February 23, 2021 4:30 PM to June 22, 2021 6:00 PM
Your twice-exceptional teen is gifted and has autism traits. They excel in one, or a few, areas of their life. For example, they may excel in mathematics, art, music, or writing. But, they also lack other very important life skills, such as interpersonal skills or executive functioning. They may be socially awkward and struggle to make friends. They might feel different from their peers or lonely. Social interactions can be stressful and draining for them, so they might isolate themself or avoid social situations. As a parent, you want the best for your child and may worry about your child’s future. You’ve maybe faced the judgement of other parents and family members who don’t understand what it is like raising your neurodiverse child, and you would love support from parents who get you.
We offer two groups to support you and your child. The Youth Group is for teens age 15-18 who are gifted and have high-functioning autism. The group will help your child build social skills and self-esteem in a supportive and welcoming environment. The Parent Group enables you to connect with other parents who know what it’s like raising a neurodiverse and gifted child. From your group leader, who is an autism therapist, you will learn parenting tools to help you support the unique needs of your child.
Open Doors Therapy is offering the groups online via ZOOM to California residents.