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Thunder Bay District

The following services and sessions are available on a first come first serve basis. Services and sessions for families, children and youth are designed specifically for children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder; priority will be given to families that are not currently receiving services. Travel support may be provided for some sessions. Please note there is limited capacity (please see available spaces per sessions below).

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.

LAUNCH BEHAVIOURAL HEALTH DALTON ASSOCIATES

Clinical recommendations assessment

Would you like to know more about your child’s strengths and needs? Do you want to know what services would be helpful for your child? A clinical recommendation assessment provides a snapshot of your child’s skills through direct assessment and information gathering about your child’s history, development, and your goals. The assessment takes 2 hours and includes a clinical interview with parents/caregivers, along with completion of select portions of a curricular assessment(s) for your child. Once completed, a feedback meeting will be held, which will include a summary of the results and recommendations for your child. Assessments will be completed by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBA).

Provided By:
Launch Behavioural Health Lead by Carobeth Zorzos, M.A., C. Psych., BCBA
Meaghan Robbins-Dreni, MADS, BCBA

Session Dates:
March 23 to March 27, 2020 (Assessment time to be determined)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Children and Youth

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON

Available Spaces:  
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


School readiness skills for children with ASD

The transition to school for children with ASD can be challenging for parents, families, and caregivers. This workshop will discuss essential skills that lead to success in the classroom and provide helpful strategies to prepare for the transition into JK, SK or Grade 1.

Provided By:
Launch Behavioural Health Lead by Joan Broto, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Session Dates:
February 24, 2020 7pm – 9pm
February 27, 2020 6pm – 8pm
March 9, 2020 6pm – 8pm
March 26, 2020 6pm – 8pm
*Participants may choose one session

Who is Eligible:
Parents, Families and Caregivers

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM

Available Spaces:
30 participants per session

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


CREATIVE THERAPY ASSOCIATES

Speech Language Pathology Full Day Parent Workshop: Communication and ASD: New Frontiers in Speech Language Pathology

This one-day workshop will focus on helping parents and caregivers to facilitate the development of their child’s speech, language and communication in the home and community environments. The workshop will focus on concrete suggestions or “tools” that parents can have in their “communication tool kit” so that parents leave the workshop empowered with strategies to try with their child at home. This workshop will address communication in children and youth on the autism spectrum who are non-verbal or non-speaking, as well as the child with emerging verbal skills and children/youth who are fully verbal.

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Associates Lead by Cindy Harrison, M. Sc., Reg CASLPO

Session Dates:
Friday, March 6, 2020 at 9am – 4pm

Who is Eligible:
Parents, Teachers and Professionals working with Children and Youth

Location:
Confederation College Lecture Theatre, 1450 Nakina Dr., Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4W1

Available Spaces:
100

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


BCBA Workshop for Families

HELPING YOUR CHILD SLEEP PROGRAM
Provided By:
Creative Therapy Associates

Session Dates:
February 26, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm

Who is Eligible:
Parents/Caregivers

Location:
1201 B Amber Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6M4

Available Spaces:
– 25 in person
– also delivered online via ZOOM

TOILETING PROGRAM
Provided By:
Creative Therapy Associates

Session Dates:
February 27, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm

Who is Eligible:
Parents/Caregivers

Location:
1201 B Amber Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6M4

Available Spaces:
– 25 in person
– also delivered online via ZOOM

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


BCBA Consult with Follow-up Coaching

In person needs assessment by BCBA with family consultation 2 follow up coaching sessions with family via tele practice.

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Associates

Session Dates:
February 25 and March 24, 2020 (Session time to be determined)

Who is Eligible:
Parents

Location:
1201 B Amber Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6M4

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Interdisciplinary Speech Language Pathology & Occupational Therapy Consult Clinic

This clinic will be a consultation clinic for children and caregivers to have the opportunity to meet with an Occupational Therapist and Speech-Language Pathologist and discuss the child’s strengths and main concern relative to either or both fields. Concerns related to OT may include difficulty in the following areas: fine motor skills, visual motor skills (paper and pencil; cutting), self –regulation, self-care skills as well as areas of sensory processing that are affecting the child’s functional skills in their everyday life. Concerns related to SLP may include play & social communication skills. Professionals working collaboratively will allow the opportunity to address inter related skills and treat the whole child. Recommendations and strategies will be provided to target that specific area of need/concern.

