Presentations and Workshops

Below is an abridged list of presentations and workshops we have done.

Keynotes

  • Married with Special Needs Children. Marriage Matters (Jackson, FL)

  • We’re having a child with special needs: Solutions and secrets for a healthy relationship. Matrix Parent Network annual author luncheon (Ross, CA)

  • Bethel Synagogue Disability Awareness Service (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Everybody Matters: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Families. Special Needs Conference and Community Resource Fair sponsored by the Herbert G. Feldman Project for Jewish Inclusion Foundation (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • Michigan Autism Project (Howell, MI)

  • Parent Partnership Project’s Region V 16th Annual Parent Retreat (Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, MN)

  • Heart and Hope State Conference, Family Network on Disabilities (Orlando, FL)

  • Investing in Disabilities Week. University of Michigan

  • Working with Families who have Children with Disabilities. Final keynote address for speech and language pathologists in the School District of Philadelphia

International Presentations

  • Helping fathers: Initial impact and adaptation over time. 12th World Down Syndrome Congress (Chennai, India)

  • Family Adaptation to Childhood Disability: Cross-cultural Commonalities. International Family Therapy Association (Panama City, Panama)

 

  • Couples Therapy with Parents of Children with Autism. International Family Therapy Association (Panama City, Panama)

 

  • Fostering family resilience while raising children with disabilities. International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (Lucknow, India)

  • Parent workshop on coping well with childhood disability. International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (Lucknow, India)

  • Strengthening your marriage while raising children with Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome Association of Canada (Vancouver)

 

  • Healing and transforming pain: couples raising children with disabilities and illnesses. International Family Therapy Association (Leeuwenhorst, the Netherlands)

  • Working with couples whose children have disabilities or serious illnesses. XVII World Family Therapy Congress (Portoroz, Slovenia)

  • Strengthening Marriages: Parents of Children with Disabilities. International Family Therapy Association (Reykjavik, Iceland)

  • University Students with Disabilities: Transition, Planning and Career Choices. International Conference on Higher Education and Disability (Innsbruck, Austria)

Half-Day and Multi-day Presentations

  • Making it work in your family. Skills of Central PA (State College, PA)

  • Strengthening Your Couple Relationship and Yourself. Cystic Fibrosis Annual Conference, Pediatric Lung Center (Fairfax, VA)

  • Creating the Future: Possibilities and Practicalities. Ortho Swank Family Seminar, Nemours/Alfred l. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, VA)

 

  • Quality of Life for Parents Raising Children with Cerebral Palsy. Ortho Swank Family Seminar, Nemours/Alfred l. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, VA)

  • Married with special needs children [Keeping connected]. Couples Conference, Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, OK)

  • Working with Families of Children with Disabilities. Full-day continuing education workshop, Rutgers School of Social Work (New Brunswick, NJ)

Additional Presentations and Workshops

  • National Autism Association annual conferences

  • Growing together as a couple while raising children with disabilities in military families. Travis Air Force Base (Travis, CA)

  • Different Just Like You: Inclusion of the Differently Abled in Our Media and our Classroom. 71st Annual University Film and Video Association Conference, Cal State University (Los Angeles, CA)

  • Couples Raising Children with Disabilities: A Workshop for Parents. North Merrick SEPTA (Long Island, NY)

  

  • Strengthening your relationship: Perspectives from mothers and fathers raising children with Down syndrome. Webinar for the National Down Syndrome Society

  • Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities: Impact, reflections and advice for siblings and parents. Invited panel moderator, JESPY House (South Orange, NJ)

 

  • Working with Families of Children with Disabilities. Mom2Mom-University Behavioral Health Care at Rutgers University (Piscataway, NJ)

  • Strengthening your Couples Relationship while Raising a Child with cri du chat syndrome. 5p- Society, National Cri du chat (Huntington, NY)

 

  • Supporting couples who have children with disabilities and health challenges: How professionals can facilitate positive outcomes. Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (Norfolk, VA)

 

  • Creating the Future: Possibilities and Practicalities. Ortho Swank Family Seminar, Nemours/Alfred l. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, VA)

  • Quality of Life for Parents Raising Children with Cerebral Palsy. Ortho Swank Family Seminar, Nemours/Alfred l. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, VA)

 

  • Taking care of yourself and your relationships. Project Star support group for parents of adopted children with disabilities (Chippewa, PA)

  • Assistive Technology and Ergonomics in the Workplace for Employees with Disabilities. Along with staff from the Kornreich Technology Center at Abilities! National Business and Disability Council

  • Autism New Jersey-30th Annual Conference (Atlantic City, NJ)