Finding Support for Parents of Students With Aspergers/Autism

High School

Over the past 25 years the Aspergers/Autism Network has worked with tens of thousands of adults with an Aspergers/Autism profile as well as with parents of neurodiverse children, teens, and adults. They have found that parents feel that their friends who are parenting neurotypicals don't understand the journey that they are on with their neurodiverse child. Some parents have been on this journey since their child was in preschool, and others are suddenly finding out that their 25-year-old adult child is on the spectrum.

In this webinar, Michele Cantara, Co-Director of AANE Adult Services will examine the strengths and challenges facing individuals with autism who do not have an intellectual disability in order to identify ways to reframe and improve the parent/child relationship and suggest ways for parents to obtain the support they urgently need.

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What You Will Learn

  • Examine the strengths and challenges facing individuals with autism without an intellectual disability.

  • Identify ways to reframe and improve the parent/child relationship.

  • Suggest ways for parents to obtain the support they urgently need.

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  • Download the Zoom app for free on your laptop or mobile device.
  • Before each session, you’ll receive an email with a link to join.
  • Gather any necessary supplies for class and be prepared to learn!

Meet the Instructor

Michele Cantara

Michele Cantara

Michele (she/her/hers) is the mother of a young man with Aspergers/Autism who is taking college classes and working part-time. In college, Michele majored in Psycholinguistics, which helped her recognize her son's social interaction issues in preschool, and this started her down a path of advocating for parents. In 1998 she co-founded the Massachusetts Special Education Parents Advisory Council (MASSPAC). Michele also spent 35 years in the high-tech industry, and she now applies her well-honed consulting and change management skills to parent coaching sessions, parent of adult support groups, and adult support groups at the Aspergers/Autism Network (AANE). Email: michele.cantara@aane.org

Michele (she/her/hers) is the mother of a young man with Aspergers/Autism who is taking college classes and working part-time. In college, Michele majored in Psycholinguistics, which helped her recognize her son's social interaction issues in preschool, and this started her down a path of advocating for parents. In 1998 she co-founded the Massachusetts Special Education Parents Advisory Council (MASSPAC). Michele also spent 35 years in the high-tech industry, and she now applies her well-honed consulting and change management skills to parent coaching sessions, parent of adult support groups, and adult support groups at the Aspergers/Autism Network (AANE). Email: michele.cantara@aane.org

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Michele Cantara

Michele (she/her/hers) is the mother of a young man with Aspergers/Autism who is taking college classes and working part-time. In college, Michele majored in Psycholinguistics, which helped her recognize her son's social interaction issues in preschool, and this started her down a path of advocating for parents. In 1998 she co-founded the Massachusetts Special Education Parents Advisory Council (MASSPAC). Michele also spent 35 years in the high-tech industry, and she now applies her well-honed consulting and change management skills to parent coaching sessions, parent of adult support groups, and adult support groups at the Aspergers/Autism Network (AANE). Email: michele.cantara@aane.org

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