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Associates

Session Dates:
February 26, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 11, 2020
March 25, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 9, 2020
Appointments will be 45 minutes in length. Session times to be determined.
*Participants may choose one session

Who is Eligible:
Parents/Caregiver and Children or Youth

Location:
1201 B Amber Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7E 6M4

Available Spaces:
5 spaces per clinic date

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


IGNITE BEHAVIOUR CONSULTING

Communication for Early Learners

This workshop series is designed for families with children, between the ages of 2 and 6, who are not able to communicate their basic wants and needs. Caregivers will participate in a series of four 1-hour workshops on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and how to use them to teach basic communication skills to their child. During weeks 5-7, caregivers will receive 1:1 support in their home (or an alternative approved location) from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). These sessions will focus on the caregivers implementing the strategies learned throughout the workshop.
This workshop is designed for families whose children have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and meet the following criteria.

Eligibility Criteria
This workshop is for families with children who do not currently have a functional communication method; meaning that their child is:

1. Non-verbal
OR
2. Has limited verbal skills (i.e. they say words, but do not currently have a functional ask for items/activities they want)

Pre-Requisite Skills (participants must do at least one of these)

1. Will sometimes imitate sounds, partial words, or full words
2. Will sometimes imitate the actions of others
3. Will sometimes bring desired items to caregivers OR will lead caregivers to desired items

Provided By:
Carolyn Mancuso, M.A., BCBA

Session Dates:
February 17, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm – Intro to ABA
February 20, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm – What is a Mand?
February 24, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm – Finding Reinforcers
February 27, 2020 at 7pm – 8pm –  Mand Training

Week of March 2, 2020 1:1 Caregiver Coaching Family Home (Session time to be determined)
Week of March 9, 2020 1:1 Caregiver Coaching Family Home (Session time to be determined)
Week of March 16 – 31, 2020 1:1 Caregiver Coaching Family Home (Session time to be determined)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Parents, Caregivers and Child or Youth

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON

Available Spaces:
8

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


CHILD & COMMUNITY RESOURCES

Zones of Regulations®

Beginner Zones will focus on identifying emotions and the Zones of Regulations®. Flexible thinking, inner coaching, and calming strategies will also be introduced. Available for children ages 5-7.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Wednesdays from February 19 – April 22, 2020 at 4:30pm – 5:30pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Child or Youth

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON

Available Spaces:
6

The Next Step will review emotions and zones and focus on the identification of moving through zones. Strategies to calm and alert, and increase awareness of potential triggers. Available for children ages 8-12.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Wednesdays from February 19 – April 22, 2020 at 6pm – 7pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligibile:
Child or Youth

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON

Available Spaces:
8

Zones Advanced will focus on development of cognitive thinking strategies to support with emotional regulations such as Inner Coach and Critic, flexible thinking, and yellow zone tools. Available for children ages 12-17.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Wednesdays from February 19 – April 22, 2020 at 7:30pm – 8:30pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligibile:
Child or Youth

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


PEERS®

PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week evidence-based social training for motivated teens on the Autism Spectrum, in grades 7 to 12, who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session, teens are taught important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.)
Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by provided feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Thursdays from February 20 – May 21, 2020 at 6pm – 7:30pm

Who is Eligible:
Child or Youth – Prior to confirming your space, the facilitator will contact the Parent/Caregiver to assess eligibility.

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Children’s Friendship Training (CFT)

Children’s Friendship Training is a 10 session social skills program for children ages 8-11. Topics covered include; how to ‘play detective’ to find common interests, joining play, handling rejection, hosting a playdate, bring a good winner, making phone calls to friends, respecting adults, and being a good sport.
Parents are taught how to assist their child in making and keeping friends during the parent sessions, which run concurrent to the child session.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Thursdays from February 20 – April 23, 2020 at 4:30 – 5:30pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Child or Youth – Prior to confirming your space, the facilitator will contact the Parent/Caregiver to assess eligibility.

