Workshops and Support Groups

When a child is diagnosed with a disability, the family goes through a rollercoaster of emotions. Families may also experience a sense of helplessness and lack of courage. Even though the needs of each family are individual, some queries and emotions are common amongst families who have a child with disability. Thus Aġenzija Sapport launched Workshops and Support groups to support these families.

Workshops and Support Groups meetings are held on a monthly basis. A schedule with dates, times and topics to be discussed is communicated to all participants.

Aims: The aim of such 2-hour workshops are for Social Workers to discuss the pre-planned topics of interest to the parents, followed by an open discussion as a support group in the second hour.

Who can apply: Parents, grandparents, carers or curators of children with disability who are under the age of 18. Those interested in attending do not necessarily need to be followed by a Social Worker from Sapport.


Topics discussed during these workshops are based on suggestions from parents of children with disabilty themselves. Professional staff and experts in the respective areas facilitate these sessions.
  • ​​Introduction to Aġenzija Sapport
  • Dealing with the diagnosis
  • Siblings of children with disability
  • Inclusion, advocacy and client self-determination
  • Self-Care and Respite
  • Educational system
  • Overprotectiveness
  • Letting go, friendships and socialisation
  • Sexuality
  • Sex education and people with disability
  • Disciplining a child with a disability
  • Parenting a child with a disability
  • Preparing children with a disability for employment
  • ​Way forward and future planning

During these sessions, there is the possibility of child minding, according to the need. Child minding is done by qualified child carers. A certificate of attendance is given to participants who attend the majority of the sessions.

How to apply: (Date of next intake to be advised)

Fill in and submit the application online:


Download application: 

Application must then be sent to:                                         
Aġenzija  Sapport
Social Work Services
Triq Patri Gwann Azzopardi
Santa Venera SVR 1614  ​​