C.A.R.E. Parent Support
The unique aspect of ASK support is that it involves a parent helping another parent. 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. 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. Just ASK – we are here to help…
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ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series
Online Zoom Support Sessions, 2020-2021
Workshop: Introduction to Supporting Siblings
When: Tuesday, November 3rd
Time:18h30 – 20h00
Fee: ASK members – FREE, non-ASK members – CHF25. Register here
This workshop is for:
Parents of children with learning differences and special educational needs, who want to know more about supporting the siblings of the child with special needs.
What participants will gain:
In many areas of support being offered to families who have a child with special needs, most often the sibling support is always overlooked. Growing up with a brother or sister who has special needs can pose some unique challenges especially for some children and young adults who themselves may need the attention of the parents. Some of these children and young adults may grow up to be extremely sensitive and tolerant adults. Some grow up harboring resentment that may create a long-lasting impact on the family dynamics and harm to the child with special needs who may need support from the siblings after the parents are long gone.
This workshop will give parents an insight into siblings’ needs and experiences and offers ideas on how to give the siblings the attention they need and to avoid building resentment to the detriment of the child with special needs.
Past ASK C.A.R.E. Online Parent Support Series
Tuesday, October 13th, 16:30-20:00
Topic: What’s going on at ASK for this school year? Just ASK – we are here to help…
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.
’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’
“I realized we had formed a cohesive group with each person an integral member, each contributing and each taking something out of it.”
” 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. “
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.
ASK Geneva Parent Support Meeting
Where: Webster University, 15, Route de Collex, 1293, Bellevue (Rooms can be different for each meeting)
Contact: 022 788 21 02 or 079 924 78 35
ASK Zurich Parent Support Meeting