Parent Support2020-05-11T13:46:25+02:00

C.A.R.E. Parent Support

Let us connect, build friendships, share experiences and support each other…
 
At a time when we feel the world is closing in, and when we are having to physically isolate ourselves, we need each other more than ever, and to not isolate ourselves socially and emotionally. At ASK, we believe that the only way we can get through this difficult time together is to keep our virtual doors open to our parents, and continue to offer our support in areas which matters most at this particular time. To meet the current needs of the parents and their children, ASK will be offering online workshops and talks for the parents. We are available online during our office hours from 10h to 16h. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need to speak to someone at ASK, for parents support or parent consultation. You can reach us at +41 0 22 788 21 02 or email at info@allspecialkids.org

Come and Join …..

ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series

Topic: Strengthening Learning Capacities: The Arrowsmith Program™

Tuesday, May 12th, 18:30-20:00
 
We are sorry to inform you that our meeting has been cancelled.
 
You can visit the following link to have more information on the program: https://cognitiveenhancementcentre.ch
 
We hope to see you participate in our online meetings. If you aren’t registered to our mailing list, you can register here to make sure that you receive our invitations.
 
 
ASK endeavours to provide available resources to parents. ASK does not endorse any products, programs or methods. We make no representation of any kind, express or implied regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, or efficacy of the product or program.

 

The upcoming dates for the ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series

 TBA

Past ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series

Thursday, Apr 23rd, 16:00-17:00
Topic: How to Boost your Immunity, and Protect Your Family from COVID-19
By: Irina Shurov, Nutritional Neuroscientist, and Therapist www.liveright.eu

Thursday, Apr 9th, 15:30-16:30
Topic: Self Care for Parents
By: Dr. Jennifer Holloway, C.Psychol., Ps.S.I., BCBA-D, Chartered Psychologist and Director ACCESS Program ww.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/psychology/jenniferholloway/

Thursday, Apr 2nd, 15:30-16:30
Topic: Home Strategies to Help Children with Dyslexia & Other Learning Difficulties
By: Dr. Deb Schneider, Ph.D., EdS, MA, Owner of Mind Metrics & the Language Lab www.exceptionaleducation.ch

Thursday, Mar 26th, 15:30-16:30
Topic: Supporting Children & Adolescents in Difficult Times
By: Rachel Melville-Thomas, Child Psychotherapist, originator of WRS’s “Kids in Mind” Switzerland www.rachelmelvillethomas.com 

 

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

ASK has been such an important part in our lives, allowing my son to have a wonderful time in a perfect environment and allowing me as a parent to have time to keep doing my thing when school is out, with peace of mind. The dedication of all the staff involved is amazing.

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How we help

ASK believes that parents often find their greatest support in other parents who are in a similar situation. Sharing and learning from each other empowers parents.

The unique aspect of ASK support is that it involves a parent helping another parent. CARE program volunteers are mostly parents of children with various types of special needs, who are supportive in an effective manner, know the many resources in the community and are fully prepared to serve you in the best possible way we can.

We live your challenges, share your joys and your worries. We find great delight in small gains and recognize that what we see as great strides are not always seen by the world in which we live.

Practical details

ASK Geneva Parent Support Meeting

Where: Webster University, 15, Route de Collex, 1293, Bellevue (Rooms can be different for each meeting) 
RSVP: parentsupport@allspecialkids.org
Contact: 022 788 21 02 or 079 924 78 35

ASK Zurich Parent Support Meeting

Location: Stillpoint Spaces, Klosbachstrasse 99, 8032 Zürich

RSVP: begum.gurses@allspecialkids.org