Parent Support Group

Parent Support Group

The Kelberman Center offers ongoing parent supports through our Parent Roundtable group, allowing for a venue to connect within a supportive environment. The group aims to grow, support, and educate each other through open conversation, optional trainings, and individualized assistance, where needed. Our mission includes the following:

  • To support and empower parents and caregivers
  • To build a safe and trusting community of parents and caregivers
  • To eliminate the isolation often experienced by parents/caregivers of children with a disability

Parent Roundtable Meetings

Parent Roundtable occur weekly via zoom, covering a range of topics that shift monthly. Depending on the interests and needs of the group, topics may include: the basics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, managing behavior, social skills, emotional regulation, community resources, and advocacy. Each session begins with a structured training followed by group discussion.

Parent Roundtable Facebook Group

Parents are also invited to take part in our private Facebook page, which integrates a range of resources, recent trainings, and ongoing communication between group members. Weekly group zoom calls are also an option, which generally involve a presentation related to the topic of the month followed by group discussion.

How To Get Started?

Interested parents should contact our facilitators, Johanna Johnson and Debbie Staley at parent.roundtable@kelbermancenter.org

Facilitator

Debbie Staley, BCBA

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Facilitator

Johanna Johnson

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I have over 10 years of experience working in the field of autism, both in the public school setting and in the clinic setting. The Kelberman Center has given me the opportunity to become even more involved in school consultation, parent training, and the ABA Clinic. More significantly, I am the parent of an adult daughter with autism. Our journey through autism continues to bring brilliant moments, triumphs, and complex, sometimes agonizing challenges. It is both my professional and personal experiences that I hope to bring to the Parent Round table; to empower, to build community. Debbie Staley, BCBA
I have been a mentor at the Kelberman Center, and I have worked in the Human Services field for the past 17 years. Also, I am a mom of 3 teenagers and a 2-year-old grandson! I have stood alongside other families as an advocate, and have had to advocate for supports for my own child, as well. I am so excited to be a part of the parent round table; we need to be empowering and support each other.Johanna Johnson
Autism Services Across The Lifespan