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Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Gender Diverse Adults (18+)

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 3, 2024

$180
Description

This “closed” support group is designed for parents/family members of Autistic adults with who are transgender or who are exploring or questioning their gender identity.

Gender identity is distinct from sexual orientation or preference. Gender identity is one’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither–how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves. Autistic individuals may be more likely to identify with a gender/s that is different than the sex assigned at birth. The intersection of these two identities is common, but not often talked about in the same space. When an adult child questions their gender identity parents are often initially overwhelmed by questions and concerns, and more questions may surface as their child continues on their journey. This is not a therapeutic support group.

The group offers a combination of facilitated peer support and information for parents who are starting or continuing on this journey with their adult child. “Closed” support groups for parents have the same members (12) for a set number of sessions (8). These groups are ideal for parents who want to go beyond sharing their stories with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. Other adult family members, such as siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, or even close family friends can also join these groups. These closed support groups also let parents give voice to their concerns and frustrations and celebrate their victories. “Closed” support groups offer facilitated peer support for parents who are facing these and other challenges.

Dates

March 13
March 27
April 10
April 24
May 8
May 22
June 5
July 3

Registration

Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the first session. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.