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Speaker Series

Connecting for Kids 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 years) who is struggling (with or without a formal diagnosis).

These programs are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Translation is also available.

Quick Info

Locations:
Elyria, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights, Solon and Westlake
Child Care: Free with Child Registration


Important Notes:

  • Free, supervised children's activities are available with separate child registration. We are able to accommodate children with special concerns. If you have a question about how we would help your child feel comfortable, please call 440-570-5908 or email info@connectingforkids.org.

Did you know?

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

Connecting for Kids Program Locations

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

The Speaker Series in Elyria is supported by a grant from The Nordson Corporation Foundation.



Address: Lakewood Public Library, Main Library, 15425 Detroit Ave. (map)

The Speaker Series in Lakewood is supported by a grant from Community West Foundation.



Address: Middleburg Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 16699 Bagley Rd. (map)

The Speaker Series in Middleburg Heights is made possible through the generous support of the Callahan Foundation.



Address: Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Parkway (map)

The Speaker Series in Solon is made possible through the generous support of the Callahan Foundation.



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

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


    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Rd.
    • 5
    Register

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

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lakewood Public Library, 15425 Detroit Ave.
    Register

    Does your child have challenges playing nicely with others? Is sharing, communicating, and expressing emotions a difficult task? Does your child tend to play by himself or herself and not interact with other children? Join Rec2Connect as they discuss common challenges with preschoolers (both typically-developing children and those with special needs). They will provide simple strategies to encourage children to develop their social skills and stop behaviors such as hitting, being a sore loser when playing games, whining and playing solo while ignoring those around him or her.

    This program is co-sponsored by the Lakewood Family Room.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd.
    • 0
    Join waitlist

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

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 2121 Snow Rd.
    Register

    Does your gifted child have trouble connecting with peers? Does your child have trouble working or playing with peers? Is he or she emotionally sensitive and more easily hurt by what peers say and do? Join Dr. Meghan Barlow of Meghan Barlow and Associates as she explores the factors that interfere with the social relationships of gifted kids. She will discuss such topics as trouble connecting with peers, cognitive rigidity (a child’s difficulty in changing his or her thinking) and uneven intellectual, physical and emotional development. Dr. Barlow will also provide recommendations for how parents and caregivers can best support their gifted child's social development.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    • 14
    Register

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

    Each child must be registered separately.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Solon Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, 34125 Portz Pkwy.
    Register

    Whether you’re worried about a child who won’t eat vegetables or a child diagnosed with a feeding disorder, join us for an interactive, solutions-based discussion by Stefanie Peck, MA, CCC-SLP, and Brenda Richards, OTR/L, of The Center for LifeSkills. We will divide into two different small groups – one for picky eaters and one for more involved problem feeders. You’ll walk away with tips you can put to use during your next meal at home.

    Need child care? Click here to register.

    For more information, visit Speaker Series.

Call, text or email:

Phone: 1-440-570-5908
Email: info@connectingforkids.org

Address:

P.O. Box 45372
Westlake, Ohio 44145

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