INSPIRE - Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

 INSPIRE is a FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents/grandparents of children with special needs (4-9 years old).

Held Tuesday mornings, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM starting March 24th until

May 5th, 2020. Offered at Ripley Administration Building, 120 Meriam

Road, Concord. Note: No meeting April 21st due to school break.

LIMITED # of SPOTS. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED! Please note: due to the small group nature of the program, the spots are limited. So if you get a spot please commit to it as someone else may not be able to participate (please email us at if anything changes that affects your ability to participate so we can open your spot back up to others.)

Additional Information


Members of this group will meet other parents who can offer immediate empathy for the unique

challenges they face on a daily basis and over the long haul. Topics covered:

  • ­ Learn strategies to feel more emotionally balanced on a daily basis.
  • ­ Nurture their individual identity beyond their parenting identity.
  • ­ Cope with and reduce the stress of relentless advocacy for their child.
  • ­ Restore trust and hope in their lives by creating positive connections with others.
  • ­ Gain new perspectives on having more satisfying interactions with their child.

Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, a seasoned LICSW social worker, with extensive experience

counseling individuals, couples and families. She has been a parent educator and leader of parent

groups for over 30 years. Patty brings her solid knowledge of child development, her counseling

experience and her mindfulness mindset to inspire parents to deepen their empathy for

themselves and their child.



Please sign up online using the button below 

or contact or call (978) 202-1143