Do you find yourself perplexed or depleted by the daily demands of raising, treating, or teaching a child with an autism spectrum disorder or Asperger’s? Is your child challenged by everyday routines like getting dressed in the morning or going to bed at night; coping with transitions, such as starting or ending a therapy session; or staying calm when hearing a bell ring in the school yard? Join other parents and professionals working or living with children on the autism spectrum. Learn concrete strategies that support back-and-forth communication; engage children’s cooperation; help children express their feelings; provide alternatives to punishment; build self-esteem; and enhance relationships.
This practical, experiential, and lively workshop is based on the best-selling books by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish, including How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, and on the Floor Time approach of Dr. Stanley Greenspan. From previous participants: “So helpful!” “I learned a lot!” We are fortunate to be able to take advantage of the expertise of Israeli autism expert Dr. Ilene Lee and nationally recognized parenting expert Julie King in their limited Bay Area appearance together.
This workshop is offered as a series or a one-day intensive. Wondering which to take? The four-week format is the best way to learn the skills one topic at a time, try them out with your children, students or clients, and return with follow-up questions. But if your schedule doesn’t allow this kind of commitment, the one-day intensive will cover most of the information and exercises in a single session.
Please choose your workshop carefully, since Parents Place is unable to issue refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop. If you are unable to attend a workshop and you provide at least one week's advance notice to us, we will apply your payment to another workshop. If you cancel less than a week before a class, you will forfeit your payment. If JFCS Parents Place cancels a group or workshop, you are entitled to a full refund or credit for a future workshop. Thank you for choosing Parents Place.