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Neuro Support Group

hand holdingChildren with movement and cognitive disorders face unique challenges in their day-to-day lives, and so do their families. The neurologic team at Cook Children's understands this ... which is why we've created the Neuro Support Group.

Facing neurological disorders can feel overwhelming at times. The Neuro Support Group offers patients and families a place where they can share frustrations and fears, learn new coping skills, and know that they do not have to face these challenges alone.

The Cook Children's Neuro Support Group is open to patients and families of children and teens with movement disorders, such as dystonia, tremors, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spasticity, and those with acquired neuro challenges, including but not limited to stroke, multiple sclerosis, demyelinating disease and traumatic brain injury.

What we do

Each meeting begins with a professional presentation on a specific topic. The group then divides into two break-out sessions: motor and cognitive, to discuss how the topic relates on a more specific level. This provides patients and family members an opportunity to share ideas and discuss particular challenges they may be facing as it relates to the topic. There is also an opportunity to visit and to build a community where people understand each other's daily obstacles, triumphs, hardships, and joys.

All meetings are free and include a light dinner. Sitters are available for children under the age of six at no additional charge.

When we meet

Support GroupThe Neuro Support Group meets once every three months, including an end-of-the year holiday celebration. A light dinner is served at 5:30 p.m., then from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. small groups will be formed.

2014 meeting dates:

Where we meet

Neuro Support Group meetings are held in classrooms located on the lower level of the Medical Center Pavilion. Meet us first in the Hochberger prefunction area for your designated classroom.

Cook Children's Medical Center
801 7th Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Parking for patients, families and visitors is available in the W. Terrell Ave. Garage at W. Terrell Ave. and 7th Avenue. Parking for parents of patients is free. Parking for other family members and visitors is $1 per hour.
Handicap access to the medical center is available from the parking garage on the first and third floor.

For directions and maps to the Medical Center and parking, click here: Medical Center directions and parking

Contact us

If you have questions or would like more information about our group, please contact us.

Julie Schmidt
Patient liaison

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