No. County Mom's Group - Sep 21, 2017

  • 01 August 2017

September Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant
3510 Valley Centre Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130    

Dinner: Mexican Food (GF available)
Dinner is provided


Join us for the NFAR Mom's Group!  It's an evening for Moms to come together in a fun and relaxed setting.  The group will meet the 3rd Thursday of the month for dinner and guest speakers.  It's an opportunity to share resources, experiences and enjoy being with other moms of individuals with autism.

September Topic: Strengthening Relationships between loved ones of Families with Autism

Discussion includes:

  • -  How family-focused treatment differs from typical autism interventions and why it is an important aspect to incorporate
  • -  What you might not be considering if your focus is only on behaviors
  • -  Review of some clinical ways that family-focused treatment has been done

Guest Speaker: Courtney Olinger, PsyD, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor/ASD Specialist, San Diego Center for Children Family Wellness Center

Courtney has been working with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and their families since 2000. She is trained in ABA including discrete trial (DTT), pivotal response training (PRT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Professional Assault Crisis Training (ProAct). She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), who specializes in autism spectrum disorders, social communication challenges, behavioral concerns and the family system.

As a sibling of someone who had Asperger’s Syndrome, Courtney is personally driven to find ways to help support individuals on the spectrum and the ENTIRE family with their changing needs.  As the Clinical Supervisor for San Diego Center for Children’s Family Wellness Center, she manages a wide variety of programs from school based behavioral and social supports, social skills and play based groups for children and teens, sports and recreation programs, teen and young adult programs as well as individual and group sessions for parents and family. For more information about San Diego Center for Children’s Family Wellness Center programs