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 might also be offered for our Autistic Adults Group, Parents of Teens and Adults Support Group, Dad's Group, and Parents of Preschoolers

Adelante Autismo in Spanish via ZOOM twice a month. Email Mariana to be added to the list 3ortiz16@gmail.com

 

Meeting Schedule

NO MEETINGS IN JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST

February 2, 2023

March 2, 2023

No April meeting

May 4, 2023

September 7, 2023

October 5, 2023

November 2, 2023

December 7, 2023

SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DULUTH
2908 Duluth Hwy 120
Duluth, GA 30096

Feb. 2, 2023

Topics:

Navigating Applied Behavior Analysis, presented by Lizzy Landers, M.S., BCBA, Executive Director, and Sara Beth Tung, M.A.,BCBA, Associate Clinical Director, Autism Learning Partners

Thank you to Autism Learning Partners for sponsoring this meeting!

Additional topic:

How to tell your child they are on the autism spectrum and teaching them self-advocacy skills, presented by Russell Lloyd, Self-Advocate for autism

March 3, 2023

Topics:

Social Skills opportunities in the community and why social skills are so important for individuals with autism. An overview of Spectrum's social skills programs will be shared, presented by Mary O'Connell and Adrian Wilkins, Social Skills Today

Title: I DECIDE! Supported Decision Making and the Journey to Adulthood

Presenter: Dana Lloyd Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at GAO

Angad Sahgal: Supported Decision-Making Youth Ambassador

April - no meeting due to spring break

May 4, 2023

Topic:

Panel: Sharing the journey to bring hope! Life of a parent with a child on the spectrum: Challenges and Possibilities. Presented as a panel discussion of parents

No meetings June-August

A reminder that we do not hold monthly meetings during the summer months of June, July and August.

 

Monthly Meeting Schedule & Location

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