Mom's Empowerment Retreat
The Mom's Empowerment Retreat is a 4 day and 3-night retreat in the spring where moms who have kids with special needs have an opportunity to learn new strategies, reflect on current practices, and connect with the other moms. The moms attend classes on topics that apply specifically to children with special needs such as navigating Medicaid, writing IEPs, learning about health concerns, and behavior management techniques. The moms also attend sessions about grief, having an identity outside of their child with special needs, family structures, and the importance of self-care for mothers.
We host this retreat with Piece by Piece Foundation, our local autism support group. This retreat is for moms who have a child with any disability, it is not Down syndrome specific. We post the date each year around January and applications open in February. Watch the events calendar for more information.