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Becoming More Trauma Informed in the Autism Community

AIDE Canada
Being trauma-informed is about acknowledging the need to understand a person’s life experiences in order to deliver effective services. With this approach, service providers can improve engagement, health outcomes, and wellness for their community. This collection of resources can assist service providers and individuals to develop an approach that improves understanding, and helps to recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma.

Becoming More Trauma-Informed in the Autism Community

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Being trauma-informed is about acknowledging the need to understand a person’s life experiences in order to deliver effective services. With this approach, service providers can improve engagement, health outcomes, and wellness for their community.  This collection of resources can assist service providers and individuals to develop an approach that improves understanding, and helps to recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma. 

 

This webinar discusses the definition of trauma, and the types of traumas that exists

 

This webinar discusses the impact trauma has on individuals with neurodiverse needs and the developing brain.

 

In this webinar we will be discussing strategies for supporting social emotional competence as a framework for responding to challenging needs through a trauma informed lens

 

This webinar discusses strategies for supporting social emotional competence as a framework for responding to challenging needs through a trauma informed lens

 

 

Listen to the first Storytelling Video Series for the Bi pi maadzing zaagidwin teg jichaaming / Circle of Life in the Spirit of Love project. Developed by Surrey Place, the series reflects voices and perspectives from Indigenous caregivers and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in Northwestern Ontario. Our first episode features Joyce, a mother advocating for and supporting her son with autism in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation, also known as Big Trout Lake, Ontario. The music is by Rest You Sleeping Giant (CC BY 4.0)

 

This webinar features Canadian psychologist, Debra Pepler as she discusses approaches to supporting children with autism to have safe and harmonious relationships with peers. By supporting children with autism and their peers, we can promote healthy relationships, which in turn, support healthy development and prevent the long-term harms associated with bullying and victimization.

 

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can be difficult to recognize and treat individuals with social communication challenges. This workshop will discuss why trauma is often overlooked in Autistic individuals and how to enhance awareness of PTSD and support effective intervention.

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