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Parents of Autistic Adults
Support and Coaching Group

This group is currently on hold but still taking reservations so people can be notified when it starts up again. Please register your interest hereIn the meantime, check out Autism Independence Academy!

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. 

Person Participating in Video Call


I am not sure when the next group will begin, but please register your interest here, and I will notify you when I have a new start date.

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 your interest 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 caregivers 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?

The group will cost $197 for the four weeks per household. 

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

I've been part of a support group for parents of autistic adults, and we support each other, but I definitely do not feel as hopeful afterward as I did by the end of Patty's group. She has a nice energy, and I like that she is familiar with PDA and other things others have not been.

Kristine B.

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