Managing the Anxious Symptoms of Children and Adolescents with ASD: Practical Strategies
Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28
Judy Reaven, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, University of Colorado
This two-day training is aimed at professionals who have an intermediate/advanced knowledge of CBT and are looking for an evidence-based, manualized program on adapted CBT for children and adolescents with ASD to address the high levels of anxiety in this population. Research has shown that children and teens with ASD and anxiety demonstrate significant reductions in anxiety following participation in modified Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) interventions, allowing many to function better at home, school and in the community.
Facing Your Fears (FYF) is a group CBT intervention for managing anxiety in youth with ASD. Throughout the training, participants will learn about FYF, identify core components of the clinic based FYF program, learn how to modify FYF for teens with ASD and intellectual disabilities, as well as strategies for delivering FYF in school settings. Video examples and interactive small group activities will be provided throughout this training, provided by Dr. Judy Reaven, one of the developers of the FYF approach. Dr. Reaven is an experienced clinician and researcher and is a dynamic presenter.
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Special Needs Community Events
Social Sprouts 2 (Social Thinking)
September 10, Surrey
Executive Functioning for Preteens
September 11, Surrey
Connect with PEERS(r) for Young Adults (19-30)
September 11, Burnaby
Art and Social for Girls
September 15, Surrey
Incredible Years – Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Parenting Program
September 20 – December 14, North Vancouver
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: Relaxed Performance
September 30, Vancouver
Youth & Young Adult Program: Games & Activities
October 2, Nanaimo – Registration deadline: September 21
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Relaxed Performance – September 30 at 7 PM
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, Vancouver
Enter now for a chance to win 1 set of 2 tickets to see a relaxed performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, a Tony Award-winning play adapted from the novel by Mark Hadden, about a teenager with high-functioning autism seeking to solve the murder of a neighbour’s dog.
Visit the Arts Club website for more information on this play.
This relaxed performance is an inclusive, modified theatre experience designed to welcome people who may find it difficult to follow the usual conventions of traditional theatre.
How to win tickets: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Give-Away” before Friday, September 14 at 9:00am.
ACT will randomly select the winning entry to receive a free set of 2 tickets to see the play and will email ticket winners with instructions for pick-up at the theatre box-office.
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