Families Helping Families of New Orleans will be hosting a 2-part virtual webinar to help support families with children who have developmental delays and disabilities. The first part of the webinar will take place on Thursday, March 24 at 12 p.m. This first webinar will be addressing what developmental delays and disabilities are and the differences between them. Part two of the webinar will be taking place a week later on March 31, also at 12 p.m. This webinar will discuss how developmental delays and disabilities affect a student's school experience and offer tips to make school manageable. Both of these events are free and open to the public.
To register for part one of the webinar visit tinyurl.com/ALLABOUTDDPT1 and to register for part two of the discussion visit tinyurl.com/ALLABOUTDDPT2. Sign up today to reserve your spot and to help further your education about developmental delays and disabilities.
Families Helping Families of New Orleans serves Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes, and supports all disabilities of all ages. Since 1991 the family-directed resource center has provided information and referral, training and education, and peer to peer support on issues related to disability. They recognize that many parents want to speak to other parents who have "been there, done that" and as such their staff is full of trained and knowledgeable individuals who are parents of children with disabilities or individuals with disabilities. Besides offering those services they can also help teach you to advocate for your child and for them to advocate for themselves, as well as navigating support systems and overcoming challenges in those settings.
At Families Helping Families, the team recognizes that raising a child with a disability or who needs special health care requires lots of information and resources. They like to think of themselves as "a one stop shop" for those services. Besides their robust website and workshops, they also offer a quarterly magazine, Exceptional Times, and are active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can check out their socials at @FHFofGNO
To learn more about Families Helping Families of New Orleans and the services and events they provide, go to their website at fhfofgno.org.