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Rochester Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorder (RRCASD)

Short-Term Intensive Training & Parent Programs

Parent Mindfulness Program

This is a series of 6, 2-hour small-group on-site sessions offered each year in the spring. This group-based program focuses on in-the-moment strategies to reduce stress using mindfulness. Mindfulness focuses on acceptance and also involves learning ways to take control of your mind, instead of letting your thoughts run away with you. Sessions will involve mindful meditation and brief movement practice (e.g., stretching, walking).

Meetings will be held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for 6 weeks, 03/01/2017 - 04/05/2017, in the University of Rochester's Saunders Research Building. Parking passes will be provided.

To participate in this program you must have a child diagnosed with ASD (any age) and be able to attend and participate in all 6 sessions. Seating is limited to 10 participants.

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