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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?
  • Are you searching for a new programme or new learning techniques to help or improve your child’s learning?

Come and Join …..

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

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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. “

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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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Parent Support Meeting

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 a 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

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

ASK Geneva Parent Support Meetings 2018 – 2019

ASK Parent Workshop Series 2018 – 2019

  • Monday, 19 November 2018, 18h30 to 20h30, Webster Uni, LLC Hall

Presenting Rita Margarita, CEC – Cognitive Enhancement Center and Debbie Gilmore, Arrowsmith Programme

Please join us to learn more about Rita’s long journey; how she investigated a range of schools, different methodologies, and finally found the solution for her son with the Arrowsmith Programme. Debbie Gilmore, the executive director of Arrowsmith programme will be present for Q&A session.

 

  • Thursday, 7 February 19h to 20h30, Webster University, Room LLC 2

Holding Your Head Up when Life is really Touch
By Dr. Kate Lindley, PhD, President of SAMED

Parents of Special Needs children have increased demands made upon them and often with little social recognition or positive feedback about their children and their parenting skills. How can you hold your head up when life throws you yet another curveball?

 

  • Thursday, 7 March 10h to 12h, Webster University, Room Alps 14

Listening Re-education, Improves the Family Dynamic: Better Listening, Better Communication, Better Relationships 
By Marsha Staubli, Tomatis Consultant, Educator, and Psychologist & Elka Schlaeppi, Tomatis Consultant, Directrice Listening Center Rolle, Social
Pedagogue 

  • Create awareness of the importance of the ability to listen to oneself and others. This ability is key for healthy, happy family dynamics.
  • Positivize the way parents see their children’s strengths and weaknesses. This removes the problem of child label by creating a happier family.
  • Explain how we re-educate listening with the Tomatis Method and the benefits. Have a happier more harmonious family life.
  • Better listening, communication, and happier children lead to better relationships and better results in school.

  • Thursday, 4 April 2019, 19h to 20h30 Webster University, Room LLC 2

Demystifying Psycho-Educational Assessment: What is it, What does it involve and What do we gain from it?
Assessment is a powerful tool to unraveling your child’s unique qualities and helping him/her move forward.
By Ioli Soroula, Chartered Educational Psychologist

 

  • Thursday, 2 May 2019, 19h to 20h30, Webster University, Room LLC 2

An Overview of Nutrition & Lifestyle Factors to Optimise Brain Development, Address Anxiety and Depression
By Kerry Fugard, Nutritional Therapist

  • Nutrition for brain health
  • Optimising gut health
  • Stress reduction
  • Getting a good night’s sleep
  • Exercise
  • Brain training

RSVP: parentsupport@allspecialkids.org or call Joy @ 079 924 78 35

ASK Zurich Parent Support Meetings 2018 – 2019

  • Friday, September 7th, 18:45-20:45
  • Friday, October 5th, 19:30-21:00
    Guest speaker: Margaretha Engberg
    Topic: Sandplay Therapy
  • Friday, November 9th, 19:30-21:00
  • Friday, December 7th, 19:30-21:00
 

Parent Workshops