Autism Spectrum Disorders Parent Education Program

The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital Parent Education Program offers a half-day parents conferences throughout the year designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about Autism Spectrum Disorder in children and adolescents. Please come and join other parents to learn about treatment options, ask questions, and share experiences. The program starts at 9:00AM through 12:30 (the time is the same for very program date).

Topics include:

  • Understanding social deficits and teaching social skills
  • Managing disruptive behaviors and building social, communication, and emotion regulation skills
  • Navigating service systems (Early Intervention, Special Education, 504 Plans, Regional Centers, Medical/Mental Health Services)
  • How to explain your child’s diagnosis/differences to your child, siblings, and others
  • Building independence with homework and chores
  • Future topics to be announced!

Location: Stanford Child Psychiatry, 401 Quarry Rd, Stanford, CA
Cost: $30 per person
Contact: Maura Chatwell at (650) 721-6327, or chatwell@stanford.edu
Upcoming Conferences:
October 4, 2014: Building Independence with Homework and Chores

This program is designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about how to address ways to build a child's independence and self-sufficiency, as appropriate to their age; in the home setting. The program will be divided into two groups depending on child's age: elementary school age and children in middle and high school.

Parents of Children ages 6-11: Click here to register

Parents of Children/Adolescents ages 12 +: Click here to register

December 6, 2014: Navigating Service Systems
This program is designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about the various community services including Early Intervention, Special Education (IEP process), 504 Plans, Regional Centers and Medical/Mental Health Services. The program will be divided into two groups depending on child's age. Please come and join other parents to learn about community services, ask questions and share experiences.

Parents of Children ages 2-5 years (registration pending

Parents of Children/Adolescents ages 6-18 years (registration pending)

February 7, 2015: Managing Disruptive Behaviors
The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital Parent Education Program is offering a half-day parent conference designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about reducing problem behaviors and building positive skills in the home setting. The program will be divided into two groups depending on child's age. Please come join other parents to learn new strategies, ask questions, and share experiences.

Managing Disruptive Behaviors and Building Social and Communication Skills: Parents of Children ages 2-5 years (registration pending

Managing Disruptive Behaviors and Building Emotion Regulation Skills: Parents of Children/Adolescents ages 6-18 years (registration pending)

March 28, 2015: Understanding Social Deficits and Teaching Social Skills
The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital Parent Education Program is offering a half-day parent conference designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about social deficits associated with autism spectrum disorders, and how to build social skills in elementary, middle, and high school age children. The program will be divided into two groups depending on child's age. Please come and join other parents to learn about treatment options, ask questions and share experiences.

Parents of Children ages 6-11 years (registration pending)

Parents of Children/Adolescents ages 12-18 years (registration pending)

June 6, 2015: How to Explain Your Child's Diagnosis/Differences to Your Child, Siblings, and Others
The Stanford Autism Center at Packard Children's Hospital Parent Education Program is offering a half-day parent conference designed to provide parents and caregivers with information about autism, Asperger's disorder, PDD-NOS, other conditions as well as a discussion on when and how to talk to your child and others about these conditions. The program will be divided into two groups depending on child's age. Please come and join other parents to learn about community services, ask questions, and share experiences.

Parents of Children ages 2-5 years (registration pending)

Parents of Children/Adolescents ages 6-18 years (registration pending)