Parent Support Group

Spectrum hosts monthly parent meetings the first Thursday of each month (September – May) featuring guest speakers who share their knowledge and expertise regarding a variety of topics related to the Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In addition to the meeting topics listed below, break-out sessions will also be offered for our Adults with Autism Group, Parents of Teens and Adults Support Group, Dad's Group, Adelante Autismo in Spanish, and Parents of Preschoolers Group.


Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, September through May only
September 5, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm October 3, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm November 7, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm December 5, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm [N0 meeting in January due to Winter Break] February 6, 2o20 – 6:30-8:00 pm March 5, 2o20 – 6:30-8:00 pm [No meeting in April due to Spring Break] May 7, 2020 – 6:30-8:00 pm

September 5, 2019

Spectrum's next monthly support group meeting will be on Thursday, Sept. 5 , 6:30-8:00 pm, First Baptist Church of Duluth, 2908 Duluth Hwy, Duluth, and will offer several topics :

Dealing with Behavior Challenges - Paige Brandon, Med. ABA, Behavior Specialist, GCPS and Michala Sway, Behavior Specialist, GCPS

Communication and Why it is so important - Ashia Fayne, Let's Talk Therapy

Independence, Employment and Transition to Adulthood, Katie Landers, LEAP program

Breakouts will also be offered for parents of teens/adults with HFA autism, Dads, Spanish speaking parents and parents of preschoolers. Social skills groups and childcare available for all ages.

October 3, 2019

Thank you to our meeting sponsor, Merit Financial!

What is a Special Needs Trust and Why is it so Important? Renora Orr, Wealth Manager, Merit

Having The Sex Talk: Marne Day. MA LAPC. Well Being, LLC

The Tutor Doctor, Steve Sigit-Sidharta, on how to best use tutoring to support your child

November 7, 2019

Housing for adults in Georgia,  Jim McCarten

IEP preparation - Reagan King. Attorney

Mental Health awareness and first aid intro - Marti Vogt. counselor

December 5, 2019

Annual Holiday Party!






No January meeting due to school break

Feb. 6 All topics to be announced soon

Thanks to Regions Bank, our meeting sponsor : Avoiding identity theft and fraud

March 5 Speakers TBA


MAY 2, 2019 Speakers TBA





A reminder that we do not hold monthly meetings during the summer months of June, July and August - see you in September!

Monthly Meeting Schedule & Location

Monthly Meetings (Sept-May) will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 on the first Thursday of the month.

First Baptist Church of Duluth
2908 Duluth Highway 120
Duluth, GA 30096