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Support Group for Parents of Special Needs  Children & Young Adults

Franciscan Health is sponsoring a parent support group for parents of children and young adults with special needs.  

Please join us on the following dates to learn about topics of interest.  Meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST at the stated locations. Each meeting will have a guest speaker, presentation and open discussion.  Please RSVP for each session you plan to at (219) 956-4000 (Wheatfield location) or (219) 866-2080 (Rensselaer location).  Seating is limited so call to reserve your spot today!

 

Wheatfield Location

Rensselaer Location

Franciscan Health
4109 West State Road 10
Wheatfield, IN  46392
(219) 956-4000

Franciscan Health
Medical Outreach Building
1104 East Grace Street
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-2080

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Ashley Sullivan, Admissions Coordinator, will be discussing College Internship Programs Bloomington at the Rensselaer location. 

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cathy Boswell, Regional Program Specialist for Jasper, Newton, and Pulaski Counties, will be presenting a "Special Education 101" workshop.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Cathy Boswell, Regional Program Specialist for Jasper, Newton, and Pulaski Counties, will be presenting the "How to Prepare for Your Student's Special Education Case Conference" workshop.

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Gordon Homes, Certified Financial Planner and Special Needs Financial Planner with WestPoint Financial Group, will be discussing "Financial Planning for the Future" at the Wheatfield location.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Gail Barker, Vocational Rehab Counselor, will be discussing vocational rehabilitation services at the Rensselaer location.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Dorota  Janik will be discussing "Reins of Life Therapeutic Horseback Riding" services.  In addition, Jeremy Rayner will be discussing the "Special Needs Baseball League" at the Wheatfield location.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Guenivere Stinnett will be talking about "Help at Home, Inc."

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Alice Smith, Health and Human Sciences educator, Purdue Extension, will be showing the "Reject" movie at the Wheatfield location.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Elena Luna Magallanes of the Autism Society of Indiana will be discussing topics related to autism and services provided by ASI at the Rensselaer location.

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Buzz Lail will be discussing the Special Olympics at the Wheatfield location.

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. CST

Elena Luna Magallanes of the Autism Society will be discussing Medicaid Waivers at the Wheatfield location.