Parent Support and Education

Parent education and support is vital to helping our children succeed. Children’s Center for Therapy is providing a weekly Parent Support Group on Saturday mornings, from 9-10 am, at our Iowa City location. Join our support group led by Kari Schorer, LMSW, as parents talk together about the challenges, the worries, and the joys of parenting a special needs child. 

The Parent Support Group alternates with our Parent Education Program. This program will be led by our Family Mentors and other parents who will lead an informal class to share resources, ideas, and advice.

All programs are free and include snacks and free childcare.

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Fun Family Activities

Please join us for monthly “Super Hero Nights for Families with Children with Special Needs” the last Sunday of each month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at no cost. The Iowa Children’s Museum is generously offering this special night for all people of all ages with special needs. 

A social story and First/Then board was created with the help of CCT staff to help accommodate your child. We suggest printing the social story to prepare your child for your trip. You can find it here:

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Family Mentor Website

The Family Mentors are a group of parents who dedicate their time to helping other parents. Family Mentors can help with array of situations, from school concerns to IEPs to finding resources to advocacy and more. 

The Family Mentors are involved in the community and assisting in projects to help families not only locally, but also statewide and nationwide. 

One of their projects has been to collate a listing of resources for families with special needs. These resources include familiy activities, local resources, informational websites, home ideas, and more. Please visit for resources and information.

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Together We Shine

At the Children’s Center for Therapy, we embrace the concept of family-centered care.  Therapists strive to include the whole family throughout every facet of our therapeutic process from evaluation to a child-directed, evidence-based treatment plan.  By incorporating the unique strengths of each individual child and family, we are able to make a difference in the everyday lives of each child we treat.  Our therapists have been trained in many of the latest innovative therapeutic approaches within their specific disciplines. We implement these treatment techniques in a fun, positive environment that celebrates every success. An interdisciplinary approach enhances our services as we evaluate multiple aspects of development and work together to treat the unique attributes that make up every child.

Our Mission

The mission of the Children’s Center is to optimize the development of every child by offering dynamic therapy, hiring thoughtful and experienced professionals, providing a nurturing environment, and always striving to incorporate new, innovative, evidence-based services for children.

Our Vision

We are a lighthouse for families of children with disabilities. We continue to improve our services by collaborating with other organizations and striving to provide the highest quality services to the children we serve.



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