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What is Autism… Really? A.T.D.R.A. Workshop 1 – For Everyone
June 29, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pmFree
Free Autism Workshops and Subsidised Private Consultations by Dr. Antonio Rinaldi, Italy-based clinical psychologist, specialist in autism, and founder of A.T.D.R.A. [trans., DYNAMIC RELATIONAL THERAPY APPROACH (created in Water)] and co-presenter, Ms. Choo Kah Ying (author and joyful mother of Sebastien, her autistic son).
Through this workshop, participants will be initiated on a critical journey to change their mindset and being by gaining a comprehensive and empathetic understanding of why autistic individuals engage in “inappropriate” behaviours from stimming to meltdowns.
This foundational understanding is essential for knowing how to interact and connect with autistic individuals effectively.
To learn more and sign up for our three different free workshops for parents, teachers, and professionals interested to become ATDRA therapists:
- Workshop 1 for everyone (June 29, 10 am to 1.30 pm)
- Workshop 2 for parents only (July 13, 10 am to 12 pm)
- Workshop 3 for teachers only (July 13, 1 to 3 pm)
Subsidised Swimming Therapy Sessions
To sign up for subsidised swimming therapy sessions (autistic individual) and private consultations (for parents), click here.
Thanks to signups for the sessions, we would like to extend 2 free sessions (a two-hour session comprising a swimming pool therapy session and a private consultation) for two disadvantaged families. Please contact A Mother’s Wish.
About Dr. Antonio Rinaldi
Dr. Antonio Rinaldi is a clinical psychologist and creator of A.T.D.R.A., an evolutive approach for treating autism and other developmental disorders. Unlike conventional approaches that view autism through external behaviours, A.T.D.R.A. delves into the inner psyche of the autistic being with an empathy-centred approach. In addition, he has pioneered the swimming pool and surfing therapy approaches, which harness the dynamic qualities of water and waves for emotional regulation and interactions.
Through his organisation, For You A.T.D.R.A., Dr. Rinaldi has been spreading his therapy approach in collaboration with autism organisations throughout Italy and abroad. He has conducted talks, workshops, supervisions, and consultations for the past eight years. It is Dr. Rinaldi’s life mission to transform the world into a community that can properly support and empower autistic individuals to lead meaningful lives of quality.
Videos with Testimonials of Dr. Antonio from Choo Kah Ying (founder of A Mother’s Wish) and parents in Italy can be found on A Mother’s Wish Facebook page.