Advocating for your child – a free online event with Ann Douglas, Canadian parenting and mental health author

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Join us for ‘Advocating for your child’ – a free online event with Ann Douglas, Canadian parenting and mental health author.

Advocacy Event Description

This event features advocacy strategies for parents who have a child with a behavioural, neurodevelopmental, or mental challenge. Topics to be discussed include record keeping for advocacy purposes, navigating the health and education systems, finding other allies in the quest for better care, and staying strong.

This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between. This is a free community event presented by Morneau Shepell’s Children’s Support Solutions.

Advocacy Event Details:

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Time: 9:00pm-10:00pm

Location: Online event | We will send you the website link after you register.

Event format: Presentation followed by a question and comment period

Registration: Tickets to this event are free; however spots are limited. Reserve your spot today.

Technical details for this event

This event will be hosted using WebEx Event Center, which is compatible with most computers. After you register you will receive a web link to access on the day and time of the event.

Slides and audio are presented via your computer over the internet. It is best to use headphones plugged into your computer to hear the audio. Please join the event a few minutes before it begins.

About Ann Douglas

Ann Douglas is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the author of 28 books, including The Mother of All Pregnancy BooksThe Mother of All Baby Books and her latest book, Parenting Through the Storm. She speaks at health, parenting, work-life, and motherhood conferences and makes regular appearances in the media on topics ranging from the journey to parenthood to parenting and pop culture. Ann is the mother of four children, ages 13 through 22. She and her family live in Peterborough, Ontario.

Who should attend: Parents with a child of any ability; particularly those with children who have a neurodevelopmental (Autism, ADHD, Communication or motor disorders, etc.), mental or behavioural challenge.

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