Autism is not caused by a lack of love, and it is not cured by punishment. Parents need support to manage difficult behaviours with structure and consistency.
Mental Health & Wellness Team (MHWT)
This month we started a virtual Parent Management Training for parents of children 6 – 19 years of age on Tuesday evenings. It has been great to connect with and support families virtually during this time. As part of our work in the community, we recently had the opportunity to offer a virtual two day Basic Autism Training for a group of early childhood educators who work and reside in Northern Saskatchewan communities. In addition, we continue to offer our virtual autism information session monthly. This information session supports individuals and families with understanding the autism spectrum, where to go to get an autism assessment, and what supports are available to autistic individuals and their families in the community. We are continuing to offer individual counselling support, community referrals and funding support both in-person and virtually.
A few months back we both received our certification in the PEERS Social Skills Program for Young Adults, and we are currently in the process of getting our first group up and running. Keep an eye out for more information on this soon!
– Olivia and Charlotte, Counsellor and Community Support Worker, Mental Health & Wellness Team