Fall 2018 Session

INSPIRE is a FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents of children with special needs (4-9 years old) which will be led by Patty Marquis, LICSW.

Held Monday mornings, from 9:30 AM to 11 AM starting October 15th until November 26, 2018 (we skip Mon Nov 12, Veteran’s Day). Offered in a convenient Concord location. The group will consist of 8-10 members. Each member is asked to make a 6 week commitment to the group. 

Registration is Required!    In order to sign up, please register at the following link:





 Members of this group will meet other parents who can offer immediate empathy for the unique challenges they face on a daily basis and for the long haul. The group will come up with meaningful topics to them which may include how to:

  • Learn strategies to feel more emotionally balanced on a daily basis.
  • Nurture their individual identity beyond their parenting identity.
  • Cope and reduce the stress of relentless advocacy for their child.
  • Restore trust and hope in their lives by creating positive connections with others and healing disconnections.
  • Gain new perspectives on having more satisfying interactions with their child.



Facilitated by Patricia Marquis, a seasoned LICSW social worker in private practice in Concord, who counsels individuals, couples and families.  She has been a parent educator and leader of parent groups since 1977.  Patty brings her solid knowledge of child development, her counselling experience and her mindfulness mindset to inspire parents to deepen their empathy for themselves and their child.        


To support its work with parents and teachers, CPT relies on individual donations, and grants from community organizations such as the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest, Healthy Concord, Concord - Carlisle Regional School District, The Bradford Mills, Concord Printing, Woodman & Eaton PC, CCHS Parents Association, CMS PTG, Elementary PTGs, First Parish Church in Concord, and Lahey Clinic/CHNA 15.   Love what we do? Help us do even more through a tax deductible donation given online at the Supporting CPT tab on this website. Thank You!