Transition to Life: An Introductory Workshop for Parents

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Integrated Autism Consulting

45 Maple Avenue

Barrie, ON L4N 1R9

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This introductory workshop was developed to assist individuals with ASD and their families navigate the difficult transition from secondary school to life. This can be one of the most stressful times in the lives of young adults and their parents, but for families with someone on the autism spectrum, these transitions can be very overwhelming and anxiety provoking.

This interactive workshop is designed for parents to explore specific strategies and resources to support a successful transition experience to the world of enhanced education, employment and independence.

Participants will:

Understand the critical success factors when developing a transition plan

Briefly review the diagnostic features and strengths of individuals with ASD

Learn how to assess and develop goals for their child in each of the following areas: life skills, work readiness, community involvement, social understanding and sexuality, health and wellness, and life-long learning

Explore self-regulation and anxiety reduction strategies

Understand the necessity and process of directly teaching skills

Review the barriers to developing a meaningful daily schedule (executive functioning, computer addiction and sleep)

Begin the process of developing a meaningful daily schedule for your child

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

Presenter:

Patricia O'Connor is the author of the Transition to Life program and the founder of Integrated Autism Consulting. The vast majority of her work revolves around supporting young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders - Asperger's Syndrome in work, school and transitional situations.

www.integratedautismconsulting.com

Individualized 45 minute consultations with Patricia O'Connor will be available on Saturday, April 1st from 9:30am - 5pm. Only participants attending Friday's workshop are eligible for this consultation, on a pre-booked consultation basis. Spaces are limited and attendance at the workshop does not guarantee a space in the one-on-one session.

If you're interested in this private consultation, please contact Debbie Cabral, Education & Workshop Coordinator at debbie@autismontario.com to book your appointment.


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Integrated Autism Consulting

45 Maple Avenue

Barrie, ON L4N 1R9

Canada

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