Saturday, March 27, 2010

Did You Know? The Coffee Klatch

Parents, are you looking for a place to connect with other parents? Are you looking for high quality resources to meet your need as a parent of a child with a disability? Did you know that parents of children with disabilities from around the country meet every morning over virtual cup of coffee? Meet The Coffee Klatch, a group of parents who meet over virtual cup of coffee. Using TweetChat as their virtual meeting place, followers interact with such speakers as: Temple Grandlin, Annie Fox and Carl Pickhardt.

The format includes a 15-minute introduction facilitated by moderators and a 45-minute question and answer session. All sessions and resources are archived. The Coffee Klatch has a Website that contains a calendar of upcoming events, a Facebook page that gives followers a chance to interact with the moderators and each other and Twitter Chat. Twitter Chat is an environment within Twitter. Guest speakers and followers interact in messages of 140 characters or less.

Not sure if this format is for you? You are welcome to “lurk” and quietly check it out. You will need a Twitter account which is free. You can sign up at Once you have a user name go to and enter the hashtag #tck to follow The Coffee Klatch. The meet every day at 9:00 a.m. EST and 10:00 a.m. EST. The are also adding some evening sessions. Information about upcoming speakers and sessions can be found at or on Facebook.

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