Virtual Events for Everyone
Below are a few upcoming virtual events related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) related to autism.
CAMH Mindfulness Mondays
Free online mindfulness sessions for caregivers and loved ones in the developmental disability community, regardless of age or disability. Mindfulness is a set of easy meditation techniques that can help reduce anxiety
For mental health professionals, caregivers and family members who work or live with young people on the spectrum, Temple Grandin likely needs no introduction. As a person living with autism who is also a best-selling author, international presenter and a professor of Animal Science, Dr. Grandin is amongst the first of neurodiversity advocates able to provide the neurotypical world with the invaluable inside narrative of autism. This is an On Demand Webinar. You will receive access information through LiveStorm shortly after your registration is complete.
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.
Online Physical Activity Sessions
Fridays | 2:00-3:00PM EST
Physical activity is important for physical and mental health, and can especially be helpful to manage stress and anxiety during difficult times. We have heard that some people are having a difficult time maintaining a physically active lifestyle, and have come up with some ideas on how to include physical activity in everyday life.
Join us once a week to learn more about the importance of physical activity, different ways you can incorporate physical activity into your day, and we will review different resources that offer free workouts. The sessions will also include stretch breaks and a short, low intensity workout. The physical activity sessions will be facilitated by Patrick Jachyra and Bri Redquest who completed a PhD in human movement studies, and are post-doctoral fellows from the Azrieli Centre.
Join us on Thursday, October 22, 2020, 10:00 am – 11:00 am for an interactive virtual event: COVID-19 Effects on Experiences of Autistic University Students. Professor Natasha Artemeva and PhD Candidate Jacquie Ballantine will highlight their research plans and goals, answer your questions and share information about how to participate.
Location: online via Zoom (a link to access the virtual event will be extended to all registrants closer to the event date). Register here!
Geneva Centre for Autism is hosting a biannual International Symposium that brings together leading experts with a global community of professionals and families to share clinical breakthroughs and best practices in the field of autism. The symposium brings together over 1,300 professionals, researchers, educators, parents, and service providers from around the world. This year the Geneva Centre for Autism Symposium is taking place virtually!