When I began this group in April 2015 at the request of several clients (and the insistence one wonderful lady), I had no idea where it would lead. The group far exceeded the few expectations/hopes that I had. It has been a joy to facilitate this group and see the delight that it brings to the participants as they connect and share their struggles.
The participants, mainly women with a few men, have found such relief in being able to talk with others who share the challenges of a “neuordiverse” relationship. Many have found the group helpful to improving both their relationship and their own health.
A few of the topics we covered included:
- Coping with the holidays and family gatherings
- Disclosing the diagnosis
- How to cope with silence and loneliness
- Self care strategies
- Kids on the spectrum or with features
- Resources both online and locally
- Communication strategies
- Healthy outlets for emotions
- Getting your needs met
I am not currently offering these monthly support groups.