C.A.R.E. Parent Support

Community Assistance Resource Enrichment (CARE) lies at the heart of all the services we offer at ASK.  Throughout the years, we have built a program, which targets the needs of families affected by a child with special needs.  Whether you’re a Mum, Dad, brother or sister, you’re sure to find something here that will satisfy your needs, on a social or personal level.

  • Would you like to meet other parents who are in a similar situation?
  • Are you overwhelmed by the daily responsibilities of raising a child with special needs or learning differences?
  • Are you looking for more information and support services for your special child?

Come and Join …..

Let us connect, build friendships, share experiences and support each other


Thank you so much for all your time and sharing your special story. It is so great to talk to another mother who understands and speaks the same language.
R.E. Parent
’Indeed, ASK was at the beginning and continues to be extremely helpful through the great contacts I made. Thank you so much for all you have done for us. It is a wonderful organization’
AL.M - Parent
“I realized we had formed a cohesive group with each person an integral member, each contributing and each taking something out of it.”
P.J - Specialist
“​Thanks again so much for hosting the ASK support evenings. It cannot be underestimated what it means for all these parents (mostly mothers, yes I know – why is it that dads are so good at delegating going to these meetings? mea culpa too, by the way…). Having a child with special needs can become a very lonely business in any country and to hear that other parents are dealing with similar issues is very helpful, even comforting up to a point.​​”
Parent L.V

Parent Support Coffee Morning

If you really want to find out what’s going on in your area in terms of special needs support, then you simply must go to one of our ASK coffee mornings!   Usually held on the first Thursday of every month, these informal get-togethers provide a whole new meaning to “networking!”  This is where you will find invaluable insight from the experiences of other parents, who have “been there” already!

Practical details

Geneva Parent Support Meeting

Q&A with Margaret Curran, Cognitive Behaviour Therapist
When: Thursday, 22 Feb 2018
Where: ASK office, the Ecumenical center, 150 rte de Ferney, Geneva
RSVP: Let us know that you are coming
Contact: 022 788 21 02 or 079 924 78 35

Parent Workshops

Coming in the 2018 – 2019 school year

Margaret Curran
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

  • Anxious Children: What triggers it? What sustains it? And How to deal with it?
  • Children with low tolerance and high levels of frustration: What it is? Where it comes from? And How to deal with it?

Healing with Nutrition series
with Irina Shurov

  • Brain Fitness: How to Improve your Child’s Concentration and Learning
  • Nourishing and Healing with Nutrition: For Children with ASD and Other Conditions

Series Presentors

Dr Irina Schurov
Dr Irina Schurov
After my PhD in Neuroscience in Cambridge University I worked extensively in leading academic labs, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies. Driven by passion to help people live healthier I have expanded my field to encompass not only the science of the brain but also the science of nutrition and microbiome. I have created LiveRight – an initiative to share my knowledge of nutritional science in preventing of neurological disorders and advocating of wellbeing strategy.
By building an educational platform about healthy eating habits, by restoring the relationships between people and food, by providing a personalized nutritional support, I want to help many families achieve the optimal balance between health and life.