Parent Support Groups
TouchPoint conducts various types of support groups for
families. Our parent support groups provide opportunities for
parents to know that they are not alone with the disability
and that there are answers. The goal is twofold: to be
professionally therapeutic so that a safe place is provided to
express feelings, hurts and pressures with trained staff present as
facilitators; and to provide a caring
environment for family members to share experiences, discuss
issues and explore solutions.
Meetings are held with parents to offer them the opportunity to
ask specific questions regarding issues with which they are
dealing. Parents are taught to use each other as resources to
generate ideas and problem-solve about the challenges of teaching
their children to develop a variety of social roles. Depending on
attendance and diversity of experiences, these groups may split in
to smaller sub-groups. Parents will walk away with new parent
connections as well as shared knowledge to support their family
At your first support group meeting, you will be asked to
complete a brief informational form.
Parents of A Child with an Autism Spectrum
Disorder: This group meets at TouchPoint's main
10176 Corporate Square Dr., Suite 150, St. Louis, MO
63132 on the 2nd Saturday of each month.
9:30 - 10:30
meeting of parents with adult/young adult children.
10:30 - noon
meeting of parents with younger children.
Sibling Support Groups
Our sibling support groups provide opportunities
for brothers and sisters of a child with autism to know
that they are not alone and that there are answers. The goal
is twofold: to be professionally therapeutic so that a safe place
is provided to express feelings, hurts and pressures with trained
staff present as facilitators; and to provide a caring
environment for siblings to share experiences and discuss
The dynamic of these groups is to provide a fun, motivating
format for siblings of a child with autism that allows them to gain
knowledge about the disabilities of autism, and teaches them how to
better communicate with their siblings.
Group meetings for siblings are held at our main office, 10176
Corporate Square Dr., St. Louis, MO 63132. At your first support
group meeting, you will be asked to complete a brief informational
Ages 5-11 meet from
6 to 7 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Ages 12-18 (middle/high
school) meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday
of each month.
For more details, please contact us at (314) 432-6200, or by
e-mail at email@example.com.