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Special Needs Children in Divorce & Separation

  • Northern California Mediation Center 175 North Redwood Drive San Rafael, CA, 94903 United States (map)

Family courts have seen a dramatic rise in children diagnosed with various types of neurodevelopmental, psychiatric and medical syndromes. These children may be described as having “special needs” since their day-to-day functioning is often compromised. In such instances, typical parenting plans may be inappropriate. 

This training presents a multi-factor risk assessment model that assists professionals in developing effective parenting plans for these “special needs” families, including timeshare and decision-making. Also, the unique challenges, disputes and gate-keeping issues that may be encountered in such cases will be identified and addressed. 

This full-day workshop for attorneys, mediators, bench officers, and mental health professionals will provide specialized knowledge on some of the most common conditions seen in family law (i.e., autistic spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and mood disorder, especially in teenagers).

FEE: $275 ($225 if paid by 11/01/2016; $250 if paid by 11/10/2016)
CE Credits:  6 hours - MCLE, CPA OPD & BBS

For more information or to register, click here.


Nancy Foster
(415) 461-6392


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