Upside Parent Support Group


Where:  Gig Harbor’s Boys and Girls Club-HOPE Center

              8502 Skansie Ave. Gig Harbor, Wa 98332

              Upper floor Check in- Meeting room “B”


When: Fall Session 2011, Monday evenings from 5:45pm to 7:00pm *See dates below           

Purpose: To support,encourage and provide tools to parents raising children affected with Autism Spectrum Disorders


               Gain Knowledge and Learn new Tools to help your parenting.

               Meet others that are also raising children with “special needs”.

           Create a team approach to support & help you in your parenting role.

        Have Realistic Goals- be encouraged in your parenting, marriage and life.

                 Learn how to help your child be the best that they can be.


Dates: September 26th, October 10th and 24th, Nov 7th and 28th and December 5th


Cost: Six week session $150.00 donation per family (single parent or couple),  paid in advance of first meeting. Proration if joining us late. 


Payable online through donation- "support us" bar or mail a check, payable to: Vital Foundation, 4601 Holly Lane NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 


RSVP: To Rebecca Knowlden  Please leave your contact information.  We will call or email to confirm your spot in the "Fall Session" group. Register early, space is limited to 10 families per session.


The book, On The UpSide. Hope for Parents…Success for the Child with Autism will be available for purchase at the first meeting or can be bought at:  or through


Childcare: Is available for a fee with pre-registration only.

Boys and Girls club membership application is required. Downloadable from their website at: BGCSPS.ORG

Fee Structure for Childcare: Yearly enrollment fee for age 6yrs -5th grades $15.00 per year. Drop in price is $10 each visit, includes dinner, served at 6:15pm. Middle and High school (up to 18yrs) no membership fee; Teen Room Month price only $5.00 a month. Dinner is extra & served at 6:15

 Supported by and Hosted by: The Vital Foundation