Date: April 10, 2011
Time: 9:00am Pacific Time
Topic: Empowerment Strategies for ASD Parents : More than Just Coping
Speaker: Chantal Sicile-Kira
Description: This motivational and practical presentation provides parents the opportunity to explore the feelings that are inherent to having a child with an autism spectrum disorder, and gives practical and positive strategies for attitude adjustment. Challenging the notion of a ‘grief cycle’ and the loss of expectations; personal beliefs about disability and today’s society’s striving for perfection; and how to begin to develop positive relationships with service providers and school districts are areas that are explored Chantal’s presentation leaves parents charged and empowered to move forward with their lives.