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Shop Talk – A Free Group for Fathers of Children with Autism

Posted June 28, 2013

UBC graduate student, Miriam Elfert is looking for fathers living in the Metro Vancouver area who are interested in joining a free fathers’ group as part of a UBC research project. ‘Shop Talk’ has been developed for fathers of children with autism to meet and discuss their experiences of parenting. Small groups will talk about different topics every week, including stress management, and how having a child with autism has affected relationships with friends and family members. Fathers will have the opportunity to learn new strategies and skills for parenting a child with autism and how to become a more effective parent and partner/spouse.

For more information, and to see if you fit the project’s parameters, please call Miriam Elfert at (604) 677-7911 or email .

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