Please join Chapel Haven Schleifer Center on Friday, Oct. 4, noon to 1:30 p.m. for “The Art of Letting Go,” an interactive, parent-led workshop on how to prepare your young adult for a successful transition into independence.

Join keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Carroll and parents from Chapel Haven as they talk about their experiences seeking out next steps for their emerging young adults – from building independence in the middle and high school years to letting go of their own fears and coping with “empty nest.” We will discuss the stressors that parents and children face about leaving home after high school, and share stress management strategies and resources to help lighten the journey. Light lunch served, campus tour offered.

Pre-registration is required. Please use this link to register: Oct. 4 workshop

Dr. Carroll is a Chapel Haven parent and the mother of two amazing young women with autism. She is chair of the Department of Psychology at Southern CT State University and founder of PATH (Parents Actively Transforming and Healing) a parent ministry in Stratford, CT. She regularly organizes and delivers parent workshops for the Kennedy Center Autism Project. She also is a certified Yoga Instructor and teaches yoga and mindfulness to college students, adults in the community, and young adults (many with autism) in an 18-21 year old transition program.

She will be joined by a panel of Chapel Haven parents who will speak candidly about their journeys. Resources will be offered at the conclusion of the workshop.

Questions? Contact Catherine DeCarlo at (203) 397-1714, ext. 148 or

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