The Parent Connection, in conjunction with the Duxbury Free Library welcomed Brenda Dater, author of Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome) and Associate Director at The Aspberger/Autism Network (AANE). Brenda draws on her extensive experience as a support group leader and parent of a child on the autism spectrum to offer trusted advice and tried-and-tested solutions to parents’ top concerns, no matter what their child’s various types of learning differences or social-emotional challenges may be.
Brenda shared her experience and knowledge regarding everything from:
- first steps to take after diagnosis
- building independence and resilience
- making friends
- holidays and vacations
- supporting siblings
- how parents can look after their own well-being
As the Associate Director at AANE, Brenda provides training and consultation to professionals, and parent coaching for parents and other family members.