Back To School Prep: Caregiving For A Kid With An Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

This event was held on August 12, 2013 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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As summer draws to a close, children frequently experience a range of emotions about the upcoming challenges and opportunities associated with the start of the new school year. Feelings of excitement and anxiety are often intensified for children and families living with autism and other mental health issues.

This presentation begins with an overview of common social, academic, and cognitive challenges experienced by children living with ASD and also includes a workshop format where parents and caregivers will have an opportunity to work through a method for specifying concerns, exploring coping strategies, and preparing their children for the start of the next school year.

The speaker for this event (which is co-sponsored by the U-M Center For Human Adjustment) is Dr. Fiona Miller, a licensed clinical psychologist who directs the program in the diagnosis and treatment of ASD at the University Center for the Child and the Family (UCCF) in Ann Arbor.

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