"The questions were really thought provoking!" - N.M. from Freeport, Long Island.
"The session was very organized, friendly, and informative." - A.R. from Seaford, Long Island.
"The session was well-presented and organized. Easy to understand. I feel little more confident going to the next IEP meeting." - K.K. from Garden City, Long Island
"The session emphasized a positive message of focusing on our self & healthy ways to address anxiety." - F.L. from Oceanside, Long Island.
"There was great open conversation and discussion." - M.S. from Lidenhurst, Long Island.
"I really liked being able to focus on narrowing down my own goals" - N.H. from Manhattan, N.Y.
"I was very pleased with being re-assured of my rights as a parent and what outlets I can use to address any issues if I am not satisfied with the outcome of my son's IEP" - T.M. from Flushing, N.Y.
"It made me think about the negatives and positives in my life. Made me think about things that I can improve." - C.P. from West Babylon, Long Island.
"I loved how the workshop was empowering and informative. It benefited me because now I see certain situations differently and learned how to deal with these situations." - J.L. from Jamaica, N.Y.
"I enjoyed being able to dig deeper within myself." - K.R. from Bronx, N.Y.
"I walked away from the workshop with a road map to a better self". - M.C. from Bronx, N.Y.
"I learned about how to set goals for myself and to make a plan to accomplish them." - E.S. from Corona, N.Y.
"I liked the advice and tips that I was given to be able to accomplish my goals and how to keep my family feeling united." - O.S. from Corona, N.Y.
"I love the dynamic of Frances and also the openness and sensitivity of the everyone in the group. Connection. Emotions. Releasing and start again." - S.L. from Bronx, N.Y.
"Frances has a wonderful way of bringing all the material together and presenting it in a concise and positive way. She opened everyone up without any judgement. We all felt like we could ask ANY question we wanted." - P.S. from Maspeth, N.Y.
"The information was well-organized and helpful. Frances provided a positive approach to empowering parents." - H.S. from Middle Village, N.Y.
"Today's workshop was extraordinary and absolutely perfect. It opened my eyes to the fact that I am not the only parent who deals with these issues. It was so informative and helpful. We need to connect more and all be on the same page when it comes to our children. This was the first step to the success of our children and our parenting. I wish there were more workshops like this!!" - L.C. from Ridgewood, N.Y.
"I loved the way it helped me to focus on myself and identify ways to change what I feel needs to be changed." - E.J. from Brooklyn, N.Y.
"I found this workshop to be very thought provoking and encouraging. All parents would benefit from this wonderful experience to grow." - C.C. from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Staff & Coordinators
"The workshop was very transferable to all aspects of life. Everyone has felt a bit overwhelmed or stuck, this training allows you to take a step back, breathe, and truly comprehend what is happening. This training simplifies many issues and creates a road map to success." - K.M. from Bronx, N.Y.
"Frances was amazing and she connected with the audience so well that everyone would be interested in coming to more workshops with her as the speaker! She was so easy to work with and her communication with me far exceeded anyone I’ve ever worked with before." - L.L. from Ridgewood, N.Y.
"I enjoyed the fact that I got to focus on myself as well as the fact that my parents were able to focus on their personal needs. I definitely found this workshop very helpful. I liked everything and the way the parents interacted. I wouldn't eliminate anything." - D.L. from Bronx, N.Y.
"Frances got me thinking about my advancement with my job and my overall view with life. She helped me to keep a wide scope on my goals." - S.G. from Bronx, N.Y.
"It was an opportunity to focus on ways to help myself and reminded me that helping/improving/taking care of myself is so important. It was very positive and Dr. Victory was enthusiastic and encouraging." - T.M. from Mamaroneck, N.Y.
"I was able to express myself on so many levels. Frances taught me how to analyze my life and break it down to different perspectives. I was able to speak about my best accomplishments. When speaking about my accomplishments, I was able to cry because I was happy. Excellent workshop!!" - J.N. from Bronx, N.Y.
"I learned more details about autism. How they behave. What triggers them. Acknowledging the actual problem. How we can help to solve it." S.B. from East Elmhurst, N.Y.
