All workshops will be held at Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton South Site Location unless otherwise specified:
9765 54 Avenue Edmonton AB T6E 5J4





2018 Parent Education Fall brochure


The Building blocks of regulation

Why does everyone keep talking about ‘Emotional Regulation’? What does this term 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.

ocotber 30 , 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm


my child isn’t talking yet, What should i do?

Children learn to communicate through a variety of ways, and often parents are able to learn the subtle nuances of their child’s communication. This communication however, can be very limited and is not always functional. This workshop explores communication options and methods to stimulate early language development in young children. Along with a discussion on enhancing nonverbal communication strategies (e.g. gestures), visual communication systems (e.g. PECS, pictures, objects, etc) will be explored. This introductory workshop is intended for parents of children who are new to the world of nonverbal communication methods.

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm

building engagement for communication

Parents sometimes feel like their child is ‘in their own world’ or is just not interested in many toys or activities. In some cases, children may seem disinterested in people, instead choosing to play by themselves, and may even become upset if someone touches the toys they are playing with. This workshop aims to provide parents and professionals with information and strategies as a starting point to help a child with ASD learn that people can be fun too!

OCTOBER 9, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm


Triple p

Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is similar to other Triple P programs, but includes adaptations for children who have a disability. This parent course helps parents build their skill 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.
This parent education group will be at the Maier Centre location (west Edmonton).

OCTOBER 4 – November 29, 2018
Thursdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm


more than words

This parent course is designed for parents of children with ASD who are 6 years old or younger. Strategies explored are geared for children in a few stages of development, from those who are non-verbal to those who are beginning to speak in short conversations. In this course, parents learn how to help their child interact with adults and other children, and how to expand their child’s communication skills.

october 10 – december 19, 2018
wednesdays 9:00Am – 11:30am


pick eating and nutrition

Having a child who is very picky about the items they eat can be challenging and frustrating for any parent. This workshop discusses the theory behind limited food repertoires for children of all ages, and explores strategies to implement food exploration at home with the ultimate goal of expanding a child’s food repertoire.

october 16, 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Using Visual Supports for Communication

Visual supports for communication are used by everyone – think of all the calendars and apps that we (as adults) use to help us manage all of the activities we do each day. Children with autism also need this type of support, both to understand their routines and to express what they cannot yet express in verbal language. This workshop will introduce different visual supports we can use to help our children both understand their day and learn to express themselves.

november 6, 2018

6:00pm – 8:00pm


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.

december 11, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm


All workshops are available via webcast.

For more information and to register please contact:

or call 780-495-9235

*A minimum of 5 participants are required  in order for WORKSHOPS to be running (not including webcast participants)