Raising children with special needs is a tough job. But it can also be very rewarding. A symposium being offered by Xavier’s College of Social Sciences, Health, and Education offers information, resources and networking opportunities to help parents build family resiliency and learn to survive and thrive. The event takes places on Friday, March 26, from noon- 8:30 p.m. in the Cintas Center on campus.
The day includes:
• Jenn Jordan, WKRQ Radio personality and mother of a child with a disability, opening the day with a touching description of her family life and blessings.
• Jonathan Mooney discussing disability as a civil rights issue as well as an educational issue. More about Mooney is at www.jonathanmooney.com.
• Barbara Hunter from the internationally-known Springer School in Cincinnati.
• Joan Hoxsey administering the VIA personal strengths survey and helping parents learn how to use the information to become more resilient. The survey is at www.viacharacter.org.
• A resource fair of vendors selling books, videos and CDs, and 21 workshops addressing the issues of schools, IEPs and agency services.
The cost to attend is $60. To register or for more details, visit www.xavier.edu/familyresiliency or call 513-745-3703. The event is completely handicapped-accessible.