Facing Your Fears
Ages 8-12

Facing Your Fears is designed for children on the autism spectrum who are having difficulties managing their anxiety. A well-developed parent education component is part of the program, allowing strategies learned in group to be implemented at home. Facing Your Fears uses cognitive behavioral principles to help young people identify their anxiety and fears, as well as learn supportive strategies to better manage these feelings. This program is based on nearly 10 years of funded research through the University of Colorado, School of Medicine.

Program Details

  • Designed for children 8-12 years old who are verbally fluent
  • 13-week program, 90 minute session once per week
  • Focuses on helping children and their parents identify worries, develop coping strategies and practice managing anxiety with guidance from program facilitators
  • Parent participation is required
  • Delivered by a Registered Psychologist and Occupational Therapist
  • Funding may be provided by FSCD

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participants must be 8 – 12 years old
  • Must be verbal, conversational
  • Must be able to read at a Grade 2 level

An initial screening assessment will be conducted to ensure appropriateness of the program for the individual

Enrollment for Facing Your Fears is ongoing

For more information, program fees or to APPLY, contact
Mark Donovan
780.488.6600 ext. 238
mdonovan@centreforautism.ab.ca

dates

Next Session
Tuesdays | April 2, 2019 – June 25, 2019

times

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

location

Centre for Autism Services
4752 99 Street NW, Edmonton T6E 5H5

registration

For more information, program fees or to APPLY, contact
Mark Donovan
780.488.6600 ext. 238
mdonovan@centreforautism.ab.ca