Education & Training

The Parent Education Program offers various classes to provide parents and caregivers with information about how to address ways to build a child's independence and self-sufficiency, as appropriate to their age, in the home setting. Keep checking back for new classes and training opportunities.

Winter, 2017 Mindfulness Parenting Class

Mindfulness Skills for Parents SPONSORED by the  Stanford Autism Center at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital

For Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Developmental Disorders or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This education program offers instruction in mindfulness practices including meditation and its application for reducing stress and improving self-esteem and quality of life.  The program includes didactic presentations, guided meditations and time for dialogue and sharing around how mindfulness can address specific challenges.  In between classes participants are encouraged to cultivate daily meditation practice as well as applying mindfulness to parenting and other daily activities.

Topics we will be exploring include:

What is mindfulness? How can it help my child and me?

How can we better manage our own difficult emotions as parents?

How can we move from coping to living more meaningful lives?

How do we stay present and responsive to our children while planning for the future?                                   

Eight Thursday Evenings, 7:00 – 9:00PM

January 19th   –  March 9th  2017 

Plus Saturday Morning Retreat, 9:00AM – 1:00PM, February 24th

Fee: $100 (Also - Limited Scholarships Available)


INSTRUCTOR: Linda Lostspeich, MD, MEd

CLASS IS FULL but we are accepting names for the waitlist. Please email Beth at if you are interested in being on the waitlist for this class.


The Stanford Psychiatry Building (Rm 2209)

401 Quarry Rd., Stanford CA 94305

*This class fills quickly and has a wait list- we ask that you do not register for the course unless you can commit to attending most of the classes. 

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