The uncertainty and sudden changes caused by COVID-19 are difficult for all families, but particularly so for some families and individuals experiencing anxiety and autism. Tune in for supportive tips, mindfulness techniques, and positive ideas for managing the stress.
Handouts are online HERE (PDF)
About the speakers:
Suzannah Joy Iadarola, Ph.D. is a pediatric psychologist at The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), specializing in diagnostic evaluations for children for whom there is a suspected autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Dr. Iadarola is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has experience providing and coordinating behavioral treatment for individuals with ASD. As part of this treatment, Dr. Iadarola incorporates a focus on working with families (e.g., parent training and education, sibling support).
Lisa Latten, MsED, a family navigator at The URMC supporting families , and Caitlin LeGros, MSN, a Certified Nurse Midwife with the URMC Midwifery group, are both active in the special needs parenting community.
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