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 - are groups that have the same members for a set number of sessions. (Fee, aid available)
- Online "Open" Support Groups - have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. (Free)
- Online Community Connection Sessions- help relieve isolation during the pandemic by connecting with community members and AANE staff. (Free)
- Online Discussion Forums (Free)
If you are the parent of a student who is LGBTQIA+, gender non-binary, or exploring their gender, you are welcome to register for whichever of these Parent Support Group you feel will best meet your needs.
Online "Open" Support Groups
An "Open" Support Group has an undefined number of group members with new people joining from session to session.
Online "Open" Support Group for Latinx Parents of Children & Teens, facilitated by Laura Perez. This *FREE* group will meet online from 12:30-2:00 PM ET for these Tuesday afternoons :
January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4
Online "Open" Support Group for Fathers, facilitated by Bruce Sabian, LMHC. This *FREE* group meets one Wednesday evening per month from 7:00 - 8:30 PM ET.
Fathers’ Group is a place where fathers can share their experiences, support one another, and build their toolbox to parent more confidently.
Online "Open" Support Group for Grandparents, facilitated by Marcia Robinson. This *FREE* group meets twice a month and the expectation is that members will attend on a regular basis.
This group is full and not accepting new members at this time. If you would like to be notified when an opening for this group becomes available, please sign up below.
Online Discussion Forums for Parents of Children and Teens (through High School)
** Parents of young adults who are post-high school should join the Online Discussion Forum for Parents and Families of Post-High School Adults