Anything related to special needs children and families has a place close to my heart. My Molly is six-months old (already?!) and I can’t even begin to describe to you the amazing special needs professionals that have touched our lives these last few months. They continue to offer a great deal of strength and support to my family.
I received the following press release today and wanted to share it with you, in case you (or anyone you know) are interested in getting involved in the special needs community. Take note that these are online classes – all from the comfort of your couch!
New Year, New Career: Registration Open for Special Needs Life Quality Coaching™ ClassesInternational Association for Life Quality (IALQ), an initiative of the Training, Education & Research Institute (TERI), is offering the world’s first specialization coursework designed to train individuals to work as Special Needs Life Quality Coaches™. Prospective coaches complete a 16-week online experiential learning course that opens the doors to a new career opportunity. Individuals are taught to become experts in supporting persons with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities and their families so clients can achieve their personal goals and dreams and lead fulfilling lives.The Special Needs Life Quality Coaching curriculum was designed by Dr. Krysti DeZonia, TERI, Inc. Director of Education and Research, a university instructor, renowned speaker, researcher, author, and the parent of a son with profound and multiple disabilities. Backed by TERI’s 30 years of experience supporting children and adults with developmental and learning disabilities and their families, the Special Needs Life Quality Coaching curriculum builds on the non-profit agency’s efforts to help this population achieve happiness, hope and belonging through a new level of care and lifespan support.Registration is now open for 2011 classes and will close on January 19, 2011. For more information and to sign up, please visit http://www.ialq.org/life-span-services/.
**I received no compensation for this post. I’m simply sharing this information with you because it is a cause that I strongly support.**