Parents of children with special needs can have their own emotional needs unmet as they navigate everything from finding therapists to navigating the NYC school system.  But who takes care of them?

The Seleni Institute & Extreme Kids & Crew are hoping to do that with an upcoming workshop called, “Supporting the Supporters: A Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs”.  They site that,  “having a child with special needs can be an unexpected and overwhelming event. It’s common to feel grief, loss or anger, and (possibly) guilt or shame about these same feelings.”

They have put together a three-session workshop to explore these feelings in a safe environment. Psychologist Christiane Manzella, Ph.D. will guide a small group of parents of children with special needs, providing practical information, coping tools, and an opportunity for reflection and sharing.

Supporting the Supporters: A Workshop for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Tuesday, Oct 30
Wednesday, Nov 7
Tuesday, Nov 13
All sessions are 7-8:30 PM
Cost: $15/session or all three for $40
For more information or to register, please email

The Seleni Institute was founded by George and Nitzia Logothetis in 2011 to better address women’s unique mental health care needs.  Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders are common, affecting about one out of eight expectant and new mothers, and can negatively impact a child’s cognitive, emotional, and social development.  Millions more women struggle with infertility, perinatal and child loss, and parenting concerns.  Yet care is often prohibitively expensive, difficult to find, and not rooted in the latest research.