Raising and educating a child with an Asperger profile may be challenging at times, so it's not surprising that many parents feel stressed and isolated. AANE offers three types of support groups for Parents of Children, Teens, and Young Adults (through age 22) along with two Online Google Group Discussion Forums, one for Parents of Children and one for Parents of Teens to help you feel less alone and more empowered:
- Online "Closed" Support Groups - (formerly called Support Group Series), are groups that have the same members for a set number of sessions. (Fee, aid available)
- Online "Open" Support Groups - (formerly called Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups) have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. (Free)
- Online Community Connection Sessions - General & NY Specific - help relieve isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic by connecting with community members and AANE staff. (Free)
- Online Discussion Forums (Free)
Note that due to the COVID-19 situation all groups have moved online and many programs are now free. For groups with a registration fee, financial assistance of 50% or 75% off the fee is available. If you need additional financial assistance please contact Stephanie Birkdale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online "Open" Support GroupsAn "Open" Support Group (formerly known as an ongoing/drop-in support group) has an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. Online "Open" Support Group for Latinx Parents of Children & Teens - *FREE*, facilitated by Laura Perez, will meet online from 12:00-1:30 PM EST for these Tuesday afternoons :
September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1