Support group planned for caregivers of children with autism

chairsNIU’s School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders is coordinating a support group for caregivers of children (from birth through age 22) 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.

Meetings are planned from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at 3100 Sycamore Road in DeKalb.

The first meeting is planned for Thursday, July 14. Diane E. Elliott, an attorney who focuses her legal practice on family law matters, will speak. Elliott has worked in school law and has more than 20 years of teaching experience.

Refreshments will be served. Childcare and activities will be provided; feel free to bring the whole family.

For more information, call (815) 753-1664 or email dfannin@niu.edu.

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