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Positive Special Needs Parenting: Finding Positivity and Support as a Carer

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Newcastle City Hall

290 King Street

Newcastle, NSW 2300

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Being a parent or carer for a child with special needs can be tough, but when you surround yourself with a positive, healthy network of friends, relatives and specialists, it lifts things a little. Likewise, connecting with others in similar circumstances can make things easier too.

As part of the 'Count Us In' Newcastle festival, a month-long program of events highlighting disability inclusion accross the city, "How to Find Positivity and Support as a Carer" is a Presentation and Q & A discussion designed to build resilience, gain confidence, knowledge and understanding in carers and their families. The event is a chance for carers to connect and learn strategies to become more positive, share experiences and discover more avenues for support in the local community.

About Kirsty Russell:

In 2011, Kirsty began her work as a special needs parenting advocate writing her own blog that was named as a Bupa Blog Award finalist in 2016, acknowledged for the quality advice and genuine support it provided.

Since, Kirsty regularly speaks to parents, special education teachers and professionals on a range of topics at community and professional forums and on radio, print and TV media, discussing autism, albinism and general parenting subjects. She presented two sessions to delegates at the 2017 Asia Pacific Autism Conference (APAC) in Sydney and recently returned from presenting a plenary session and workshop at APAC 2019 in Singapore.

Kirsty is passionate about helping others and is committed to helping them better understand and support children, to improve working relationships and achieve better outcomes. Let me help you too.

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