Autism Spectrum Disorder and Executive Functioning

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February 26, 2024


11:00 am - 12:30 pm





Many individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience challenges with executive functions, including, focus, inhibition, memory, emotion, and planning.

Executive functions underlie many life skills and behaviours that are used in daily activities both at home and school. This ranges from simple activities, such as following one-step instructions, to more complex activities, such as preparing a meal. This workshop, led by an Occupational Therapist and a Psychologist, will further explore executive functions, how it affects individuals with ASD, and how to support your child day to day.

The aims of the session are to provide caregivers with a general understanding of the different components of executive function, the impact on daily activities, and strategies/suggestions to support a child with executive function challenges.

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