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OCASG General Meeting – Siblings and Autism

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Dr. Ilian Alvarez, noted psychologist, as she discusses the challenges for families and especially siblings of children with Autism. In the United States there are more than six million people who have special health, developmental, and mental health concerns. Most of these people have siblings. Often, siblings are the longest-lasting relationship with the person who has special needs. Throughout their lives, siblings share many of the concerns of their parents including; isolation, a need for information, guilt, concerns about the future, and caregiving demands. Additionally, they experience issues that are uniquely theirs including resentment, peer issues, embarrassment and pressure to achieve.

About Dr. Alvarez
Ilian Alvarez Ed.D, is a psychologist passionate about instilling hope and helping individuals accept themselves wholly. One of her deep strengths is working with individuals, mostly children and young adults who have been through a traumatic experience. As a certified Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavior Therapist and an affiliate with the National Child Stress Traumatic Stress Network, Dr. Alvarez is skilled in helping individuals better cope through their trauma. She is zealous about people living authentically and learning to be compassionate with themselves.

Dr. Alvarez’s passion and eagerness to work with children began over 15 years ago shortly after graduating from the University of California, Riverside with her Bachelor’s degree. She began working as a behavior therapist within the Lovass Institute and quickly found her strength in working with children with development disorders. Throughout her time at Lovass and several other agencies, she learned and became skillful in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her dedication to working with and fighting for each child and family became evident throughout the 10 plus years she worked with children with developmental disorders.

The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families dealing with AS, HFA or PDD-NOS, but reservations are required.

We’re in Dierenfield Hall, next to the Welcome Center

The meeting starts at 7:00pm, and is free to individuals and families dealing with AS, HFA or PDD-NOS, but reservations are required.

Venue

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
600 St. Andrews Road
Newport Beach, CA 92663 US
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