Topic: Parenting Neuro-diverse Children

Thursday, November 17th, 7:00-8:00 pm (Online)
Led by Therapist: Nicole Callander, RSSW

Nicole Callander, therapist, mom and founder of Friends 4 Kindness will discuss her experiences of parenting Neuro-diverse children.  From diagnosis to adulthood-navigating the emotions, becoming an advocate, the importance of building a support circle and transitioning to adulthood.

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Parenting Series: Living with a Neuro-Diverse Child

How this workshop can help?

Nicole Callander is a therapist, mother of two neuro-diverse children and the founder of Friends 4 Kindness- an organization that celebrates neuro-diversity and supports individuals who struggle with social connections. In this workshop she will discuss from a personal and professional lens- navigating the feelings around diagnosis, becoming an advocate, the importance of building a support circle and transitioning to adulthood. This workshop is beneficial for parents of newly diagnosed children, parents whose children are transitioning into school, and those who are wondering what comes next after high school?

In the "Living with a Neuro-Diverse Child" workshop we will discuss Diagnosis, Advocating, Transitions and Circle of Support.

  • Unpack the feelings around Diagnosis' 
  • Tips for Effective Advocacy
  • The importance of having a Circle of Support

  • Preparing for Transition to Adulthood
  • Live, interactive workshop along with Q & A discussion led by a Bayridge therapist.

"The world would be poorer and life duller if we were all the same" Neil Milliken
Being Neurodivergent means having a brain that works and/or behaves differently from the average or "Neurotypical" person. This may be differences in social preferences, ways of learning, ways of communicating and/or ways of perceiving the environment.
Some examples that fall within the spectrum of neurodiversity are ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, some Genetic Disabilities.

We are offering a more in depth three week course on this subject in January!  CLICK HERE

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Meet the Workshop's Therapist:

Nicole Callander, RSSW, Registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Focus: Anxiety, Anger Management, Adults, Adolescents, Youth Issues, Self-esteem, Teen-Parent Relationships, Mental Health Issues, Problematic Behaviour
"I am registered therapist with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have specialized training in Anxiety, Anger Management, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Individuals with Special Needs and Adolescents.

My biggest passion is empowering individuals to find the resources they need to become the best version of themselves.  

I am experienced in helping individuals of all ages overcome issues such as anxiety, depression, work and stress management. I am the mother of four children. Two of my children have special needs (my daughter has a severe genetic disability, and my son has ADHD, Executive Functioning issues and severe learning disabilities). 

It’s a rewarding and privileged experience to walk along the path of self-empowerment with my clients. I would be honoured to take the journey with you."