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The Art of Parenting…with Autism

January 25, 2024, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

There is a woman with many arms doing multiple jobs. This image tells the story of how many different things a parent has to multi task in a day. computer work, domestic chores, children, homework, books, and more.

If you are an autistic parent, or the parent of an autistic child, you are invited to attend our first Art of Parenting…with Autism session for 2024!

Each Art of Parenting session focuses on different aspects of parenting through the lens of being autistic and/or parenting autistic children. Through a short presentation, discussion and activities, participants will receive encouragement, support and practical short and long term strategies for navigating parenting in the healthiest way possible, with a focus on self-care and compassion.

This session will focus on how to find encouragement and hope in the midst of dealing with systemic issues occasionally encountered when dealing with schools, professionals, friends and outside of family. We will discuss strategies you can implement when you feel misunderstood, and provide compassionate advice on how to not give up when you feel discouraged or defeated.

These sessions intend to educate, empower and encourage parents on their journey, as well as create a safe community of ongoing support. Participants will benefit from the practical information provided each session as well as the connection of others who share similar experiences.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us Thursday, January 25 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

This session is FREE and entirely virtual, via our Sinneave Connects online learning platform.

If you already have a Sinneave Connects account, just log in as usual. If you haven’t yet opened an account, it’s easy! Click the button below that says, “The Art of Parenting – January 25” to be directed to the portal and follow the prompts.

  1. Pick a user name
  2. Pick a password (Don’t forget to record it somewhere safe for next time!)
  3. Select “Register”
  4. Choose “The Art of Parenting – January 25” and enroll.

The Art of Parenting – January 25


About the Presenter: Joannie Rosevear is a neurodivergent mother of five beautiful children. She is passionate about supporting and encouraging other families so they don’t feel alone in their journey. Her personal experience in parenting children both on and off the spectrum informs the work she does as a Program Facilitator with The Sinneave Family Foundation, knowing that, while books, resources and professionals are helpful, connecting with someone with lived experience and who “gets it” can be truly empowering.

If you have any questions about this event or if you need support navigating  the Sinneave Connects learning hub, please email info@sinneavefoundation.org or call 403 210-5000. We’re here to help!

Please note: While advance registration is not necessary for most of our Learning & Connection activities (you are welcome to just drop-in), IF you do pre-register it helps us in our planning AND allows us to notify you in the event of a last-minute change or cancellation. Either way, we’d love to see you!

P.S. The quick access button to Sinneave Connects is on the upper right corner of our Homepage.

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