Naked Heart Foundation held a free webinar on the the topic “Growing up and Autism” on the World Autism Awareness Day
April 2nd is the World Autism Awareness Day. On this day, the Naked Heart Foundation held a free webinar on the the topic “Growing up and Autism”, which focused on the maturation of people with autism.
Watch the webinar:
Every child becomes a teenager. Adolescence is a difficult time not only for parents but also for children themselves. Developmental challenges are changing, the body is transitioning, and social skills become more important than ever. It is difficult for many teenagers to cope with their emotions. During the webinar we talked about how to help a child with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) learn very complex rules of social behaviour and answered the most frequent questions from our viewers.
What we covered:
– How to help a child with ASD to understand and adopt rules for safe social behaviour?
– How to discuss sex education topics, such as hygiene, and issues relating to rules of conduct with different people, questions of acceptance and self-evaluation, social roles, friendship, affection with their child?
– What health care is there for teenagers with ASD who have mental health disorders?
– How to use specific learning strategies that can help a teenagers with autism better learn social skills, manage their behaviour, and understand the emotions of other people?
– Do parents need to talk to a child about his or her special needs and how to do it?
– And a lot of other issues…
Naked Heart Foundation experts Svyatoslav Dovbnya, child neurologist, and Tatiana Morozova, clinical psychologist, are leading Russian specialists in issues relating to child development and mental health. Tatiana and Svyatoslav are involved in several international projects to develop support services for vulnerable families and children in Russia and countries of the former Soviet Union; they are the co-founders of the St. Petersburg Early Intervention Institute; they are visiting professors in the faculty of neurology of the University of New Mexico; they are certified teachers for the UK Mellow Parenting programme; they have written training programmes and multiple publications; and they are consultants on a project carried out by the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and KPMG to develop early intervention services.
The Naked Heart Foundation is a registered charity in the UK and the US and a non-commercial organisation in the Russian Federation.
UK: The Naked Heart Foundation is a company limited by guarantee incorporated under the laws of England and Wales on 26 June 2007 with company registration number 6293334. It is registered with the Charities Commission of England and Wales under number 1122345. VAT number: 121271658.
US: The Naked Heart Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code as of 11 May 2005. The Foundation was incorporated on 10 September 2004 pursuant to Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporate Law of the State of New York.
Russia: The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennie Serdtsa" is a non-commercial organisation without membership established in accordance with the Civil Code of the Russian Federation on 20 April 2005 in Nizhny Novgorod and The Children's Relief Foundation "Obnazhennoe Serdce" established on 6 December 2010 in Moscow.