Be empowered by this mother/daughter team as they approach the realities of surviving the diagnosis of autism and other co-morbid labels like PTSD.
Art to the rescue — creativity allows for communication to be effective and seek tools to survive the day to day. The goal is to build on advocacy skills and independence.
Thank you to www.tcsw.org for the opportunity. TN Conference of Social Workers
Art, Autism and PTSD By Yadira Calderon, Advocate, Parent, Autism: The Happy Kingdom
Bullying is a reality and PTSD is one of its consequences. Lack of social skills, diverse family realities, pressure of social media – all influence negatively the interaction in middle school. Research confirms, a student with a diagnosis may face greater challenges and become an easy target.
Join Yadira as she shares her parental approach through Art – her goal is to empower children with disabilities to survive PTSD and bullying at school.
Note: Rainbow has had many enriching experiences. She’s also had many horrific ones and when they occurred her capacity to communicate was not optimum. Years passed, she can speak now and she now remembers what she lived.
Mom feels frustrated because she cannot hold anyone accountable. She insists on taking the high road and helps Thomais address what she’s lived thru art. Her creations are full of color and beyond meaningful.