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Dr. Antonio Rinaldi's "Saving Autistic Lives" February 16 Talk

On February 16th, A Mother's Wish devoted half of our funds raised through the sales on the Website to organise a subsidised Skype talk by Dr. Antonio Rinaldi, a clinical psychologist based in Italy, who specialises in autism.

In this talk on Dr Antonio's approach, ATDRA (translated from Italian as “Dynamic Relational Therapeutic Approach created in Water"), attendees had the opportunity to:

  • Acquire an accurate understanding of the unique functioning of autistic individuals from the inside and why their behaviour are highly logical responses to a world that does not understand them.

  • Recognise the key role played by parents and professionals, specifically the awareness of their own well-being and relationships with autistic individuals in their lives.

  • Watch Dr. Antonio build a positive interaction with an autistic teenager (whom he was meeting for the first time) within a 50-minute swimming pool therapy session.

It is important to note that the strategies of ATDRA can be used both in water and on land. The water is a good context to start because it offers an ideal sensory environment for autistic individuals .

  • Learn about a sampling of the 18 ATDRA techniques to enable parents and professionals to interact with autistic individuals with empathy and build loving, but firm, relationships to produce positive change in a natural and spontaneous way.

This is why we are pleased to inform you that Dr. Antonio will be coming to Singapore (from June 23 to July 20)! Check out our next post!

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