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Karen Zilberstein

Karen Zilberstein, LICSW is a child and family psychotherapist and a research associate at Five College, Inc. in Amherst, MA. She is a co-author of a children’s book, Calming Stormy Feelings: A child’s Introduction to Psychotherapy, and is currently writing a book for adults entitled, Parenting Under Pressure. The book profiles families with different challenges and their struggles to locate adequate resources. For more info visit karenzilberstein.info

Families of Children with Disabilities Need and Deserve a Village

Families of Children with Disabilities Need and Deserve a Village https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/families-of-children-with-disabilities/

Parents Under Pressure: Struggling to Raise Children in an Unequal America recounts the stories of six overburdened families slogging through the cracks in America’s support systems. In one chapter, Victoria and Nathaniel, whose child has autism, cerebral palsy, and limited ability to perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), find obtaining and coordinating services as strenuous […]

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Speaking Up: Coordinating With Providers to Get Needs Met

Speaking Up: Coordinating With Providers to Get Needs Met https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/coordinating-with-providers-for-needs/

I could tell by the slump of her shoulders and the droop of her face that my childrearing tips had hit the wrong mark.  Animated and engaged just a moment before, Joyce now looked dispirited and exhausted. Overwhelmed. As a psychotherapist, I am always thankful when clients let me know that something I say or […]

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