"The workshop was very informative. She explained in simple words how to deal with students with critical behavior. I found a better way to work with my students productively. " - A.A. from Jamaica, N.Y.
"I learned how we can deal with different types of kids with different types of behaviors." - S.K. from Queens, N.Y.
"The best part of today's workshop was having to reflect on your past, thinking about your future, and coming up with steps to reach your goals." N.B. from Jamaica, N.Y.
"The workshop really helped change my mind toward a more positive outlook. It was highly therapeutic and allowed me to put things into perspective." J.M. from Rockaway Beach, N.Y.
"Today's session made me self-evaluation. Something I am too scared to do and actually face." T.A. from Queens Village, N.Y.
"I realized that I should start thinking more about myself and my health should be a priority. Thanks for the encouragement!" V.Z. from Briarwood, N.Y.
"I liked that the workshop was focused on self introspection. It helped put so much into perspective and I will be going back to the materials." D.A. from Bronx, N.Y.
"I liked that Frances was so motivational and encouraging. She related to us very well. She also asked such great questions and I was able to answer them honestly. I realized that there are situations we can turn or walk around and don't let it bother us." M.C. from Flushing, N.Y.
"I found the workshop extremely informative. I have a better understanding of how a child with autism has a view of life. It allowed me to become more sensitive to their needs." D.F. from Queens, N.Y.
"Very helpful in letting me think about the goals I want to achieve and what have been the barriers to accomplish these goals." - J.M. from Pelham, N.Y.
"I enjoyed the information provided during the workshop. It was very informative. Being someone who has never worked with a child that has autism, I found this new information to be beneficial. Especially the classroom tips!!" Z.A. from Astoria, N.Y.
"The workshop was very informative. The presenter explained the differences between each disorder and provided information on how to work with kids with autism. The classroom tips were most helpful because we can apply that in our settings on a daily basis. Also, I learned the importance of not basing the child on their weaknesses." L.L. from Little Neck, N.Y.
"The workshop was very informative. I enjoyed learning that I can make big changes in my life by taking small steps." - N.R. from Bronx, N.Y.
"Getting to know my parents who have children with autism. It is beneficial since I was able to hear their stories and concerns on a platform that perhaps I would not have been able to otherwise." - Parent Coordinator for P.S.19Q
"Frances Victory recently led a wonderful interactive event to educate people about autism. She kept the group highly engaged throughout & stayed behind to answer questions after the session was over. She was also great to work with in establishing the agenda." - Alice Burstein, Coordinator of Congregation Adereth El Sisterhood.
"The workshop was a wonderful experience. I am looking forward to more workshops from Frances Victory. She was very supportive, kind, and had true empathy toward my feelings. She really has the heart and passion to be a Parent Coach for Autism." - M.G. from Maspeth, N.Y.
"I would like to reflect my experiences when Frances Victory came to give a presentation. When she initially got to our meeting she was very friendly and she started having a few conversations with the parents to help everyone feel comfortable before she started her presentation. She then began with a simple question and asked us whether we take the time to really look within ourselves to see our real potential with goals of our own. That question for me was like a reminder to take another look at myself for who I am and what I have ever wanted to do for myself as an individual. I started to realize that sometimes we tend to forget about who we are because we put ourselves on the “back burner’ to be the parents of a child with autism. Frances then built on those ‘knowledge blocks’ and had us take some simple exercises to look deeper into who we really are and how we can perceive ourselves in different aspects of our life. It was such an eye opening experience for me because I felt we were participating in the presentation in a much more interactive way. We were also actively taking part in remembering our own goals by writing them down as a concrete way to help to stop and think about ourselves as individuals. Frances found ways to gently encourage parents to think aloud and see positive ways of helping themselves. She wanted us to see that once we become better individuals for ourselves then we would ultimately become even better parents for our children. She had a great method of showing that there is always a solution to any obstacle that we face and it’s just a matter of creating smaller goals within the bigger ones in order to make them more easily attainable. I would recommend anyone having Frances Victory share her experiences with you and your families. She was personable, friendly and sensitive but most importantly she is wonderfully motivational." - Lauren Zulu, Coordinator of the P.O.A.C. Autism Support Group. Passaic, New Jersey.