Parents of Amazing Children is a support group for families of Autistic children.
PARENTS OF AMAZING CHILDREN
This support group is for parents, caregivers, family members or friends, who have a child with special needs. It is not just limited to children with Autism. We want to provide a forum for individuals to come and share their concerns, sorrows, and especially joys! This support group widely encompasses children of all ages, with special needs which are psychological, physical, and behavioral.
We typically meet once a month on Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. These meetings are usually on the second or third Saturday of the month. Please check the church’s calendar, for the monthly meeting date.
My name is Kim, and March 10, 2010, is a day I will never forget. On this day, my daughter was diagnosed with Autism. I knew my life would never be the same. As I drove home from her appointment, I felt so alone. Would she ever be able to live on her own? Would she ever get married and have children? Would she be able to hold a job? As the tears slid down my face, I looked at my daughter, and knew that no matter what, I was her mother and her biggest advocate in life. Since this day, there have been more diagnoses added to her list, but she is still the same daughter I love with all my heart.
I wanted someone to talk to, another parent, who was in the same situation, as I was. Where would I find this person? I searched, but could not find a support group close to my home. I met another great parent, whose son also had Autism, who also felt the need for similar support. East Shore Baptist Church was gracious enough to let us use its facility to start a support group. Our first meeting was in November, 2010.