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Burnaby Community Group: Autism and Anxiety

Posted April 13, 2018

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Friday, April 13
10:00 am

Burnaby Community Group
#301 - 3701 East Hastings

  • 604-434-0880
  • free

AutismBC Burnaby Community Support group proudly presents:


Buzz off Butterflies! Anxiety and Autism” by Rubina Mangat, BCBA, RCC, NCC

Date: Friday April 13, 2018

Time: 10am-12noon

Place: Studio, #301 – 3701 East Hastings, Burnaby BC

Topic: Buzz off butterflies! A closer look at what Anxiety is, how it impacts children with Autism and the various approaches to help: through ABA, 1-1 counselling and group treatment.  

Anxiety has found its way as a mainstream word in popular culture, to explain a degree of emotions: worried, nervous, stressed out, panicked, excited and afraid.  Though there are benefits in having this term more readily used and accepted in society, it also creates the perfect environment for the clinical term to be misunderstood, misused and mistreated.

In our discussion Rubina will go over the following:

-“I’m pretty sure I know what anxiety is Rubina. You can skip this part!”… But do you really?

-Not everything is as it seems! Just like Autism, Anxiety can be on a spectrum and experienced differently by different children.

-I know it can feel overwhelming sorting through the resources and finding the right approach for your child, let’s figure it out together!

Speaker:  Rubina Mangat is a Behaviour Consultant (BCBA), Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), and she was certified in behaviour therapy training for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety based disorders.  Rubina has over 15 years of clinical experience providing behaviour intervention, counselling and support to a multitude of clientele ranging from 2 years old to 65 and older, with mild to severe mental and behaviour health concerns. She has worked with a variety of agencies in both B.C. and abroad, including but not limited to: LifeWorks North-West the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commissions, School Districts 41 and 36 as well as Share Society. Rubina uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Collaborating Problem Solving, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy as her treatment approaches. Currently Rubina provides consultation services to schools, families, teens and children across the lower mainland. She offers home based support, individual counselling and group treatments. Learn more by visiting:

Coffee/tea and snacks will be provided.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP to before April 6th.   

Hope to see you on April 13th.

Stella Hui

Autism BC Burnaby Community Support Group Coordinator

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