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Date(s) - 04/04/2020
All Day

Spalding Pastoral Center


PROGRAM INFORMATION AND PRESENTER BIO This conference provides an opportunity for parents to learn from others a variety of ways to make a difference, not just for their child or family but on a much broader level. Participants will learn how the tools of storytelling can help unwrap dreams and ideas so we can advocate for our children so they have a full and inclusive life. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the science and practice of withstanding, rebounding, and thriving amid the ups and downs of life’s inevitable challenges. Participants will leave with ideas, tools, and strategies for enhancing well-being as caregivers and advocates of children with disabilities.

Featuring: Dr. Lisa Kinderman, Psy.D Lisa Kinderman, Psy.D., licensed clinical psychologist, is a clinical faculty member in counseling psychology at the University of Illinois and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Champaign-Urbana. She has a special interest in the study of integrative health, wellness, and positive psychology. Of all her life roles, she loves being a mom to a daughter with special needs the best.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND The Conference is for adult family members & caregivers of children (birth-22) who have developmental delays or disabilities. Service providers & educators are also welcome.

CONFERENCE COLLABORATORS • Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center • Early CHOICES • The Arc of Illinois • Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association, Inc. • STAR NET Region I & III • Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization • Parents of individuals with disabilities

CONTINUING EDUCATION This workshop has been approved for 5.0 contact hours for: • Educator License Renewal • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area #3 • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area B • EI credit pending

REGISTRATION There is a $15 per person (nonrefundable) registration fee for family members and a $25 (non-refundable) registration fee for professionals. Breakfast and lunch are included. Checks should be payable to “Family Matters,” but mailed with the registration form to STAR NET Regions I & III (address on form) by March 21, 2020. Registration is limited. CHILDREN CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED AT THE CONFERENCE.

If you have questions, please contact: Deb Einhorn, Family Matters, 866-436-7842 x116, Mary Smith, STAR NET Regions I & III,

For conference brochure and registration details: 2020 Family Conference Brochure