We are inviting parents of young autistic children up to about aged 10 to join our free online webinars, where they can learn about an aspect of life bringing up an autistic child, and have an opportunity to ask questions to our experienced therapists.
We'll be doing things a little differently in 2020. Rather than having a presentation on each topic followed by a Q&A, we'll be publishing a video short presentation by one of our therapists and then inviting your questions relating to the content of it, perhaps concerning your own children. If we get a good number of questions, we'll release a second video of our therapists responding to those questions we've received.
We're having a few teething problems in relaunching our webinars for 2020, and so are very sadly having to put them on hold for the moment. The next webinars are likely to be as below, but dates cannot yet be confirmed.
We're really sorry for this delay, especially as the momentum for these webinars was really building. We'll let you know as soon as we have any news on this, which we hope will not be too long.
TBC - How to provide a feeling of safety for my autistic child.
TBC - Managing Meltdowns
Webinars will be posted here and on YouTube, and will be sent out via our social media channels and newsletters also.
Meet Our Therapists
Andrew Shahan, MA is an autism and child development specialist based in San Francisco, California, USA. He has spent the last 30 years working with and learning from children with autism and their families in early intervention programs, healthcare organizations, schools and university-based research programs.
Andrew coaches parents and professionals to support children’s communication, social and emotional development during everyday interactions. He has deep trust in the power of families to impact their children’s development.
Kendall Cygan is yearning to spread her knowledge and expertise with the parents of autistic children. She hopes to provide them with support in their journey of raising a child with autism. Her goal is to share and give skills, tips, and strategies to better help their situation.
Kendall incorporates her energy and humour into her webinars and brings in a positive, upbeat atmosphere. She enjoys conversing with the parents and providing them with a safe place to share their thoughts.
We have started to build up a resource bank of recordings of these webinars that will become an invaluable resource to parents as they navigate life with their autistic children.