posted Apr 25, 2011, 3:39 PM by Hilary Godin
 - in conjunction with the Springfield JCC’s Kehillah Special Needs Program - invites you to hear sisters Gina Gallagher and Patricia Konjoian dare to openly speak about the frustrations, stigmas, joys and challenges they face as parents of children with disabilities (one with Asperger’s syndrome, the other with bipolar disorder). This refreshingly frank and enjoyable presentation, based on their book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid, A Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children (Random House, August 2010), has participants laughing out loud and celebrating the joys, gifts, and milestones of special children. The Massachusetts-based authors speak at parenting, mental health, and educational conferences around the country and have been featured by CNN and in several national radio and print media outlets.
**This workshop is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to ensure adequate space:

Monday, May 16, 2011
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Springfield JCC Auditorium - 1160 Dickinson St., Springfield, MA 01108 (corner of
Converse St. & Dickinson St. – plenty of parking on Converse side)