Watertown, MA, October 17th, 2019 – May 21st, 2020. Designed for parents and other adult family members of transition age youth (18-22) who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles.
* This small group setting limited to 14 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information.
* Group will be run by Brenda Dater, Associate Director of the Asperger’s Association of New England, and the author of Parenting Without Panic.
* Brenda is mom to 3 sons, including a college student with an Asperger profile. Brenda joined the staff at AANE in 2007 and has been working with parents for over 20 years. She has completed the Federation for Children with Special Needs parent consultant training and a fellowship with the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Tufts University.
In the past, common topics of discussion have been:
Now that your child is an adult, how do you parent without power?
How do you keep the lines of communication open?
How can you help your child find and sustain employment or live independently?
How to get your adult child expand his or her social network?
What local providers, programs, and services have other parents used and what were the results?
How have other parents tapped into health, income, housing and other benefits?
Fees apply, registration is required to www.aane.org/event/in-person-support-group-for-parents-of-transition-age-youth-18-22/ or contact