While many children and individuals with ASD are anxious about new situations or changes to routine, some experience symptoms of anxiety that are above and beyond what can be explained by ASD alone.
This workshop is designed to address the needs of those living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Anxiety. Specifically, it will cover:
- Types of anxiety disorders
- Impact anxiety has on behavior
- Effective treatment methods
- Strategies to help individuals manage their anxiety and increase their coping skills
Come explore anxiety, what it is, how it is diagnosed, and ways to support your child.
Speaker: Christina Altemueller is a Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Santa Clara, CA. Over the last 10 years, she has worked in ABA and is passionate about supporting children with ASD and their families. She specializes in helping with behavioral concerns, anxiety, depression, and parenting support. Her goal is to help each client overcome obstacles that may be preventing him/her from achieving personal satisfaction with their life.
Learn more about her at: www.christinaaltemueller.com
Please reserve your seat so we know how many people to accommodate for in terms of seating and handouts.
What happens at the support group meetings?
Meetings are an opportunity for parents to meet informally and to share ideas, experiences and information. New families and caregivers are always welcome. Those who wish to share or simply listen are invited to attend. PHP provides a forum for parents and professionals to get information. Sorry, there is no childcare available. Please sign in between 6:15-6:45pm.
Who facilitates the meetings?
Kat is the autism support group facilitator, she started her journey with autism 10 years ago when she and her husband received their son’s diagnosis. She didn’t know anyone with a child that had autism and PHP’s Autism Support Group was a lifeline for her. At her blog (www.StrivingMamas.com) she shares her experience with other moms that have kids with autism.
While you’re there...
There is a collection of excellent materials available on Autism Spectrum Disorder available for check-out at the PHP Resource Library for both parents and professionals.