Friday, November 29
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
SFU Harbour Centre
515 west hastings st.
- $50 until Nov. 21 - $75 after
About the Event
Live stream: Watch and participate live online by registering for web streaming or attend in-person at SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver.
Often families are confused as to when their children with autism are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition such as anxiety or depression, both very common in children with autism. In addition it can be difficult to manage behaviors whether they stem from ASD or other learning, behavioral or mental health concerns.
In this presentation, Veena Birring Hayer, POPARD’s Family-School Liaison and Dr. Georgina Robinson, Principal of POPARD, will review the most common mental health concerns experienced by children and adolescents with ASD. The focus will be on helping parents identify when to seek support. In addition, practical strategies for the home environment will be provided, along with an overview of how and where to access mental health services through health and community agencies, including the Ministry of Children and Family Development which has Children and Youth with Mental Health offices across B.C.
The session will further explore challenging behavior at home and school. This will include discussion to help understand the reasons behind behavior and the proactive versus reactive approach. Effective strategies will be reviewed, and supportive resources will be provided.