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Speaker Series

Join us for presentations on various childhood topics by local, pediatric professionals. All presentations are designed for families with a child (birth to age 12) who is struggling (with or without a formal diagnosis). Time is given to allow families to ask questions.

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required (choose from dates/times below).

Free child care (provided by CFK) is available, but children must be registered separately. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please contact us at info@connectingforkids.org

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

Location:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, and Westlake (see Locations, below)
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Did you know?

Podcasts and presentations from previous speakers are available on our website. View the full list here.

Locations

Elyria

Address: West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N. (map)

The Speaker Series in Elyria is presented in partnership with the Elyria Public Library System and supported by Lorain County Children and Families Council through Help Me Grow funding provided by Ohio Department of Health.

Lakewood

Address: Location will rotate through Lakewood school campuses. Please see registration forms for addresses.

The Speaker Series in Lakewood is presented in partnership with the Lakewood City School District and supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.

Middleburg Heights

Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 15600 East Bagley Rd. (map)

The Speaker Series in Middleburg Heights is presented in partnership with Cuyahoga County Public Library.

Westlake

Address: Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. (map)

The Speaker Series in Westlake is presented in partnership with the Westlake Porter Public Library.

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Dover Room
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    This registration is for CHILD CARE ONLY. Free child care (provided by CFK) is available on a first come, first served basis.

    Please note: Each child must be registered separately.

    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Porter Room

    Are you concerned because your child is not potty trained?  Are you frustrated and could use some potty training tips from professionals? Are you wondering whether your child's inability to be trained could indicate a physical or emotional issue? Join Jessica Goetz Ambrose, MEd, and Holly Winterstein, MEd, from the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities to discuss how and when to potty train. Attendees will break into two groups to talk about the issues most relevant to their situation: 1) Toddlers/Preschoolers who are resisting attempts to potty train; 2) Elementary-aged children who are not yet potty trained.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.
    • 04 May 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    This registration is for free, supervised children's activities provided during the program. Availability is on a first come, first served basis.

    Please note: Each child must be registered separately.

    • 04 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.,

    Does your child love to spin around in circles and crash his body into things? Does she yell when she hears loud noises or sees bright lights? Does he become nervous in crowded environments? Join Denise Attie, COTA/L, of Mercy Rehabilitation Services, as she helps families recognize whether their child has sensory issues. She will provide examples of sensory-specific behaviors and discuss ways to detect the early signs of a sensory disorder. She will also provide information about resources and therapies that can improve outcomes for your toddler or preschooler. 

    A light dinner will be served.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

Upcoming events

Call or email:

Phone: 1-440-250-5563
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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