iNFo Fair 2019: Encouraging Social Connections
We’re so excited to have a family and kid favorite, Sandra Cushner-Weinstein LICSW, returning to speak at our November 9th Symposium and iNFo Fair. Ms. Cushner-Weinstein is a social worker from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and the director of Brainy Camps. Brainy Camps offers a series of camps each summer for children with various neurological disorders. Camp New Friends was started in 2004 for children with neurofibromatosis as one the first Brainy Camps.
Brainy Camps strives to help youth with chronic health conditions live well and reach their potential. They accomplish this through their week long condition-specific residential summer camps like Camp New Friends, as well as through year-round support and leadership programs. Their programs provide children with chronic illnesses the opportunities to meet peers, mentors, and counselors with the same conditions and discover that they are not alone in the world.
Ms. Cushner-Weinstein has become an expert on many aspects of raising strong children with chronic conditions and we’ve invited her to our symposium share her knowledge with a presentation entitled ENCOURAGING SOCIAL CONNECTIONS AND ADAPTIVE BEHAVIORS. HOW PARENTS CAN HELP!