The Help Group is pleased to offer ongoing support groups for parents and families of children, adolescents and young adults with special needs. These groups are open to the public and free of charge. Each group is facilitated by a team of experts, including members of The Help Group’s educational and therapeutic staff and fellow parents.
Parent Support Networks
Free monthly meet-ups for parents facing the challenges of raising a child or adolescent with autism spectrum disorder or other social/learning differences. Parent to Parent Support groups provide a caring environment to share, network, gain valuable information, advice and resources. The groups provide opportunities for parents to benefit from the experience and support of professionals as well as other parents, and learn valuable coping and intervention strategies. Open to parents, grandparents and caregivers, the group gets together at The Help Group’s Sherman Oaks campus every second Wednesday of every month.
Sherman Oaks – Autism Center
13130 Burbank Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
For more information and to RSVP, contact:
Dr. Laurie Stephens
Transitional Teens-Young Adults
Transitioning Teens & Young Adults
Parent to Parent: A support network of Advance LA
P2P is a free monthly support group for parents of neurodivergent teens and young adults offered by Advance LA. The intention of P2P is to provide a safe space for parents and caregivers to connect with others dealing with similar issues. At P2P, participants can share struggles and celebrate successes of their young adult children whose transition out of the home is complicated by challenges related to ASD, ADHD and learning differences.
Parent group is held online, on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, from 6-7pm
To sign up to join the group, please email the group facilitator, Jeri Rochman, at JRochman@thehelpgroup.org.
5 reasons to join P2P
Joining a support group is a wonderful way to practice self-care. A support group can be a source of information as well as a safe place to share your experience with other people who are in similar circumstances.
Here are 5 reasons to join Advance LA’s Parent2Parent (P2P) Support Group:
1. It’s Nice To Have Your Very Own Focus Group
The other parents in P2P can be a sounding board for you to talk through a decision that may be worrying you. Other parents can provide input and help you problem solve.
2. Being With People Who Understand Without Having To Explain
Connecting with other parents of adult children can be a source of support. It feels good to talk and share with people who “get it” without you having to explain everything.
3. Do You Know Anything About…..?
We are all always looking for good doctors, therapists, recreational ideas, and volunteer opportunities. A support group is a great place to ask about other people’s experiences with various professionals, organizations, and activities.
4. You Have Valuable Insight For Others
You have valuable experiences that are helpful to someone else. When you share your story, you give support, encouragement, and helpful tips to others.
5. You Like To Play Mahjong Too?!!
When you get to know the members of your group, you may find out that you have common interests outside of your parenting experience. Come join P2P and make a new friend!
Please join us for our Parent 2 Parent Support Group on October 26 at 5pm. Our on-going P2P (Parent to Parent) group is a free, monthly meet-up for parents and caregivers facing the challenges of helping their young adult transition to greater independence.
And have your young adult attend club l.a.’s Halloween Party while you are attending the P2P support group. It’s a win-win!