Support group for parents established
The group held its first meeting last week and is looking for more members, said Carrie Braunreiter.
The group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays at Catholic Charities, 2020 E Milwaukee St., Suite 9.
Braunreiter got the idea from her work with The Wisconsin Early Autism Project, doing in-home therapy, which opened her eyes to the many issues parents deal with, she said.
"This group will be a process group, with the focus being on the experiences of parents/caretakers in raising a child with special needs," she said.
Braunreiter is working on a degree in counseling education and is starting the group as a class project, but the Janesville resident said she will continue it after the course ends.
For more information, contact Braunreiter at BraunreiCL11@uww.edu or (608) 289-4750.