2017 My Child with Autism is Growing Up! - Parenting Teenagers with Autism
Target AudienceParents & Caregivers
Full fee: S$78 per participant
CTG Co-Payment: S$10 per caregiver
(inclusive of GST, handout materials and refreshments)
This workshop aims to cover the major hurdles faced by teenagers with Autism in managing this turbulent period in their lives and will offer strategies for parents and caregivers to build steps to help these individuals towards becoming successful adults. It will examine teaching and parenting styles that promote independence of individuals with autism.
It will focus discussion on how to use the tool, ‘Circles of Intimacy’, that will assist teens in understanding and dealing with changing relationships with family members and friends during this period. Impact and management of social media will also be discussed.
The workshop will also look at the factors that predispose teens with autism to some mental health problems and discuss ways of recognising when more (medical or psychological) help is needed and to develop some parenting strategies that may deal with (or, ideally prevent) minor mental health problems. Finally, it aims to help parents realise that, although the teenage years can be very problematic for those with autism, they can also be a time of intellectual and social growth.
This training programme is designed to empower participants with the knowledge and skills so that they can:
- increase their understanding of the challenges faced by teenagers with autism
- be aware of their parenting style and its impact on the relationships with their teenage child and gain ideas of developing stronger parent-child bond
- learn ways of assisting teens with autism to manage changing relationships within the family and with friends
- understand mental health risks, and when to seek medical help
Parents and Caregivers caring for adolescents with Autism (at Upper Primary Level or in Secondary or Special Education Schools)
CTG Application Form (Click to download the form)
Registration Closing Date 11th August 17
Mr Tan Qiu Quan, Ms Lina Kam, Training Coordinator