Autism Support Group

2020-21 Parent Support Group Meetings

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.

Zoom Meeting

All meetings will be virtual through zoom

October 8th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Welcome Back; Setting Priorities this School Year-What to Do When You Can’t Do it All; Taking Care of Yourself

November 5th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Keeping Kids Focused, Interested and Balanced While Learning from Home-Parent Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning

December 10th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Using Assistive Technology

January 7th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Sleep, Nutrition and Fitness

February 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Teaching Social Skills @ Home

March 4th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Coping with Social Anxiety during Social Distancing-Helping Reluctant Kids Stay Connected; Support in the Community (Recreation, Travel and Going Out to Eat)

April 8th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Autism Awareness Month-Information Table regarding Autism at one of the Sporting Events…I still have the autism bracelets I ordered last year.

May 6th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Behavior Challenges

June 10th 6:00pm-7:00pm

  • Safety in the Community, especially 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.