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Wake Chapter General Support Group Meeting: Open to Wake County families with children with ASD. Chapter meetings are held monthly September through May starting at 6:30pm -8pm at Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh.
We also have a special series of 4 workshops this year for Newly Diagnosed or Young Families called the First Years Series which will be held October, January, March and May and begin a half hour EARLIER than the regular workshops (6pm). See schedule below.
All events are open and FREE but please register so we can make sure to have enough cookies and handouts available.
Respite care for children and siblings 2 and older, is available but spots are limited and reservations must be made NO LATER THAN 1 week prior to each Chapter Meeting. All respite requires a refundable deposit. If you need to make changes to your respite reservation, you need to do so no later than NOON the day of the workshop to ensure the refund of your deposit. To make changes to your reservation, click HERE.
General Meeting Schedule & Topics:
- September 26th, 2013: Communication & Autism: Ipads and apps. Does your child need help with communications, scheduling or staying on task? Come and find out what might work for your child.
- October 24, 2013: Special Needs Trusts. Planning ahead for your child or adult with autism is important and knowing what you can and can’t do is critical.
- November 21, 2013:Anxiety and Autism: Developing Coping Strategies What are the sources of anxiety in autism? How do sensory differences play a part? What about sleep deprivation? Do language processing differences lead to panic reactions?
- January 23, 2014:Sibling Panel: What’s it really like to have a sibling with Autism? Often our households have children who are “typical” too, hear from a few of them what it feels like to have a brother or sister on the spectrum and how it impacts their daily lives and outlook on life.
- February 27, 2014: Behavior Intervention and Planning. Whether your child is high or low functioning, behavior problems affect us all equally.
- March 20, 2014: Social Skills with Katie Brady
- April 24, 2014: Dave Spicer: Life on the Spectrum. Adult and self-advocate Dave Spicer from Asheville, gives an inside glimpse of life with ASD.
- May 22, 2014: Stress Reduction for Caregivers
First Years Series: For Newly Diagnosed and Young Families (but all are welcome). Starts EARLIER at 6pm:
- October 24, 2013: Building Supportive Relationships between Parents, Extended Family and Friends.
- January 23rd, 2014: Wading Through Therapy Options
- March 20th, 2014: Adjusting to Life with Autism
- May 22nd, 2014: A Glimpse 5-10-20 Years in the Future
To register for any of these workshops, click through the links for each above.
The Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) has a parent advocate to help families in every NC County. Because they are a parent of a child with autism, the ASNC parent advocate has first-hand knowledge of autism and is an understanding and supportive person to talk with about your autism concerns. Because they are a trained and experienced advocate, the ASNC parent advocate can assist you with a variety of autism questions and concerns including:
- Connection to autism resources through information and referral
- Education and training to help you become your child’s best advocate
- Guidance in navigating the worlds of early intervention, school, community and adult services
- Connections to parents and families in your community through ASNC chapters /support groups
In the words of one of our parent advocates, “We are a support person, counselor, problem solver, question answerer, resource finder and educator all rolled into one”
Please do not hesitate to call us with your questions and concerns.
To find the ASNC parent advocate in your area, please call our toll free number 1-800-442-2762 or visit the ASNC website at www.autismsociety-nc.org.
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