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 who live in the Capital District or a surrounding county and have a child (12 months to 5 years) recently diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

The program is available at no cost and aims to give parents information and resources on topics specific to autism 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 five 2-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 common signs of autism, what autism looks like in every day life, how autism is diagnosed, what causes autism and some current trends. Autism 101 sessions are offered on a regular basis in addition to the monthly sessions, which cover one of the four other critical topics listed above.

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

(518) 442-4822 or [email protected]