2019 HOW TO TELL MY CHILD THAT HE OR SHE HAS AUTISM
Target AudienceParents & Caregivers
Full fee: S$78 per participant
CTG Co-Payment: S$10 per caregiver
(inclusive of GST, handout materials and refreshments)
The workshop aims to share with parents on how to tell their child about the autism diagnosis so as to facilitate the child to build on his/her strengths, and learn ways to manage social and communication or behavioural challenges.
The workshop will begin by addressing and revisiting parents’ thoughts and feelings when they first learnt about their child diagnosis and doing some reflection on their parenting journey.
It will facilitate parents to have a better appreciation of their child’s developmental issues, strengths, challenges and interests in relation with the autism diagnosis.
It will discuss practical ways to talk about the diagnosis with their child and family members, and learn how to support their child in coming to terms with the diagnosis. It will discuss some factors to consider when doing disclosure, such as the age and gender of the child, dealing with family members’ responses, classmates’ and teachers’ responses, and access arrangements.
Finally, it will discuss some of the areas to look into in building child’s confidence and resilience.
Upon completion of the training workshop, participants will be able to:
- Increase their knowledge in managing their own reactions as well as child’s and siblings’ reactions to the diagnosis
- Learn ways to communicate with their child about the diagnosis
- Learn ways to communicate the diagnosis with significant others such as extended family and school personnel
- Learn ways to support and optimise their child's potential
Parents and Caregivers of Children* on the Autism Spectrum (*children with average cognitive ability and those with mild intellectual disability. Children in mainstream Primary, Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools or MID Special Education Schools)
Closing date: 21 August 2019
CTG Application Form (Click to download the form)
Mr Tan Qiu Quan, Ms Lina Kam, Training Coordinator