As a large facility with multiple treatment rooms, the Centre for Autism Services Alberta has developed a large number of centre-based groups that are offered at various times throughout the year. Speech, adaptive functioning and community inclusion programs are delivered and overseen by a variety of professionals. During the summer, a daily camp is also offered for children diagnosed with ASD. Qualification for groups and summer camp are determined on an individual basis, dependent on the child’s needs, and available funding and resources.
Gail Stanford, Community and Family Services Coordinator
(780) 488-6600- ext. 216
Facing your Fears is a family-focused 14-week group intervention program for children with autism who need help managing anxiety. The program uses cognitive behavioural principles to help young people identify their anxiety and/or fears and learn supportive strategies to better manage these feelings. A well-developed parent education component is part of the program and guides parents through practicing and applying strategies at home that have been learned in group.
Facing Your Fears is for children aged 8 to 12 years who are verbally fluent (able to use language) and who have typical cognitive abilities.
An initial screening assessment will be conducted to ensure the appropriate match of individual child to the program.
Download the sharable program flyer
Dates: Mondays, January 9 to May 1, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Location: Centre for Autism Services Alberta, 4752 99 Street, Edmonton
For more information, including program fees, or to register, contact:
Anne Senez, Facing Your Fears Coordinator
Phone: 780-488-6600 ext 314