Ask the Author Series: Parenting Without Panic
January 19th, 2017

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
  • homework
  • 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.