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Parent Information

Parent Information Nights

Not exactly a support group and much more than a lecture, Parent Information Nights are gatherings hosted by UCP-OC to bring current information to parents on an array of topics. Leaders in their fields are asked to present information relevant to the concerns of parents and then respond to questions and dialogue in a small and candid environment.

These meetings occur about once a quarter; notices are sent out via mail and email, so be sure to keep us posted on your current addresses.

Parent Email Network

Here at UCP-OC we receive notices of conferences, workshops, seminars, new support groups, fundraising walks, legislative alerts, new resources, offers of free event tickets, etc. almost daily. It would be impossible to share all of these with parents by mail or newsletter, but utilizing email addresses, we can forward along the most important, the most fun, the most cutting edge issues. We’ll be happy to include you in our network if you want to share your email address with us along with some minimal family and child information. Be assured that your address is kept in the strictest confidence; it will not given to any other agencies nor is it viewed by anyone else within the network.

"Just wanted to say thank you for always keeping us in the loop on everything important!"  from Susan Barrero, mother of Amanda

 If you would like more information about being involved in this distribution list, email or sign up here

Parenting Classes

Raising a normally-developing child is hard enough, but raising a child with special needs places unique demands on parents. Our parenting classes, taught by some of the most knowledgeable and qualified people in the field, are designed and specialized to provide the tools needed to handle unique parenting situations. Find more information on our available parenting classes by clicking here.