AUTISM INFORMATION SESSIONS
In response to numerous questions from individuals with, as well as parents and family members, I will be hosting a series of information sessions on
Coping with Autism Spectrum Disorders:
Open to parents of children with autism – and individuals with autism.
Location: 3930 Knowles Ave. #200 Kensington, MD 20895
Length: 1 hour
Topics & Dates:
"Why People with Autism Have Difficulty Communicating Thoughts and Feelings. What Can I Do as a Caretaker?"
Saturday, April 22 at 10:00 AM
"Are you Ready for a Relationship?"
Wednesday, May 3rd at 6:00PM
"How Can I Help my Family Member Manage Inappropriate Behavior?"
Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 AM
"Creating a Safe Haven: Tips for Managing Sudden Transitions – and Sensory Issues in the Environment."
Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 AM
"My Child has Autism: Explaining Autism and Autism Management to Teachers, Healthcare Providers, etc."
Saturday, May 20th at 10:00 AM
Contact: Jonathan Rhodes LCSWC at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (301)-639-4036 to sign up. Space is limited!
Refreshments will be made available. Donations are gratefully accepted to help defray costs!
Jonathan Rhoads, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with children and teens diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders to develop positive coping strategies to manage anxiety and stress around regulating sensory inputs, especially in the context of developing appropriate social skills. He is particularly interested in helping children and teens with autism create healthy identities, relationships, and becoming strong self-advocates for their needs. He currently facilitates several successful social groups for young men with developmental disabilities through Potomac Community Resources and has recently been featured on CBS News for Autism Awareness Month.