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May 2018

Workshop: Tips and Tricks to Help Slow Down and Manage Anxiety

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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Free

Many children with ASD experience anxiety.  Children who are not able to effectively communicate their anxiety may resort to other challenging behaviours. This workshop explores resources to support children to understand their own anxiety, and will discuss strategies that parents or other professionals can implement on a daily basis to help reduce anxiety.

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PROJECT EPIC (ENCOURAGING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHILDREN)

May 23 @ 4:30 pm - June 28 @ 6:30 pm
Maier Centre, 17451 103 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1J4
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$144

Increasing opportunities to participate is an essential piece in getting these children active and excited about physical activity. Moreover, empowering children with opportunities to guide their own activity experience increases the overall enjoyment and meaning they attach to that experience, thus providing increased motivation to continue into the long-term. Project EPIC is aimed at providing children and youth diagnosed with autism with increased opportunity to participate in a physical activity environment according to how they desire. The surrounding environment will…

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Workshop: Bike Riding 101

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Maier Centre, 17451 103 Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5S 1J4
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The goal of this workshop is to get families and children ready for the outdoor bike riding season.  This workshop will cover helmet fit - including strategies to encourage your child to tolerate wearing a helmet, road safety, bike fit, and basic bike riding skills such as pedaling, steering and breaking. We will also be teaching basic bike maintenance skills such as pumping tires, cleaning and lubricating chain, ensuring breaks work etc. Parent participation is required. Please bring your child’s…

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June 2018

Workshop: Sharing Your Child’s Diagnosis and How Others Can Support Your Child

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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Free

Receiving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder can be scary for families.  Who should you tell?  When should you tell them? What information do caregivers and other people supporting the child need? Even someone who has experience with autism may not approach the child in the way you’d like them to, so how do you go about teaching someone about your child and how to best support them? This workshop discusses strategies to support these challenging conversations with others, and…

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6th Annual Maier Centre for Autism Celebrity Golf Tournament

June 15
The Quarry Edmonton Golf Club, 945-167 Avenue NE
Edmonton, AB Canada
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$295
Edmonton Golf

Join us for our 6th Annual Maier Centre for Autism Celebrity Golf Tournament! Registration begins at 7:00 am with a Texas Scramble tee-off at 8:30 am. It will be a great golf event filled with food, fun, silent auction, prizes, and some friendly competition. Funds raised at this event will stay in the community and help support families access high quality supports and services.

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September 2018

Michael John Carley

September 24 @ 6:00 pm - September 27 @ 8:00 pm
South Side Site, 9765 54 Ave
Edmotnon, Alberta T6E 5J4
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Free

Healthy Autism Parenting   There has been a lot of discussion lately about parent involvement in intervention and the idea of being a parent, not a therapist.  This session will explore the idea of healthy parenting with a child with autism and levels of involvement in services.  Michael John Carley will present the latest research on what leads to the best outcomes for families and best practice in autism.  As a parent of an adult son with Autism Spectrum Disorder…

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October 2018

11th Annual Autism Conference – Dr. Tony Attwood

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0J2 Canada
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Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton will be offering the first day of their annual conference with Dr. Tony Attwood on Monday, October 22, 2018.  Day 2 and day 3 will be on January 24th and 25th, 2019. Dr. Attwood is a renowned clinical psychologist known for his knowledge of Asperger’s Syndrome and has written several publications on Asperger’s Syndrome. Dr. Attwood will be speaking at the Edmonton Expo Centre on strategies to improve social understanding and friendship skills as well as cognitive…

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