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Date(s) - 04/06/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Spalding Pastoral Center


Intended Audience: The Conference is for adult family members & caregivers of children (birth-21) who have developmental delays or disabilities. Service providers & educators are also welcome.

Kathy Morris will present, “Help! What Do I Do With This Child Now That We Have a Diagnosis.” This seminar is designed for families of children/adolescents birth-21 years old. An overview of developmental disabilities, including Down Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Cognitive Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other disabilities will be highlighted. Strategies to support the manifestations of the disabilities will be presented. In addition, an overview of the grief process parents experience will be presented to aid in understanding and to support parents during the early years and beyond the diagnosis. CHILDREN CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED AT THE CONFERENCE.

REGISTRATION: There is a $15 per person (non-refundable) 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 to Starnet I & III, WIU Horrabin Hall 32, Macomb, IL 61455 (after completing this online registration). Registration is limited. Registration will not be complete until payment is received. For information or financial assistance, please contact Deb Einhorn, Family Matters, at deinhorn@fmptic.org or Mary Smith, STARnet Regions I & III, at mk-smith@wiu.edu.

Please click 2019 Family Conference Brochure-1 for complete event information.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER:  Please go to http://starnet.org/home/events/family-conference-2/  by MARCH 23, 2019