Incredible Years™: Parenting Children Aged 2-6 Years with ASD and Language Delays
The Incredible Years Autism Spectrum and Language Delays Parenting Program is a comprehensive, group structured program, delivered to clients as an intervention service. Group participants have children 2-6 years of age.
The course is 12 weeks long consisting of weekly educational sessions, as well as phone contact support for parents while participating in the training. We ask that parents and caregivers plan to attend all 12 sessions.
Goals of the Program:
- Strengthen parenting skills
- Improve children’s social skills
- Improve children’s school readiness and cooperation with teachers
- Prevent and treat behaviour problems
What parents say about the course:
“I am registered in The Incredible Years™ Course hosted by Hollyburn Family Services. I have a 4 year old son who was diagnosed with ASD soon after his 2nd birthday. As I am sure you know, hearing this diagnosis is terrifying. It threw our family into an unknown world, one difficult to understand and negotiate our way through. A world I also found terribly isolating. This course is the first time in over a year I have felt connected. Connected not only to my son and his ASD, but to others who are also experiencing this mysterious disorder for the first time The content has been very helpful but the people, the instructors and in this case, Kim, have been invaluable resources. Kim has been so helpful to me. She was assigned to check in on me weekly and her advice and calm approach has helped to steady and guide me. I can’t tell you the number of times I have left the course thinking I have struck gold signing up for this class! Thank you for hosting this class and most of all getting Kim and Marlee to run it. I learned more in the last 10 weeks than I have in the last year and a half.” (Parenting group participant, 2019)