Resiliency in Children with ADHD and ASD

Discover how we as parents, educators and mental health practitioners can help children with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder flourish in learning environments and reach their full potential.

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While children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face a number of challenges, they also have special characteristics that — when enhanced and encouraged — allow them to flourish in learning environments. This panel discussion will examine what we as parents, educators and mental health practitioners can do to help children with ADHD and autism grow to their fullest potential.

Speakers

Emma Climie, MSc’08, PhD’12

Emma Climie, MSc’08, PhD’12

Alumna Emma Climie, MSc’08, PhD’12, is an assistant professor and registered psychologist in the School and Applied Child Psychology program in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. Her research focuses on understanding children with ADHD from a strengths-based perspective, with an emphasis on resilience, social-emotional well-being, emotional intelligence, stigma, and social cognition.

Adam McCrimmon

Adam McCrimmon, BA’00, PhD’10

Alumnus Adam McCrimmon, BA’00, PhD’10, is a registered psychologist and an associate professor in the School and Applied Child Psychology Program at the University of Calgary where he directs the Autism Spectrum Education, Research, and Training (ASERT) lab. His research interests include autism spectrum disorder and cognition, cognitive development, social skills, and mental health.