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Upcoming Events

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Join us for a special gathering where you can connect with other parents who understand the unique journey of raising a child with autism. Share stories and offer support in a warm and welcoming environment. 

 

This event is free. Light refreshments will be provided. 
 

Childcare is not available. To allow parents to connect easily, this is a parent-only event.

FREE IN-PERSON EVENT

Meet-Ups for Parents of Individuals with Autism

MOMS' GROUP:
Thursday, May 16

7:00-8:30 pm
North Star Family Autism Center

DADS' GROUP:
Thursday, May 30

7:00-8:30 pm
North Star Family Autism Center

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ONLINE PARENT GROUP: 

Coping for Parents of Individuals with Autism

6 Group Sessions
Time/Date TBD

Parenting a child with autism brings a range of emotions, which can be difficult for parents to manage. While parents often want to focus on the joys of parenting, they may struggle with the complex and overwhelming emotions they experience. Parents may feel that they do not have the bandwidth to parent their child as they would like, or to fully engage with their daily tasks. Join this 6-session group to learn how to:  

  • identify your parenting values

  • practice staying in the moment with your child when strong emotions arise

  • recognize and recraft your relationship with your thoughts about your child and yourself

Who should attend this group? This group is open to parents of individuals with ASD of all ages.

Is this group in person or virtual? This group will be offered online via Zoom. 

How many parents will attend? Spots will be limited to 6 parents to allow for personalized coaching and feedback. 

How much does this group cost? The cost of the group is $600 for six 90-minute sessions, and includes a 1-hour individual intake session with the clinician who will run the group. Please contact us for questions about insurance or sliding scale.

For more information or to enroll in this group, please e-mail us!

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ONLINE PARENT GROUP

Managing Challenging Behavior in Your Child with Autism

6 Group Sessions
Time/Date TBD

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Teaching parents to address their child's challenging behavior can lead to significant reductions in child behavior such as noncompliance, aggressions, and tantrums. Importantly, parents who learn skills in managing their child's behavior also experience decreases in their reported parenting stress. In this 6-session group, join other parents to learn how to: 

  • determine why your child engages in challenging behavior

  • implement preventative strategies to head off challenging behavior

  • identify and use reinforcement to motivate your child to use appropriate behavior and communication

  • utilize tools like visual schedules to increase predictability for your child

  • respond to challenging behavior

Who should attend this group?  This group is appropriate for parents of children with ASD between the ages of 3 and 10 years old.

Is this group in person or virtual? This group will be offered online via Zoom. 

How many parents will attend? Spots will be limited to 6 parents to allow for personalized coaching and feedback. 

How much does this group cost? The cost of the group is $600 for six 90-minute sessions, and includes a 1-hour individual intake session with the clinician who will run the group. Please contact us for questions about insurance or sliding scale.

For more information or to enroll in this group, please e-mail us!

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UPCOMING FREE SIBLING GROUP: 

Online Support Group for Siblings of Children with Autism

Annually from Janary-March
8 Group Sessions
Day and Time TBD

This free sibling support group is run in collaboration with the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center of Rutgers University. The support group is facilitated by doctoral students in clinical and school psychology at Rutgers University, and supervised by Dr. Kate Fiske. 

This group is open to siblings ages 7-16. If interest allows, multiple age groups will be run simultaneously, with a cap of 10 siblings per group. The content of the group covers the following topics through discussion, games, and hands-on activities: 

  • Psychoeducation about autism

  • Emotion recognition and coping

  • Problem-solving

  • Communicating with siblings

There is no charge for these sibling support groups. The support groups are run remotely via Zoom. For more more information, please e-mail us!

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