Parent Support Group

The Rochester Center for Autism offers a support group for parents, guardians and others who work closely with children diagnosed with Autism. Participants may either have a child enrolled in the Rochester Center for Autism program or may not be affiliated in any way. We welcome parents diagnosed with Autism of any age. The Autism support group looks to offer guidance, counsel, aid, comfort, understanding and bonding to all those who raise or work with children on the spectrum. Additionally, staff and volunteers trained by the Center provide childcare to help ensure all family members can attend. The group gathers once a month at the Rochester Center for Autism and is led by Stephanie Schmidt, Lead Therapist/In-home coordinator and employees from the Center. Those who attend the groups are sometimes provided with particular topics of interest (ex. how to deal with behaviors in the home) and other sessions provide an open discussion forum. The Parent Support Groups typically run the last Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8:00. Most months during the school year a family meal is also served prior to the group to make our support groups more accessible for families. There is a small fee for utilizing the childcare services during these support groups.

If you would like more information about the parent support group contact Stephanie at stephanieschmidt@rcenterforchildren.com

Parent Support Group Schedule of Topics:

Apr. 26 RCA/RCC Resource Fair

If you have ideas on topics for future parent support groups email stephanieschmidt@rcenterforchildren.com