Digest This: Families with special needs children
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
Digest This is a weekly, hour-long online discussion hosted by WHYY's Health and Science team. Join us every Tuesday at noon. Log in at lunchtime to pose questions to experts and our reporters, voice opinions, and connect to people with similar concerns.
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Families with Special Needs Children
When a child has a special need, the whole family is affected. Parents have to consider therapeutic interventions, care, and education. Siblings share the responsibilities from an early age, and often feel neglected.
What kinds of resources are available to families? Who can they connect with for information and help? What kind of schooling is best? What happens as a child with special needs becomes an adult, and needs different services? What kind of long-term plans should be in place?
Join us for a discussion with experts and parents who can provide answers.
When: 12:00 noon (EST) Tuesday, January 26. (Web chat)
Also please join us on Tues, January 26th, at 6 PM for a networking and focus group event for families with special needs children.
at WHYY's studios, 150 North 6th St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Where: Right here. Click the blue button in the right sidebar to join the chat.
Moderator: Maiken Scott
This week's guests:
Paul LeBuffe, Co-Director of the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. Paul also speaks from the perspective of a parent of a child with special needs.
Becky Español, Program Supervisor, Parents Involved Network of Philadelphia. Parents Involved Network is a parent-run, statewide network for families of children and adolescents with emotional or behavioral disorders.