My son is 17 and was only recently diagnosed with Asperger’s. I had been looking for a support group for him since his diagnosis but had no luck finding one. Imagine my surprise when I found it, smack in the middle of my Pennysaver! I couldn’t call quick enough! I thought for sure this must be the first time they ever ran the ad! Not only did they offer counseling for my son but they had a Parent Support group as well. What an awesome idea. I can’t stress how much of a difference this has made in both our lives plus the family dynamics has changed so much as well. Both my son and I look forward to Monday night. Steven has forged new friendships with boys who “get” him and he “gets” them too! I love the session time with the parents. I have learned so many new resources from other parent’s experiences. I had no idea about all of the programs offered by the school (summer camps, work programs etc.) Plus, we share experiences that we have had with our sons. What works, what wasn’t so successful, etc. I find these sessions with the other parents invaluable and I look forward to them just as much as my son does. The semesters are broken down into 10 week sessions with a couple of weeks off in between. As far as cost, it is $10 per week (yes this covers -parent and child!!) Yes, a crime is being committed-robbery. It is a crime not to attend!
I hope this counseling for kids with Asperger’s never ends! I feel that I have learned a great deal from our sessions and I can see my son’s self-esteem has gone up a lot too. That is something you can’t put a a price on. Crossroads is a wonderful program and you owe it to yourself and your child to try it out. I promise it’s worth the try!
A very grateful Parent