For parents of adults on the spectrum, parenting can be demanding, frustrating, and at times stressful long after the child is grown. Parents who are members of support groups gain feedback and perspective from peers on issues such as:
- maintaining a healthy parent/child relationship
- keeping the lines of communication open
- Accessing services to help their child find employment,live independently, and connect socially
- taking time to support themselves
AANE parents of adult support groups are designed for parents and family members of post-high school adults on the spectrum. Family members must be 18 years or older to join these groups or the online discussion forum. AANE staff members facilitate these in-person and online groups, as well as our online discussion forum.