2018 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 introduce parents to the key issues faced by teenagers with autism. Participants will gain insights into managing this turbulent period and learn some strategies to build steps to helping their children become successful adults.
Participants will get to examine their own teaching and parenting styles and understand how this can affect the independence of their children with autism. A specific tool, ‘Circles of Intimacy’ will be shared. This will help teens understand and deal with changing family and peer relationships during this period. The impact and management of social media will also be addressed.
The workshop will also look at the factors that predispose teens with autism to some mental health issues and discuss ways of recognising when more (medical or psychological) help is needed. Participants will also learn to develop some parenting strategies that may deal with (or, ideally prevent) minor mental health problems.
Although the teenage years can be very trying and stressful for those with autism, this can also be a time of intellectual and social growth for the individual with autism.
Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:
- increase their understanding of the challenges faced by teenagers with autism
- be aware of their parenting styles and its impact on the relationships with their teenage children
- gain ideas to develop a stronger parent-child bond
- learn ways of assisting teens with autism 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 13 August 18
Mr Tan Qiu Quan, Ms Lina Kam, Training Coordinator