Family Conference

Overcoming the Odds: Promoting Resilience for Families with Special Needs

Saturday, October 13, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Rosemont School of the Holy Child
1344 Montgomery Avenue
Rosemont, PA 19010

Caring for a child, young adult, or parent with special needs?

Members of the community who are caring for a loved one with special needs are invited to this conference. You will have the opportunity to speak to professionals in a variety of fields regarding how best to support your loved one. Topic-specific workshops will also be offered as part of the day’s events.

This conference featuring  Judith Warner, New York Times best-selling author of  “We’ve Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication   is offered free of charge to the community in celebration of Devereux’s 100th Anniversary.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  A free shuttle will be available from SEPTA’s Rosemont Station to the Conference for those taking public transportation.

We can help you with:

* appropriate school placement
* managing parents’ and siblings’ needs
* medication decisions
* advocacy
* planning for the future
* legal and other issues

Please join us for a day filled with helpful tips on how to build resilience when caring for a loved one with special needs.

Space is limited. Sign up today! To register, contact Kristin Schloendorn at 610-542-3094 or

Supervised child care will be available on site. Please mention any child care needs, including special needs, when registering.

The Please Touch Museum will offer children’s activities.

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