We believe in the importance of providing families with information about child development, autism spectrum disorder, and the challenges of early childhood and adolescence. We do this in several ways, but our aim is always to empower parents to allow their own values, traditions, and cultural influences to lead the way.
We know that having a child with delayed development or a diagnosis of Autism can be overwhelming at times
This is an informal meeting offered to parents who attend either Promise Program or New Discoveries and have a child with autism (or suspected autism spectrum disorder).
The meeting is led by our Family Support Specialist and is held in the staff lunch room in building A at our Utica campus every Tuesday from 9:30-11:00am. The purpose of Coffee Club is to share information about child development, parenting, and autism-specific topics.
The groups also serve as an opportunity for parents to meet each other and share ideas, frustrations, and dreams.
Autism Support Groups
The Autism Support Group provides an opportunity for families and individuals to meet on a regular basis and explore and discuss issues related to autism. Facilitated by the Family Support Specialist, the group meets monthly and is open to all members of the community affected by autism spectrum disorder.
The Autism Support Group meets in the evening on the second Monday of each month at our Utica campus. Childcare can be provided with advance notice.
In addition to monthly meetings, the Autism Support Group holds special events and activities for families, such as snow tubing in the winter and a fun-filled barbeque in the summer.