We are rarely taught explicit social rules because we are just expected to figure them out. It’s quite complicated, and many children on the autism spectrum struggle to navigate their social worlds. It might be challenging for a child on the spectrum to make friends, but it’s also likely they are struggling to participate in groups at school and adhere to the social expectations in their different environments because it is overwhelming or confusing.
CHC Community Education Sessions
Learn about the latest neuroscience regarding dyslexia, including the latest thinking on dyslexia and the brain, the role of resilience, and whether or not the brain changes with interventions. Presented by Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Director of Brain Imaging Research Center, Professor of Univ of Connecticut Psychological Sciences, UCSF Dyslexia Center, Yale Child Study Center and Senior Scientist at Haskins Labs.
Rafael Pelayo, MD, Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences—Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine talks about strategies that can be used to help teens get enough sleep. Gain a greater understanding of why teens seem to be so sleepy and sleep’s impact on mental health. Read more ›
In this workshop for educators, Jude Wolf EdD introduces multiple options for cultivating executive function skills within the framework of the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with a specific focus on the adolescent brain. Read more ›
Navigating the service systems related to autism can be a confusing and overwhelming process. This presentation explains what the main service systems are and how to access them, including insurance, school district and regional center. Come learn about services in the community as well as what Children’s Health Council and Stanford provide. Read more ›
Community Town Hall: Why the College Admissions News Hits Home: Stress, Anxiety and How to Help Your Kids [video]
The recent news about college admissions was deeply troubling to CHC and to the community because it amplifies the culture of stress around admissions and reinforces the stigma attached to learning differences and accommodations, leaving parents concerned that their kids’ evaluations won’t be taken seriously any more. Read more ›