The online parent training program, Bright Stars, has been created specifically for parents and caregivers of highly intelligent children on the mild end of the autism spectrum!
In my years of practice, I have seen countless children with ASD who have incredible potential but are struggling with social, behavioral, and/or emotional challenges at home or at school. These children may not need (or qualify for) special education, or intensive ABA therapies. And yet, there are obstacles that parents find extremely challenging to navigate.
In the months following initial diagnosis or even further down the line, I often find parents returning to my office to seek my advice and consultation on dealing with behavior issues, tantrums, rigidity. Most of the times, these parents are already juggling all kinds of therapies that have been recommended for their child -Speech, O.T, social groups, ABA and every other activity they can think of to provide opportunities for their child to learn and grow. Amidst all this, there is one thing I see taking a back seat time and again. And it is the one thing that is actually the most crucial component of the child’s growth and success. And that is parent training.