Where and When:
- Loews Philadelphia Hotel – Philadelphia, PA – Saturday, April 12, 2008
Children had a great time throughout the day.
- Over 100 patients, family members, friends and professionals
- 23 children
- Attendees from 12 states
- Blessings-in-Disguise family panel answering questions about their own care and family experiences
- Team Panel answering specific questions about team and specialist’s care
- Small-group discussions focusing on specific developmental issues throughout childhood and adolescence, as well as special-interest, round-table discussions including Genetics and Craniofacial Issues, Managing Speech Development and Therapy Decisions and, Insurance and Craniofacial Care
- Children’s programming including visits from six therapy dogs, music, movies, art exploration, and kids’ yoga
Keynote Speaker David Roche
- 9 ACPA members — Cassy Aspinall, Kerry Callahan Mandulak, Paula Goldenberg, David Jones, Debbie Oliver, Earl Seaver, Peter Spalding, Marilyn Cohen, Don LaRossa – served as faculty and consultants
- More than a dozen graduate-student volunteers from NSSLHA organizations at both Temple University and LaSalle University supported children’s care and activities throughout the day
- Join us for Connections 2009, April 18, at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
Kerry Callahan Mandulak, MA leads a roundtable discussion on speech.
Since April 2002, the Cleft Palate Foundation has been inviting people to share their stories about being affected by a facial birth defect. Stories feature the perspectives and experiences of parents, children, teenagers, and adults affected by facial differences.
If you would like to have your story featured as one of CPF’s Stories of the Month, please email CPF.
CPF is also excited to announce the addition of Story of the Month videos. If you have an online video that tells your story, or if you would like to add a video to your story, please send an email with the video link and story.