Programs & Services by Mariani and Associates

 
Virtual only program
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Suitable age ranges:
Adults

Best suited for:
Parents/Caregivers

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
Provider:Mariani and Associates

This caregiver group involves participation in a Parent Management Training (Kazdin, 2008) program that aims to enhance parenting skills to improve challenging behaviours in children, such as aggression, hyperactivity, and non-compliance. The training will take place virtually in a group session.

Handouts will be emailed to participants prior to each scheduled session.

 
Virtual only program
Location:N/A
Who is Eligible:

Intended for parents and caregivers of children or adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

For help with:
  • Anger
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation
  • Workshop
Provider:Mariani and Associates

This caregiver workshop involves a condensed version of our Parent Management Training (Kazdin, 2008) program. The aim is to enhance parenting skills to improve challenging behaviours in children and adolescents with ASD, such as aggression, hyperactivity, and non-compliance. The training will take place virtually and handouts will be emailed to participants.

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Intended for adolescents with Autism spectrum Disorder, aged 14 to 18 years, who are interested in learning about how mindfulness and being in the “here and now” can help to improve various aspects of their lives.

Exclusionary Criteria:
Due to the nature of this group, sessions are not intended for children with intellectual disabilities or significant learning problems. Eligibility to be determined at intake. Those not appropriate for this group will be directed to more appropriate services.

For help with:
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mental health
  • Resilience
  • Teens
Provider:Mariani and Associates

This therapy group is intended for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 13 to 18 years, who are interested in learning about how mindfulness and being in the “here and now” can help to improve various aspects of their lives. The group will focus on increasing knowledge about the core components of mindfulness and various practical ways that mindfulness can be applied and practiced. Participants will learn strategies such, but not limited to, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, visualization and guided imagery, and self-compassion. All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility. Resources will be emailed to participants.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Intended for adolescents with Autism spectrum Disorder, aged 13 to 18 years, who are interested in learning about their own mental health.

Exclusionary Criteria:
Due to the nature of this group, sessions are not intended for children with intellectual disabilities or significant learning problems. Eligibility to be determined at intake. Those not appropriate for this group will be directed to more appropriate services.

For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Teens
Provider:Mariani and Associates

This therapy group is intended for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 13 to 18 years, who are interested in learning about their own mental health. The group will focus on increasing knowledge about a variety of common diagnoses and symptoms, the relationship between stress and stressors faced by adolescents and young adults with ASD, and where and how to access mental health support.

In addition, the group will focus on understanding one’s own emotions and the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and to learn strategies to better regulate emotions and behaviour in the face of stress and adversity. This group may be delivered virtually or in person depending on demand. Materials will be emailed to participants prior to each scheduled session.

Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Designed to support children, aged 9 to 12 years.

Due to the content of this group, it is not intended for children with intellectual disabilities or significant learning problems. Eligibility to be determined at intake. Those not appropriate for this group will be directed to more appropriate services.

For help with:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mental health
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
Provider:Mariani and Associates

The Resilience Builder Program (Alvord, Zucker, & Grados, 2011) is designed to support children, aged 9 to 12 years, to bounce back from stress by developing resilience and protective factors, such as selfawareness, self-regulation, flexible
thinking, and social competence. All materials will be provided.

Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers ONLY

Exclusionary Criteria:
In case of high demand, drop-in sessions may be prioritized for caregivers who are not already participating in other caregiver services at Mariani and Associates. This will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis. Please do not hesitate to register.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
Provider:Mariani and Associates

We are happy to offer drop-in clinics for caregivers, specifically designed to address questions regarding either their child’s transition to school or transition into adulthood. Sessions will consist of review of their child’s strengths and weaknesses, learning about recommended evidence-based transition practices, and creation of an individualized transition plan.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Parents/Caregivers, Families, Adolescents

Exclusionary Criteria:
In case of high demand, drop-in sessions may be prioritized for caregivers who are not already participating in other caregiver services at Mariani and Associates. This will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis. Please do not hesitate to register.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
Provider:Mariani and Associates

We are happy to offer drop-in clinics for caregivers and their children, or for adolescents with or without their caregivers, specifically designed to address questions regarding a recent diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, to discuss basic strategies, and to review treatment plans and specific recommendations.

Sessions will cover topics such as the nature of ASD and what it means for you (as a caregiver or individual), your child(dren), and your family, prognosis and planning for the future, intervention options, attachment and relationship building, and the importance of self-care.

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Who is Eligible:

Best suited for: Parents/Caregivers only

Exclusionary Criteria:
In case of high demand, drop-in sessions may be prioritized for caregivers who are not already participating in other caregiver services at Mariani and Associates. This will be evaluated on a case-bycase basis. Please do not hesitate to register.

For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Mental health
Provider:Mariani and Associates

We are happy to offer virtual drop-in clinics for caregivers to access a 50-minute consultation session with Dr. Price. Parents/Caregivers will be able to schedule a time during one of the clinic days, where they are able to discuss any current mental health concerns related to their child(ren) with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learn basic strategies that can be implemented at home, and to receive recommendations to plan for next steps.