Thursday, March 30
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Okanagan College – Salmon Arm
2552 10th Ave NE
Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions
This workshop titled “Stinkin’ Thinkin’ and Poisonous Perceptions” explores the common “thinking mistakes” that people who have an autism spectrum disorder can make, and how to work to change these unhelpful thoughts. The workshop explores situations and perception errors, and how changing the meaning of a situation can change it’s experience for a person. Although the strategies focus on children and adults who have an autism spectrum disorder, these tools, with minor alterations, can be used with all people effectively.
Katherine Paxton is an internationally known award winning author of Counselling People on the Autism Spectrum: A Practical Manual. She is in private practice as a counsellor Canada-wide specializing in working with people who have ASD. Katherine has more than 30 years experience working with people who have special needs, including ASD. www.katherinepaxtoncounselling.com
Focus Ability WorkAble Solutions provides a workable solution that matches people with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS, or diverse cognitive abilities with an employer who sees the benefits of having a diverse talent pool of highly skilled and focused individuals. www.focusability.ca