The Autism parents support group meets monthly in Conway

The Autism parents support group will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 30, in Room 119 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Granite State College at 53 Technology Lane in Conway.

The Autism parents support group consists of parents of teens who are in high school intending to go on to college or post secondary education and parents of young adults in college or recently graduated who have concerns about his or her adult child’s transition into the workforce and adulthood.
The group welcomes parents, people affected by autism and professionals, including educators who work with those affected by autism who live in the Mount Washington Valley, including Fryeburg, Maine and surrounding towns.

The speaker at the August meeting is Rochelle Hickmott-Mulkern, the program director of Granite State ABA. Granite State ABA Services is one of the few independent clinical practices serving the needs of the North Country providing Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Applied Behavioral Analysis is an evidence-based practice which addresses social, emotional, psychological and developmental needs of persons affected by autism. Granite State ABA provides services in the home, school and vocational setting offering community based therapy to children, teens and adults.

Hickmott-Mulkern will explain ABA and how it is effective in helping persons affected by autism who are teens and young adults and how the practice can benefit people in school, work and social interactions. As parents of young adults who believed ABA was only for the very young, for parents whose children are older, in their 20s and 30s, for whom ABA was not a service offered or even known, Hickmott-Mulkern will provide valuable information.

The Autism parent support group meets monthly, on the last Wednesday or Thursday of the month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Granite State College. For more information or to get on the Group’s email list, email Ellie Gordon at [email protected].