Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) Community Workshops will present free parent workshops on Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Siskin Children’s Institute. Each session will last approximately three hours. Topics of discussion included the following: addressing challenging behavior, teaching safety skills and developing basic communication skills.
"The workshops provide strategies that you can use anywhere from your home and your child’s school to public places around the community. The strategies discussed are based on the well-tested principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The workshops are hosted by Siskin Children’s Institute in partnership with the Chattanooga Autism Center and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
"Could you benefit from new strategies to better manage your child’s behavior, communication and personal safety skill? Enhancing your child’s behavior for the better begins with simple, daily tactics. If you are interested in learning more about when and how to implement behavior strategies, relate to your child, find support from fellow parents facing similar challenges or learn more about the unique needs of your child, then you should attend the free upcoming parent workshops," officials said. "The three distinct workshops will help you develop additional skills in the areas of challenging behavior, safety and communication. You will receive the most benefit from these workshops if you have a child five years and younger or a child who is newly diagnosed. However, any family interested in learning more about these topics is welcome."
Although the workshops are free, participants are requested to RSVP as soon as possible at siskin.org/triad. Registration for “Addressing Challenging Behavior” on Oct. 6 is open now. Limited childcare is available on a first-come, first-served basis.