Often families do not have information to help support themselves and their family members at home and in the community. Therapediatrics is planning workshops in the Spring of 2019 to help individuals and families remedy some of these concerns.

Please check back as we update our workshop offerings in the coming months.

Stress Free IEP - Thursday April 11, 6:30 pm

The Stress Free IEP is designed for parents of children aged 3 to 13, whether they are aging out of early intervention or starting to age out of school. In this presentation, parents will learn more than just the process of getting an IEP. Parents will learn how to design that IEP for what makes your child a part of your family, not just a student who completes generic goals.

It can be stressful to advocate for your child without fighting. This workshop also includes strategies to keep your sanity. Using strategies of mindfulness and CBT, parents will discover easy, practical, and effective ways to feel strong and empowered.

The Stress Free IEP will help parents:

• Learn about resources and strategies for your child and YOU.

• Feel support as you navigate the unchartered waters of school professionals

• Find a community that accepts all your feelings and experiences

Isn’t it time to be free from stress?

led by Educational Advocate Amy Slutzky, MA, LPC, NCC and mom of son with ASD

Fee: $20/person

Active Meditation and the Family - Coming in April

Join Meditation educator Erin Rachel Doppelt for a one hour Active Meditation workshop to increase immunity, lower stress levels and connect to your presence. Beginners level to encourage the daily practice of meditation for inner peace and self compassion. Breath-work + guided relaxation will leave you feeling calm  and centered as well as informed on ancient and 21st-century meditation. Some highlights will include learning meditations best for sleep, meditations best for panic and anxiety and best practices to live a calm, centered and present life. 

Erin Rachel Doppelt is an international wellness consultant, spiritual teacher and retreat leader. She facilitates innovative mindfulness workshops in the areas of meditation, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, conflict competency, nutrition, yoga, and spiritual, personal and professional development. The workshops help foster individual and corporate wellness, advancing team collaboration and decreasing illness, stress and anxiety. Erin developed the workshops based on her experience living and learning in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Erin earned an MA in Clinical Psychology and Education from Columbia University, and is a Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach. Check out her Instagram @ErinRDoppelt and her website

Cost: $25 per family

Registration is needed as space is limited – contact Therapediatrics at (847) 996-6666 to register.

Help Build Your Child's Shield: Developing Your Child's Resilience to Stressful Events -
March 9 at 1 pm

This parent workshop is designed to show parents how to help their children to not give their power away. This program focuses on providing practical strategies to increase empowerment and control and also how to help children how to assess the safety of a situation and what responses are needed.

Parents will learn to help their children :

*Defining Teasing vs Bullying

*Identifying and Recognizing Put Downs

*Effectively Responding to Negativity

*Assessing Safety in a situation

*How to be a Responsive and Safe Bystander

Cost: Free to the community

Presentation is free to the community. Registration needed as space is limited.

Babysitting will be available upon registration for children ages 5+ for $5 per child.