Parents & Caregivers

Parents & Caregivers

Information & Education

Connecting Parents & Caregivers for Stronger Support

At AutismUp, our foundation is rooted in the belief that parents require a strong support system. We recognize that access to fellow parents and the exchange of information are vital to our mission. That's why we regularly host Parent and Caregiver Training Workshops, covering a wide range of topics, with new ones featured each month. These invaluable sessions are offered free of charge to our members.

To ensure you're always in the know about our extensive support and program offerings, we invite you to become a member of AutismUp. Join us in building a robust community of support for parents and caregivers.

To view our upcoming Parent and Caregiver Training Sessions, Workshops, Support Groups, and Speaker events, please visit the "Classes and Workshops" section of our website, or click on a link below. Stay informed and engaged with our enriching programs designed to support you on your journey.

Parent/Caregiver Meetups (support group)
Grandparent Meetups (support group)
Online Workshops for Parents and Caregivers
Parent Effectiveness Program (PEP)
NextUp Parent Workshops (transition and adult topics)

Individual Consultation & Advisement

Address your concerns and problem-solve, one-on-one, with a professional autism consultation. We'll help coach you to help prioritize and develop a plan of action, utilizing proven strategies from 20+ years of experience supporting parents and families, and as parents of children, teens and adults with autism ourselves.

Cost: $50/hour

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We'll contact you to schedule a mutually agreeable date, time and location. Questions? Email Kelly Conlon, Manager of Support Services.

Mandated Training

If you are looking to order or recommend formal autism training to a family as part of a court case, Child Protective Services case, or similar, we may be able to accommodate needs for formal, scheduled training. Fees may apply. See popular topics below. Contact Kelly at (585) 248-9011 x124 or to discuss.

Popular Topics for Parents and Caregivers include:

  • Autism 101: For Newly Diagnosed Families
  • Building Your Child's Circles of Support
  • How to Read and Understand Your Child's IEP
  • The Incredible Five Point Scale
  • Making Connections
  • Making the Most of Your Child's IEP Goals
  • Preparing Your Child for Transition
  • Puberty and Hygiene for Individuals with ASD
  • Speaker Series: Subject Matter Expert Presentations and Q & A
  • Parent Effectiveness Program* (PEP)

Training workshops are regularly scheduled and offered for families at no cost as part of a Basic Membership, with some exceptions. Current schedule can be found under Classes and Workshops.


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