Partnering for Strength 2017


The Parent Information Center, NH Family Voices and the YEAH Council are excited to bring you:

Partnering for Strength Conference

Saturday, March 11 8:30 – 4:00pm

Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH

Keynote Speaker – Kathy O’Connell, Supporting Children & Youth to Lead an Empowered Life: Embracing Our Different Abilities

Learn and discuss ways to powerfully enhance the self-esteem of a child with a disability. You will leave with tools to help empower children, at any age, with a healthy sense of self. Kathy intertwines stories from her own childhood to correspond with the concepts of:

  • Assisting your child in developing an awareness of self
  • Helping your child to develop healthy boundaries
  • Actively joining your child in the recognition of his/her potential
  • The two key components to building the foundation for a healthy sense of self
  • The four elements of empowerment and how to develop them in your child 
  • How to help your child find meaning in his/her disability

Kathy O’Connell, CRC, LMHC is author of the self-help book, Firewalk: Embracing Different Abilities and Director of Radiant Abilities, which provides resources and products for people with disabilities in the areas of self-esteem, relationships, personal empowerment, and living the life you want. 

For conference information and/or to register, click here.

The conference also offers over 15 breakout sessions and features a concurrent youth conference:

Youth Conference

Access Your Voice ~ Connect with Yourself on the Road to Self Advocacy

Saturday, March 11 8:30 – 4:00 pm

Grappone Center, Concord, NH

Keynote Speaker – Randy Pierce, President 2020 Vision Quest

Reaching your Peak Potential   Randy Pierce is a captivating motivational speaker who draws upon his life experiences to inspire, entertain, and teach. Randy creates a powerful connection to his audience through unique viewpoints on the adventures and challenges of a man who chose a life filled with incredible adventure-laden experiences despite his being suddenly stricken with a neurological disease rendering him blind at age 22. Participants experience the highs, lows, and problem-solving techniques used to convert adversity into methods of achieving our peak potential.

For conference information and/or to register, click here.

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