|If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not. Autism is part of what I am.
1) ‘The story of my life’ – Helping children with ASD develop self-understanding.
Workshop for parents and professionals.
The development of self-awareness is essential in forming one’s identity and building self-esteem. ‘The story of my life’ workbook covers all important aspects of a child’s life, thus laying the foundation of self-identity. In this workshop you will learn about the development of self-awareness and receive guidelines as to how to complete this workbook.
Date: 24 April, 2014 – in English
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Place: 263, Duluth St. East, 2nd floor
Places are limited, please register:
Fee: $50 including workbook
2) Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
In this presentation I propose to look at autism from a different perspective, shift the attention
3) Milestones 12th Annual Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference
Children with autism have great difficulties with self-understanding and social connections which lead to endless struggles in their lives. ‘The story of my life’ is a workbook that intends to help children with autism develop a sense of self and social awareness. It helps them understand: who they are, how they change as they grow older, who their family is, what their likes/ dislikes and interests are, and learn about their environment and the people around them. It is a practical tool personalized for each child that covers all important areas of life: family, home, physical and social environment. In this workshop I will present a guideline as to how to develop such a workbook and use it with children on the spectrum to facilitate transitions in life and promote self-understanding. Working on ‘The story of my life’ will bring many memorable moments for families and soon will become a daily reference book for children with autism.
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