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ESCT Parent Support and Training Program (PST)

Families of children with special needs experience unique challenges and unexpected obstacles along their journey. To make sure that Moms and Dads receive the resources they need to meet these challenges, the Parent Support and Training program at Easterseals Central Texas provides free programming for parents of children ages 0-8 in Travis and Williamson Counties.

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About Parent Support and Training
Meet Our Parent Support Team

Upcoming Events

 About Parent Support and Training

Please contact staff for more information:

Kerrie Sheedy, LMSW
Parent Support and Training Program Manager
512-615-6833
parenting@eastersealstx.org 

Play Group

The Parent Support and Training program strives to implement evidence-based practices in areas where parents have identified a need exists, and consists of:

Have more questions? Please contact staff for more information:

Shalyn Bravens, LMSW Parent Support and Training Program Manager 512-615-6833

 Upcoming Events

Play Groups, ages 0-3
Fridays, 9:00am-10:30am

Play Groups are open to the public for children of all abilities. RSVP to Play Groups on Eventbrite. Summer dates are: June 23, July 7, July 21 and August 4. We will partner with Bliss Kid Yoga and Armstrong Community Music School for fun, interactive, and brain-building activities!

See Flyer for more information!

Stepping Stones
Beginning April 12, meets weekly from 6pm-8pm (English)

The Stepping Stones Positive Parenting Program gives parents of children with disabilities ages 0-5 simple tips to help manage the big and small problems of family life. Problems like toddler tantrums or self-esteem issues. Bedtime battles. Disobedience. Aggression. Triple P can help you deal with them all - and more!

Free childcare and a light dinner will be provided. RSVP is required! For more information, please email: parenting@eastersealstx.org or call (512) 615-6871

View the flyer/Consulte el folleto .

More workshops coming soon! Have an idea for a workshop? Email your ideas to parenting@eastersealstx.org.

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Meet our Parent Support Team

Jennifer Maurer 
Parent Support and Training Program Assistant

Background: I have worked with children and families in a variety of roles over the past 15 years as a babysitter, camp counselor, tutor, therapist and group leader. 
What impact do you have at Easterseals? I support the Parent Support and Training Program by coordinating programs and events, doing community outreach to inform local families about our services, and educating families about positive parenting. 
What’s your favorite part about working at Easterseals? My favorite thing about working at Easterseals is being able to provide services to all parents regardless of background.  All families struggle at some point and we are there to support them when they do.
What’s a fun fact about you? I can frequently be found pestering my family and friends to play board games with me!  

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