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Sibshops

Sibshops is for brothers and sisters of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ages 8-17. Siblings will have the opportunity to play games, meet other siblings, discuss common joys and concerns, learn how to handle situations commonly experienced, make new friends and learn more about ASD.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
February 28, 2020 at 10am – 2pm at George Jeffrey Children’s Centre
March 20, 2020 at 10am – 2pm at Oliver Road Community Centre
*Participants may choose any number of sessions

Who is Eligible:
Child or Youth

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Triple P Stepping Stones®

Triple P Stepping Stones is part of the international Positive Parenting Program®. Parents with children under 12 years old will explore positive parenting, promoting children’s development, teaching new skills and behaviours, managing behaviours and parenting routines, and planning ahead. This program includes both group sessions and follow-up individual sessions.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Thursdays from February 20 – April 23, 2020 at 12pm – 2:30 pm (excluding March Break)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
8 Families

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Foundational Caregiver Workshops

These adult directed workshops will provide caregivers with a foundational understanding of ABA, strategies, and behaviour. Caregivers can register for individual sessions, however it is recommended to complete all sessions for the greatest effect.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Session 1 – Autism, ABA & OAP
February 29, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
Session 2 – Pairing, Teaching Skills & Reinforcement
February 29, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
Session 3 – Behaviour & Functional Behaviour Assessment
March 14, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
Session 4 – Antecedent Strategies & Visuals
March 28, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
Session 5 – Replacement Behaviours & Consequence Strategies
March 28, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Session 1 – Autism, ABA & OAP
March 4, 2020 at 6:00pm – 8pm
Session 2 – Pairing, Teaching Skills & Reinforcement
March 11, 2020 at 6:00pm – 8pm
Session 3 – Behaviour & Functional Behaviour Assessment
March 25, 2020 at 6:00pm – 8pm
Session 4 – Antecedent Strategies & Visuals
April 1, 2020 at 6:00pm – 8pm
Session 5 – Replacement Behaviours & Consequence Strategies
April 8, 2020 at 6:00pm – 8pm
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Visuals Make & Take

The visuals workshop will take participants through an exploration of visuals to support with the organization of an environment, to give information, to reduce problematic behaviours, to promote independence, and to improve transitions between environments. The workshop will consist of a 1 hour presentation on visual supports, followed by a 1.5 hours make & take session.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
February 21, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
March 27, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
*Participants may choose one session

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
8

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Feeding Workshop

This adult directed workshop will look at identifying when feeding is a problem, how feeding problems develop, how feeding difficulties are assessed, strategies for intervention, and child-specific goals.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
March 13, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism; for Caregivers, is a 2-hour long presentation that will explore the Autism Spectrum, impairments and strengths of individuals with ASD, as well as review strategies to support them. This is an interactive presentation with group activities, videos and hands-on activities.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
March 6, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Early Learner Skill Development Consultation Clinic

This consultation clinic is for families with children between the ages of 2 and 6, who are interested in teaching their child a new skill. Caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) to discuss their child’s needs, develop a goal and a strategy to teach that goal. Caregivers will receive one 1-hour in home coaching session with the BCBA to support them in teaching the goal.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Friday February 21, 2020 – Intake meetings (via telephone)
Week of February 24, 2020 – Meeting 1 (information gathering/goal development)
Week of March 2, 2020 – Meeting 2 (strategy discussion)
Week of March 16, 2020 – Individual parent coaching sessions
March 26 – 31, 2020 – Follow-up phone calls
*Participants must attend sessions

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Toileting Workshop

This 2-hour group workshop will discuss strategies that are proven effective when teaching toileting skills. Participants will walk away with the knowledge of steps of toilet training, teaching strategies for toileting, common problems that may arise and evidence based strategies to implement during the toilet training journey.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
February 25, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
March 2, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
*Participants may choose one session

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Toileting Consultation Clinic

This consultation clinic is for families who are interested in potty training their child. Families will participate in a workshop about toileting and meet with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who will support them in developing an individualized potty training plan for their child. Parents will receive follow up support over the phone with the potential for an in-home parent coaching session.
To participate in the clinic families must attend one of the toileting workshops on February 25, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm OR March 2, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
February 25, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm
March 2, 2020 at 9:30am – 12pm

Additional Sessions Dates Include:
Week of February 17, 2020 – Intake calls meetings
February 21 and February 24, 2020 – Meeting 1
Thursday March 12, 2020 and Friday March 13, 2020 – Individual Caregivers Meetings (strategy discussion)
Week of March 16, 2020 – Check-in phone calls/1-hour In-Home Coaching/Support *optional
March 23 – 31, 2020 – Follow-up calls
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Challenging Behaviour Consultation Clinic

This consultation clinic is for families, who are looking for support with decreasing challenging behaviour their child engages in. Caregivers will participate in a workshop about Applied Behaviour Analysis and have the opportunity to meet with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) to discuss their child’s needs. The BCBA will observe the child for one hour and then meet with the caregivers to support them in choosing a prevention strategy. Caregivers will receive follow-up support via telephone.

