Events in August 2021
- Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar - ABLE to Save Month
Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families Webinar - ABLE to Save Month
Please join the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Maryland Community of Practice for Supporting Families for the next webinar on August 18.
Special guest, Kelly Nelson, Outreach & Communications Manager for Maryland ABLE will share resources for "ABLE to Save Month" and will discuss the eligibility criteria, enrollment process, and the features and benefits of a Maryland ABLE account. Self-advocate and ABLE account owner, Lily Nelson, will share how she uses her ABLE account to pay for qualified disability expenses that support her in her goals.
Contact Name : Donna Will, Developmental Disabilities Administration
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- Parent Coaching
Being a parent is among the most difficult jobs in the universe. We are called to teach, model, love, support, comfort, advise, and give discipline. Sometimes these roles conflict with each other and we are pulled in opposing directions. Add in our fast-paced environment and the impact of social media and this job can be monumentally difficult. Parent coaching provides guidance to parents and helps families consider what is going well and what challenges need to be addressed. All kids want to be successful, and parent coaching can give parents the tools to teach kids the skills and resilience they need.
Parenting a child with autism, anxiety, ADHD, and other neurological challenges adds another layer of complexity. Despite the best advice from friends, family, and others, sometimes additional tools and strategies are needed.
Lighthouse is pleased to offer parent coaching one Saturday a month. These 45-minute sessions can stand alone as one-time supports or can be on-going coaching sessions. Prior to the first session, our Social Learning Coordinator, Jolene Farmer, sends a skills inventory for parents to complete. Together with Jolene, parents will prioritize goals and decide on an action plan designed especially for their family.
Our next available session is October 20th. There is one remaining slot available on this day at 1:15pm. The next upcoming dates for coaching sessions is 11/17 from 10am to 2pm.
Please contact Jolene Farmer to schedule
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