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Growing Up on the Autism Spectrum: A Family Experience

Raising a child on the autism spectrum brings uncertainty not only for the child and parents, but also for the entire family. You find yourself traveling on a bumpy path with no clear end in sight. It starts with a diagnosis that often takes twists and turns before you arrive at some answers. It leads to a maze of county and private programs and services: which ones fit your child’s needs? Navigating this maze leaves you wondering how to attend to the emotional needs of siblings, your spouse, extended family, and finally, yourself.  And the added stress of the COVID-19 pandemic brings new challenges as you wonder how to plan for the future.

In this workshop you will learn what to expect to experience when raising a child on the Spectrum from birth to independence, how to support your autistic child, and ways to nurture you and your family’s emotional needs during the course of raising your family. You will also learn strategies to cope with social isolation, social distancing, distance learning, and other challenges in the midst of the uncertain landscape of the pandemic.

Caron Starobin is a licensed clinical social worker with over 20 years of professional experience providing counseling for children, teens, adults, couples, and families. Starobin Counseling, LLC is her private practice based in Olney, MD.  In addition to providing individual, couples, and family therapy, Caron provides PARENTS TOGETHER, a parent support group program for people parenting children, teens, and young adults on the Spectrum and PEERS social skills groups for teens and young adults with ASD to prepare them for the transition to college or employment.


When: Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm 

If you are interested, please email or call us at (301) 869-7505.

Once you register, we will provide you the secure Zoom link for the virtual meeting. 

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