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The Raleigh TEACCH® Center offers FREE parent information seminars for parents with a goal to ensure that all parents of children or family members of individuals with a diagnosis of ASD have access to information that will help them to better understand autism as well as the associated behaviors and learning differences that accompany this disorder. The focus of parent information seminars is to increase families’ understanding of autism spectrum disorder, to better understand the learning, social, communication, and behavioral needs of individuals with ASD; and to understand your child or family member’s unique characteristics. It is hoped that these seminars will give parents information to help them problem solve and advocate for their family member with ASD.

The parent information seminars cover many topics. Introduction to ASD and Learning Style of ASD is a seminar designed for parents of newly diagnosed individuals.  Seminars on topics including communication, social development and developing self-regulation strategies are for families who wish to gain more information and learn strategies regardless of the individual with ASD’s age, development or the length of time since diagnosis. All seminars are a combination of lecture, discussion, and time for individual questions. Parent information seminars are offered on a monthly basis. Please call the Raleigh TEACCH office at 919-445-5793 for more information about the next seminar.