Neurodiverse means more than autism these days; it also includes ADHD, gifted, learning differences, anxiety and mood disorders, etc.

This 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. Then, one week later, we get together for the PNCC support group meeting via Zoom to discuss the topic and how it works in our lives and the life of our young adults.

Our goal is to support each other to successfully weather the ebb and flow of wins, setbacks, and societal/economic changes while in relationship 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 SNP.
  • Discuss and share! 4th Monday of the month: Attend the PHP NCC support group meeting via Zoom to discuss the speaker webinar topic. Registration is required for each meeting, see Group Meeting Calendar link in “Helpful Links” at left.
  • 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.

Note: For parents of regional center client adult children, please attend PHP Parents of Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities (PACDD) or the PHP Paths to Positive Adulting support groups.

The PNCC group is led by volunteer, Cindi Savelli. Cindi currently is co-facilitator for PHP’s Paths to Positive Adulting (PPA) – Parent Support Group as well as 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!