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Local Autism Support Groups
Parents Engaging Autism Quinte (PEAQ), an autism parent support group, meets once a month on the first Tuesday of the month (no meetings in January, July and August) at Kerry's Place, 189 Victoria Avenue, Belleville at 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you have questions or suggestions for autism topics that are important to you please go to our FaceBook account and post your suggestions so that we can invite appropriate autism professionals to speak at these meetings. There won't be any meeting in December but we are taking local families supporting individuals with moderate to severe sensory challenges to the Christmas Event at the Children's Safety Village half an hour prior to the event being opened to the public.
Autism parent support group meeting hosted by Mental Health Agency, Trenton and Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) meeting is on the Second Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you have require any further information please contact Marya Peters for more information at 613 392-2811 ext 3953 or email email@example.com
For info on Community Living Prince Edward County Parent Support group, contact Resource Consultants @ 613 476 6038
Central Hastings Autism Support Group meets in Madoc at the Recreation Centre. Contact Renee O’Hara, Family Resource & Support, 613-966-7413 or Tammy Kavanagh, Family Resource & Support, 613-332-3227
Sunday, November 7, 2010
New meaning to "helicopter" parenting
But then again, there are many parents and families out there struggling out there with all that and tons more. The challenges I am talking about regarding my child, I must admit,have nothing on what they have to do to battle autism in its severity 24-7. These are parents and siblings who are in a world of their own along with a member in the family who tests their love and patience at times and more often than not, fills them with frustration at not being able to break into that inner world in which their loved one with autism lives. In all honesty, I don't know what it's really like in that world but I know that if my son did not have this diagnosis, I would have never known how special, intricate, intriguing and complex the world of autism is. My family and I would have gone through life without ever seeing this aspect of life. So two things today - one, I thank God for the special ASD membership card our family received when our son was born in 2003 and two, I give applause to all parents and families of children on the spectrum for the amazing work they do with their loved one/s each day.