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Special Ed PAC Speakers: Meet the Poster Sisters of Imperfection

December 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Date:
December 3, 2015
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Dr. O’Malley Auditorium
201 Main Street
Franklin, MA 02038 United States
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Phone:
(508) 541-3434
Website:
bfccps.org

Organizer

Patricia Fairbanks
Phone:
(508) 541-3434 ext. 124
Email:
pfairbanks@bfccps.org

02The Special Ed Parent Advisory Council  is pleased to present Patty and Gina, imperfect sisters, and authors of Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children and creators of The Movement of Imperfection. Designed for caregivers of special children, this humorous, heartwarming 90-minute workshop is based on their best selling book.  Using hilarious anecdotes and fun exercises (no Spandex required), the sisters will show attendees how to let go of the expectations they have for their children and embrace the reality.

  • Does the school principal have your family’s phone number on speed dial?
  • Are you on a first-name basis with your pharmacist?
  • Do you carry noise cancelling headphones in your purse?
  • Do you host parades when your child tries a new food?
  • Does “date night” with your spouse consist of couple’s therapy?
  • Does your idea of a “beauty day” consist of one in which you’ve combed your hair?”

    If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right imperfect place.

In addition to sharing the same sense of humor, cramped childhood bedroom, and the habit of talking about themselves in the third person, Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian are sisters and among the growing number of parents raising children with disabilities. Gina’s daughter, Katie, has Asperger’s syndrome and Patty’s daughter Jennifer has bipolar disorder.

The event is open to the public; for more information please contact the Director of Student Services, Mrs. Pat Fairbanks.  Learn more about this year’s Special Ed PAC speakers on their website.

 

Poster for "A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children" - click to enlarge

Poster for “A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of  Special Children” – click to enlarge

 


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