Professional Development

Family Support Webinars


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Talking with Parents and Caregivers about
Children’s Exceptionalities

This webinar will feature a panel of parents who have children who have been
identified with exceptionalities. Through sharing some of their experiences with
different services and staff/volunteers, they will provide guidance for family
support professionals. 

Our professional development survey responses perpetually mention that family
support professionals want to learn more about talking with families about children
with special needs, potential delays or different health conditions. Concerns
include their uncertainty about how to open and proceed with conversations that
identify exceptionalities and ways to support families. Some parents/caregivers
acknowledge and make plans to address, and others become withdrawn or deny
any situations with their children that are not on target with “typical” development.


Register here.