Parent Webinars

Upcoming Webinar:  Managing the Easter Holidays

Tuesday 2nd April (6pm) and Friday 5th April (10am)

We are inviting parents of young autistic children to join our free online webinars, where they can learn about an aspect of life bringing up a child with autism, and have an opportunity to ask questions concerning their children to our experienced therapists.

Parents of autistic children up to about age 8 are warmly invited to register, and our schedule of upcoming webinars is below:

Next Webinar: Managing the Easter Holidays - Tues 2nd April (6pm) & Fri 5th April (10am)

Our pilot webinar from Friday 7th December - Communicating With Your Child

Upcoming Webinars:

Building a Strong Relationship with your Autistic Child - Tues 23rd April (6pm) & Fri 26th April (10am)

Food Issues - Tues 21st May (6pm) & Fri 24th May (10am)

Natural Ways of Strengthening your Child's Communication - Tues 11th June (6pm) & Fri 14th June (10am)

Supporting your Child's Social and Emotional Development - Tues 2nd July (6pm) & Fri 5th July (10am)

Managing the Summer Holidays - Tues 16th July (6pm) & Fri 19th July (10am)

For any questions, please send an email to webinars@transformingautism.org.

Meet Our Therapists

Andrew Shahan

Kendall Cygan

Andrew Shahan, MA 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.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from San Francisco State University and served on the first California State Legislative Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism.

Andrew’s years of direct work with children and adolescents with challenging behavior inspired him to learn everything he possibly could about child development, autism and intervention from leading experts. Recognizing the widening gap between research and practice, Andrew focused his work on coaching parents and professionals to use simple strategies to promote children’s communication, social and emotional development.  Andrew is incredibly excited to bring his knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and deep trust in the power of families to impact their children’s development to The Transforming Autism Project.

 

Kendall Cygan has been in the field of autism for 3 years now, and  can wholeheartedly say that she has truly found her passion. She is yearning to spread her knowledge and expertise with the world, especially with the parents of children with autism.

As a therapist, Kendall is hoping to help these parents emotionally and 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 finds that the overall early development of each child is tremendously important, and that for this to be successful, it is necessary for parents to be participating at their fullest.  She feel that that is what she is here for.

Kendall has 2 Masters degrees - one is special education and one in counselling.

 

Over time, we will build up a resource bank of recordings of these webinars that will become a comprehensive and invaluable resource to parents as they navigate life with their children.

There will be a maximum of 6 participants per webiner (a couple counts as a single participant),  offered on a first come first served basis,  so that we are able to really focus on their specific questions.

You can find out more about Transforming Autism by browsing this site or reading our brochure.