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Grandparents of Special Needs Children
March 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
One event on March 30, 2017 at 10:00am
One event on April 30, 2017 at 10:00am
INSTRUCTOR: Don Stedman
If you are a grandparent of a special needs grandchild, then this series may be just what you are looking for. Learn about the several major developmental disabilities and the many categories of exceptional children. Discuss ways to understand and help your children in working with their children with special needs. The program is structured over three sessions, organized as follows:
- Session One: Introduction to Exceptional Children: Child Development/EC Categories/Definitions/Bumps in the road/Family challenges/Chronic issues
- Session Two: Children with multiple disabilities – School and Health
- Session Three: What Grandparents can/should – can’t/should not do: Resources, support systems, advice and counsel.
Don Stedman is a Developmental Psychologist and UNC – Chapel Hill Emeritus Dean and Professor of Education and Child Development who has worked with children with developmental issues and their families for 45 years. He is former Associate Director of UNC – Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, former Director of the Vanderbilt /Peabody Kennedy Center for Research in Child Development at Vanderbilt University, and former Pediatric Psychologist at the Duke University Medical Center. He loves working with grandparents because he is one, too!