Incredible Years™: Parenting Children Aged 2-6 Years with ASD and Language Delays
A 10-week intervention aimed at helping parents of children with Autism (aged 2-6) learn how to adapt and strengthen their parenting skills to meet their child’s unique needs.
Participants will learn how to support the development of social skills, increase their child’s school readiness, and respond more effectively to difficult behaviors.
Includes weekly phone counselling sessions with facilitators to support the practice of skills and concepts learned. Currently no waitlist. Programs run spring and fall.
- Dates: February 20, 2020 – April 30, 2020
- Day/Time: Every Thursday, 6:15pm – 8:15pm (Note: No session on March 19th)
- Location: Hollyburn Family Services head office: #104-267 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
- Cost: FREE
- Additions: Snacks and childcare provided
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)