Connecting for Kids Hosts Meet and Greet

Last year's Meet and Greet presented parents with a host of options.

More than 60 West Side pediatric professionals and nonprofit organizations are expected to participate in the 2015 Connecting for Kids Meet and Greet featuring therapists, programs and camps.  The free event will be held on Thursday, March 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., in Rocky River.  The event is sponsored by The Child & Family Counseling Center of Westlake.

The Meet and Greet is designed for families to learn about local resources, therapies, after-school programs and summer camps for children who are struggling with an area of development.  Participants can visit with representatives from the various organizations to discuss services, explore program options and find out how their child’s development can be further enhanced.

The Connecting for Kids mission is to provide education and support for families with questions or concerns about their child’s development.  We are targeting families with children from birth to 12 years of age who have some concern about their child's development (including behavioral concerns).  We are serving all children, including children with and without a formal diagnosis such as ADHD or an autism spectrum disorder.  

Connecting for Kids also offers programs for children who may be described as shy, anxious, impulsive or quick to anger.  We serve all areas of child development whether it is physical, emotional, communication, adaptive or cognitive.

In late February, we honored Fairview Park resident Todd Meany of Fox 8 News, as Media Person of the Year. Not only does he cover stories that help local parents improve their parenting skills, but he has also raised awareness of the resources in our community available to children with developmental disabilities.  

For more information, visit or contact Laurie Demchak at 440-250-5563 or   

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 3:37 PM, 03.02.2015