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Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Workshop for Parents of Individuals (16+) diagnosed with ASD

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for parents. ACT seeks to help individuals to struggle less with difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of ‘mindfulness,’ ACT does not attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings, but to develop a new mindful relationship with those experiences that can free a person up to being open, and to take action consistent with what they care about. Each workshop is facilitated by a parent of an individual with autism and a trained clinician.

Who should attend? Mothers and fathers of adults (16+) with autism. Fluency in English is required.

What does participation involve? Participating involves attending three workshop sessions held in Toronto:

WORKSHOP ONE:

  • Friday February 22 @ 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday February 23 @ 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Thursday March 21 @ 5:30pm-9:00pm
WORKSHOP TWO:

  • Friday June 21 @ 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday June 22 @ 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Thursday July 18 @ 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • *You will be randomly allocated to attend either Workshop One or Workshop Two.

    As a participant in the project, you will need to attend all three sessions and complete some questionnaires before the workshop, and again on three occasions before or after the workshop. Participation in the workshop is free.

    See attached flyer for details.

    For more information, please contact Andrea Maughan, at amaughan@yorku.ca