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COVID-19 Virtual Events for Everyone

Below are a few upcoming virtual events related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) related to autism.

Being Autistic & Taking Language about COVID-19 Literally

Emma Reardon looks at how autistic people interpret things literally, at least on instinct, and how the language of COVID-19 creates extra layers of stress and emotional labor for autistic people.

Mindfulness for Mental Health

The continuing onset of COVID has been an overwhelming pressure for staff at the front line of service. In response, the Centre for Mindfulness Studies is offering CARE ‘Community and Resiliency for our Essential Workers’ to improve and address day-to-day functioning, well-being and emotional challenges posed by COVID. Designed for caregivers, front line and health-care workers, CARE mindfulness program will explore an empathy model and cultivating healthy social connections and emotional regulation through mindfulness.

Designed for busy schedules, CARE is 75 minutes a day, ONE day a week, for 6 weeks and offered live online so you can attend the group from your home or work space. Participants also have optional access to daily drop-in support sessions to help them develop and maintain a regular mindfulness practice.

In this workshop participants will:

  • Learn coping skills and emotional regulation
  • Develop strategies to deal with difficult situations
  • Increase connection with others and reduce feelings of isolation

Who should attend: This program is for staff who are dealing with the stressors and anxiety brought on by the challenges of COVID 19. To be eligible for this program, participants must be working on the front lines of healthcare, community care, mental health or support services and meet the criteria of the registration form.

When: Every Wednesday from January 6 – February 10, 2021 | 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Where: ONLINE – Zoom for Health (link will be sent after registration)

Registration deadline is January 5, 2021, Pre-register here through ticket leap here.

Your trainer: Rose Mina Munjee is a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR, MBCT, MSC, AMM Mind), and Faculty Member, Centre for Mindfulness Studies. If you have any questions about the training or registration, please email us at:

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