Below is some information from the Aspergers group at Parents Helping Parents. You might already know about them. Its a great organization.
SInce you work, does your daughter go to the after school day care program at her school? If so, you could focus on the social activities there. Lunch and recess time are often the most challenging times. Does the school have some organized activies then like a running program where they run/walk laps. She could volunteer to help out.
Organize some play dates on the weekends. Get her into sports like softball/basketball/soccer.
I think sometimes parents read to much into the playdate/socialization thing. They are more concerned about being invited to birthday parties than the kids are. My daughter had a lot more people come to her birthday parties than she was invited to but we never made a big deal about that. She's a very independent person. Now as a HS senior, she is a well respected girl and has mutiple groups of friends.
Surviving Parenthood - The Workshop
Tue, Jan 11, 2011: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
This workshop focuses on practical ideas for taking care of yourself when you find that your time and energy are absorbed by the needs of your family. Topics include suggestions for managing frustration and anger, reducing worry, protecting your adult relationships, refreshing your spirit, and adding joy.
For a deeper exploration of these topics, you can also join our six-week Surviving Parenthood Group on Tuesday mornings starting January 25th.
The discussion will be led by Elizabeth Batson, a marriage and family therapy intern working at PHP under the supervision of Don Hadlock, LMFT.
SUPPORTERS OF PHP present the Bay Area
Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference
Sat, Jan 15, 2011 - Sun, Jan 16, 2011: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Come and meet dozens of local doctors, therapists and service providers face to face!
And learn about:
How you can help your child
The Asperger's Difference Movie
Sun, Feb 6, 2011: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Temple Grandin has said that this educational documentary “is a fantastic video, and should be used in schools across the nation” to educate young people with Asperger’s Syndrome and those who parent and teach those with AS.
This film interviews three youth with AS, and focuses not only on the challenges but the strengths and opportunities that a neurodiverse mind brings, as only those with the syndrome can describe. It is a ‘must see’ for teachers, therapists, parents – and youth – with Asperger’s Syndrome.
SELPA 1 CAC, Parents Helping Parents, and EvoLibri Consulting are pleased to present this screening as part of the West Coast debut of this 30 minute documentary. The presentation will conclude with a panel discussion with the filmmaker and one of the featured students in the film. Admission is free.
For information about this film, or to purchase a copy, please visit www.centerforspectrumservices.org
Date: Sun, Feb 6, 2011: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Location: Covington School Multipurpose Room
205 Covington Rd
Los Altos, CA, 94025
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PACDD, Parents and Caregivers of Adult Children with Developmental Disabilities, is designed to meet the needs of the parents and caregivers, including adult siblings, of adults with developmental disabilities. Join other parents and family caregivers with adult children with a variety of developmental disabilities, including autism.
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"It's Their Life" Adults with Developmental Disabilities and Autism
April 29-30, 2011
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