East Valley Caregiver Support Group Guest Speakers
Learn more about community members who are scheduled to join our upcoming weekly support group to share personal stories and/or valuable resources and information. To Register: Contact Denise Baker at email@example.com or (480) 628-5695. Pre-registration is required.
A parent shares her profound story, “From being kicked out of our church and almost every school and daycare to my child working at Safeway…what an amazing journey we’ve had!" HOPE was Having Optimism Prevail Every day.
Dr. Cameron Call, Horizon Chiropractic
Dr. Cameron Call, Clinic Director at Horizon Chiropractic Center, will join us to talk about the important role the brainstem plays in regulating stress and improved function for those with neurodevelopmental disorders. You will learn ways to recognize dysautonomia and strategies to improve and reduce stress patterns. Dr. Call is a structural chiropractor and specializes in helping individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders and chronic health conditions such as vertigo, fibromyalgia, and migraines. You can learn more about him and his work at www.thehorizoncenter.com.
Emily Taylor, JD, Partner, Taylor & Lihn, PLLC
Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney; what legal steps can parents and family members take now to insure that their loved one’s benefits and programs remain intact when they receive an inheritance and parents are no longer able to manage? We will discuss special needs trusts, ABLE accounts, supplemental care trusts, nomination of successor guardians and more.
Abigail Wool-Biringer, MA, OTR/L, KIDS EMPOWERED 4 LIFE
The sensory system can be so confusing! How do you know if your child's sensory needs are being met? Does your child seem hyper or hyposensitive to various sensory input? I'll help you sort it out and provide strategies that you can begin using immediately!
Chandra Dorsett, A Parent's Story of Hope
Faced with challenge after challenge, it seemed that Chandra’s daughter was destined for a bleak future. She shares her story and how she overcame obstacles for her daughter, herself and her family. There is always hope.
Michelle Thorne, D.A.M.E.S.
Michele Thorne is the founder of D.A.M.E.S. (Differently Abled Mothers Empowerment Society), a Board member of the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, a Certified Autism Specialist and a mother of two who have been diagnosed with autism. After her children's diagnosis, she saw the need for an organization whose sole focus was to take care of the mothers raising children with special needs. D.A.M.E.S. aims to take a holistic approach to helping mothers and Michelle's talk will focus on how D.A.M.E.S. can help you re-center by providing self-care tools that are available to you anytime, anywhere.
Kari and Linsey, Wellness Advocates, doTERRA
Parents and caregivers often put themselves “last” when it comes to self-care. Mother and daughter Wellness Advocates Carrie Smith and Linsey Wilt will share 10 practical applications for self-care you can implement in your daily life. These tips and techniques will help you with your self-care plans and improving your overall health.
Jennifer Armer, Armer Foundation, LLC
Jennifer Armer, Founder, Armer Foundation , LLC. The Armer Foundation For Kids is a charity dedicated to ease some of the financial burdens to families with children with extreme medical conditions that have unforeseen financial burdens. When health insurance is not enough, Armer Foundation will help by assisting with copays, premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses. Come hear Jennifer’s inspiring story that led to her helping other families who are caring for children with extreme medical conditions.
Denise Baker, Parent, Counselor and Owner, Life Quest Counseling
In this meeting, community resources for parents, children and families will be shared. Parents and caregivers will be able to talk among themselves, share struggles, share ideas that help alleviate stress and improve family function. We'll enjoy food, encouragement and laughter. Counselor and Parent Denise Baker will provide tips and strategies for self-care for parents who find themselves saying, "I don't have the time or energy for self-care."