Supporting Parents of Autism (SPA) is a time to come together with other parents to share your struggles, challenges, and joys. We come from all walks of life, have children that are toddlers, school aged, and young adults. We have many shared experiences and are here to support one another. SPA is offered at no charge to support members of our community. Please register to become a WAAA member prior to attending.
SPA – Redmond
Join us monthly in Redmond on the third Wednesday of each month, from 4 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.
SPA – Redmond is facilitated by Robin Custer, MSW, LICSWA of Balance InSight From Robin:
“My dedication to others has led to over 15 years experience working with adults, families, and children as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, General and Special Education Teacher, Adult English Language Tutor, and Psychotherapist. I help family members decrease anxiety, distressing memories, and self-doubt, and increase strengths and confidence so they can focus, sleep better, enjoy trusting relationships, and know that they belong.”
This group is for parents only. Childcare is not offered at this time. For questions or more information, email Amy Huntley: AmyH@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org.
We look forward to seeing you on the third Wednesday of the month.
Together Center – Garabaldi Room
16225 NE 87th Street, Redmond, WA
SPA – Seattle
Join us monthly in Seattle on the third Monday of each month, from 5:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
SPA – Seattle is facilitated by Redmond SPA expert, Heidi N. Gray, MS, LMFT of Gray Counseling Service.
“I am a licensed marriage and family therapist working at the Samaritan Center of Puget Sound and at Seattle Children’s Research Institute. I help family members of those with a serious medical condition or disability maintain connected relationships, cope with difficult emotions, and find the inner strength needed to care for their loved ones and live a satisfying life.”
This group is for parents only. Childcare is not offered at this time. Street parking is typically available nearby. For questions or more information, email Amy Huntley: AmyH@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org.
Samaritan Center of Puget Sound – Room 202
564 NE Ravenna Blvd, Seattle, WA.
SPA – Spokane
Join SPA Spokane monthly on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Cafe in NorthTown Mall.
SPA – Spokane is facilitated by Jodie Hommer, MA, MFT, LMHC. From Jodie:
“I am a strong advocate for the safety and inclusion of all individuals. Through peer support – I believe we can increase our sense of community and lean on each other to face the challenges of parenting children with special needs.”
This group is for parents only, childcare is not offered at this time. Please register to become a WAAA member prior to joining us for SPA. For questions or more information on SPA, email Jodie Hommer: Jodie@WashingtonAutismAdvocacy.org.
We look forward to seeing you!
Please note, if you would like help identifying and accessing health insurance benefits, effective services in schools, and other supportive community-based services, we recommend working directly with a WAAA Advocate.