For parents/ guardians and caregivers of children with special needs…As part of your child’s IEP, Valley Central Special Education Department offers a parent counseling and support group called Parent Circle to assist families with their child’s developmental & educational needs.
Once a month, the Parent Circle group will meet virtually to provide emotional support, intervention strategies, community resources, and information for families of students with disabilities (such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Anxiety/ Depression/ PTSD, or Learning Disabilities). These meetings provide assistance with various challenges and frustrations encountered, as well as a forum to celebrate successes.
The Parent Circle is a supportive and friendly place where parents or guardians are welcome to share their experiences and questions, or to just listen and know you are not alone! School psychologists and/ or related service providers will be available to provide resources and interventions.
Time & Dates:
Thursday, September 30th
Wednesday, October 27th
Thursday, November 18th
Thursday, December 16th
Wednesday, January 19th
Wednesday, February 16th
Thursday, March 24th
Thursday, April 28th
Thursday, June 2nd
Please RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org before each meeting if you are interested in joining, so a meeting link can be sent. You are welcome to join at any time!
In addition, here is information on an AWESOME parent series offered in the community that is FREE:
Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County will be starting another Discipline is NOT a Dirty Word series for parents and caregivers on Wednesday, 9/22. This 6-week series will be held virtually from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. This interactive series is filled with resources about child development, emotional coaching, parenting tools and fun in correspondence with participants’ interests and needs. There is ample room for questions and discussions that support building parental confidence and wellbeing. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register here:
Your child’s education grows through a partnership between home & school! We look forward to being your partner!