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February 2021

Learning Services – Sibling Support Workshop

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  Having a brother or sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a unique and challenging experience.  Parents often spent a lot of time, attention, and resources on their child with ASD, and siblings may feel confused, alone, or less supported at times.  This workshop will provide siblings an opportunity to connect with their peers, share their interests, successes and challenges, learn new information, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun! Sessions will be split between age groups to ensure…

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March 2021

Learning Services – PRE- AND EARLY LITERACY

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  What are those foundational skills our kids need to become readers?  This session will explore some of the most important pre-literacy skills and introduce a variety of activities that will build those skills in fun ways.

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13th Annual Conference – Rethinking What We Know – Part 3

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

13th Annual Autism Conference Part 3 March 12 Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton would like to invite you to join us for Part 3 of our Annual Conference Mini-Series on March 12th, 2021. We are going virtual and taking advantage of this opportunity to bring some amazing speakers to you through distance technology. You will be able to watch the conference from anywhere and engage with the speakers and other attendees. Our theme this year is “Re-thinking What We Know.”…

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Learning Services – PREPARING FOR ADULTHOOD: BEYOND SPECIALIZED SERVICES

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  This workshop is targeted for parents who have children between the ages of 13-17 and will explore what services and supports can look like in the transition to adulthood. Topics will include Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) funding, preparing for the job hunt, and available community supports into adulthood.

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Learning Services – Sibling Support Workshop

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  SIBLING SUPPORT WORKSHOP Having a brother or sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a unique and challenging experience.  Parents often spent a lot of time, attention, and resources on their child with ASD, and siblings may feel confused, alone, or less supported at times.  This workshop will provide siblings an opportunity to connect with their peers, share their interests, successes and challenges, learn new information, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun! Sessions will be split between age…

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April 2021

Learning Services – ROUTINES-BASED INTERVENTION

April 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

  This session focuses on Dr. Robin McWilliams routines-based early intervention model. It teaches and adheres to the following principles: Intervention occurs between visits Intervention occurs best in real-life learning moments Caregivers are the agents of change in their child’s life Families – not professionals decide what’s right for their child intervention is individualized to the family During this workshop, professionals will learn the basics of routine-based interview, EcoMap, participant-based goals, family goals, and how to provide support-based home visits.…

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Learning Services – LOOKING AHEAD: PLANNING FOR YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE  

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  This workshop is targeted for parents who have children with disabilities as they look ahead and plan for their children’s future. Topics of discussion will include Registered Disability Savings Plans (RDSP), Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP), guardianship, and wills.

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Learning Services – Sibling Support Workshop

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

  SIBLING SUPPORT WORKSHOP Having a brother or sister with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a unique and challenging experience.  Parents often spent a lot of time, attention, and resources on their child with ASD, and siblings may feel confused, alone, or less supported at times.  This workshop will provide siblings an opportunity to connect with their peers, share their interests, successes and challenges, learn new information, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun! Sessions will be split between age…

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Learning Services – EXPLORING TOILETING FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Toilet training can be challenging for many families, and there are additional factors to consider for children with ASD. This workshop aims to explore toilet training by discussing common challenges that parents might encounter and provides strategies to support with this complex routine.

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May 2021

Learning Services – OUTDOOR EXPLORATION: SPRING/SUMMER

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Research confirms that spending time outdoors is one of the most beneficial activities to support positive mental health (for everyone), regulation and to increase problem solving and critical thinking skills.  We have many months of cold weather here and you will learn some great ideas to build skills that you can do with your family outdoors in the fall and winter.

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