Archive for the ‘support groups’ Category

Parent to Parent October support groups

September 28, 2008

Friday, October 3–Sibling Support Group, 5:00 pm. RSVP required494-4872

Tuesday, October 7–Mothers Support Group, 10 am, IBR

Wednesday, October 8–Asperger Support Group, 10 am, IBR

Wednesday, October 15–Mothers Support Group, 10 am, IBR

Wednesday, October 15–Fathers Support Group, 7:00 pm, **PAGE PLAZA DINER, 75 Page Ave, Tottenville

Friday, October 17–10 am, Workshop on IEPs with AnneMarie Caminiti

Wednesday, October 22–Asperger Support Group, 10:00 am, IBR

Friday, October 24–Sibling Support Group, 5:00 pm, IBR

Refreshments are served at all events and childcare is available for daytime events with prior registration. Parent to Parent is located at the Institute for Basic Research (“IBR”), 1050 Forest Hill Road, tel. no. 718-494-4872.

Experienced parents, I need your help!

July 9, 2008

I am aware that there are many parents who are new to this whole game. It can be overwhelming, all the acronyms, diagnoses, services, etc, etc…..remember?

I am inviting people to post here and share their take on Special Ed 101. What are some things that you or your child found to be helpful? What are some things you wish you had done, or had avoided? Where did you START looking for help?

I hope this will be a useful discussion. Positives and negatives abound, we all know. Please just keep it civil–no personal attacks. And please forward this post to all, newbies and seasoned parents, who might find it useful.

Thanks so much!

New support groups info

July 8, 2008

From Michael John Carley of GRASP:

In addition to AHANY’s NYC Parents support group, and the many others that seem to fly in (and unfortunately sometimes, fly out), New York Families of Autistic Children now have their MANY groups listed online. You can access their full schedule by going to¬†www.nyfac.org/NYFAC_support.htm.