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.
Following the success of the webinar on Building a Strong Relationship with your Autistic Child, our webinar series for the autumn of 2019 is aimed at building on this theme, as outlined below:
Meet Our Therapists
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 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.