THE PARENT EXPERIENCE
The parent experience at My Time Inc consist of 5 programs where parents meet in a nonjudgmental environment to share their experiences and give solutions and comfort to each other.
The children will always get the services but who is looking out for the parent? Who is supporting them when they feel overwhelmed or even when it may be difficult for them to find or get support within their own family?
My Time Inc want to full that void. The most amazing aspect they themselves are building positive and healthy relationships and supports from each other and finally understanding that they are not alone.
As a parent of a child with autism you are your child’s best advocate. It is ultimately your responsibility to assure your child is receiving the appropriate services.
First, it is important to educate yourself on ASD and in particular your child’s disability.
Second, collaborate with your child’s teacher and school while forming a good relationship.
Third, understand your rights under the law, which will be the key to your success.
As the community knows and becomes more aware about the disorder there is a shift towards others being empathetic rather than sympathetic to the families in the community. Our continuing workshops strives to accomplish this task with the DD population and the broader community. Community Awareness component comprise of collaborating with the community leaders, schools, churches and organizations in having forums, discussions and events about Autism.
A quality and effective social and recreational program which provides for ten parents, grandparents and/or caregivers of a children with Autism, living at home, one day a month to better foster communication and interaction between themselves and the broader community.
My Time Inc. saw the need for a “Me Time” from the frustrations of many parents not finding or making time and feeling unable emotionally or physically to properly provide for their child. These activities include Bowling, Movies, Broadway Shows, Operas, Galas to name a few.
At My Time Inc, we believe in providing positive and emotional support for our parents raising a child with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities. We provide monthly workshops giving parents strategies to manage emotions, challenging and related stressors while raising their child. Parents feel a sense of belonging, confidant and support during these workshops. Due to the pandemic we created E-Circle of support so parents can be assured their are now alone.
Parents are given strategies to become the best advocate for their child/ren. We work with parents in understanding their children's rights and entitlement to the appropriate services needed.