OC Autism Event Calendar

This Autism Event Calendar is an Orange County, California community resource that centralizes information and increases access to autism educational and family support opportunities. Because some events are posted months before they are scheduled, is important to contact sponsors to confirm that none of the information has changed.

To be notified of FAN sponsored events by email, please click this LINK.

Please report any broken or incorrect links to info@faninfo.org

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Exploring Appreciative Inquiry to Strengthen Parent-Teen Relationships

February 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Dive into the transformative world of Appreciative Inquiry with Shayne Horan, Ed.D., Vice President of Schools at The Help Group. Drawing from the principles of Appreciative Inquiry, Dr. Horan will explore how asking empowering questions and envisioning desired futures can lead to inner fulfillment and stronger family connections. This webcast is designed to explore how the principles of Appreciative Inquiry can revolutionize your parenting journey, especially during the teenage years. Appreciative Inquiry can be a particularly effective approach when working with neurodivergent teens, as it emphasizes strengths, positive interactions, and individual assets.

Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 10 – 11 am PT
Location: Streaming via Zoom
Cost: Free

By attending this webcast, you will:

  • Be introduced to a practical 3-step model for applying the transformative principles of Appreciative Inquiry to any situation.
  • Learn to shift your frame of reference in challenging moments to connect with your teen from a place of understanding and empathy.
  • Become equipped with language that invites your teen to shift their perspective and foster meaningful connections.
  • Engage in ways that add value, maintain boundaries, and enforce consequences without creating barriers.

There will be a short discussion and Q&A to follow Dr. Horan’s presentation with Laurie Stephens, PhD, Senior Director of Autism & Clinical Services at The Help Group.

This webcast welcomes parents, educators, professionals, and the community at large.

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore practical strategies for strengthening family relationships and finding fulfillment in parenting, even during challenging times.



The Help Group’s Vision
Every young person deserves a great future; a future where the world finds strengths in differences.

Our Mission
Believing that dignity, hope, opportunity and love are the birthrights of all, THG strives to transform lives by recognizing, cultivating and celebrating the individual gifts of young people with special needs related to autism, learning differences, ADHD, developmental delays and emotional challenges through its family of innovative educational, therapeutic, residential and vocational programs and its advancement of cutting-edge research, professional training, outreach and public policy advocacy.

Our Core Values

  • We are innovative
  • We are compassionate
  • We are transformative
  • We see ability where others see disability
  • We are The Help Group



February 28
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Online – Zoom


The Help Group
View Organizer Website

Recommended events and resources for faninfo.org are subject to administrative review prior to being posted on the web site. Faninfo.org reserves the rights to omit suggested events and resources. See Terms of Use for more information.