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Skills Group: Executive Functioning (EF)

December 6, 2023, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 6, 2023

An illustration of a purple head, seen on profile facing to the left. There is a white circle where the brain should be and several gears, a nut and a wrench in the circle. These imply that these tools are being used by the person to build skills and abilities.

Registration for our November-December Skills Groups is now closed. Our next groups will begin in January 2024. Please look for registration to open mid-December.

Skills Groups are skill development workshops that are facilitated by two Sinneave staff members (one is an autistic self-advocate). In each 90-minute workshop, participants learn a variety of strategies that are foundational to success in various aspects of daily life. They are then given opportunities to practice the strategies with the support of the facilitators and other group members.

Skills Group sessions happen once a week for six consecutive weeks. The next Executive Functioning group begins Wednesday, November 1 and runs through December 6, 2023.

Do you:

  • Struggle with unexpected changes?
  • Have trouble getting started, or maybe have trouble stopping things you like to do when it’s time to do something you don’t like to do?
  • Have you ever avoided an experience or a person because of your anxiety?
  • How about when you have a great idea, but have trouble creating and acting on a plan to get it done.

If so, learning more about Executive Functioning (EF) may be for you. Research has shown us that the skills underlying Executive Functioning can be taught, practiced and improved on. When EF Skills are working, we tend to be happier and more productive. We are excited to invite self-advocates and individuals who identify as autistic to attend this six part workshop on Executive Functioning (EF). We will discuss and practice skills including: Cognitive Flexibility, Getting Started, Staying Present, Bringing your Anxiety along for the Ride, and Organization/Planning.

Participants will learn about the importance of EF and how to improve EF skills through specific practice within a safe and supportive environment.

Please note: Skills Groups are closed groups with a limited number of participants to allow for the greatest participation. They are filled by application only. These are not drop-in sessions.

To learn more about Skills Groups, visit our website, by clicking HERE.

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Date:
December 6, 2023
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Venue

The Ability Hub
Suite #300, 3820 - 24th Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta T3B-2X9 Canada
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Phone
(403) 210-5000
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