Autism Training for Friends & Family

Parents with a child on the autism spectrum face a complicated and confusing set of additional parenting challenges. The immediate and unique daily demands, worries about the future, and stress related to balancing all these additional, difficult and often painful parenting demands can be disheartening and overwhelming.

The National Autism Academy was founded to provide tried and true practical, relatable, and useful training that will support parents in managing day to day life with greater ease, promote their child’s ability to function independently and to reach their greatest potential, while creating the best possible long-term outcomes for the entire family.

Teens & Young Adults. The majority of autism services and support available is geared toward early intervention and supporting younger children. Very few techniques, strategies or programs are focused on helping the parent to work with their teenage or young adult on the spectrum. Most parents struggle alone during this difficult time, unsure of how to help their child advance socially, develop needed functional skills, and begin to work toward an independent future.

The National Autism Academy was founded to provide tried and true practical, relatable, and useful training that will support parents in working with teens and young adults to create greater immediate success, reduced family stress, and teach functional skills, all which build independence and improve the ability of the child to reach their full adult potential.

Grandparents often play a huge role in supporting their grandchildren with autism. Many assume custody and take over the difficult day to day task of raising a child with ASD. Other grandparents watch as their son’s or daughter’s and their families struggle to find their way forward, wondering how they can provide the best support.

The National Autism Academy was founded to provide support to families who have members on the autism spectrum. Grandparents can play a uniquely powerful and pivotal role in supporting their families when they have the perspective necessary to contribute to healing.