Pat is available to speak to fellow professionals and various groups of parents who have children with special needs. Her master’s degree in clinical social work, experience working with parents, and personal story merge into a dynamic talk that empowers families, and professionals assisting those families, to transform the often challenging emotions that can arise when caring for those with special needs, so they can be the family they want to be.
Pat will share how feelings of grief, fear and sadness are perfectly normal, how those feelings overwhelmed her and her family for many years, and what strategies parents can use to help control and overcome them.
In lieu of direct compensation, Pat would prefer that all available speaking fees (if any exist) be donated to the nonPariel Institute’s “Austin Expansion Fund” to help bring this amazing program to Austin.
For speaking engagements please fill out the form on our Contact Page.