Groups & Classes
At The ADHD & Asperger's Centre, we recognize that one on one therapy or coaching may not be an affordable option for everyone. Research also shows that you get the quickest results with a mix of groups and personal work, so we've created some low-cost options for understanding and mastering our ADD/ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome traits in the form of groups.
Parents of Kids with ADHD & Asperger's Class - 5 Sessions
Sept 11th to Oct 9th, 2017 from 6:00 - 7:30pm on Mondays
Location: Community of Hearts, 1st floor of Quebec Street Mall, 55 Wyndham St. N, , Downtown Guelph, ON
Parking: You can either park at our free parking lot at 221 Woolwich street and walk over (4min walk), use the free 2hr street parking downtown, or park in the paid mall parking structure.
Length: 5 weeks, 1.5 hours per session
Dates: Mondays from Sept 11th to Oct 9th, 2017, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cost: 225 + tax per person or 298+tx per couple, 50 + tx for one session (out of five)
**Early Bird Tickets for $25 off before Sept 1st!**
Join with ADHD and Asperger's experts and other parents/caregivers of kids of all ages with ADHD and/or Asperger's to get your questions answered, support from people who've been there, and a hopeful perspective on your child's future. We see ADHD and Asperger's as a gift and focus on managing the negative symptoms while helping to find and harness the amazing super powers of our kids (like high intelligence, creativity, kindness, and hyper-focusing).
Part workshop, part support group, these sessions have been described as "self-care I badly needed", "a safe place to not feel guilty, for once!", and "incredibly informative". We also offer refreshments and snacks!
We vote on new topics each course.
Topics we often discuss include:
Strategies for Adult ADHD/Asperger's Group
Every Thursday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm (First Session Free!)
Learn some hands-on techniques for managing and harnessing your ADHD/Aspie superpowers while getting to know people eerily similar to yourself. We're really into a sense of community so it's common that people will go out for tea or drinks after, so feel free to plan some extra time after for social stuff if you like.
Common issues we focus on include: time management, prioritization, managing paperwork, scheduling, problem solving, goal completion, focusing, and maintaining relationships but we vote on a new topic every week.
This group usually involves a discussion around a voted topic, a relevant technique or exercise, and setting a goal/intention for the week. Feel free to come alone or bring people from your life who you would like to understand your condition better. People who just want to understand ADHD/AS better (such as parents) can also come on their own.
Details: @ The ADHD & Aspergers Centre, 221 Woolwich St., Downtown Guelph, Ontario. Cost is $12/session, but the first session is FREE. Just Drop In! No diagnosis or registration necessary.
Entrepreneur Skills Series
How to Make & Sell a Video Course
**DATE CHANGED!** 8 Week Course on Wednesdays, running from Sept 13th to Nov 1st, 2017
Alina Kislenko is an award winning psychotherapist, speaker, and writer. After a rocky childhood where she thought she was just awful at everything, Alina was diagnosed with ADHD & Asperger's. Since then, she has embraced her neurodiversity and feels that everyone has a special talent in at least one unique thing and lives to help people find theirs and share it with the world. She now spends her time managing The ADHD & Asperger's Counselling Centre, doing humanitarian work, and helping others find their entrepreneurial spirits by embracing their greatness, on their own terms.
Date & Time: 8 Week Course on Fridays from 6-9pm, starting Sept 13th to Nov 1st, 2017. Each class is 3 hours long.
Tuition: 250+tx pp or $450 for two people
**Early Bird Rate until Sept 1st/17 - Save $25 on both ticket types. Also save $10 when you pay by sending an e-money transfer to email@example.com**
Location: The ADHD & Asperger's Centre, 221 Woolwich St., Guelph, ON.
Free two-hour parking available out front or unlimited parking in our parking lot off of Norwich St.
People with ADHD & Asperger's accumulate an amazing amount of expertise that will make the world richer - if it ever gets out of our heads and into the hands of those who need it! Get your ideas out into the world and work towards becoming your own boss by learning to make and sell video courses, which are touted by many experts to be the most efficient and risk free format for making money online.
One of the websites we'll be posting our finished work to reports that their instructors make an average of $10,000 per course per year, so….kinda cool. In this class, you will be supported through the filming, editing, and selling process, including help with figuring out your topic. By the end, you should have a full course released to the internet and a template for how to make as many of them as you want in the future.
You will also gain important skills such as entrepreneurial know-how, follow through, video filming/editing, online marketing, writing copy, and social media marketing. This course will also help teach you the skills to make a living even after robots have taken over many of the typical jobs we rely upon today (yep, we went there). You will receive a certificate upon completion. Open to anyone aged 14 to 140, as long as you're dedicated and have the time to do the work!
- Own laptop to work on in class
- A cell phone or camera with filming capabilities
- The ability to come weekly
- If you don't have filming equipment (we don't need much), it can be rented out from Ed Video in Guelph at a very low rate. We will discuss this in the first class.
- If you don't know your area of expertise (or course title), we'll help you find it.
- You don't have to be diagnosed with anything, but this class will be done in a format that is ADHD & Asperger's friendly
*One scholarship will be offered to a very dedicated person without the financial means to take this course. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for this.
FREE - Monthly ADHD & Asperger's Support Group
Every First Thursday of the Month - 6-7pm
Details: @ The ADHD & Aspergers Centre, 221 Woolwich St., Downtown Guelph, Ontario. There is no cost. Just Drop In! No diagnosis or registration necessary.
Come by on the first Thursday of every month to connect with others with ADHD and/or ASD/Asperger's Syndrome. We typically vote on topics that attendees are interested in that day and share real-life stories that make us all feel heard and seen.
Common issues we discuss include addictions, making and keeping friends and romantic partners, self-care, procrastination, study skills, perfectionism, stigma, entrepreneurialism, accommodations, and finding the right work environment.
This group is typically led by Lauren Stein, MA, who is both ADHD and ASD herself.