Each summer CTC offers a series of workshops designed to empower parents and caregivers as advocates for their children.  Every workshop is led by an expert.  It is completely FREE to participate and the workshops are open to the public.  Reservations are requested for “Make & Take” workshops, but they are not required.  Seating is limited.  Please arrive before the session starts to ensure you have a seat.

All programs will take place on THURSDAYS from 9:00AM – 10:15AM

At Temple Emanuel 1715 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at 616-559-1054 or email info@therapycenter.org.

Here is 2019 schedule:


June 20: Move Along with Sarah

Join CTC’s certified Dance/Movement Therapist, Sarah Miller, as she teaches caregivers body based tools to help calm themselves when facing stressful situations. Caregivers will also be given movement games that help children develop better impulse control, and struggle with following directions.


June 27: Speech/Language Make & Take

CTC’s experienced speech-language pathologists and Grand Valley State University graduate students team up to bring you hands-on experiences that can be used to practice language and motor skills. Participants will make activities that can be used at home.

RSVP requested for this workshop.


July 11:Acupuncture/Acupressure for Families

Join CTC’s Oriental Medicine Physician, Irv Marcus, as he explains how to treat the whole person.  Irv will demonstrate safe, natural treatments that are effective for people of all ages.


July 18: Motor/Sensory Make & Take

CTC’s Occupational Therapists and Davenport graduate students have activities to improve sensory processing as well as fine and gross motor skills. Always a favorite, these activities are fun ways to work motor and sensory skills into every day activities. Our occupational therapists have answers to your questions.

RSVP requested for this workshop.


July 25: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Join Alissa Hofstee, Behavioral Supports Consultant from the Kent ISD, as she shares information and answers questions about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).