Autism Support Group

Autism Support Group

2018-19 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 3rd-9-10

  • How is School Going?
  • Knowing How to Advocate for your Child
  • Improving Home-School Communication

November 28th-11-12

  • Understanding your Child's IEP

December 5th-2-3

  • Inclusion and your Child with Special Needs

January 30th-9-10

  • Building Independence and Structure in the Home

February 6th-11-12

  • Dealing with the Impact on the Entire Family

March 27th-2-3

  • Investigating Community Resources with Possible Speakers

April 3rd-3:30-4:30

  • 'Autism Awareness Month' Family Fun Hour
    *We welcome you and your child to take part in making a craft for Autism Awareness

May 29th-11:00-12

  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviors

June 5th-2-3

  • Easing the Transition from School to Summer and then Back to School

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.