Monday, July 19 - Sunday, July 25
One of the most difficult things about raising a child with autism is realizing that typical ways of de-escalating or regulating them, often just does not work. This can lead to frustration, anger, or hurt feelings, on the part of the caregiver and/or the child.
The lecture will follow the crisis escalation model through the lens of Autism. What are the warning signs of anxiety? What can we do? What if things become more distressful to the point of yelling, screaming, physicality, punching walls or doors, defensiveness etc? What can we do when behaviour becomes dangerous? What comes after an emotional deregulation level? Do we just leave things and hope things improve? Or do we post-teach with the goal of building up and restoring?
About the Presenter:
My name is Michelle Howe. I can offer you 33 years of experience in education, 12 years experience as an NVCI Instructor, 15 years experience as a College Instructor in the Education Assistant Program, and I am a PEERs Instructor (social skill training for teens with ASD). Lastly, I too am a parent of a teenager learning how to live with Autism. It feels like my whole life has been teaching adults about enabling youth to thrive and not just survive. My goal is to encourage, support and provide caregivers to first: have the skills to regulate their child because only then, will they be able to pass these skills onto their child. I am excited to offer my new presentation to you.
This lecture will be available for you to view at your convenience from July 19th to July 25th. Once payment is received you will be sent a link. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
This lecture is eligible for ASD funding via payment and then submission for reimbursement.