Parents Launch Support Group to Help ‘Neuro-Diverse’ Children

Faced with a lack of local resources, Bayfield families created their own resource-sharing group to better support children with conditions such as autism, attention deficit disorder or Tourette syndrome.

The group, called the Parenting Information Exchange, or PIE, is a place where parents can swap strategies, share concerns and find new resources. It comes with the guidance of a special education professional, dinners and free child care. Before the PIE group started last fall, these families were often left on their own to learn how to help their “neuro-diverse” children.