Parenting Your Autistic Child: The Joys and Challenges
- Learn strategies for connecting with your autistic child
- Identify ways to care for yourself as the caregiver
- Identify resources to support you in your parenting role
Erin Thomson, LCSW
I am a licensed clinical social worker working at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in the Autism & Developmental Disabilities clinic, Newborn Follow-up clinic, and the Autism Treatment Program. I have worked with children and families with a wide variety of needs in a number of different settings for nearly 20 years. I believe strongly that children of all abilities thrive when caregivers are supported and given the tools and resources they need.
Sara Warner, PsyD
I am a licensed clinical psychologist working at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in their Autism and Developmental Disabilities clinic and their Autism Treatment Program. I have been working alongside families and children with autism for over 10 years. I have dedicated a portion of my research and clinical training to supporting parents of autistic children and am excited to be able to talk with you all about this very important topic.