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The Parent Room

Parent Room

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 with the option of a day session or one in the evening to suit your busy time schedule.    See our timetable below for details of what topics are coming up next (and what we’ve previously talked about).  Events also posted on our Facebook Like page.


Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday 31 MAY 2018       10.30am or 6pm

Transition to School.  How can I make my child’s start to school as smooth as possible? Negotiating School Meetings, Sharing tips and ideas and Q & A.  Suitable for families who have a child starting school in 2019 or 2020.


Thursday 28 JUNE 2018      10.30am or 6pm

Understanding Sensory Processing.   Includes Self Regulation, Sensory Diet and Problem solving behaviours. Sharing tips and ideas and Q & A

Please book into these sessions with Debra Jefferis via email – djefferis@noahsark.nsw.edu.au or call (02) 4423 5022 for more information.


You can also assist or consider becoming one of our parent leaders, there is an opportunity to take more of a leadership role in The Parent Room program as a :

  • Peer mentoring  – Training commencing in May 2018

For more information please contact us on 4423 5022 or email nowra@noahsark.nsw.edu.au