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.

Note that due to COVID-19 meetings thru May 2021 will be offered virtually. One meeting topic will be offered for all with no break outs. Adelante Autismo and Adults with Autism will meet separately so check those pages to see how to join those meetings.

 

Meeting Schedule

February 4, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

March 4, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

April 1, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

May 6, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

June 3, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

No meetings scheduled for July or August

Sept. 2, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

October 7, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

November 4, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

December 2, 2021, 6:30-8:00 pm

 

 

April 1, 6:30-8:00pm

Virtual support group meeting

Topic: Communicating with visuals

Description: How you can use visuals at home to support your child's language comprehension.  This can be used for all age and ability.

Presenter: Andrea Amszynski, MS CCC-SLP. Speech Language Pathologist, All Kids First

Registration here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We will have a drawing for a $50 Kroger card so all attendees will be entered for a chance to win!
Adelante Autismo is a Breakout session offered in Spanish only for parents speaking Spanish. Start time 7 pm. Now meeting 2 times per month.

Spectrum Adults with Asperger's social support group will meet virtually as well. 7pm start.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

May 6, 6:30-8:00pm

Virtual support group meeting

Topic: Planning for the future for your child with autism - Do you have a PATH?

Presenter: Stacey Ramirez, GA State Director, The Arc

Click here to register in advance for this meeting 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We will have a drawing for a $50  card VISA so all attendees will be entered for a chance to win!

June 3, 6:30-8:00pm

Virtual support group meeting

Topic: Understanding Social Security Benefits

Description: Come with all your questions about Social Security benefits: How do I know if my child or adult qualifies, how to apply, when to appeal, how to manage keeping benefits while working and more.

Presenter: Anna Maki, Director, Benefits, Bobby Dodd Institute

Register here

We will have a drawing for a $50 Kroger card so all attendees will be entered for a chance to win!

Spectrum will take July and August off from monthly meetings and hope to resume face to face meetings in September, however, in the meantime we will continue with virtual meetings.

 

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

Monthly Meeting Schedule & Location

Note that currently due to COVID-19 no in person meetings are scheduled and Virtual only until further notice.

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