Halloween is barely over and I am already preparing my Thanksgiving menu and checking names off my Christmas list. I love the holidays, but just when I think my stress level couldn’t be any higher, this wonderful time of the year rolls around and I have to juggle the needs of my children and the desire to make this a great holiday season for them. For those of you who are in the same boat and in need of some support, here are a few support groups in the Burlington & Camden county areas.
This support group is for parents and caregivers of children who have Asperger’s or any other autism spectrum disorder. ASPEN of Burlington/Camden Counties will meet the third Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm at the Katz JCC. Please contact Deborah Hill, Chapter Coordinator at 856-234-0677 or Debbie Schmidt, Co-Facilitator at 856-616-0877, for more information.
ASPEN – Father’s Support Group
ASPEN of Burlington/Camden/Gloucester/Atlantic Counties Father’s Group is for Dads who have children with PDD-NOS, Asperger’s or high-functioning Autism. The group will meet once a month from 7:30 pm to 8:30pm at the Monroe Township Library. For specific meeting dates, please contact Chris Laureys at 856-629-7290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASPEN – Adult Social Group
ASPEN of Burlington/Camden Counties Adult Social Group is for adult’s who have PDD-NOS, Asperger’s or high-functioning Autism. This is a combined support/social group which meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7pm to 8:30pm at Qdoba Mexican Grill Community Room. For more information, please contact Julie Guthmann at 609-923-8331 or email@example.com.
Githen’s Center Family Support Program
This program offers many different social and recreational activities for families with disabled children, including parent and sibling support groups. For more information on these support groups, please contact the Githen’s Center Family Support Program at 609-261-1667 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACT (Parents of Autistic Children Together) Support Group
This is the support group for the South Western NJ Chapter of the Autism Society of America. The group meets the second Tuesday each month from 7pm to 9pm at the Durand Academy. For more information, call 856-278-0798.