Dr. Gantman Series

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.
 

ASD Sibling Support Group
Having a brother or sister with ASD can be annoying, frustrating, and sometimes wonderful. You may feel that your parents ignore you. You may feel that your home is unlivable. Or perhaps you are worried about your responsibilities in the future. During this session, you will be joined by other siblings for an open discussion of your feelings with advice from Autism expert, Dr. Alex Gantman. This session is for brothers or sisters ages 16 years and up.

Special Groups
  • Sunday, September 27th: “ASD Sibling Support Group” (ONLINE)

Parents “Ask the Expert”
  • October 25th, 2020, Sunday (ONLINE)

Adults Only Support Group 
  • September 13, 2020, Sunday (ONLINE)

About Dr. Gantman

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. Due to Covid-19 we have changed the sessions to Sunday mornings and the location online.

Fee: 

The fee for the Parent, Adult, and ASD Siblings sessions are $20 per session for OCASG members and $30 for non-members. For more information contact OCASG ocasupport@gmail.com

To register, please click on the links below: