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Parents of Autistic Adults
Support and Coaching Group

Adulthood is the parenting phase no one told you about! Parents of autistic adults have so many worries and little access to effective resources. I created this four-week group over Zoom to help parents connect and find solutions to the challenges that cause them so much worry because involved, skilled parents are an autistic adult's very best option for success.

Each week I will present information that increases parent understanding of their adult children and build skills needed to connect with them, coach them, and help them thrive. Parents also have the opportunity to get advice on their individual challenges and connect with each other. You can register here

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The next group will likely start sometime in April 2023,  though this depends on the number of registrants on the waitlist. Please register and indicate your interest in the next session. I will start a new group as soon as we have enough interested participants.

Example Topics Covered

  • What parents of adults need to know about autism

  • Why they don't just do what they need to do

  • How to talk with them so they engage without defensiveness

  • How to get them in the driver's seat of their lives

  • How to get them out of their bedrooms and engaging in life

  • How to help them enhance their social life

  • How to help them find and keep employment

  • What success can look like


Please register here


Who is facilitating the group?

The facilitator is Patty Laushman of Thrive Autism Coaching. 

Who is this group for?

The group is for parents, stepparents, guardians, and caretakers of neurodivergent adults who are struggling with independence and/or quality of life and who want to connect with others who may be having similar experiences and find solutions.

What if my adult child does not have a formal diagnosis?

If you suspect your loved one has autism, ADHD, or any other neurodivergence that can make daily life more challenging, you are welcome. No formal diagnoses are required. 

How much does it cost?

This group is designed to be accessible to everyone who can benefit, however, donations are accepted to help defray the costs of hosting this type of event. The suggested sliding scale donation is US$0-50 per meeting.

I have another question

Feel free to contact Patty Laushman through the contact form by clicking the contact button below.

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What Parents are Saying

We were in crisis around our daughter's choices as she launched into adulthood. We had a huge meltdown, and I was desperate to figure out what we do next. I found this support group and decided to join based on the discussion topics as they sounded just like what we were going through. In four short weeks, I am communicating in a different way with my daughter, spent a beautiful weekend together, and she is starting to reach out to me for help because she is feeling understood. I have made some connections with other parents and will continue to reach out to them for support. It was transformational for our family and gave us hope for the coming years!

Katie B.

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