*Families MUST be able to attend the ABA Who, What, When, and Why Workshop on March 3, 2020 at 12pm – 3:30pm.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
Week of February 17, 2020 – intake meetings (via telephone)
February 28, 2020 – initial parent meetings and observation
March 3, 2020 – families attend ABA Who What When Where and Why** mandatory
March 2 – 20, 2020 – 1-hour client observations
Week of March 23, 2020 – meeting 2 (strategy discussion)
March 30 – 21, 2020 – follow-up phone calls
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Visuals Make & Take (Manitouwadge)

The visuals workshop will take caregivers of a child/youth with Autism through an exploration of visuals that will focus on visual schedules, first/then boards as well as visual task analyses’ to support with the organization of an environment , to give information, to reduce problematic behaviours, to promote independence and to improve transitions between environments. The workshop will consist of a 1-hour presentation on visual supports, followed by 1.5 hour make & take session.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Session Dates:
February 25, 2020 at 9am – 12:30pm

Who is Eligible:
Parents or Caregivers

Location:
Manitouwadge Public School 21 Wenonah Drive Manitouwadge ON P0T 2C0

Available Spaces:
10

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


POSITIVE CONNECTIONS

The Talk is for Everyone – Sexual Health and Relationship Education for All Ages and Abilities

Access to accurate, effective and meaningful sexual health education is the most effective way to help prevent sexual abuse and develop safer sexual decision-making. This workshop will: review typical sexual health development, address common barriers and misconceptions, demonstrate some ways that knowledge and skills can be taught to people with unique learning needs and review effective ways to answer questions from children and youth. Time for participant questions will also be available.

Provided By:
Landa Fox MA, BCBA, Certified Sexual Health Educator

Session Dates:
Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 5pm – 7pm

Who is Eligible:
Children or Youth and Parents/Caregivers

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM

Available Spaces:
20

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Sensory Processing in Everyday Life

Learn how sensory processing fits into the many factors that affect our participation and enjoyment of daily activities. Begin to observe your child’s behaviour with these factors in mind and learn common strategies that could support them in everyday life.

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

Session Dates:
March 25, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm

Who is Eligible:
Parent/Caregiver and Child/Youth

Location:
200 Brock Street East Thunder Bay ON P7E 0A2

Available Spaces:
To be determined

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Explore augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems and learn strategies to facilitate language development through low-tech and high-tech communication aids. Understand how to enhance your child’s communication and leave with functional communication tools to trial with your child at home.

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

Session Dates:
March 4, 2020 at 6pm – 8pm

Who is Eligible:
Parent or Caregiver

Location:
200 Brock Street East Thunder Bay ON P7E 0A2

Available Spaces:
To be determined

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


SURREY PLACE

Family Services and Training – Parenting for Success

A wide range of topics will be made available to construct a personalized learning curriculum. Each session consists of a 2-hour group workshop for caregivers and a 1-hour individualized follow-up session. Workshops include current, evidence-based information and are facilitated by experienced staff. Follow-up sessions focus on each family’s individualized goals and help caregivers plan to apply their learning to their own families and home or community environments.

Please view available workshops below, and register for the workshop or workshops of your choice.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Workshop 1 (TWO OPTIONS):

Parent Advocacy
This workshop explores the 7 key principles of being an advocate based on the book, “The Everyday Advocate,” written by child advocate, lawyer and the parent of a child with autism, Areva Martin. Families will have the opportunity to participate in discussions and interactive activities to learn how to put the 7 principles into practice.

