PARENTS CAN get help for their youngsters who have poor physical fitness, social-emotional problems and/or faulty neuromuscular control at the Children's Developmental Clinic at Essex Community College. Children, referred to the clinic by professionals, are supervised by trained volunteers, and their parents attend classes to learn more about specific problems. The fall session of the clinic begins Oct. 13 and continues through Dec. 8. The fee is $75. For more information, call Lois Shofer, director of the clinic, at 522-1287.
Best employers for mom
Working Mother magazine has listed its 10 Best Companies to work for: Apple Computer in Cupertino, Calif.; Beth Israel Hospital in Boston; Du Pont in Wilmington, Del.; Fel-Pro in Skokie, Ill.; HBO in New York; IBM in Purchase, N.Y.; Merck & Co. in Rahway, N.J.; Morrison & Foerster in San Francisco; Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati; and SAS Institute in Cary, N.C. These companies are the most innovative and advanced in child care, family-friendly benefits and the pay and advancement of women.
Separation and divorce
Separated, widowed and divorced people are invited to a day-long conference that will explore various aspects of their lifestyles. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the meeting will include workshops on helping children cope with separation, dating again, making financial ends meet and communicating effectively. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 6 at Seton Keough High School. The conference fee is $20 for those who preregister by Friday, $23 for those who register at the door. For more information, phone 433-8800, Ext. 23.