As the parent of a child with autism, it's important to remember that while your challenges may be unique, you are not all alone. Our supportive community can be an invaluable resource for your family as well as for you personally. Whether it's reaching out professionals for answers or just connecting with other parents and sharing stories, you'll find a warm and empathetic group of people who are here to listen and help one another.
The content of your child's program will evolve based on his or her individual needs, the structure of each visit remains the same. See below for the breakdown of a typical session:
Join the conversation in the Parents Forum, where you'll find ongoing discussion on a wide range of topics. Feel free to pose questions, share insights and connect with other parents as well as the STAR of CA staff. We're always here to answer questions, post helpful information and share success stories with you. Visit Forum
There are several agencies in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and from the State of California that aid families of children with autism. Additionally, the Center for Autism Understanding, Support & Education, Inc. (CAUSE) serves as a training site where mental health trainees and interns can develop specialization in the treatment of children with autism. See also: ERA Education, Support and Treatment's educational services division at www.eraed.com.