Frequently Asked Questions

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Are the classes live? Will they be recorded?

Our classes are in a live and interactive format, and we encourage parents to participate and learn from the instructor and other participants. We are unable to provide recordings due to privacy issues on behalf of the instructors and parents. However, we do share slides and handouts from each class for participants to review.

I can't make one of the class dates. Is it okay if another caregiver attends in my place?

To get the most out of our classes, we recommend that the same caregiver attends each week. Our ability to accommodate changes in caregivers varies by class and instructor. If you anticipate a challenge with attending all scheduled sessions, please send us an email at parentingcenter@stanford.edu before registering.

When does online registration close?

Registration closes one hour before the start of the first session.

I can't attend this class anymore. Can I cancel and be refunded for my registration?

All refunds are charged a $20 processing fee. Cancellations two weeks or more before the first class are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations within two weeks of the first class are eligible for a 50% refund. We are unable to refund cancellations requested within 24 hours of the first class, or after the class has started.

What does class tuition pay for?

Tuition is based on the number of class dates, and provides access to expert clinicians, including the ability to ask questions and receive more personalized feedback during classes. You will receive copies of all materials presented during classes, as well as a curated list of recommended resources. Tuition also includes access to a supportive network of other caregivers with similar concerns. Many of our parents even choose to remain connected with one another long after the class has ended. We have a limited number of scholarships available for each class; please send us an email at parentingcenter@stanford.edu to learn more about this option.

Will these classes be offered again in the future?

Parenting classes are held three times a year, during the winter, spring, and fall quarters. Offerings each quarter are based on instructor availability and class demand. Please feel free to reach out at parentingcenter@stanford.edu to learn more and/or let us know which class topics you are interested in taking. We also encourage you to join our mailing list to stay updated on future offerings!

EVENTS

17th Annual Autism Update March 23, 2024. Registration now open! Click here for more information

Mindfulness for Parents Class. Click here for details and registration

Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Series  for recorded webinars, click here

Autism Parent Support Group Now via Zoom until further notice. Meets on second Mondays from 7-8:30pm (Sept.-June). To be added to the monthly email with participant zoom info, click here.

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