RT Autism Awareness Foundation, Inc.
Support Group - Autism
329 Elton Hills Dr NW, Rochester, MN, 55901-2477
Distance: 995 Miles
Group of people that meet on a regular basis to share their experiences and provide mutual support
The Reece Trahan (RT) Autism Awareness Foundation is dedicated to making people aware of Autism and the effects it has on individuals and their families.
* Brings resources to the community to further the understanding of autism and what it means to those impacted
* Educate the families of people with autism
* Advocate for job programs, needs for respite care supporting programs such as Project Lifesaver, providing alarm systems, and scholarships
* Create a family network of social support
Parent support group for parents of youth ages 10 - 18 that meets in Rochester
* There is no fee to attend the meetings
* Meetings are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm - 8:00pm
They offer a 12 week, weekly support and education program that allows parents of children with a recent ASD diagnosis to come to one location every week where they can build their child and their family's network of social support.
- Free / no cost to everyone
- Children and/or youth with disabilities
Anyone is welcome to attend any function or meeting
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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This provider does not offer other services or resources at this location.
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PH-1400.6500-650Parent to Parent Networking Definition
Programs that link parents whose children have a specific disease, disorder, disability or other issues with other parents whose children have similar challenges for the purpose of information sharing and support. Also included are programs for parents who themselves have a disability or other problems that have an impact on their parenting ability.
PN-8100.3000Health/Disability Related Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
YF-1800.0400Autism Spectrum Disorder Definition
A developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior, and includes symptoms that impair the individual's ability to function properly in school, work and other areas of life. Although autism can be diagnosed at any age, it is said to be a "developmental disorder" because symptoms generally appear in the first two years of life. Autism is also known as a "spectrum" disorder because there is wide variation in the type and severity of symptoms people experience. People with ASD have difficulty with social communication and interaction (e.g. lack of eye contact, voice tones that sound sing-song or robotic, facial expressions or gestures that don't match what is being said), restricted interests (e.g., intense interest in numbers, details, facts), restrictive/repetitive behavior (e.g., repeating words or phrases, getting upset at changes in routine or sensory input such as light or noise). People with ASD may also experience sleep problems or irritability, but also have many strengths including the ability to learn things in detail and remember information for long periods of time; being strong visual and auditory learners; and excelling in math, science, music or art. But although ASD can be a lifelong disorder and while children who have ASD have difficulty in talking, playing with other children, and relating to others, including their own family, treatment and services can improve their symptoms and ability to function.
YJ-6750Families/Friends of People With Disabilities Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual with a disability.