Symposium on Building Family Resiliency

March 1, 2010

Raising children with special needs is a tough job. But it can also be very rewarding. That is the message of a symposium being offered by Xavier University and its College of Social Sciences, Health & Education on Friday, March 26 from noon- 8:30 pm in the Cintas Center. The purpose of the symposium is to provide Tri-state parents who are raising children with special needs information, resources and networking opportunities in an effort to build family resiliency and learn to not only survive—but to thrive. For those who register before March 15, the cost is only $50. After that date and at the door, cost is $60. For more information, please call 513-745-3703.

The day includes:
• Jenn Jordan, WKRQ Radio Personality and mother of a child with a disability will open our symposium with a touching description of her family life and the blessings.
• Jonathan Mooney will discuss disability as a civil rights issue, not just and educational issue. More about Mooney is at www.jonathanmooney.com
• Barbara Hunter is from the internationally-known Springer School in Cincinnati.
• Joan Hoxsey will help attendees learn to use the information gained from taking the VIA personal strengths survey and become more resilient parents. The survey is at www.viacharacter.org
• A resource fair of vendors with books, videos and CDs for sale.
• Dinner
• Twenty-one workshops addressing the issues of schools, IEPs and agency services.

The event is completely handicapped-accessible. To register or for more details, visit www.xavier.edu/familyresiliency.