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Parent Training

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) provides parent training services for parents/care-givers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Parents/caregivers benefit from learning about ASD and how it affects the child and the impact it may have on the family.  Parent training is offered in an interactive format including facilitated discussion and activities that address the major issues facing families with children with an autism spectrum disorder. 

Topics include: Managing the Challenges of Parenting a Child on the Autism Spectrum; Increasing Coping Skills/Addressing Negative Behaviors; Increasing Communication Skills; Increasing Play Skills; Increasing Self- Help Skills/Independence; Solving Day to Day Problems.  


2013 Group Parent Training Offerings

Low cost, evening sessions offered to the general public through our Education Department:

Parenting your Child with Autism
Parenting Your Child with Autism is a low-cost, interactive five-session series that addresses the major issues facing families with children with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Sessions:
    • Summer 2013: Thursday mornings, 9:00 am - 11:30 am; June 1 - July 25
    • Fall 2013: Thursday evenings, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm; September 1 - October 4
  • Cost:
    • Cost for the 5-week session is $40.00
    • Some financial aide is available for those who qualify
  • How to Enroll:
    • This class is open to anyone in the community.  It is offered in conjunction with the Education Department of Nationwide Children's Hospital.  To register for either session, please contact the Education Department at 614-355-0662 or
    • Register online: Clicking the link will take you to the Education Courses Portal. You can use the keywords "Autism" to find the parenting courses that are currently available for registration.

Autism Academy

  • Sessions:
    • March 20, 2013: My Child has Autism
    • May 15, 2013: Treatment Options – what are my options?
    • June 19, 2013: Family Sibling Coping
    • September 18, 2013: Managing Difficult Moments
    • October 16, 2013: Asperger’s Preparing for Success at home and in the Community
    • November 13, 2013: Nutrition/Feeding Issues
  • Cost:
    • $10 per class
  • Time:
    • 7:30-9:00pm
  • How to Enroll:
    • This class is open to anyone in the community.  It is offered in conjunction with the Education Department of Nationwide Children's Hospital.  To register for either session, please contact the Education Department at 614-355-0662 or
    • Register online: Clicking the link will take you to the Education Courses Portal. You can use the keywords "Autism" to find the Autism Academy courses that are currently available for registration.

Parent Training offered as a clinical service to clients of Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD):

Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) - Stepping Stones
Triple P - Stepping Stones is a group parent training program for children with disabilities, aims to help parents develop effective management strategies for dealing with a variety of childhood behavior problems and developmental issues.

  • Sessions:
    • Spring 2013: Thursday evenings, 5:30pm - 8:00 pm; April 11 through May 30
    • Summer 2013: Wednesday mornings,  9:30 am -12:00 pm; May 22 through July 8
    • Early Fall 2013: Wednesday mornings,  9:30am -12:00 pm; September 11 through October 30
    • Late Fall 2013: Thursday evenings, 5:30pm - 8:00 pm; October 10 through December 5, 2013
  • Estimated Cost:
    • Estimated cost is $109.20 per session.  Insurance & other funding sources may be able utilized for payment, if approved through pre-authorization.
  • How to Enroll:
    • For current clients of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Ask your Case Supervisor or Psychologist to make the referral to the group.
    • To become a client of CASD: Start the process by scheduling a Treatment Assessment.  Please contact an Autism Resource Coordinator (ARC) at (614) 355-8315.

Have additional questions on these groups or other services offered at Nationwide Children's Hospital Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders?

Contact Melissa Lawrence at 614-355-8315 ext. 82024 or Melissa.Lawrence@Nationwidechildrens.org.




 

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