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Supporting Autistic People in Uncertain Times: Coping and Thriving During the COVID-19 Pandemic
October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by Stephen Shore, Ed.D. – Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at Adelphi University, NY.
No one is immune to the disruptions that the coronavirus pandemic is forcing upon daily life. However, for people on the autism spectrum, the loss of familiar routines and expectations can be especially damaging, often leading to deep, seemingly insurmountable anxiety. Fortunately, strategies and tools exist to guide and support autistic individuals to cope and thrive during these challenging times.
After this workshop, participants will be able to…
1. List at least 3 strategies for supporting people on the autism spectrum during times of pandemic.
2. Describe at least 2 examples where you can employ a strength based approach for supporting an autistic person to cope and even thrive during uncertain times.
3. Explain 2 or more self-care strategies a person on the autism spectrum and/or those providing support can employ for maximizing mental and physical health.
* Once registered, participants will receive an email with webinar information before the date of the workshop, space is limited the day of the webinar.
**Attendees must be present for the whole presentation and complete a survey at the end to qualify for a Certificate of Attendance.
*** This event is free and made possible by the New York City Council Autism Initiative. We extend our thanks for providing the necessary funds for our workshop program.