Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now meeting virtually the second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 7:30pm. Here are the upcoming Family Group Night themes and the zoom links.  (Click on the flyer)

We have received a number of requests to record our Virtual Family Group Nights. By participating in Family Group Night zoom meetings, you consent to the recording. Recordings will be posted here (scroll down to the bottom of the page). 


Upcoming talks coming soon!


Previous Family Group Night Recordings:  

Executive Functioning Skills by Penny Williams

Sleep Issues by Dr. Charlotte Riddle

Support for Siblings by Rachael Cushing Cook, LPA, BCBA

Special Needs Planning Overview by Ryan Platt

Academic Resources by Heidi Nash

Emotional Regulation by Betsy Comingore, LCMHC

Innovations Waiver - What is it and does my child need one? by Ryan Platt

Managing Stress by Penny Williams

Social Skills in a Socially Distanced World by Sharon Stokes

Optimizing Your Health, Minimizing Your Risks by Maureen McDonnell and Amy Gordon

Benefits of Exercise, by Hailey Voycheske PT Solutions

Internet Safety by Francesca Cabrera

NC State Scholarships by Caroline Long and Brad Ward 

Fire Safety Part 1 by Mike Ostrander 

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy by Alyssa Brusee, OT

Disabilities and Puberty by Mikaila Mills, Family Preservation Services

Parents' Rights and IEPs by Hannah Bridges from ECAC



We hope to resume to the usual Family Nights after the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Please visit this page for more information or check out our Facebook page for updates.

Family Group Night is a free, monthly meeting for whole families experiencing special needs. This group is not diagnosis specific and is open to families living in Henderson and surrounding counties. The meeting begins with a family meal with GFCF options. We split into groups to share stories, play games, and gather resources. We meet every SECOND Monday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30, family meal is from 5:30 – 6 pm and groups breakout at 6 pm. To sign up for this month's Family Group Night, fill out the form below. We have childcare while the caregivers and parents are participating in the presentation.

Who Is Invited:

· Childcare (ages 0 – 5) We ask that you bring a stroller for toddlers. Because, when taking care of toddlers along with a group of bigger kiddos, having a stroller gives us a better handle on the childcare.

· Children's group (ages 5 - 11)

· Youth group (ages 12 and up)