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

introducing autism

This session will explore the inner workings of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This session will begin with a foundational understanding of ASD and then dive into autism throughout the years (childhood → adulthood) and through developmental stages.

Dates:

April 28th 2020, 6- 8PM

Counting sheep for better sleep

Having a child who is not sleeping well can be very hard for the whole family! This session will cover information about common sleep issues for children of all ages who have ASD. Learn how to set expectations for sleep and strategies to help your child sleep better. Come to this session and find out how to help everyone get a better night’s sleep!

Date:

April 29th 2020, 1- 3PM

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

ROUTINES FOR “THE NEW NORMAL”

Keeping a routine while at home can be challenging! Join us for a session packed full of tips, tricks, and ideas on how to keep your day as regular as possible in a time that is anything but ordinary. We’ll talk about everything from morning routines, environmental changes, and ways that we can get some of that energy out all while staying in!

Date:

May 12th 2020, 4 – 6PM

introducing autism – (presented in Punjabi) Autਟਿਜ਼ਮ ਸਪੈਕਟ੍ਰਮ ਡਿਸਆਰਡਰ ਦੀ ਜਾਣ ਪਛਾਣ

This session will explore the inner workings of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This session will begin with a foundational understanding of ASD and then dive into autism throughout the years (childhood → adulthood) and through developmental stages. 

This workshop will be presented in Punjabi. 

Date:

May 13th 2020, 6- 8PM

learning through play

Are you struggling to engage your child with their school work from teachers? Frustrated with sitting at the table to finish a worksheet? Providing your child with appropriate play activities can support their learning in a unique way! This workshop will provide insight into what learning through play is, the benefits and the outcomes. You’ll learn fun ideas that you can use in your own home.

Date:

May 19th 2020, 1- 3PM

DIY Sensory Bins and Visuals

Stuck at home during quarantine? Pinterest crafts and activities not cutting it for your kids at home? Looking for some sensory play for your kids to engage with during quarantine? Join Sarah Dewhurst as she gives ideas for how to CREATE and PARTICIPATE with different sensory bin ideas. Sarah will also discuss ideas for creating visuals to communicate with your child with household items.

Date:

May 20th 2020, 6- 8PM

Sibling Support Group

Having a sibling with special needs is a very different and unique experience. This workshop will provide siblings an opportunity to connect with their peers, share their successes and challenges, learn new information, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun! This workshop is best suited for children ages 8-12, and is for kids only!

Date:

May 23rd 2020, 9AM – 12:30PM

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.

This program helps parents build their skills sets to manage challenging behaviours in a way that meets the developmental level of the child. Parents will learn and practice implementing strategies that will work for their family, and create a ‘toolbox’ of strategies to help them tackle the tough times at home.

Dates:

Thursday evenings starting May 14th (9 weeks) 1 – 3PM

 

Upcoming Events

Learning Services Calendar January 2020

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What Happens after PUF
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Learning Services Calendar February 2020

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Exploring Challenges with Toileting for Children with ASD
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Learning Services Calendar March 2020

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Building blocks of regulation
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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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