Community Support Webinar: The When, What and How of Teaching Puberty

SuperValu & AsIAm are delighted to announce the next Community Support Webinar: The When, What and How of Teaching Puberty This month’s webinar will focus on puberty. This stage of transition from childhood to the teenage years is difficult for everyone. Between changes in our body and effects on mood, those hormones have a lot …

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Adapting Your Communication with Autistic Children and Youths

In AsIAm's next installment in our Community Support webinar series, we focus on adapting communication with Autistic children. It is no secret that differences in communication are common for autistic people of all support needs. In the past, professional consensus framed autistic communication as a series of deficits or problems to be solved. This often …

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Decision Support Services: What it means in Practice

Article 12 of the UNCRPD recognizes "that persons with disabilities have legal capacity on an equal basis with others. In other words, an individual cannot lose his/her legal capacity to act simply because of a disability." Depending on the person's support needs, they may require assistance to make decisions beneficial for their health, wellbeing and …

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Financial Wellbeing, Planning for the Future: for parents with a child under 20

In AsIAm’s next installment in our Community Support webinar series, we focus on planning for the future and financial wellbeing. All parents have their concerns about their child's future. Finishing school, further education, employment and housing all weigh heavily. However, parents to an autistic child may have their own unique concerns depending on their child's …

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Autistic Masking: The Vicious Cycle of Stigma

In AsIAm’s next installment in our Community Support webinar series, we will focus on Masking. In an attempt to integrate with their neurotypical peers, autistic people may feel pressured to conceal or 'mask' their autistic traits. This can have effects on autistic mental health and executive fucntioning. To discuss masking, we are joined by guest …

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Autistic Sleep: Achievable Solutions for Common Difficulties

Sleep is a common issue for autistic people of all ages. Difficulties sleeping at night in toddlers and young children may be the first sign that parents notice prior to diagnosis. In contrast, autistic teenagers and adults may experience higher rates of exhaustion linked to study or work. Differences in sleep are as varied as …

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Reimagining family life with demand avoidant children

For AsIAm's next community support webinar, we will focus on the topic of Pathological Demand Avoidance. While PDA is proposed as a subset of autism, it can appear across the autism spectrum. The term describes individuals who experience an overwhelming need to avoid or resist demands. This resistance is closely linked to anxiety and can …

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