Conference Agenda

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Parents on the Fault-line: Co-Parental Conflict, Family Breakdown and Implications for Children with ASDs

Presenter: Rae Morris, Michael A. Saini, Ph.D., Kevin Stoddart, Ph.D.

Date/Time: Friday, December 2 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm

Room: John Bassett Theatre

Description:

Over the past few decades of family research, there has been growing attention on the impact of rearing a child with ASD, but information about navigating and maintaining positive co-parenting relationships is sparse. This presentation will provide an overview of recent research exploring the challenges and opportunities for parents of children and youth with ASD, and the trends in family law for these families. Based on this and clinical experience key themes that significantly impact the quality of, and satisfaction with, the co-parenting relationship, as well as strategies and recommendations for families and professionals will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To learn about challenges to the co-parenting relationship faced by parents of children with ASD
  2. To learn about factors that can impact the quality of, and satisfaction with, the co-parenting relationship between parents of children with ASD
  3. To learn about the impact of co-parenting relationship on children with ASD
  4. To learn tips and strategies for working with parents and families to optimize positive relationships

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