Y.A.L.E. School Presents Workshop for Parents of Children with Autism and Other Disabilities

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Social worker, marriage counselor, and trainer Edward A. Igle will present a unique workshop designed to help parents of children and teens with disabilities understand how they can assert effective leadership in the family.

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Learn how to assert effective leadership in the family when a child with disabilities is "running the show."

Social worker, marriage counselor, and trainer Edward A. Igle will present a unique workshop designed to help parents of children and teens with disabilities understand how they can assert effective leadership in the family.

The program, entitled “Who’s the Boss? When Your Special-Needs Child is Running the Show,” will explore ideas about privileges and duties that are accorded to a child with disabilities in families. Igle will discuss how the beliefs, attitudes and practices of relatives, friends, and professionals can either enhance or undermine parents’ effectiveness. He will discuss ways for parents and care-givers to develop a healthy adult support system and will examine the effect that caring for a child with disabilities has on relationships between parents and other care-givers.

According to Igle, in most households, parents are in charge – setting rules and expectations and enforcing what’s acceptable and what’s not. But in families in which there is a child with disabilities, that script can be flipped.

Presented by Y.A.L.E. School as a service to the local community, the two- hour program is offered free of charge and is open to the public.

It will take place on Wednesday, May 13 from 7:00 PM- 9:00PM at Y.A.L.E.’s Cherry Hill campus, located at 2127 Church Road in Cherry Hill, NJ. Professional attendees can receive two ASAH professional development credits. RSVP at yaleschool.com/igle

About the speaker: Edward A. Igle, MSW, LCSW, LMFT-NJ, AAMFT-Approved Supervisor, has 33 years of experience and is currently in private practice. As a senior faculty member of the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc., he has been a trainer for 12 years.

About Y.A.L.E. School: Established in 1976, Y.A.L.E. School is a New Jersey state-approved private school for students with disabilities. Y.A.L.E. School provides a positive approach to learning for more than 500 students with disabilities 3 to 21 years of age who need a specialized setting in order to benefit from special education. Together, each of Y.A.L.E. School’s 12 campuses, located throughout southern and central New Jersey and the Philadelphia metropolitan area, offer a flexible continuum of educational and support services to meet the needs of a wide range of students across their entire academic career.

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