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ASNC Wake County Chapter Lunch'n'Learn

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Autism Society of North Carolina

505 Oberlin Road

Raleigh, NC 27605

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Come share both the joys and the challenges of supporting a loved one with Autism.* Bring your lunch if you'd like! We regret any inconvenience it may cause, but childcare is not available.

Topic: The Impact of an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis on Family and Relationships

Based on her book, A Friend’s and Relatives’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism; How Can I Help?, our presenter, Ann Palmer, will discuss how an autism diagnosis can affect the parents, marriage, and the siblings of the individual with ASD and ways to support these relationships. A diagnosis also impacts relationships with extended family members and relationships with friends. We will discuss strategies to develop supportive relationships and how we can help the people we care about the most understand our family member with autism.

Ann Palmer is a parent of a 34 year old son with autism, an author and presenter, and a professional having worked with families for close to 30 years. She was the Parent Support Coordinator at the UNC TEACCH Program and the Director of Advocacy and Chapters at the Autism Society of North Carolina. Ann is currently a faculty member at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is the author of four books published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Her book, Realizing the College Dream with Autism or Asperger Syndrome: a Parent’s Guide to Student Success was written about her son’s college experience. Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We’ve Learned, was co-authored with Maureen Morrell and was the Autism Society of America’s Literary Work of the Year. She is also the author of A Friend’s and Relative’s Guide to Supporting the Family with Autism: How Can I Help? and her newest book, Drinking, Drug Use and Addiction in the Autism Community, co-authored with Elizabeth Kunreuther. Ann presents internationally on topics related to autism, developmental disabilities and parenting.

Questions? Please contact our Chapter Facilitator, Freda Dias, at wakechapter@autismsociety-nc.org

Save the dates for future Lunch 'n' Learns!

  • January 9, 2018 - Developing an Individualized Transition Plan: ITP at Age 14
  • February 13, 2018
  • March 13, 2018
  • April 10, 2018
  • May 8, 2018
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