Temple Grandin: Practical Tips for Helping Children and Young People on the Spectrum During the Pandemic

Led by Temple Grandin, PhD

This On-Demand Webinar is for 2 hours and talks about the challenges facing children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Registrants will be given unlimited access to the recording for a full year
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For mental health professionals, caregivers, and family members who work or live with young people on the spectrum, Temple Grandin likely needs no introduction. As a person living with autism who is also a best-selling author, international presenter, and professor of Animal Science, Dr. Grandin is amongst the first neurodiversity advocates able to provide the neurotypical world with the invaluable inside narrative of autism.

In this 2-hour webinar, Dr. Grandin will first discuss specific challenges facing children and young people on the spectrum and their caregivers that have arisen in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. With her typical take-no-prisoners forthrightness and candor, she will share insights into how a person with autism may respond to the open-ended uncertainty of pandemic progression, the demands of homeschooling, the disruption of established routines, the enforced seclusion of sheltering in place, and increased time spent on devices, computers and inside rather than in the outdoors.

You will learn—

  • Insights into the nature of challenges faced by young people on the Spectrum in the context of the pandemic
  • How to manage the disruption of established routines
  • Ways to negotiate the demands of learning for young people on the Spectrum: what works, what doesn’t
  • Specific strategies on managing challenging behaviour while sheltering in place
  • Technology and ASD: how to best use technology during this pandemic

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