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Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD)

Short-Term Intensive Training & Parent Programs

The RRCASD is pleased to offer 2 FREE parent education programs: Parent Stress Management & Parent Care Coordination in ASD.

Parent Stress Management

This is a series of 6, 2-hour small-group on-site sessions offered each year in the spring. This group-based program focuses on in-the-moment strategies to reduce stress using mindfulness. Mindfulness focuses on acceptance and also involves learning ways to take control of your mind, instead of letting your thoughts run away with you. Sessions will also involve some brief movement practice (e.g., stretching, walking). Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings from 10am – 12pm for 6 weeks in the School of Nursing building (Helen Wood Hall). Parking stickers will be provided.

To participate in this program you must have a child diagnosed with ASD (any age) and be able to attend and participate in all 6 sessions. For more details and program registration, please see below.

Note: Registration is now CLOSED for the 2016 Program. Please check back later in the year for updates and details on the 2017 Program offering.


The RRCASD is made possible through a grant from the NYS Education Department and is a program of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities at the University of Rochester Medical Center. These resources are provided for informational purposes only. Information should not be used as a substitute for professional assessment and judgment. Although the information is believed to be accurate and reliable, all information is provided “as is” without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose. The University of Rochester shall not be liable for any damages, including direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, which may arise out of the use of the information contained within this resource.