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Parents Place Workshop: Now What? Road to Resources for your Neurodivergent Child

When you suspect your child needs help, or just received a diagnosis, knowing where to start can be confusing and overwhelming.

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Parents Place Workshop: Now What? Road to Resources for your Neurodivergent Child

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Mar 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Zoom

About the event

Wed, March 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PDT, Zoom

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When you suspect your child needs help, or just received a diagnosis, knowing where to start can be confusing and overwhelming. Founders of Parent Resource Advisors, Carmen O’Shea and Lauren Meltzer,  will take you through a roadmap of how to sort through the incredible  array of available resources for neuro-assessments, OT, speech, academic  support, gender diversity, and more. They will walk through real life  scenarios, including how to decide what to do first, what to do if you  have time but no money or money but no time, and how to navigate private  and public schools. Get the information you need to start to get  resources in place for your child.

About this presenters:Carmen O'Shea  is the mom of 2 gifted, quirky middle schoolers. She co-leads Parent  Resource Advisors, a consulting firm supporting parents on topics  relating to their neurodiverse or gender expansive children. She is also  currently the head of Leadership Development at Synapse School in Menlo  Park and executive HR consultant to the Sharks Sports &  Entertainment organization. Prior to that she was the COO of an early  stage start up in the healthcare space. She spent 20 years at IBM then  SAP in executive consulting, marketing and HR roles, leaving as the SVP  of Culture & Engagement. Carmen is a Board Member of the East Palo  Alto YMCA, a member of the Stanford Cancer Institute’s Community  Advisory Board, and a former Commissioner for the San Mateo County LGBTQ  Commission. She is a member of Chief at the C-level. Carmen graduated  with a degree in Anthropology from Harvard and spent 7 years part-time  in the Air National Guard upon commissioning as a lieutenant from  AFROTC.

Lauren Meltzer is the mother of a 14  year old 2E daughter.  In 2019, she co-founded Parent Resource Advisors,  a consulting firm supporting parents on topics relating to their  neurodiverse or gender expansive children.   In 2020, she co-founded  Loving Your Highly Sensitive Child  which creates workshops to educate  parents and teachers about raising children who are Highly Sensitive.  She is also a certified Life Coach, working with women and parents.  Earlier in her career, she received a Master in Education from Harvard,  and spent over 10 years designing, researching and producing educational  products aimed at schools, parents and children for various Silicon  Valley companies.   She has played leadership roles for the parent  organization at Keys and Synapse Schools and co-led a subcommittee for  Palo Alto School Districts, Schools for the 21th Century task force.   She has also worked in local radio, hosting and producing programming  for KALW, KPFA and KQED.Fee: $45

These workshops will NOT be recorded.

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