Session Dates:
Workshop: February 25, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
Follow-up: March 3, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
*Participants must attend both sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

OR

Healthy Sleep Habits
If your child is experiencing sleep issues you will know how much of an impact it can have on everyday life. In this workshop families will learn the benefits of healthy sleep habits and common sleep issues such as falling asleep on their own and night awakenings will be discussed. Caregivers will also learn how to apply various strategies to improve their child’s sleep routine.

Session Dates:
Workshop: February 25, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm (CST)
Follow-up: March 3, 2020 10:00am – 5:00pm (CST) (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend both sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
Delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

Available Spaces:
12

Workshop 2 (TWO OPTIONS):

Social Skills: Supporting Your Child to Make Friends
Would you like to help your child improve their interactions with others? This workshop will highlight practical teaching strategies to enhance interactions with peers and methods to ensure these skills are generalized to other environments. Common social skills such as greetings, sharing, initiating and maintaining interactions, and having back and forth conversations will be discussed. This session is appropriate for caregivers that have children with a functional communication system and are of school age or older.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 10, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm (EST) (In-person or delivered ONLINE via ZOOM)
Follow-up: March 17, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm (EST) (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
In-person or delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

OR

Eating and Mealtime Routines
There is a wide range of information related to diet and nutrition for individuals with autism available to caregivers. Filtering through the vast amount of information on this topic may be challenging. In this workshop families will discuss well researched information regarding nutritional considerations, common eating challenges around mealtime routines such as picky eating and sitting at the table for meals and learn behavioural strategies to address them.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 10, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm (CST) (In-person or delivered ONLINE via ZOOM)
Follow-up: March 17, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm (CST) (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
In-person or delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

Available Spaces:
12

Workshop 3 (TWO OPTIONS):

Daily Living Skills: Increasing Independence
Teaching independent living skills to children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders is incredibly important as these skills give them greater control over their lives and offer more choices for the future. In this workshop families will learn about the variables that influence the learning of self-help skills and different strategies used to teach these skills. Parents will also have the opportunity to create a practical teaching plan for their own child.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 24, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm (EST) (In-person or delivered ONLINE via ZOOM)
Follow-up: March 31, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm (EST) (1 hour per family)

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
In-person or delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

OR

Getting Started with Toilet Training
Are you thinking about toilet training your child? Are you overwhelmed with the thought of your child moving out of diapers? In this workshop, caregivers will learn about signs of readiness, different toilet training methods, and teaching strategies that can help with the toileting process. Families will also have an opportunity to develop an individual plan to get started with their child. This session is most appropriate for families of young children that have not yet started the toilet training process, or who have recently started and would like some additional support.

Session Dates:
Workshop: March 24, 2020 at 10:00am – 12:00pm (CST) (In-person or delivered ONLINE via ZOOM)
Follow-up: March 31, 2020 at 10:00am – 5:00pm (CST) (1 hour per family)
*Participants must attend all sessions

Who is Eligible:
Appropriate for families with children 0-18

Location:
In-person or delivered online via ZOOM (follow-up will be over the phone)

Available Spaces:
12

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.


Behavioural Services

The Clinic Week option allows families, together with their local treatment team (if applicable), to work across 4 consecutive mornings or afternoons in collaboration with a Surrey Place clinical team, composed of a BCBA and Therapist. The goal of the clinic week is to complete a preliminary curriculum assessment of the child’s areas of strength and need and help the family identify immediate goals. The first clinic day consists of the BCBA and Therapist meeting the family, client, and members of the local team to gather relevant history, conduct observations, and plan the assessment. During the second and third clinic days, the Therapist will work with the client, family, and local team to conduct the needs assessment. During the fourth day, the BCBA and Therapist will again meet with the family, client, and local team (if applicable), to review observations from the week and written recommendations. A telephone call within 2 weeks is available to follow-up on questions that may have arisen from the recommendations. Should intervention be recommended, ongoing supervision needs for implementation will be discussed. In complex cases, recommendations to identify local community supports to provide the intervention and supervision may be necessary.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Session Dates:
March 9 – 13, 2020 at 9am – 4pm

Who is Eligible:
No exclusionary criteria

Location:
1159 Alloy Drive, Suite 104, Thunder Bay ON P7B 6M8

Available Spaces:
4

To register please call Child & Community Resources at 1-877-996-1599. Please review all service options prior to calling.