Introducing the Neurodiverse Families Support Group

In SY2020-2021, the SCO will be launching a new parent support group for families with neurodivergent kids. Examples of neurodivergence include: Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Dystaxia & Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), sensory processing, executive function, self-regulation and social communication issues.

This support group was envisioned by two UNIS Hanoi parents, Sarah Garner and Hieu Nguyen, who have been connecting with other interested parents over the last two years. The SCO is happy to be able to offer support starting next year to help promote and facilitate connections among parents. With the support of the school, this group will also be able to take advantage of existing expertise and resources.

Any parent of a child with learning or thinking differences is welcome to participate; your child does not need a diagnosis for you to join the group. The plan is that starting in August 2020, the group will hold monthly meetings designed for parents to connect, provide each other with support, exchange ideas, knowledge and stories. If you can’t attend in person, useful information will be available on the UNIS website and the Veracross Portal.

Stay tuned for more information about the group and details about the date, time and location for the group’s kick-off meeting in August 2020. For any questions, please contact: SCONeurodiverseFamilies@unishanoi.org.

For parents interested in creating their own support group around a topic, interest or issue, please see these SCO Parent Support Group Guidelines.

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