Autism Services Northern Saskatchewan - STG Health

If you are looking for effective therapeutic services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), you have found the right place! Our specialized program is designed to help children and teenagers on the autism spectrum manage their condition and improve their overall well-being.

For Kids age 8+

The Cool Kids Autism Spectrum Program, originating from Macquarie University in Australia, is individually structured and tailored to meet the unique needs of children and pre-teens/teenagers on the autism spectrum who struggle with anxiety that affects their everyday lives. Our program comes in two versions: Cool Kids Autism Spectrum for children and Chilled Autism Spectrum for pre-teens and teenagers. Both versions of our program employ a cognitive behavioural approach, focusing on developing anxiety management skills in day-to-day scenarios. 

Treating Anxiety in ASD

Individual sessions begin with 1-2 assessment sessions, discussing a treatment plan tailored to your child’s needs. This comprehensive assessment helps determine whether the Cool Kids or Chilled Autism Spectrum group program would be most beneficial. By conducting the assessment in two phases, we can ensure the group program is suitable before your child starts treatment.

Families are provided with relevant information on each session’s topic during the program. They actively participate in dialogues, games, and role-plays to learn and apply new skills in real-life contexts. Practice tasks are assigned after every session to reinforce the learning process.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Tailored Approach: Our program is individually structured to meet the unique needs of children and pre-teens/teenagers with ASD who struggle with anxiety.
  • Proven Techniques: We employ a cognitive behavioural approach to develop anxiety management skills.
  • Engaging Sessions: Through interactive activities, games, and role-plays, your child will learn and apply new skills in real-life situations.
  • Expert Guidance: Led by Chris de Feijter, an accredited practitioner authorized by Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health, our program ensures your child receives expert support.

Program Highlights

  • Recognizing Anxiety: We help children identify and understand their anxiety, empowering them to take control.
  • Relaxation Techniques: Your child will learn effective relaxation techniques to manage anxiety.
  • Parenting Strategies: We provide valuable parenting strategies that promote courage and support your child’s progress.
  • Helpful Thoughts: We teach children to identify and employ helpful, realistic thoughts to challenge anxiety-provoking situations.
  • Confronting Fears: We help your child confront fears and build confidence through a gradual exposure process known as stepladders.
  • Comprehensive Support: Families receive relevant information on each session’s topic and engage in practice tasks to reinforce learning.
MU Cool Kids Accredited Lockup

Chris de Feijter is accredited by Macquarie University’s Centre for Emotional Health to use the Cool Kids Anxiety Program. The intellectual property rights, including copyright, in the Program are owned by Macquarie University. Macquarie University does not endorse any particular provider of the program and their other services.

For More Information
  • Schedule Intake

    Book an intake appointment to get started.

  • Informed Consent

    You'll complete an intake and consent form, as well as a screening assessment to help us learn about child's symptoms.

  • Intake Appointment

    We'll go over the information and screening results, and then decide which service best addresses your symptoms.

  • Start Therapy

    You and your child get a dedicated therapist assigned and get started in 1 to 2 weeks. No waiting lists and no long wait times.

Take the first step towards transformation

If you’re interested in accessing support for your child, you can start by booking an initial meeting with an STG Health Services Professional. We will assess your child’s anxiety level and determine if our program is a good fit. Don’t let anxiety hold your child back from enjoying childhood – take the first step towards a brighter future today.

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