Autism Parent Support Group

Sponsored by the Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital

Parents of children with autism face a unique set of challenges. The opportunity to connect with other families who have been through similar experiences can be a valuable form of support.

Topics include:

  • Advocating for your child
  • Dealing with the impact on the entire family
  • Navigating school and learning issues
  • Investigating treatment options and resources

The Autism Parent Support Group meetings are held on the second Thursdays of the month from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. The support group is held at the Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Building at 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305. Parking is free after 4:00PM. Follow the signs in the lobby for room location. The group is facilitated by Leslie Stafford. Walk-ins are welcome! No fee to attend. Click on link below for more information.

(please note that the support group is not intended to service as therapy or other mental health services)


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