By: Jennifer Bechard Johnson, Education Manager
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA), in partnership with NYU Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, is proud to announce a one day Hydrocephalus Education workshop for youth ages 12-21 and their parents or caregivers in the NEW YORK Metropolitan Area!
Making the transition from childhood to adulthood can be tricky for anyone, but when you are living with a chronic health condition, it is extremely important that you learn to stand up for yourself, and get what you need. It is critical that young adults with hydrocephalus and their families receive proper guidance, resources, and support services to become independent and take charge of their condition.
The Education Day will present a brief overview of the importance of transition and the challenges and barriers many face. Separate workshops for parents and young adults will address the importance of early planning, considerations, competencies needed and present strategies to prepare for a smooth and successful transition.
A successful transition can be accomplished, but it requires the cooperation and commitment of the individual, family, and medical professionals at an early stage. This Education Day will focus on preparing and empowering youth to take charge of their condition and for parents and caregivers to gain the necessary tools and knowledge to let go and support their loved ones.
We hope you will join us on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 9:30 am–4:00 pm EDT. The event will be held at NYU Langone Medical Center in the Smilow Building.
Please share with family, friends and other individuals living in the New York metropolitan area who may benefit from this educational opportunity.
Registration is completely complimentary and will include a light breakfast, morning breakout session, lunch, afternoon workshops, and a panel led by teenagers and young adults.
For more information and for the schedule, please click here.
Please contact the Hydrocephalus Association by telephone (888) 598-3789 or via e-mail at Jennifer@hydroassoc.com.
This event is proudly sponsored by the Hydrocephalus Association, NYU Langone Medical Center, and NYU Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery.