Free program available in Tucson for parents of children with autism

TUCSON, Ariz. - A new program is now available for parents of children with autism in Pima County.

Stepping Stones is a free nine-session program through the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension and the Autism Society of Southern Arizona, or ASSA.

The sessions focus on communication, problem-solving, and self-care for parents. 

The first Stepping Stones program launched last month. The two-hour classes are held at the Children's Clinic at Tucson Medical Center once a week.

Stepping Stones consists of six in-person group sessions and three individual phone consultations to help parents better understand the causes of behavior problems and how to prevent them. 

Registration is now open for a session in March 2019. Parents who are interested should contact the ASSA at 520-770-1541. 

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