
1100 W 45th St
Austin, TX 78756
$75 (reduced rate for 5 participants from the same place)
Dale Rudin, PhD

As professionals how do we support parents who are struggling with the impact of their child’s disability? Have you ever felt at a loss for what to say to a parent who is worried about his or her child? How do you feel when a parent is upset and angry that the child you are working with is not making enough progress? What do you do when it is clear that the parent, of the child with whom you are working, is unrealistic about his or her child? Do you share your perspective or do you just agree with the parent?

Knowing how to support parents of children with disabilities, is both an art and a skill. This workshop will focus on using empathy and compassion to explore ways to communicate authentically, while supporting parents. This workshop is geared for Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologists, ABA Therapists and other professionals who work directly with children with disabilities.
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 a psychologist, special educator, and parent.
Please Register by February 15, 2016.
Send name, contact information and check for fee to:
Dale Rudin, Ph.D.
4310 Medical Parkway, Suite 101
Austin, Texas 78756