Monthly autism caregiver support group begins September 14

The NIU School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders (AHCD) is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (0-22 years old) with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) at the NIU Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. This support group will provide caregivers a place to discuss their personal experiences and hear presentations from speakers on topics ranging from educational, legal, medical, mental, transitional and adaptive challenges for families of children with ASD.

The support group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 3100 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  The next meeting is scheduled for September 14, 2017.

Guest presenter Kristina Tejeda, MS, BCBA, an Applied Behavior Analyst at By Your Side – Autism Therapy Services, will be available to answer questions and present on how she uses ABA strategies to address challenging behavior and promote behaviors that help improve the quality of life at school and in home settings.

Refreshments will be served. Childcare and activities will be provided for all of the caregivers’ children so feel free to bring the whole family.

If you have questions, visit go.niu.edu/asdcaregiver, call 815-310-5696 or email Danai Fannin, PhD, CCC-SLP at dfannin@niu.edu.

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