Understanding How Parents of Children with Autism Can Help Each Other

March 28, 2018, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

This presentation will highlight some of the neglected aspects of raising a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), specifically the emotional and relational functioning of parents. Participants will gain a better understanding of what research tells us how ASD impacts parents, as well as how family systems theories and interventions can improve overall parent and family functioning. Professionals and parents of children with ASD are all welcome to attend.


  • Jason Neely, Ph.D., LCMFT

    Dr. Neely is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist at CARD. He completed his doctoral degree at the University of Florida where he studied the impact of couples therapy on the marriage quality of parents that have a child with autism. His current research interest involves utilizing family systems theories to improve interventions for parents and families that are impacted by autism.


Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
Kennedy Krieger Institute
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building
Third Floor, Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211


Parents, family members and professionals

This is a FREE training! To register, visit www.kennedykriegercard.eventbrite.com or call Hanna Hutter at (443) 923-7596.

Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., Named President and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute

We’re thrilled to welcome Bradley L. Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to the Kennedy Krieger family as our next President and CEO.
Learn more.


Read inspiring stories, news and updates about the Institute's patient care, research, special education, professional training, and community programs.


Resource Finder


A free resource that provides access to information and support for individuals and families living with developmental disabilities.