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Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

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A research project evaluating Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for parents of children, youth, or adults with autism

ACT seeks to help individuals to struggle less with difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of ‘mindfulness,’ ACT does not attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings, but to develop a new mindful relationship with those experiences that can free a person up to being open, and to take action consistent with what they care about. This is a research project evaluating the benefits of ACT for parents.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Parents of school-aged children, youth, or adults with autism
*Fluency in English is required

WORKSHOP ONE:
LOCATION:
St. Leonard’s Church 25 Wanless Avenue Toronto
Friday May 25th Saturday May 26th Thursday June 21st
5:30pm-9:00pm 9:00am-4:30pm 5:30pm-9:00pm
WORKSHOP TWO:
LOCATION:
St. Leonard’s Church 25 Wanless Avenue Toronto
Thursday June 14th Friday June 15th Thursday July 12th
5:30pm-9:00pm 9:00am-4:30pm 5:30pm-9:00pm

*Must attend all three sessions of workshop One OR workshop Two

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS:
Kenneth Fung

Father of a child with ASD. Staff Psychiatrist and Clinical Director of the Asian Initiative in Mental Health Program at the Toronto Western Hospital.

Kelly Bryce
Mother of a child with ASD. Registered nurse at Surrey Place Centre.

Johanna Lake
Psychologist and post- doctoral fellow at CAMH and York University

Lee Steel
Mother of an adult with ASD. Coordinator with Extend- A-Family.

NOTE:
As participants in the project, you will need to attend the workshop and complete some questionnaires before and after the workshop. Participation in the workshop is free.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact Brianne Redquest at 416-535-8501 ext. 37819 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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