Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30 AM EDT

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AANE Office 
51 Water Street, Suite 206
Watertown, MA 02472

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Brian Kremer 
617-393-3824 ext. 30 

Support Group for Parents of Young Children
(ages 8 & younger)
with Asperger and similar autism spectrum profiles

This group will meet once a month from 10:00am - 11:30am on six Tuesdays in the AANE office in Watertown, MA.

Janeka Melanson is a former elementary school teacher, and is now a wife and the mother of two young girls: Harper, 3.5 years old and Briar, 8 months old.  Harper was diagnosed with autism in October 2015 when she was 2.5 years old.  since the diagnosis, Janeka has been on a mission to learn (and sometimes unlearn!) as much as she can about autism, so that she can support, and advocate for her daughter.  She and her family live in Wayland, MA.  She is an avid runner, reader, and binge watcher of all things reality TV.

Although this is not a playgroup, Janeka plans to bring Briar to some or all of the meetings.  Other parents are also welcome to bring your infants or toddlers if you feel the children will not impede your comfortable participaticpation in the group. The meeting space is not childproofed; nor does AANE have any toys or baby equipment, so please bring whatever your children will need to be safe, comfortable, and occupied.

                                 The group will be limited to twelve participants.

When:          Tuesday mornings - once a month for six months
                     October 25, 2016                      November 29, 2016
                     January 10, 2017                      February 14, 2017
                     March 14, 2017                         April 25, 2017              

:         AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 51, Watertown, MA

:           10:00am - 11:30am

:            $90 for the whole series for the first parent from a family;
                     $45 for second parent OR for 2nd caregiver adult from same address.

:  Janeka Melanson  

If you need financial assistance in order to participate, please contact Brian Kremer at 617 393-3824 ext. 30.