Padres con GANAS

We are the key.

The Padres con GANAS Program is available to parents of children with special needs who reside in the Coachella Valley in California. We know that your role as a parent is crucial in accomplishing amazing results for your child. While in this program, you will work on developing your advocacy skills to help you work through barriers to improve your child’s progress. Have no fear! We will walk alongside you through this journey by using three tiers of services: workshops, study sessions, and consultations. Check out the details below!  

Workshops

Padres con GANAS offers workshops throughout the year across varied topics. These workshops are open to everyone and meant to initiate the conversation that will be had in further detail during study sessions and consultations for those enrolled in the program. Currently, all Workshops are offered online. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Group Discussion

"This program helps you open your eyes to see what is happening, what is available, and how to take action. This program is a 'How to guide' on finding a path. It does not do the work for me. I have to do it for myself, but always with their guidance."
                                                     -Yasari

Study Sessions

Study sessions will meet virtually and will be led by Padres con GANAS mentors. These groups are meant to be an inclusive environment where you can feel comfortable to share and discuss barriers and solutions as well as practice your targeted advocacy skills. 

Consultations

At consultations is where the focus is solely on you. You will be paired with a mentor who will assist you in identifying your strengths and weaknesses. Together, you will create a working plan and create objectives to improve your advocacy skills. At future consultations, you and your mentor will work together to monitor progress and make adjustments if necessary.

Private Meeting

"Before GANAS, there was anxiety a week before the meeting, and the night before, I could not sleep. After working in consultations with Padres con GANAS, for the first time, I did not get mad at the meeting and night before. I was ok."
                                                     -Juanis