Thursday July 7, 2016 at 8:30 AM EDT
Friday July 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM EDT

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Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs 
350 Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

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Carmen McGuinness, EdD, BCBA-D 
Chrysalis Center for Change 

Two-Day Workshop for Professionals who Provide Support for Parents of Children with Disabilities

Join us in Orlando for a two-day workshop for professionals who provide support for parents of children with developmental disabilities.

Topics and presenters

Presented by Erin Duncan, CEO Phono-Graphix Reading Company
Supporting parents as teachers of literacy

Presented by Debbie Gelinas, IEP Coach and Child Advocate 
Supporting parents as advocates for their children

Presented by Larry J. Leech II 
Emerging themes in interviews with parents of children with disabilities
Case story... focus on one family

Presented by Carmen McGuinness, EdD, BCBA-D
The psychological effects of parenting a child with disabilities
Gaining compliance for medical and behavioral treatment plans

Presented by Geoffrey McGuinness, SPED Middle School Teacher
Normalization of social relationships during middle school

Presented by Sheryl Schmucker, Speech and Language Pathologist
Supporting language development at home through working with parents   

Presented by Jenny Taylor, Read for Africa                                                                                Supporting transition to adulthood and the workplace

Presented by Chrysalis School Staff
Preparing parents to support their children during homework sessions

Schedule Coming Soon


The event will be held at Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs. Contact the hotel directly for a room rate of $95. This rate will apply before and after the workshop for those who plan an extended stay in Central Florida.

Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
350 Northlake Blvd
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
(407) 830-1985


Early registration on or before June 30th is $315
After June 30th $365

Who should attend?
  • Educators and special educators
  • Mental health providers
  • Behavior analysts
  • Pediatricians and support staff
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Agencies which support parents and families
  • Parents as advocates for their children

Local attractions

Walt Disney World, Daytona Beach, Cocoa Beach, the Kennedy Space Center, golfing, and shopping are all within a 75-minute drive.