Aloha on this beautiful NYC day!
Attached you will find several workshops that you should look in to and attend.
Besides just posting these, I would like to discuss why it’s important to attend any conferences as a parent. I pass on all the information to the families I work with and I can say about 90% of the time, they do not attend. Besides the obvious reasons of great information being passed on here are some other reasons to attend workshops/talks and conferences.
- Inspiration to work with your child
- New parent friends, who feel like you do/networking
- Learn positive parenting strategies
- Brainstorm old ideas into new ones
- Recharging with time away from home
- Bonding with your mate
- Bring a family member/friend=educate them about your child
A well known question that comes up is “who watches my child while I’m at a meeting?” This is a great opportunity to introduce your child to a family member that is up for the challenge. I recommend as many trials as your child needs to stay with another person. Depending on the development and behavior of your child, begin slow. Leave the house with the beloved family member or trusted friend for 5 minutes, go mail a letter, get something from the car etc. Upon your return tell praise your child. By adding more and more time away from home, you are preparing your child towards independence.
It is an important lesson your child learn that Mom and Dad have time away, this will alleviate any spoiled child from always getting what they want, special needs and typical alike. As I always say regardless of physical, developmental or mental disabilities, a child is always a child first.
Your child has an IEP, Now what? http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=115351888492473
Sensory Integration Talk http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=115212021840232