Feb. 4, 2021

Ep. 5: Autism Support Groups and Forums - Priorities, Plans and Strategies for Success

Ep. 5: Autism Support Groups and Forums - Priorities, Plans and Strategies for Success

In today's episode, we are talking about Autism Support Groups and Forums - Priorities, Plans, and Strategies for Success.


In today's episode, we are talking about Autism Support Groups and Forums - Priorities, Plans, and Strategies for Success. On our previous show, we talked about Autism Support Groups and 9 Points to Ponder before you begin searching for a support group or support forum. Today we will be finishing our two-part series. We will be covering:

  • Taking your priorities and turning that into a plan
  • Search tips to help you cut through the clutter.
  • Benefits and pitfalls of different types of groups
  • Strategies to encourage a loved one to seek support.

Join Autism Empowerment Podcast hosts Karen and John Krejcha as we go more in-depth on what you should be thinking about when seeking support for yourself or a loved one.

References talked about in this episode:

Part 1 - Episode 04 - 9 Points to Ponder in the Journey for Connection

Article: A Spectrum of Support: 9 Points to Ponder in the Journey for Connection by Karen Krejcha, Spectrum Life Magazine Spring 2017

http://bit.ly/9pointstoponder

Websites mentioned on this episode:

Crisis Hotlines:

Crisis Textline - Text HOME to 741741 in the USA and Canada

National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255

 

National:

Autism Society - National Autism Source Database

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) - https://autisticadvocacy.org/

Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) - https://awnnetwork.org/

Center for Parent Information and Resources - ParentCenterHub.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - NAMI.org

Meetup - Social gatherings - https://www.meetup.com/

 

Oregon:

Autism Society of Oregon (Serves Oregon and Southwest Washington)

FACT Oregon - Parent Training Information Center for Oregon

LinesForLife - 24 hour Crisis Lines - 800-273-8255

Oregon YouthLine - 877-968-8491, Text teen2teen to 839863

 

Washington:

Informing Families - Informing Families is a resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in partnership with the Developmental Disabilities Administration. We offer trusted news and information to individuals and families that empowers them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities.

Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE) - Parent Training Information Center for Washington

Forums mentioned on this episode:

WrongPlanet.net

Reddit

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