Grandparents Support Group: Overprotecting Your Grandchild—What’s a Grandparent to Do?


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Grandparents Support Group
Overprotecting Your Grandchild—What’s a Grandparent to Do?

Monday, Sept 12 •  7:00 - 8:00 PM  •  Zoom Webinar

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It’s a grandparent’s prerogative to spoil and overprotect their grandchildren, right? Overlooking bad behaviors, making excuses that point to his/her disability, bending the rules out of sympathy---don’t we all just want our grandchildren to feel loved and accepted when they are with us?

Of course, we do. But, specialists believe that circumstances may result as your grandchildren grow up, like a lifetime of underachievement and failure to reach their full potential. Your grandchild with a disability may believe that he/she is less capable than a person without a disability. Parents and care providers of children with disabilities may overprotect to shield them from harm; however, this can actually cause more damage.

Join Jocelyn Eskanazi, BcaBA, and other grandparents just like yourself who are navigating life with a special needs grandchild. We’ll be discussing ways to stop overprotecting your grandchild.

The Grandparent Support Group can:

  • Connect people with similar experiences.
  • Provide new resources, ideas, and suggestions for interacting with your grandchild.
  • Encourage you throughout your family’s journey with autism.
  • Celebrate grandchild/grandparent successes no matter how small.
  • Let you know you are not alone.
  • Allow understanding without judgment.

The Grandparent Support Group will meet virtually via Zoom.  An electronic device equipped with a microphone and camera are required to participate using the Zoom platform.


Jocelyn Eskenazi, BCaBA at The Esken Group, LLC


NOTE:  While there is a focus on autism, grandparents of grandchildren of all abilities are welcome!


If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Wendy Cline, LSW, and ASGA Support Specialist via email at or via phone at 330.940.1441 ext 1




About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission -- to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities.  OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.

Event Details

Event Start Date 09-12-2022 7:00 pm
Event End Date 09-12-2022 8:00 pm
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