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‘The story of my life’ – Helping children with ASD develop self-understanding

Children with autism generally have difficulties with self-understanding and how they relate to the social world around them. This lack of self-awareness leads to endless struggles in social situations and in everyday life. The development of self-awareness is also essential in forming one’s identity and building self-esteem. ‘The story of my life’ workbook intends to help children with ASD understand: who they are, how they change as they grow older, who their family is, what their strengths/challenges 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. The workbook enables children to understand the concept of past, present, and future and permanence of self across time which are all essential elements to being able to adapt to a constantly changing environment. It can also serve as a valuable tool for the announcement of the autism diagnosis.

In this workshop you will learn about the development of self-awareness and receive guidelines as to how to complete this workbook.

Presenter: Anikó Burján, M.Ed.

Date: 24 April, 2014 – in English ; 1 May, 2014 – in French

Time: 18-30 – 20-30

Place: 263, Duluth St. East, 2nd floor, Montreal, H2W 1H7

Places are limited, please register at: or 514.473.8277

Fee: $50.00 including the workbook

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