August 9, 2020

Community Autism Resources Presents our Autumn Brunch for Grandparents' of individuals with ASD!


Saturday September 28th, from 9:00 - 11:45 AM
at the Courtyard by Marriott
37 Paramount Drive Rte 44, Raynham, MA

This very special event offers Grandparents the opportunity to meet one another over breakfast, and to hear speakers present on a variety of topics related to ASD

Our Speakers will be: Amy Laurent, Ph.D., OTR/L and Jacquelyn Fede, PhD, an Autistic Self-Advocate

Our topic for the morning will be: Emotional WHAT NOW?:

Strategies To Support Emotional Regulation Of Your Autistic Grandchildren
Description: Emotional Regulation, the maintenance of emotional states and energy is a significant challenge for many individuals on the spectrum.

Difficulties staying well regulated can impact relationships, daily activities and fun! Sensory processing is just one of many factors that plays into these difficulties. This short talk will explore the numerous factors that impact an individual’s ability to be organized and engaged with others.

We will talk about practical guidelines for providing supports for regulation and how grandparents can and may naturally incorporate strategies into their interactions with their grandchildren to increase connectedness and fun!

There will be plenty of time to ask questions and discuss experiences!

This event is FREE to Grandparents who live in SE Massachusetts, and to Grandparents whose Grandchild(ren) with ASD live in SE Massachusetts. If Grandparents or their Grandchild live outside of SE Massachusetts the fee is $20 PP to attend.

Space is Limited! Deadline to register is Thursday September 12th.
Please contact Jan Randall Jan Randall 508-379-0371 ext 16 or e-mail

About our speakers:
Amy Laurent, PhD, OTR/L specializes in the education of children with ASD. Her work involves creating learning environments designed to facilitate children’s active engagement at home, in schools, and throughout their communities. She is a co-author of the SCERTS model and frequently lectures around the globe.

She is passionate about neurodiversity and helping others to honor and understand the implications of "different ways of being" in relation to navigating the physical and social world.

Jacquelyn Fede, PhD is a super fun, Autistic Self-Advocate, developmental psychologist and program evaluator. Her research interests include immigration policy, autism, and community engagement. She uses her experience to help educate others about autism through lecturing, blogging and consulting on evaluation projects. A full scholarship Division 1 athlete in college, Dr. Fede continues to meet her sensory needs by seeking extreme physical activity. She also enjoys the use of creativity and art for expression. Her relationship with her Nana is one of her fondest childhood memories.

Event Date
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Event time
9:00 AM
Cost / donation
FREE to Grandparents who live in SE Massachusetts,
Jan Randall Jan
Randall 508-379-0371
ext 16 or e-mail


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