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Webinar – “Autism and the Coronavirus Pandemic”


Wednesday, September 30, 2020    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Free webinar on strategies to allevieate stress and anxiety for those with autism

STARNET is hosting the “Autism and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Visutal Strategies for Self-Regulartion, Anxeity and Emotional Distress” webinar at 6 p.m. Sept. 30.

The webinar is for family members of children with autism to learn techniques, tips and tools to:

  • Teach self-control and self-management skills with square breathing techniques
  • Alleviate anxiety through Power Cards and Five-point scale techniques
  • Promote positive behavior through Social Stories and visual cues

Parents and family members of individuals of all ages diagnosed with autism face unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 restrictions of social distancing. Individuals with autism depend on a team of professionals, teachers and family members to support their daily learning, behavioral, sensory and communication difficulties.

With stay-at-home orders and schools and businesses closed, routines and structure have been disrupted on top of mounting anxiety and stress.

During this 90-minute webinar, Kathy Morris will demonstrate four practical strategies that will help alleviate the stress and anxiety those with autism are currently facing to help reduce meltdowns and tantrums.

You will learn Square Breathing, Power Cards, Five-Point scale and Social Stories to help identify emotions as well as regulate anxiety and stress. These practical strategies can be taught by the parent or educator through video call demonstrations.

Click here to register for this webinar.

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