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


Preparing Your Family for Great Lent

A webinar to help families prepare for Great Lent. More »

Potholes on the Way to Bethlehem: Navigating the Stress of the Nativity Season

This webinar from the Center for Family Care discusses the stress of the Nativity season and how to navigate the potholes. More »

The Old Testament: A Parental Teaching Tool Webinar

Can the Old Testament be used as a parental teaching tool? Yes! In this webinar we learn how the Old Testament can become a resource for spiritual growth and a tool to be used to nurture faith in the home. More »

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 »