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.
PEERS Social Skills Group for Teens with High Functioning Autism
Fall 2018 Mindfulness Parenting Class - Registration info coming soon!
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?
Plus - Saturday Morning Retreat, 9:00AM – 1:00PM
Fee: $100 (Also - Limited Scholarships Available)
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Lostspeich, MD, MEd