Understanding your Child's
Soren Richardson, FND PEN, is hosting a virtual workshop with the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 10:30 am on Zoom (Register in advance) and live in the DSACF Facebook group.
This month's guest speaker is Lisa Math, Director of the Family STAR (Support, Training, Assistance, and Resources) for Family Network on Disabilities.
This workshop will help parents and caregivers understand their child’s emotional development and how to support their exceptional needs. In this presentation, we will learn how a child develops emotionally, what impacts a child’s emotional development, identify how trauma can impact health, mental health, and family dynamics, learn how to create the story you want to tell, and get resources to support your child and family.
Lisa Math B.S, CRPS-F - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Math is the Director of Family S.T.A.R. program (STAR stands for Support, Training, Assistance, and Resources) for Family Network on Disabilities. She is also a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS-F) with an endorsement in working with Families.
In her role at FND, she supports families who have children with special healthcare needs, complex medical conditions, developmental disabilities and mental health challenges, and the professionals who serve them. She has created webinars, resource materials, curricula, and presentations that are given at conferences and meetings throughout the state.
Her most important role is that as a parent of a 25 year old young adult who has multiple medical conditions and mental health challenges. She educated herself and navigated multiple systems of care to advocate for her child's needs and has used her lived experience to support others in their journey.
Lisa is an award winning poet and writer, and enjoys traveling and watching historical dramas.
Soren Richardson - Soren@fndfl.org
Florida's Leading Voice for Down Syndrome
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