Parent Education Program

To meet current needs in the region, the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, in collaboration with CapitalCare Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, is offering a grant-funded education program for parents of children (12 months to 5 years) recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder who reside in the Capital District or a surrounding county.

Parent Education Program for Parents of Children Recently Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder is a no cost program for parents developed and implemented by staff from CARD Albany and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. The goal of the program is to provide information and resources on topics specific to autism to parents in a timely manner. The program is funded by a grant from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and consists of 5 two-hour group sessions covering critical topics such as:

  • Autism 101
  • How to Choose Treatment
  • Medical/Developmental Issues
  • Accessing Resources
  • Living with ASD.

CARD and Capital Care Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric staff lead the evening sessions by sharing important information about autism, such as what are common signs of autism, what does autism look like in every day life, how is autism diagnosed, what causes autism and some current trends. Autism 101 sessions are offered on a regular basis in addition to the monthly sessions covering one of the four critical topics related to how to choose treatment, medical/developmental issues, accessing resources and living with ASD.

If you are interested in more information, please contact Jane Ann Worlock at:

518-442-4822 or