Parent Training & Workshops

At Step Forward Therapy, we understand that parents are the most crucial resource and support system for their child. That’s why we offer a range of parent training sessions and workshops aimed at equipping parents with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the challenges of raising a child with unique needs. Our goal is to empower parents to make informed decisions and create the best possible environment for their child’s growth and development.


Past Topics Include

Family Dynamics and Siblings with Special Needs

Learn strategies for fostering positive family dynamics and supporting siblings of children with special needs.

Bullying Prevention and Intervention

Gain insights into how to recognize and address bullying behavior, and discover strategies to support your child in navigating social challenges.

Understanding Your Child’s IEP (Individualized Educational Plan)

Get practical tips for understanding and advocating for your child’s educational needs within the IEP process.

Potty Training

Explore effective strategies and techniques for successful potty training, tailored to meet the unique needs of your child.

Sensory Issues and SPD/SPI

Learn about sensory processing issues and strategies for managing sensory challenges at home and in everyday activities.


When is it Needed? Gain a better understanding of when and how to seek intervention for your child’s developmental or behavioral concerns.

Diagnostic-Specific Workshops

Receive specialized information and support related to specific diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Chromosome deletion syndromes, and more.

Living with Non-Verbal Children

Learn effective communication strategies and tools for supporting the needs of non-verbal children.

Undiagnosed Children – Where to Start

Get guidance on navigating the diagnostic process and accessing appropriate support services for children with undiagnosed conditions.

Getting Educated

How to Support Your Child the Right Way: Gain insights into best practices for supporting your child’s development and well-being.

Support Groups – Where to Find Them, How to Start One

Explore options for finding and creating support networks for parents of children with special needs.

What to Expect in Middle School, High School, and Beyond

Receive guidance on preparing for transitions and navigating the challenges of adolescence and beyond.

Our parent training sessions and workshops are designed to provide practical support, guidance, and encouragement to parents as they navigate the journey of raising a child with unique needs. We invite you to join us and connect with other parents in our supportive community. Contact us today to learn more about upcoming training opportunities.


What Our Families are Saying

Step Forward Therapy is a place where not only do they care about your child and their development but also the entire family. Our kids enjoy going there to “play”!

Step Forward is simply amazing!! Our daughter has worked with OT’s, PT’s, and SLP’s and the progress she has made during the two years we have been with them is tremendous!

We attend SFT for speech and have been so happy with our experience. Michele, is an outstanding speech therapist, her love and passion for what she does shines through.