NFAR Mom's Group - Feb 21

  • 29 January 2018

February Meeting


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giovanni’s Italian Restaurant
9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92123             Directions

Dinner: Pizza, Salad, Soda.

Dinner is provided 

Please join us!  These meetings are for Moms to come together in a fun and relaxed setting.  The group will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month for dinner and guest speakers.  It's an opportunity to share resources, experiences and enjoy being with other moms of individuals with autism.

February Topic: Authentic Parenting: Cultivating Joy + Belonging for 2018

New Year's resolutions make some of us feel stressed, inadequate, and making unhealthy comparisons. Most of us want to have a meaningful year with more moments of joy, belonging and connection. This talk is focused on giving you practical activities to do with in your home and community and with children of any age, stage or ability.

-Learn the relationship between values, joy, and the reduction of stress

-Discover what gets in the way of creating joy and sense of belonging

-Practice 7 ways to invite more joy and connection into your life

Guest Speaker: Jenny Palmiotto, Psy D, CEO The Family Guidance & Therapy Center of Southern California

Jenny Palmiotto is the clinical director of The Family Guidance & Therapy Center of Southern California and the founder of Love & Autism. As a clinician, Jenny is driven by her values of authenticity, adventure, and belonging. She wholeheartedly invites joy into each therapy session using family-focused, relational methods such as Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Movement Method (MM), and The Daring Way. With seventeen years of experience, she brings a depth of understanding and compassion to autistic people and their families. Its more important than ever to grow loving-kindness in our families, homes, and communities; Jenny enjoys helping people do just that.