Autism Support Group

Autism Support Group

2019-20 Parent Support Group Meetings

Booth Education Center, 414 Davis Street, Elmira

Autism Parent Support Group

Purpose: The purpose of ECSD's Support Group Meetings is to provide parents an opportunity to talk about the challenges that they face daily and network with others who may have faced the same challenge and had success. An important function of our meetings will be to introduce families to others like themselves, who can provide much needed information and emotional support. Our meetings will offer a place for parents to share experiences, get information and advice and make long-lasting friendships.

October 24th 9am-10am

  • How is School going?
  • Advocating for your Child
  • Improving Home-School Communication
  • Questions regarding your Child's Current IEP

November 21st 11am-12pm

  • Roundtable Discussion-Preparing my Child for the Future (Person Centered Services Speaker, Parent Representative, Teacher Representative)
    • Effects on Parents: Worrying about the Future
    • How Do I Help my Child Become as Independent as possible?

December 19th 2pm-3pm

  • Preparing a Smooth Transition to my Child's After-School Program

January 16th 9am-10am

  • Helping your Child Navigate into the Community-Shopping, Grocery Store, Parks, Birthday Parties
  • Dealing with the Reaction of Others'

February 27th 11am-12pm

  • Growing up-Transition Periods such as Puberty or Transition to Adulthood

March 19th 2pm-3pm

  • Sleep and Nutrition

April 15th 4pm-5pm

  • Autism Awareness Month-Family Fun Activity

May (Time and date to be announced at a later date)

  • Third Annual Autism Awareness Sensory-Friendly Event (Saturday)

June 11th 11am-12pm

  • Safety during the Summer

 

For more information about the Autism Support Group, contact Kim Affeldt-Sanford,

district autism consultant teacher, at 735-3042.

Thank you to Elmira City School District Employees Joy Stanton, Assistant Supervisor of Special Education, and Kim Affeldt-Sanford, Special Education Teacher for Autism Support, who attended the Jackals Hockey Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, November 21 to support the Jackals in raising awareness of autism

Thank you to Elmira City School District Employees Joy Stanton, Assistant Supervisor of Special Education, and Kim Affeldt-Sanford, Special Education Teacher for Autism Support, who attended the Jackals Hockey Autism Awareness Night on Saturday, November 21 to support the Jackals in raising awareness of autism.