Providing Information and Support to help Families Navigate through the World of Autism.

Aspergerís Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Support Group

Text Box: This parent support group was created in September 2002 
to provide support and information to parents and educators of children 
with Aspergerís Syndrome and High Functioning Autism.


to the Aspergerís Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Support Group. ††

WE MEET on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

MEETING DATES IN 2013:† Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sept, Oct, Nov.

TIME:† 7:00PM ó 9:00PM

PLACE:† NEW LOCATION!† Now being sponsored by the Achievement Vocational and Life Skills Academy in Henderson, NV.


CONTACT:† Barbie Lauver


2013 Support Group Meetings



MAR. 14:†††††††††† GUARDIANSHIP AND SOCIAL SECURITY/MEDICAID BENEFITS (Special Education Attorney Matthew Schneider)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Everything parents and caregivers need to know in order to make decisions about their children's education, medical care, and welfare benefits.


APR. 11:††††††††††† HOW PARENTS CAN HELP THEIR KIDS TO....† (Dr. Julie Beasley)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ...become more involved in the community, become more independent, do more than just go to school, get out of the house, etc.


MAY 9:†††††††††††††† NAVIGATING THROUGH TRANSITION (Robin Kincaid, Nevada PEP)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Both parents and students will learn an overview of the transition requirements in the IEP, including strategies they can use for effective transition planning as the students move toward college, employment, and living independently.

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JUNE 13:†††††††††† DESERT REGIONAL CENTER (Lisa Cooper)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† What services does DRC provide to help your child and family?


SEPT. 12:†††††††††† IEP CLINIC WORKSHOP (Robin Kincaid, Nevada PEP)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Parents are key members of their childís IEP team. This workshop includes an in-depth look at the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and strategies to help parents become more active participants in their childís IEP meetings


OCT. 10:††††††††††† JOURNEY TO ADULTHOOD (Robin Kincaid, Nevada PEP)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Parents will receive valuable information to help their child with a disability understand the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty and adolescence. Learn with other families through open discussions and by sharing strategies about how to support youth as they mature and transition into adulthood.


NOV. 14:†††††††††† SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE PARENT ADVOCACY (Robin Kinkaid, Nevada PEP)

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Every Parent wants to see their child be happy, healthy and part of their community.† Oftentimes, however, parents need to advocate to get their child the services they need. This curriculum will explore what it means to be an advocate and the skills that are needed to be effective.


* * Meetings are held from 7:00pm Ė 9:00pm at the Achievement Vocational & Life Skills Academy * *

(Located in the Autism Center of Southern Nevada) * 72 N Pecos Road, Suite C, Henderson, NV 89074


Parking is at the far-left, back corner of the Pecos Commons Business Park




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Aspergerís Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Support Group

is a program of The Achievement Academy, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.