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learning workshops:

All learning workshops are being delivered through virtual delivery to the comfort of your home or office. 

There is no cost for any of the workshops.  A Zoom code and slides will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the workshop.

Please also note that registration for workshops will close at noon the day prior to the workshop.

2023 Learning workshops
Exploring Toileting for Children with ASD

Tuesday, March 21 6:30-8:00

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.

Understanding Your Child’s Sensory Needs

Tuesday, April 18 6:30-8:00

A variety of sensory processing challenges can often be present in children with ASD. Children can be over- and under-responsive to various stimuli which impact their overall regulation and ability to manage. Some children are negatively impacted by loud sounds or bright lights while other children are naturally drawn to them. This workshop will provide an overview of sensory needs, explore what they look like, how they impact our children, and how we can positively respond to their ongoing sensory needs.

Counting Sheep for Better Sleep

Thursday, April 27 6:30-8:00

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!

Movement and Physical Development in Children with ASD

Thursday, May 4 6:30-8:00

Some researchers suggest that motor deficits could be a potential core feature of ASD. This workshop will cover red flags to watch out for, common conditions, and when not to worry.

Introduction to Autism

Thursday, May 11 6:30-8:00

This session will explore Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) beginning with a basic understanding of ASD from a strengths-based perspective.

Disability Tax Credit (DTC) and Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Information Session with Gateway Association

Thursday, May 25 6:30-8:00

A RDSP is a long-term savings plan contributed to by the Government of Canada through bonds and grants to provide people living with disabilities financial security into older age. Learn more about program requirements and how to open an RDSP for your child.

*Please note that this is a general information session and financial information will not be collected.