We really appreciate Theresa Grech who has come each year so faris returning to bring her expertise to our annual conference. We hope you will be able to make it to Advocacy: Equitable Access to Education, our 4th annual conference held March 29th and 30th at the Civic Hotel in Surrey, BC.

Tickets available here:

Equitable Access to Education Conference

Theresa Grech works with neurodiverse individuals, caregivers and families in the  capacity of counsellor, behavioural therapist, and educator. She has a Masters in Counselling, is a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, and is registered with the Canadian Counselling Psychotherapy Association. She operates a private counselling practice called TMG Consulting in Vancouver that specializes in the provision of counselling, behavioural, and education in the areas of neurodevelopmental disorders, complex behavioural concerns, and brain health.

Workshop: What is the DSM-5 and What Should I Know About Childhood Disorders?

You will:

-Gain a better understanding of what the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5) is

-Learn about the risks and symptoms of certain childhood disorders

-Learn new ways of managing symptoms by gaining a better understanding of evidence based treatment options

Education is empowerment! Parents and caregivers of children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders are often faced with multiple diagnoses that they are attempting to make sense of. Having some understanding of where these diagnoses come from and the risk factors and symptoms associated with them, can help the parent to feel less overwhelmed and be in a place to better advocate for treatments for their child.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, known as the DSM-5, which used to diagnose and classify mental disorders. Participants will then gain a better understanding of the risk factors and symptoms associated with certain childhood disorders. Through evidence based treatment options participants can learn new ways to manage symptoms and understand that although a child may have a diagnosis of a childhood disorder, there are treatments that can help parents and children find ways to progress.

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