Connecting the DOTS--Training for Families with a New ASD Diagnosis in Bowling Green

A pilot program of parent trainings for families with a recent diagnosis of autism (within the last year) is launching in Bowling Green at the end of April.  Childcare is provided for six awesome sessions that will leave parents feeling empowered and connected. Here are the details:

• Parents must have a child with an autism diagnosis made within the last 12 months
• Child with autism must be between 2-8 years old
• Must be free on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. between 4/24 and 6/5. CHILDCARE IS PROVIDED. One or both parents invited to participate.
• Stipends are available for families willing to allow videotaping of interactions of parent(s) with child before and after trainings

If you have a desire to be better equipped to raise a child with autism, take care of yourself and be more connected to your community this training is for you!

These trainings include a make and take aspect as well, where parents can make visuals (schedules/IF--THEN boards etc.) tailored to fit your current needs. They are designed to make interactions with your child positive so they can make progress and to keep peace in the home.

To register: email Sandy Hackbarth at including your child's age, date of diagnosis, how many kids need childcare and how many parents will be attending.

Spaces and time are both limited, so your quick response is appreciated!