These groups provide parents an opportunity to meet and talk with other parents in a supportive setting. Workshops and teaching sessions focus on parent education and parent-professional collaboration. Focus of the education is on characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and how it impacts communication, social development, behavior management, and school services. Parents learn about their child’s unique learning style and effective strategies that will enhance learning at home.

PARENT LECTURE SERIES ON AUTISM AND STRUCTURED TEACCHING

Time limited information sessions for families provides an introduction to the learning styles of autism and Structured TEACCHing

  • Appointment Type: Support/Education Group
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Center Availability: Varies by Center, contact your local TEACCH Center for more information

 GROUP PARENT TEACHING SESSIONS FOR “HIGH FUNCTIONING” CHILDREN WITH AUTISM

These sessions are available to parents of school age children and adolescents with autism who attend regular education classes. These sessions include both group lecture and discussion for parents and individual and/or group meetings with the children and adolescents. Focus of training is on characteristics of autism/HFA and how it impacts communication, social development, behavior management, and school services. Families are selected for group sessions based upon interest in group support services and individual needs.

  • Appointment Type: Direct Intervention: Group
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Center Availability: Varies by Center, contact your local TEACCH Center for more information

 SUPPORT AND DISCUSSION GROUPS FOR PARENTS

Informal gatherings with other parents of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders to discuss concerns and support one another

  • Appointment Type: Support/Education Group
  • Duration: 1 to 2 hours
  • Center Availability: Varies by Center, contact your local TEACCH Center for more information