Community Capacity Staff Development Student Learning Caregiver Education

community workshops:

picky eating and NUTRITION

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.

Dates:

April 22nd 2020, 9 – 11AM, Maier South

What happens after puf?

Entering the school system after receiving Program Unit Funding can look different for each child.  This workshop provides information on common school options for children with ASD and levels of support provided, and also explores some strategies to help families and schools with transitions into new programs, new schools, new classrooms etc.

Date:

January 15th 2020, 6-8PM, Maier South

Exploring Challenges with Toileting for Children with ASD

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.

Date:

February 26th 2020, 9 – 11AM

Building Blocks of Regulation

Why does everyone keep talking about “Emotional Regulation”?  What does this mean?  This workshop explores the basics of emotional Regulation and provides families and professionals with some ideas to try to help their child stay calm and happy throughout their day.

Date:

March 7th 2020, 10 – 12PM, Maier South

Neurorelational framework caregiver group

The Neurorelational Framework (NRF) Caregiver Group will be the first pilot group in Edmonton, AB.  The group will provide caregivers the tools and strategies to map out their child’s triggers based on brain/body systems and the environment.  The group will be co-lead by Dr. Carole-Anne Hapchyn, an Infant and Early Childhood Psychiatrist, and a clinical staff member from Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton.  The NRF parent group is for caregivers of children with Autism (or other developmental disabilities) who are between the ages of 4 to 7 years old.  This group will have a maximum of 12 caregivers.

Date:

May 5th – June 23rd, 6-7:30PM, Maier South

anxiety

Many children with ASD experience anxiety.  Children who are not able to effectively communicate their anxiety may resort to using 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.

Date:

May 6th 2020, 6 – 8pm, Maier South

Moving Beyond Requesting

In this session you will learn strategies for 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 how to increase their social and functional use of language.

Date:

June 10th, 6-8PM Maier South

Managing Challenging Behaviour

Managing Challenging Behaviour: There are many factors that impact our emotional regulation and behaviour, including distant events such as sleep, new medications, dietary intake, hormonal changes; or immediate events such as requests to do a chore, being told ‘no’, etc. The presenter will explore the reasons behind behaviours of concern and emotional regulation, how to proactively plan to prevent behaviours, and how to support a child/young person’s emotional regulation needs. This is an introductory level workshop intended for parents/caregivers and professionals.

Date:

December 16th 2020, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Maier South

Training Groups:

More than words

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.

Dates:

Winter Session – 2020

February 5 – Orientation and information session 9-11 AM Maier West

Wednesdays, February 12, 19

March 4, 11

April 1, 8, 15, 29

9AM-11:30AM

Maier West

(Please note that there will be an in- home session during the weeks of February 26, March 18 and April 22).

TalkAbility

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.

There will be a child-focused group running at the same time as the parent group.  The group will be organized and run by a trained professional to target concepts from the Talkability curriculum during social activities capturing their interest (i.e. social games, baking, sports, lego, etc…)

 

Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.

Triple P is a parenting program, that helps parents to create a toolbox of ideas and strategies to support their child’s positive behaviours. With the support of a consultant, you choose the strategies you need, and the way you want to use them. The goal is all about making Triple P work for you and your family, to support a happy and healthy family unit.

Dates:

Thursday evenings January 9, 2020 to February 27, 2020, and final session April 2, 2020

6PM-8PM

Upcoming Events

Learning Services Calendar January 2020

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Learning Services Calendar February 2020

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Learning Services Calendar March 2020

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Learning Services Calendar April 2020

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Learning Services Calendar May 2020

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Learning Services Calendar June 2020

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