Adaptive Functioning Groups

By: Family Linkages  09-12-2011
Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum, Autism Services

 Cool Kids - Managing Your Feelings

Cool Kids is designed to help children manage a wide variety of emotions by working on the following skills:

  • Identify a variety of feelings (happy, sad, mad, excited, worried and scared)
  • Identify specific situations or events that are associated with certain feelings
  • Identify a variety of bodily reactions that occur when a person is experiencing a heightened sense of emotion and rate the emotion on a 5-point scale
  • Relaxation strategies: belly breathing, yoga movements and progressive muscle relaxation
  • Identify additional strategies for coping and managing strong emotions (eg - safe place visualization, asking an adult for help, positive self-talk and positive thoughts)  

This group is for children 6 to 11 years of age who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and struggle to express their feelings in safe and appropriate ways. 

Dates: 9-week program runs Saturdays from 9:45 a.m. -10:45 a.m.

Note: There will be no session on Oct. 8 or Nov. 12

Location: Centre for Autism Services Alberta

Address: 4752 - 99 St.

Contact Person

Contact person for groups:

 Gail Stanford –Group Consultant (780) 488-6600- ext. 216 


Keywords: Autism Services, Autism Spectrum, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Centre For Autism

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