Neurodiverse means more than autism these days; it also includes ADHD, gifted, learning differences, anxiety and mood disorders, etc.
This special interest and support group is for parents of neurodiverse adult children who are collegebound, in college or graduated, underemployed, and/or building professional careers. It’ll be like a book group but better!
Participants will attend the free monthly Stanford Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity speaker webinar, organized by the Stanford Neurodiversity Project (SNP) via Zoom. One week later, we’ll get together to discuss for this group to discuss the topic and how it works for us and the our young adults. Our goal is to support each other to successfully weather the ebb and flow of wins, setbacks, and societal/economic changes related to the relationships with our neurodiverse adult children.
Stanford Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity speaker webinar topics:
- Career development
- Independent living options
- Friendship and intimate relationships
- Mental health tools
- And more!
How does this support group work?
- Learn! 3rd Monday of the month: Attend the free Stanford Special Interest Group for Neurodiversity speaker webinar via Zoom organized by Stanford Neurodiversity Project.
- Discuss and share! 4th Monday of the month: Attend the PNCC support group meeting via Zoom to discuss the speaker webinar topic. Registration is required for each meeting, see the Group Meeting Calendar link in “Helpful Info”.
- Network! With like-minded parents. We all know that most jobs are obtained via personal contact. Let’s connect on LinkedIn. Let’s get our neurodiverse adult children connected on LinkedIn, too.
- Give back! Join the SNP Mentor Program, if desired. Training by SNP included. And informal neurodiverse adult mentoring too.
The PNCC group is led by active PHP volunteer, Cindi Savelli. Cindi is the past facilitator of PHP’s Youth with Anxiety and Mood Disorders – Parent Support Group.
Most PHP webinars, support groups and services are FREE! We are committed to providing innovative, high-quality online content to families like yours. Please consider making a voluntary donation to help us continue this important work for families raising children with special needs throughout our community! Thank you!
Note: Parents Helping Parents has 2 other groups for parents with adult children, including the options below. Check them out to determine if one fits your needs, or mix and match as they all have great content and discussions!
- Parents of Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities One of PHP’s longest-running groups, the facilitators and attendees brainstorm, share knowledge, and compare resources for adult children who are regional center clients.
- Paths to Positive Adulting is for parents of high potential young adults who are still working on their plan for independence and meaningful employment.