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A Voice for Parents of Special Needs Children

By Rachel L. West, MSW, LMSW
The Political Social Worker

On Monday June 24th Social Work Chats by Social Work Helper presents The Coffee Klatch: A Voice for Parents of Special Needs Children.  Marianne Russo from Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio will be our guest expert for the chat.

Marianne is the Founder and President of The Coffee Klatch a project she started to :

give parents what I so dearly needed and did not have when I started on my journey, the empowerment of confidence and hope.  It is my intent to bring my listeners the tools and information to not only accept and understand your child’s diagnosis, but to educate parents on special education law, digging out of the trenches and the true meaning of advocacy. (source)

Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio features shows that deal with a variety of topics aimed to provide information and support to parents of children with special needs.

We provide information and empowerment to parents and educators in the special needs and mental health communities with interviews on all disabilities both physical and emotional with a strong focus on autism, neurobiological disorders and mental illness.  We cover topics from cutting edge research to practical parenting tips.  Our guests are literally the most influential and revered doctors in the world.  We also bring on internationally respected children’s foundations to offer support and direction. (source)

To listen to Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio click here. You can also find out more about Marianne by reading the interview I did with her for Social Work Helper and by visiting her blog.

The live Twitter chat with Marianne will take place Monday June 24th at 8PM eastern standard time.  You can join in the chat by using the hashtag #swunited.  Feel free to pass this information along to anyone you feel would be interested in this event.

Social Work Chats is a weekly Twitter discussion hosted by Social Work Helper.  Chats take place Mondays at 8PM EST.  Social Work Chats cover a variety of topics of interest to helping professionals including advocacy, politics, domestic violence, and career issues. The hashtag for the chat is #swunited.  All chat transcripts are archived on Stroify.  You can access the archive for past chats by going to storify.com/swunited.

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Posted by Rachel L. West

In addition to being the founder of The Political Social Worker blog, I am a consultant. My consulting practice offers advocacy and community outreach solutions to nonprofits, social good organizations, and private practitioners. Additionally, I offer career coaching to macro social work students and professionals.

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