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March 2019

4th Annual Oil Kings Autism Awareness Night

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rogers Place, 300, 10214 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6 Canada
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  Join us as we partner with the Edmonton Oil Kings for Autism Awareness Night on Sunday March 10th at Rogers Place. Oil Kings players will help raise awareness for autism by wearing special autism helmet stickers and blue equipment accents. We will be offering “Sensory Tool Kits” for families, and myths and facts about autism will be shared on the big screen!  Please join us by wearing blue to the event.  It’s going to be an important autism awareness…

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EPIC – South Side Move N’ Groove

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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Exploration of music and dance can facilitate personal growth for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in many areas including skill development, speech and language, memory and mental agility, social skills, and confidence. This 8-week program will provide children with the opportunity to express themselves freely through moving to music in a way that is meaningful and comfortable to them. Participants are encouraged to do their best, regardless of level of ability. Following the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton philosophy,…

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EPIC – Mindful Movement – Adolescents and Adults

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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A combination of dance, fitness, and music, this class can be described as nothing but fun. Zumba instruction will be tailored to allow individuals to freely explore their surroundings and their body in space, moving in a way that is comfortable to them. Come and enjoy the opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe and friendly environment. Please note that this is a group activity. Therefore, the supports in place are those designed to assist the group as a…

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EPIC – Adapted Swim Lessons/Free Swim

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
SCONA Pool, 10450 72 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 0Z6 Canada
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Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton have joined with Olympian Swim Club and SCONA Pool to provide adapted swim lessons for children with autism spectrum disorders. These lessons provide a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of swimming, how to be safe in the water, and can be considered a supplement to improving speech, social skills, self-esteem, and cognitive processing. Swimming lessons and the free swim will occur simultaneously so that children can maximize their time in the pool.…

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EPIC – South Side Move N’ Groove

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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Exploration of music and dance can facilitate personal growth for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in many areas including skill development, speech and language, memory and mental agility, social skills, and confidence. This 8-week program will provide children with the opportunity to express themselves freely through moving to music in a way that is meaningful and comfortable to them. Participants are encouraged to do their best, regardless of level of ability. Following the Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton philosophy,…

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EPIC – Mindful Movement – Adolescents and Adults

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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A combination of dance, fitness, and music, this class can be described as nothing but fun. Zumba instruction will be tailored to allow individuals to freely explore their surroundings and their body in space, moving in a way that is comfortable to them. Come and enjoy the opportunity to socialize with peers in a safe and friendly environment. Please note that this is a group activity. Therefore, the supports in place are those designed to assist the group as a…

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Learning Services – More Than Words

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Maier Centre, 17451 103 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1J4
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This course is primarily intended for parents and caregivers, you know how challenging it can be for your child with ASD to interact meaningfully with others and connect with the world around them.  This program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.   Group Sessions Wednesday’s (9:00am-11:00am): February 6, 13, 27 March 6, 20 April 3, 10, 24

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Learning Services – Learning to Eat for Complex Eaters

March 20 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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  This workshop is primarily intended for parents, caregivers and professionals.  In this workshop participants will learn about the theory behind limited food repertoire and intake for children with complex feeding issues.  The topics focus on a holistic and educational approach to reduce mealtime anxiety in order to enhance the family’s mealtime experience and capacity.   

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Learning Services – Expanding Language

March 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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  In this session you will learn strategies form increasing the language skills of children who are talking using echolalia, single words or sentences.  We will discuss how to facilitate development of their vocabulary, comprehension and sentence structure skills as well as to increase their social and functional use of language.

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Learning Services – Talkability

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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This course is primarily intended for parents and caregivers.  At the TalkAbility program, parents will learn a variety of practical strategies practical and powerful tools to help their high functioning verbal child with social communication challenges “tune in” to the feelings and thoughts of others.  This program includes eights informative parent group sessions and three individual sessions with the Hanan Certified Speech Language Pathologist presenting the program.

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