Parenting can be joyful, stressful, uplifting and frustrating – all in one day (hour?!).

The journey to, through, and beyond a special needs diagnosis can make the parenting experience all the more intense. Join an intimate circle of fellow travelers on the first Monday evening of the month for sharing, listening, and supporting each other with practical advice. For parents of preschool or early-elementary aged children with any diagnosis. The group is co-sponsored by the Los Gatos JCC and Parents Helping Parents.

  • Who should attend: Parents/caregivers only, no childcare provided
  • When is the group: First Monday of each month from 8-9:30PM
  • Where does it meet: Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos, 95032. The meeting takes place in Activity Room B, 2nd floor.
  • Cost: Free (JCC membership not necessary)
  • Registration: Drop-in group, no registration needed

Facilitated by Rabbi Laurie Matzkin, JCC Mindful Jewish Journeys Educator. Jewish wisdom will be used as a framework for discussion prompts; however, no Jewish background or affiliation is necessary. The group is compassion-based and anyone interested in meeting others sharing the journey of parenting a child with special needs is encouraged to attend.  

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