Panelists offer their personal and professional lessons learned in a discussion of what healthy independence looks like in families with disabilities, including: the importance of helping each person grow more independent, with attention to their unique gifts and developmental trajectory, advice for keeping expectations for independence realistic and hopeful, and suggestions for practical communication and physical supports.

Moderator: Presvytera Melanie DiStefano -Resource Developer for the GOA Center for Family Care

Panelist: Summer Kinard, M.Div., Th.M., - Autistic Orthodox Christian author

Panelist: Annie V. Konidaris - Co-author of the book and CD “Sing Along with Thea Annie"

Panelist: Presvytera Nikoletta Livingston - Occupational Therapist


Freedom from Fear of the Future for Your Child with Disabilities Webinar

Parents of children with disabilities often have compounded fears about their future. Panelists share their insights surrounding these fears, with a particular emphasis on how to cultivate freedom from fear of the future in order to enjoy life with our families now. More »

Fostering Independence in Families with Disabilities Webinar

Panelists offer their personal and professional lessons learned in a discussion of what healthy independence looks like in families with disabilities. More »

Light in Times of Darkness Webinar

How can we find light in times of darkness? How can we be a light? How can we help our families become lights in darkness? Join us as we discuss these questions and more in this GOA Center for Family Care webinar. More »

Webinar: Doing Life with Your Adult Children

While parenting doesn’t end when your child becomes an adult, it DOES change! Whether you are parenting an adult child or you are one yourself, the principles that are discussed in this webinar will be helpful to all who listen. More »

Say What?! How Words Matter in Our Marriages

Watch this webinar from the Center for Family Care titled "Say What?! How Words Matter in Our Relationships." More »