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/ASD Class - 5 Sessions
Jan 9th to Feb 6th, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:00pm on Tuesdays
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: Tuesdays from Jan 9th to Feb 6th, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost: 225 + tax per person or 298+tx per couple, 45 + tx for one session (out of five)
**Early Bird Tickets for $25 off before Dec 23rd!**
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.
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.