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Chelmford, MA – Parents of Young Adults SG Series

January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $120

1st Tuesday of each month – Support Group Series for Parents of Young Adults

This parent of adult support group series is designed for parents of adult children, who have completed high school and who are 19-26 years old. Through this support group series, parents can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other parents. AANE parent of adult support groups also give parents an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories.

Moderator: The group will be moderated by Jennifer DeSanctis-Narby. Jennifer is an AANE LifeMap coach and she also facilitates several New Hampshire in-person AANE Parent of Adult Support groups as well as the Chelmsford, MA support group.  Jennifer also leads both AANE PoA online groups. Jennifer’s motto is “What else can go right?”  Coaching LifeMap clients and leading parent groups is her passion. By helping them shift their perspective to what can go right, she is able to help them make significant positive changes in their lives. Jennifer says, “ I’m constantly amazed by parents’ commitment to their adult child’s future, but I also recognize that this commitment can be all-consuming and draining.” Contact: jennifer.desanctisnarby@gmail. com

Meeting Dates:

All meetings will be held at Chelmsford High School in Chelmsford, MA. We will meet monthly for 8 months on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 p.m (with the following exceptions*).

January 8*
February 5
March 5
April 2
May 7
June 4
June 25*
August 6

Common topics of discussion are:

  • Now that your child is an adult, how do you parent without power?
  • How do you keep the lines of communication open?
  • How can you help your child find and sustain employment or live independently?
  • How to get your adult child expand his or her social network?
  • What local providers, programs, and services have other parents used and what were the results?
  • How have other parents tapped into health, income, housing and other benefits?

Registration closes January 2, 2019

Cost: Group members need to register in advance and membership is limited to 12 individuals. Members must be parents or other adult family members of an adult with Asperger’s or a related profile. The cost, which covers all 8 meetings in the support group series, is $120 per person ($60 for a second parent or family member of the same adult). This payment covers all eight meetings and you must register for the entire series.

Financial Assistance: The AANE POA support group program is entirely self-sustaining and is not supported by any grant funding. However, we do recognize that registration fees may be a hardship for some families. If this is the case, contact  (Stephanie.Birkdale@aane.org) for a fee discount or waiver. We want to make sure that you get the support you need.



January 8
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x32


Boston / Greater Boston, Northeast, MA


Chelmsford High School, Room 213
200 Richardson Road
North Chelmsford, MA 01863 United States
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