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Getting Started: A Workshop for Families with Recent Diagnoses of ASD

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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West

290 Derry Road West

Mississauga, ON L5W 1N6

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Has your child been recently diagnosed with ASD? Do you want to know more about how to help your child make progress? This workshop will familiarize you with current best practices in early intervention. You will also have a chance to learn about and practice positive techniques and tools that you can immediately try out with your child. You will have a chance to ask questions of experienced clinicians and get support from other parents. Topics include:

  • Finding effective local supports
  • Structuring your child’s day to increase engagement and focus
  • Building your child’s tolerance for new situations
  • Building persistence in work and play
  • Getting eye contact and increasing vocalizations
  • Getting meaningful communication
  • Reducing problem behaviour
  • Teaching new skills through play
  • Building peer interactions through play
  • Supporting regulation and sleep

Presenter Biography:

Leslie Cohen has been working with children and adults diagnosed with ASD for the past 19 years in the United States and Canada. She specializes in helping caregivers effectively support people with ASD through creative, positive, science-based interventions. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of New York and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the PhD level. Dr. Cohen is currently the clinical director of L & A Educational Services.

Please note:

This event is intended for parents and caregivers ONLY.
Childcare will not be provided.

Autism Ontario will be gathering data and feedback after the session, in order to understand and support family needs.



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Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Mississauga/West

290 Derry Road West

Mississauga, ON L5W 1N6

Canada

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