The Parent Room for Parents and Carers
The Parent Room offers parents of children with additional needs new connections with other parents, practical information and new ways to learn about accessing services for their children. Every family is different and this program is designed to provide a range of opportunities for parents to connect with other parents. We hope this program helps parents feel supported and learn new knowledge and skills to care for their children and get the services they need.
Our overall program has three components:
- Parent Information Sessions / Peer Groups
- Parent Advocacy Training
- Parent to Parent mentoring (coming soon)
There is flexibility so that families may access some or all of the components.
The Parent Room Information sessions are usually held on the last Thursday of the month (during term time). Different topics are covered each month, usually in 2 sessions; one during the day and one in the evening. See our timetable below for details of what topics are coming up next (and what we’ve previously talked about).
You can also assist are considering becoming one of our parent leaders, there are two opportunities to take a leadership role in the new Parent Room program:
- Peer mentoring and
- Group Facilitator
For more information please contact us on 4423 5022 or email email@example.com
Thursday 26/10/2017: Supporting your child with Literacy (10:30am, repeated at 6:00pm)
Presented by Marg Sutherland (Special Ed Teacher) & Erin Smart (Speech Pathologist). Childcare may be available by request.
Thursday 23/11/2017: Behaviour Support – Building Parent Skills (10:30am, repeated at 6:00pm)
Presented by Sue Cuninghame Program Coordinator, Managing Children Program
Transition to School: How can I make my child’s transition to school go smoothly? Introducing your child; Negotiating school meetings.
NDIS – Starting my child’s Plan: NDIS working group. Getting started, Information & Planning.