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)
The MHWT continues to offer individual counselling services in-person and through a secure video platform (Zoom) to Autistic individuals. In September, we had 6 parents begin The PERMA Project, a positive self-care group for parents. The group is offered virtually and focuses on parents’ positive wellbeing and self-care. We also continue to offer our virtual psycho-educational information session on Autism every two months. The information session supports individuals and families with understanding the Autism Spectrum, what supports and resources are available to Autistic individuals and their families in the community, and where to go to get an Autism assessment. The next information session is scheduled for November 17th, 2022 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM.
- Bethan, Interim Manager of MHWT