Talking to your Child about their ASD Diagnosis

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child, teen, or young adult with ASD?

Do you want to learn more about diagnosis disclosure, and about parental experiences surrounding whether or not to disclose a child’s diagnosis to that child? This workshop will share parental experiences surrounding what to do prior to sharing a diagnosis, how and when to share a diagnosis, the reasons for choosing to disclose, and outcomes post diagnosis disclosure. 

Workshop Speakers: 

Amanda Smith-Demers is a registered provisional psychologist currently in the final year of her PhD program in School and Applied Child Psychology at the University of Calgary. As a part of her PhD program, her dissertation research focuses on how families make decisions pertaining to when, how, and if their child or adolescent with ASD should be informed about their ASD diagnosis. Amanda is also a member of the Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training (ASERT) group under the supervision of Dr. Adam McCrimmon. She has extensive experience working with individuals with ASD, such as being a facilitator for Program for the Enrichment and Education of Relational Skills (PEERS) program. Currently, Amanda is completing her doctoral internship with Rockyview School District and Renfrew Education Services acting as a school psychologist.

This workshop is available both in person as well as an online webinar. Registration for both can be found below. 

To find out more and to register for the Webinar click here

If you would like to attend in person, please register below. 

Workshop Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Workshop Location: 
The Ability Hub: 300, 3820 – 24th Avenue NW, Calgary AB