Monday, October 22
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
17451 103 Avenue
Children's Autism Services of Edmonton
We have the internationally renowned Dr. Tony Attwood coming to Edmonton, Alberta on October 22nd, and you can join us via webcast!
Dr. Attwood will talk about 2 topics:
Making Friends: Strategies to Improve Social Understanding and Friendship Skills
This presentation explains the four stages in the development of friendship and strategies to encourage the development of friendship skills and social integration from children as young as three years to young adults. The activities can be applied in the classroom, playground and at home.
Managing Feelings: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to Manage Anxiety, Sadness, and Anger
This presentation explains why children and adults with ASD-Level 1 (Asperger’s syndrome) are more prone to have intense emotions and to develop mood disorders. The presentation also explains strategies that can help moderate and manage emotions, namely Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Also stay tuned for January 24th and 25th, when we will be webcasting more speakers:
-Dr. Pamela Wolfberg, an expert in social inclusion for children with autism
-Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.
-Ken Robertson, advocate for autism services for Aboriginal communities
-Dr. Lonnie Zwaigenbaum, co-director of the Autism Research Centre in Edmonton, AB