TPA Connections Event - Special Parents with Special Kids

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Join us October 18, 2018, 7:00 p.m. for a special event just for parents of students with special needs. What makes this event unique?  TPA wants to include homeschool families all across Kansas, so this event offers a way for all of you to attend – no matter where you live!

This will be a unique event with two ways you can join in – via Facebook or in person at our venue WSU Tech, 4004 N Webb Rd.  At our venue we are providing a way for you to meet other homeschool parents and come away with new connections to continue to encourage one another.  Choose to join the event via Facebook and invite other parents to your own venue and make your own local connections!  Of course, watching via Facebook in your jammies is always a great option!

Come and hear Elizabeth Biggs – a homeschool mom of a student with special needs who also works as a Speech Pathologist.  Elizabeth has a heart to help and encourage parents with the everyday challenges of homeschooling a student with special needs.  She is living this daily – just like you – and has some advice to help get through the rough days, and a reminder of the blessings we receive as parents of these special kids.

You must register to join the event on Facebook or at the TPA venue: $15.00 (spouses free), 2018 TPA Members $5.00.  Registration opens September 1.

Questions:  editor@teachingparents.org

 

My name is Elizabeth Biggs, my husband and I live in the Newton area with our four children ages 13,12,11 and 7.  I am a speech therapist in my professional life with a private practice in Newton.  We have homeschooled from the beginning, so we began our 9th year in August.  I have always advocated for children with special needs, professionally and personally.  But our world was turned a bit on end when we brought home our son Levi from Ukraine and his special needs were so much more significant than we had imagined.  This has set our family on a journey of learning from and embracing our son and brother with special needs.  What I thought I knew as a professional has been challenged and what I felt pretty good at as a mother and homeschool mom has been in the re-designing process for five years.  I’d love to share our discoveries with you, the challenges we’ve faced and the bright pieces of joy we’ve learned in this journey to educate well, our son with special needs at home.  I’d like to answer these questions among any others you may think of: how do I get started; who should I include in my circle; what if I don’t feel qualified; what about therapies; are there support groups; what does inclusion look like in our home; what about the other kids? 

My prayer is that this night will be one that encourages and inspires you to press on.