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.

Mindfulness Parenting Class - January, 2019

NEXT CLASS WILL BE JANUARY, 2019. Please email Beth at if you would like to be notified when registration opens. 

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?                                   

8-Week Course

Plus - Saturday Morning Retreat, 9:00AM – 1:00PM

INSTRUCTOR: Linda Lostspeich, MD, MEd

Questions?  Email:

Autism Treatment for Communication SUCCESS

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