Coping with Behavior Challenges during COVID-19 – Setting Realistic Expectations for Families
When: Thursday, May 7th, 3-4pm Pacific time
The focus of this live web streamed presentation is to help parents whose children have limited language skills, making it difficult for them to understand why their usual routines have been totally disrupted by COVID-19. The idea is to provide some simple “tools for your toolbox” to help family members prevent and/or reduce the occurrence of problem behaviours by setting realistic expectations, communicating clearly, and establishing structure and routines to get through the day.
The presenters are Dr. Richard Stock and Dr. Brenda Fossett, Board Certified Behavior Analysts who teach in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at Capilano University. Specialists in Positive Behavior Support, both have many years of experience in working directly with families to help them improve family routines. This presentation is relevant to those on the autism spectrum, as well as those with intellectual disabilities generally.
COVID-19 Resources on Autism and Special Needs
ACT has also provided lots of useful resources on their website