Barrett for Parents Support Group*
Please email Andrea for location and date details, and to pre-register, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To check out the Barrett for Parents Yahoo Group, please click here OR watch this video (Windows Version or YouTube Version)
Barrett for Parents is a Support Group* – through monthly meetings and a Yahoo Group – for parents, guardians and families whose children attend, or used to attend, Barrett Family Wellness Center.
In parallel with Barrett, the main purpose of the group is to explore the ins and outs of raising a child who receives occupational and speech therapy services for developmental problems such as; Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disability, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, Mobility Disabilities, Sensory Processing Issues, Receptive/Expressive Language, and Speech Sound Disorders including Articulation and Phonological Disorders. The secondary purpose is to help local families interact, make contacts, and provide friendly support for one another.
Barrett for Parents is moderated to help maintain a positive and supportive environment. Flaming, trolling, proselytizing or advertising will not be tolerated. Furthermore, this group is not intended to serve as a
negative forum for venting frustrations about specific school systems, teachers or other types of service therapists. Open and honest discussions are encouraged as are the sharing of questions, strategies
and solutions for issues relating to your child’s developmental challenges.
To become a member, email your request for an invitation along with your answers to the four questions below to email@example.com. Your message will be considered by the moderators and, if appropriate for membership, will be posted to the Yahoo Group page for others to see. You will receive an email confirmation that your membership has been approved. Some things to include in your message are:
1. Your name and your child’s name and age – or, if you are more comfortable you may use his/her first initial (for example, “T” for “Thomas”).
2. The type(s) of services your child receives at Barrett Family Wellness Center.
3. A brief overview of your child’s history and the journey that brought you to Barrett Family Wellness Center.
4. Any questions, strategies or solutions you have for issues related to your child’s development and how they affect your child and your family at home or at school.
Our group is available to you to answer questions, provide support, share information and discuss trending topics. We always welcome your thoughts, concerns or questions.
*Barrett for Parents was created for Barrett, and former Barrett, clients and their families.