This eight-week group is designed to provide support and education for grandparents who are struggling with their grandchild’s Autism, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS or high functioning autism.
The whole family is affected by an Autism diagnosis. The relationship with the parent can be complicated as well as the relationship with the grandchild.This group will give grandparents a safe place to process, grieve, learn, celebrate, and grow as an autism grandparent. All participants will have the opportunity to discuss their own process and strategies for coping through the ups and downs of their relationship with their children and their grandchild. The challenges are multiple and constantly changing. We will lean on each other for support and get input and education from the facilitator.
Eight Fridays – beginning in February 2014
From 11:00 am – noon
Facilitator: Jennifer Schultz, MSW candidate and parent of an autistic son.
Location: JFS, One Holly Hill Lane, Greenwich
How do I sign up?
To join this group or to get more information, please call 203-622-1881 or simply complete the online form below:
A JFS social worker will contact you soon to answer any questions you might have and to determine if this group will be a good fit for your needs.
Here’s what some participants have to say about JFS Support Groups:
“The JFS Bereavement Group helped me get through an extremely difficult time. The sessions were supportive, and I left them with a sense of healing and peace.” –Ms. S., age 45
“I found the JFS Separation & Divorce Group to be of great value. The common bond of facing a new life after major disappointment brought everyone in the group together.” –Ms. M., age 56
“The group facilitator, along with the support from the participants, provided me with the tools to deal with what I was going through. Not only have I changed for the better, but I have developed new friendships that will last for years to come.” –Mr. K, age 48
“I want to thank you for leading us through the desert to the mountain. Life is a journey…happiness and contentment are on that road.” –Mrs. B., age 66