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Support Groups

Registration for each support group session is free! The descriptions for each support group can be found below.

Caregivers Converse Support Group

Research has shown that caregivers of children with autism experience challenges that can lead to stress and isolation. Finding the time to care for your own physical and mental well being, meet others, and speak about your experiences can be challenging. Facilitated by our social worker, our caregiver support group aims to empower caregivers of children with autism by creating a safe space where you can share your experiences, as well as gain understanding and support from other caregivers with similar experiences.

Support groups will be held on our WebEx video conferencing platform. Learn more about the session dates and topics below!

Registration is open for our Winter 2021 Support Groups!

Winter 2021 Dates:

Ask a Psychologist

Children with autism often struggle with emotional regulation. Seeing your child in distress – whether it be an angry meltdown, tears of sadness, or constant worries – is hard! Come chat with other parents and our psychologist about how to cope when your child has autism and mental health challenges.


Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 6 pm – 7pm


Date: Wednesday. March 10, 2021 from 1 pm – 2 pm

Parenting a Teen with ASD

With or without an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, adolescence can be a difficult time and parenting a teenager can be especially challenging. Come and share what has worked for you and your teen, lessons you’ve learned and find a resolution to challenges you are currently facing.

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 6 pm – 7 pm

Co-Parenting on the Spectrum

It can be challenging to stay consistent with a child’s routine when their parents and/or caregivers live apart. Let’s talk about how to maximize the benefits of your family’s living arrangements and problem solve some of the obstacles.


Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 6 pm – 7pm


Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 1 pm – 2 pm

Advice to my Younger Self

Do you ever look back on your journey as a parent of a child with autism and think about how much you’ve learned and grown? Do you wish you could share your hard-earned lessons with other parents? Let’s take some time to share our stories, advice and messages of hope with other parents.

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 6 pm – 7 pm


Siblings Connect Support Groups

Siblings of children with autism often experience unique challenges that their friends or family members may not recognize or understand. They may experience feelings of stress, of not being heard, or may have conflicted feelings about their sibling. This group is an opportunity for your child to connect with other children with similar experiences through activities and discussions facilitated by a registered social worker.

Support groups are open to siblings who are aged 11 – 14. Sessions will be held on our WebEx video conferencing platform. Learn more about the session dates and topics below!

Registration is open for our Winter 2021 Support Groups!

Winter 2021 Dates:

When People Don’t Get It!

It can be hard when friends at school or strangers you pass on the street don’t understand autism or know what it’s like to have a sibling with special needs. Do you get frustrated, sad or worried about what others think, do you feel alone or misunderstood? Share your feelings and experiences with other youth your age who understand what it’s like to have a sibling with autism.

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6 pm – 7 pm

Making Time for Me

It’s important to be a supportive and helpful sibling, but this session is all about you! What do you do to feel good about yourself? Is there an activity that’s just for you? Share with other siblings the special things about you, the ways you deal with stress, and how you make time for fun.

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 6 pm – 7 pm

Advice to Other Siblings

My sibling is a pain and I don’t know what to do. Find out how other siblings cope and learn some skills for managing your frustrations with your sibling.

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 6 pm – 7 pm

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