Polk/Foothills Parent Support Group meets on fourth Tuesdays of month

Published 9:46 am Monday, April 15, 2013

Building a place where people can access resources

Polk/Foothills Parent Support Group is once again meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Polk County Public Library.

The group is an official chapter of the Autism Society of NC. The group started in 2009 as a group of several families who all had in common school age kids on the autism spectrum.

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Those who gathered were all in the public school system at the time, and identified a lack of resources both within the schools and in the local mental health community.

What is the group’s purpose? To build a place where people can access resources, receive some education and get support in dealing with the diverse issues that arise when raising kids on the autism spectrum.

The group has compiled a list of mental health resources, with the idea being that it should be open to the group for ongoing updates. They also want to share what they know as members of the Autism Society of N.C.

The group has occasional guest speakers relevant to all aspects of living with autism.

For more information, contact Tracey Daniels by email at tracey@mmpublicity.com.

– information submitted by Tracey Daniels