Information about Massachusetts happenings and resources that you may be interested in!
Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection, a free comical talk for Parents
Thursday, May 7, 7pm, Triton High School Auditorium, 112 Elm Street, Byfield
Designed for caregivers of special children, this humorous, heartwarming 90-minute workshop is based on the best-selling book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children. Using hilarious anecdotes and fun exercises (no Spandex required), Gina and Patty Gallagher will show attendees how to let go of the expectations they have for their children and embrace the reality.
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Parental Stress Line 800-632-8188 provided by "Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts"
24 Hours a Day
Parents and caregivers with problems related to their children call for support. Trained volunteer counselors who are sympathetic and non-judgmental answer the Parental Stress Line. No problem is too big or too small for a parent to call. We have a translation service so if you, or someone you know, needs a translator don't hesitate to call. Go to www.parentshelpingparents.org for more information. All languages available.
Planning for Summer -- Check this out in Danvers - The Spotlight Program, a program of The Northeast Arc
Learn and practice social skills in an activities-based setting. July-August, field trips, swimming, etc.
Next Stage: Transition preparation for 14-22. For social-emotional challenges such as Asperger's, HF Autism, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, etc. July-August, community field trips, support groups, independent living skills, etc.
Social Scenes: Drama-based social pragmatics for youth ages 9-22. July-August, filmmaking, field trips, swimming, etc.