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.

Thank you to Therapy Works, PC for sponsoring a sensory break area at our monthly meetings! Be sure to check it out when you check your children in.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, September through May only

September 6, 2018 – 6:30-8:00 pm

October 4, 2018 – 6:30-8:00 pm

November 1, 2018 – 6:30-8:00 pm

December 6, 2018 – 6:30-8:00 pm

January 3, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm

February 7, 2o19 – 6:30-8:00 pm

March 7, 2o19 – 6:30-8:00 pm

[No meeting in April due to Spring Break]

May 2, 2019 – 6:30-8:00 pm

JANUARY 3, 2019

Spectrum's next monthly support group meeting will be on Thursday, Jan.3, , 6:30-8:00 pm, First Baptist Church of Duluth, 2908 Duluth Hwy, Duluth, and will offer several topics :

"Picky Eaters vs. Problem Eaters, How to differentiate when pick eating is a problem", presented by Aileen Deogracias, Clinic Director, OT, Therapy Works, PC

"ABLE Accounts -What you want to know about saving and protecting assets", presented by Kevin McGrath, Katie McGrath,  McGrath Consulting

"Creating Sensory Environments in your Home", presented by Jean Sever, MS, OTR/L, Enable Kids ATL

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.

February 7, 2019

Dealing with the stress of parenting children on the autism spectrum" presented by Dustin Ellis, Master of Family Therapy, GROW Counseling.

"ABA Therapy - What you  want to know" presented by Fusion Autism Center.

March 7, 2019

"10 Basic Steps for Special Needs Caregivers: Preparing for financial future, applying for SSI/Medicaid, Creating Special Needs Trusts, the importance of will and more" presented by Pam Hoppe, MassMutual Special Care.

Sibing Panel, sharing what parents want to know about life of a sibling impacted by autism - focusing on strategies and solutions for making their lives better.

Mary Oconnell, Spectrum Camp Director, will be sharing about Summer camp programs Spectrum will offer in Summer 2019.




MAY 2, 2019





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