Parent Coaching for Autism

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Parent Coaching for Autism

Parent Coaching might be for you if…

  • You struggle to interact with your child.
  • You have a hard time managing your child’s challenging behaviour.
  • You are worried about your child’s development.

Parent coaching is a collaborative process where a professional partners with you to help you make meaningful changes with your child. This parent coach will then design tailored support strategies and help you implement them in order to empower you to teach your children new skills or help them flourish in everyday settings.

Parent Coaching for Autism Options

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Keeping your Cool: Helping Young Children Manage Big Feelings

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT

This workshop will address some key areas of difficulty in emotion regulation for young children and how this can relate specifically to children on the spectrum, and some tools we can work on to manage these situations with care and compassion, with a focus on learning how to cope.

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Lift Up: Parent Participation Drop-in Play Group

Saturdays, 11:00 - 12:30pm

Join our group facilitator with exciting activities and materials designed to promote social learning opportunities in a small group setting. This is a great way to get to know our space or learn some simple tips and ideas that you can incorporate into your everyday life.

Families must enroll for a session of 4 classes

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Jump Up: Help is in Your Hands Parent and Toddler Group

Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30am

This group is a great resource for families who are newly diagnosed and on a waitlist for services, or who have concerns about their child’s development but are on a waitlist for a diagnosis. We will be using the Help is in Your Hands resource, a product of the C-ESDM project developed by Sally Rogers and Aubyn Stahmer, and hands-on coaching with parent coach facilitator to help you learn how to implement ESDM strategies in your everyday life.

Families must enroll for a session of 4 classes
In order to ensure the program is accessible for families while remaining sustainable, UP is offering a sliding scale for registration.

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Fly Up: Individualized Parent Coaching Options

Work one on one with a parent coach to help you meet your goals for yourself and your child. Parent coaches work with you weekly or bi-weekly over a short or long term period to help you, manage challenging situations in your daily lives (e.g., dangerous behaviours, toilet training, etc.), connect and play with your child, and teach your child important skills. Some of our individualized parent coaching programs include:

  • ESDM Parent coaching: weekly hands-on coaching sessions with a behaviour analyst or case manager to learn to implement ESDM therapy through your everyday activities at home.
  • Strike a Balance: Parent Coaching for Challenging Behaviour – weekly hands-on coaching sessions with a behaviour analyst or case manager to help you teach your child the key skills of communication, toleration, and cooperation, to reduce emerging problem behaviour and strike a balance between parent and child led interactions across your day.
  • RUBI Parent Training curriculum – Educational program implemented by a case manager to teach you behavioural strategies to manage challenging behaviour across your day.
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Parent Workshop Series

Accessible and relevant information for families

Stay tuned for more information about our quarterly parent workshops, where our UP staff will share practical tips on specific topics that parents can implement right away.

Our first parent workshop will take place in May 2022. 

Parent Coaching Benefits

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Learn Skills That Will Last a Lifetime

the BC Autism Funding is limited, but the skills you learn in parent coaching will be helpful for you for many years to come. You can be your child’s greatest teacher without sacrificing your role as a parent.

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Collaborative Coaching

Coaching is a skill all its own, and all of our clinicians have done post certification training in effective parent coaching. We meet you where you are at with the mutual desire to help your child. No shame, blame, or guilt here.

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Take Your Child’s Learning Home

The BC government Autism funding does not cover the cost of recommended intervention dosage, and bringing learning home can help you give your child more practice and support with key skills.