Working in conjunction with
ASD expert, Dr. Alexander
Gantman, OCASG is offering
three series of Workshops
Each series is dedicated to a specific group within our larger community of individuals and families dealing with Asperger’s Syndrome, High Functioning Autism or PDD-NOS.
Parents “Ask the Expert”
The Parent’s sessions will focus on the increasingly difficult issues that arise as children with Asperger’s, HFA or PDD-NOS reach adulthood. College and employment are the tip of the iceberg. Lack of social relationships and a tendency to shut themselves in their rooms playing computer games are common battlegrounds. These challenges and more will be addressed in small group settings.
Adults Only Support group (Ages 18 and Up)
The “Adults Only” group is intended for adults age 18 and up who have their own unique challenges including career issues, romantic relationships, and new “later in life” diagnoses. As ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) has gained visibility on television, in the press, and in movies, this new group of individuals is emerging who typically are self-diagnosed and struggling with understanding the diagnosis and the associated life challenges
Special Groups (for Parents and Adults)
These special support group meetings focus on specific groups of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. (ASD).
Girls and Women
This session focuses on females diagnosed with ASD. It will include females ages 14 and up.
This session is for our teenage members – ages 14 to 18 years old.
This session is for married and unmarried couples.
- March 28, 2020, “Girls and Women” (Girls and Women who are 14 years and up)
- June 27, 2020, “Teens” (Ages 14-18)
- September 26. 2020, “Couples” (Married or Couples in Relationships)
Parents “Ask the Expert”
- January 25, 2020, Saturday
- April 25, 2020, Saturday
- July 25, 2020, Saturday
- October 31, 2020, Saturday
Adults Only Support Group
- February 29, 2020 Session
- May 30, 2020 Session
- August 29, 2020 Session
- November 21, 2020 Session
About Dr. Gantman
Dr. Alexander Gantman has unique clinical training in evidence-based treatments and expertise in the domain of psychosocial functioning of adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Dr. Gantman received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from PGSP-Stanford University Consortium. He received a highly prestigious Ruth L. Kirchstein Institutional (T32) National Research Service Award from the National Institute for Mental Health. At UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience, he was a Principal Investigator on the adaptation and development of the PEERS Program, an evidence-based, parent assisted, social skills group intervention for adolescents, to address the unique needs of college age young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders. His research has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, and his work has been presented at professional conferences including the International Meeting for Autism Research
When & Where:
All sessions are two-hours each and will be held on Saturday mornings in a classroom at Creative Solutions for Hope, 3186 Airway Ave, Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The fee for all three series is only $20 per session and must be paid in advance. Participants must be official members of OCASG. Participants in the Parents “Ask the Expert” and “Adults Only” Support Groups who pay online in advance for all four sessions will receive Free OCASG 2020 Annual Membership (value $20). For more information contact OCASG email@example.com
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