Webinar Parenting without Power: 10 Principles for Parents of Adults with Aspergers  and Related Profiles

WHEN: December 6, 2017,

7 pm – 8:30 pm

COST: $25

HOST: Michele Cantara

WHERE: Online

Please register online by Tuesday December 5, 2017


Not available on Wednesday December 6, 2017?

This webinar will be recorded. Registrants will receive the video link and a copy of the presentation two business days after the session ends.

Webinar Description

In her book, Parenting without Panic, Brenda Dater, Associate Director, AANE , outlines the principles that parents of children and teens with Aspergers can follow to build a sense of resilience and bravery in themselves and in their children. In this Parenting without Power webinar, Michele Cantara, Director of AANE Family Support Services for Adults expands on those principles. Michele is the parent of young man with Aspergers who is moving forward to reach his life goals. At AANE she coaches parents and hosts parents of adult support groups.  Previously, Michele spent 35 years in high technology and management consulting. This webinar combines her insights into organizational change management and transformation with the real-life challenges of parenting an adult on the spectrum. She provides pragmatic advice for parents who have tried “tough love” and then realize that parenting with power often backfires. In this webinar Michele outlines 10 principles for parenting through influence, so that parents of adults on the spectrum can help their adult child move towards their life goals.

About Michele Cantara

Michele Cantara is the AANE Director Family Support Adult Services. She is also the mother of a young adult with ASD who is taking college classes and working at two part-time jobs. In college, Michele majored in Psycholinguistics, which helped her recognize her son’s social interaction issues early on, which started her down a path of advocating for parents. In 1998 she co-founded the Massachusetts Special Education Parents Advisory Council (MASSPAC). Michele also spent 35 years in the high-tech industry, and she now applies her well-honed consulting and change management skills to parent coaching sessions at AANE.  Michele also leads several support groups for parents of adults and moderates the parents of adults online forum.

Financial assistance is available. Please contact Joanne.Jensen@aane.org to discuss financial aid options.

Webinar Registration

– Upon registration, a confirmation email will be sent with instructions on how to access the online event

– Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar start time

To cancel your registration prior to the start of the webinar, please contact Joanne.Jensen@aane.org

Hope to see you there!