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 such as an introduction to ASD, specific topics on strategies for parents, and a review of resources in your community. Introduction to ASD and Learning Style of ASD is a seminar designed for parents of newly diagnosed individuals. Seminars on other topics include 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 virtually several times throughout the year. Please call the Raleigh TEACCH office at 919-445-5800 for more information about the next seminar.
The Parents of Adults with Autism group is a FREE support and informational group for parents whose son/daughter is 18 years or older, although parents of adolescents are occasionally invited to attend depending on the topic. The group is also open to adult siblings or other adult relatives who have an important role in the life of an adult with autism.
This group has a specific topic for each meeting (e.g., planning for the future, developing independence skills). The group meets virtually, usually one evening per month, typically Mondays from 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
Please call the Raleigh TEACCH office at 919-445-5800 for more information.