Information and Support Group

Join an information and support group especially for parents of young children (ages 2 to 5 years) diagnosed with Autism Spectrum disorders, including Autism, PDD-NOS, and Asperger's Syndrome.

Topics include:

    * Understanding the Autism Spectrum
    * Reviewing the developmental criteria for diagnosis
    * Accessing appropriate school programming and adjunct therapies
    * Learning about special education rights and laws
    * Dealing with the emotional impact of the diagnosis
    * Disclosing the diagnosis - if/when/how to inform family and friends
    * Setting behavioral expectations - family gatherings/other social settings
    * Creating a support network

Co-led by Carole Slipowitz, Psy.D. and Joan Murray, Ph.D.
Meeting weekly for six 90-min. sessions
     
Call the WarmLines office at 617-244-INFO for dates, time and cost.      
WarmLines, 225 Nevada St, Newtonville
http://www.warmlines.org/autism.html