Cool Kids ASD
About Cool Kids ASD
The program focuses on teaching children and parents skills to manage anxiety in everyday situations. These skills include:
- Understanding anxiety
- Parenting strategies that encourage brave behaviour
- Identifying and using helpful (realistic) thoughts, and most importantly,
- Facing fears, building independence and increasing confidence through stepladders (gradual exposure).
Social skills are also touched on in the program
as they are often a crucial part of building a child’s confidence, however
parents should note that social skills are not the primary focus of the
program and consequently the program will not replace programs or
treatments that focus on social skill development.
The program is offered in both a group format (for children in grades 2 through 6) and on an individual basis (for children and adolescents of any age).
Please read through the information in the Cool Kids ASD Flyer. The flyer contains information that will help you determine whether your child is suitable for this program.