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, Adelante Autismo in Spanish, and Parents of Preschoolers Group.
NO MEETINGS IN JUNE, JULY OR AUGUST
September 1, 2022
October 6, 2022
November 3, 2022
December 1, 2022
January 5, 2023
February 2, 2023
March 2, 2023
No April meeting
May 4, 2023
SPECTRUM SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DULUTH
2908 Duluth Hwy 120
Duluth, GA 30096
Oct. 6, 2022 meeting
Dealing with Childhood Anxiety, presented by Dr. April Coleman, Psy.D., Georgia Autism Center
Young Adult Living and Learning Skills for workplace, community and home, presented by Jamie Hamilton, Director, Special Needs School of Gwinnett, and Y'alls Program director, Dawn Gadling
Dads Group will meet
A Dads group is offered as well as a group for autistic adults.
AdelanteAutismo is offered in Spanish only.
A sibling group is offered for ages 5-14.
Free childcare and social groups are offered for children on the spectrum up to age 22.
Nov. 3, 2022
Planning for the Future of your family member with autism. Come learn about Special Needs Trusts, Wills, and Guardianship, presented by DJ Jeyaram, Attorney, Jeyaram and Associates.
Why Advocacy Matters - How to speak up and make a difference!
Dec. 1, 2022 - Holiday party for parents and adults with autism and a separate party for the kids as well! RSVP ahead and purchase dinner boxes for parents and adults. Pizza will be provided free of charge for kids. Gifts bags for kids and photos with Santa will be offered.
Jan. 5, 2022
Family Support and Respite Funding - all you need to know! presented by InCommunity staff
Feb. 2, 2022
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!
March 3, 2022
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
April - no meeting due to spring break
May 4, 2022
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
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