Yay! My First Parent Seminar-Workshop was a SUCCESS!
As I have mentioned in my previous post, https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/deljar/blog/just-w..., I was about to conduct my first parent seminar-workshop on Autism this March. It was supposed to be done last February but because it will coincide with another parents workshop, we have to postpone it and rescheduled it to another date.
I was able to present it last Tuesday (14th Of March) and I am so excited to tell you all now that my First Parent Seminar-Workshop on Understanding Autism was a Success!
There were seven parents who attended the session. Their children were all on the autistic spectrum. It was just a small group but I was pleased that it all went well.
I presented a Power-Point presentation on Understanding Autism where I have discussed Autism, it's causes, early signs, diagnosis and early interventions. The parents were all happy about the presentation and appreciated the topics that I have discussed. In fact, they all shared their experiences with me when I encouraged them to participate in the topic.
It was a worthwhile experience which has helped me to increase my confidence and develop my skill in public speaking. The parent advisor thanked and congratulated me with a warm hug and said the words, "Well Done!" She was the one who motivated me to do it. I was reluctant at first because I was anxious to speak in front of a group of people. I told her that I could express myself more in writing than in speaking. But she told me to be myself and to speak from my heart and the words will just come out naturally and guess what? It just did!
When I was practicing, it was hard for me to organize my thoughts but I was surprised that on the actual presentation my words came out naturally just like what the parent advisor just told me. I did what I have to do and I told to myself that I will be able to speak in front of a large group of people now with confidence if ever I have to do it again.
The parent advisor asks me that this is just the beginning of our partnership and that there will be more parent seminar-workshop sessions in the future. So, she invited me again to conduct another parent seminar-workshop sessions which will focus more on one specific topic of discussion. She asks me to think of certain topics that will be beneficial for the parents to know about how to best support their child. I told her that it would be better to give an evaluation feedback sheet to the parents who attended the first session and ask them what topics would they like to cover for future parent seminar-workshop sessions. This is the thing that I am working right now and hopefully, the next session will come to fruition soon.
Again, thank you WA community and to those members who are constantly supporting my website, you know who you are! I would like to express my sincere thanks to you, for helping me in my advocacy. I would also like to thank Kyle and Carson for creating this wonderful website for it had helped me to create my own wonderful website which already has helped many who are in need of support in helping their child with autism.