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Core Skills Training

This training is to provide an introduction to the basic concepts of applied behaviour analysis. By the end of the training program, the goal is to have participants leave with the foundational skills they will require in order to understand how to work with children with autism spectrum disorder. This training is applicable for staff working within a child care setting, parents and/or family members and educators.

Provided By:
Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc.

Who is eligible:

Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 18 months to 12 years old.  Also applicable for professionals working within a child care setting and educators.

Session Details:
5 sessions available in April, May and June (each training is 8 hours in duration)

There are various ways to complete training:

  • Option 1: 4 consecutive days at 2 hours each day
  • Option 2: 2 consecutive days at 4 hours each day
  • Option 3: 4 days at 2 hours each day, 1 day per week for 4 weeks

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Quick Assessment

This is a consultative service for parents/caregivers who are looking to work toward 1-2 specific goals with their child. The consultation is conducted by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst.

Provided By:
Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc.

Who is eligible:

Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 18 months to 12 years old.

Available Spaces:
30 (10 per month in April, May and June, 2020)

Session Dates:
To be scheduled with service provider following registration.

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

The Skills System

The Skills System is a user-friendly set of emotion regulation skills, designed to help people of various ages and abilities, manage emotions. Learning how to regulate emotions enables us to be present in the moment and be more effective–even in stressful situations. Over- and under reacting can cause more stress and problems.

The Skills System helps adolescents be aware of being present in the moment, think through the situation, and take goal-directed actions that align with their values.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

Suitable for adolescents aged 14 years and older.

Available Spaces:
5 spaces

Session details:
1.5 hours for 12 weeks

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

 

Committed Caregivers Kick-Starting Communication

Communication is an ongoing, evolving part of parenting a child with ASD. This workshop will introduce families to naturalistic communication strategies that can easily be incorporated into everyday family routines. The facilitator will assist caregivers to identify a developmentally appropriate communication goal.

Provided By:
Applied Behaviour Analytic Services, Kelly Alves, M.Ed BCBA

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Available Spaces:
8 per session

Session Dates:
Session 1: May 11, 2020 (1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST)

Includes a two-hour training, plus a 1.5 hour individualized follow-up coaching.

Session 2: June 6, 2020 (6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST)

Includes a two-hour training, plus a 1.5 hour individualized follow-up coaching.

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

ABA is “A” OK!

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based learning approach commonly used in treatment programs for individuals with ASD. This workshop will introduce families to common ABA vocabulary. Additionally, the facilitator will introduce the behavioural strategies of prompting and reinforcement.

Provided By:
Applied Behaviour Analytic Services, Kelly Alves, M.Ed BCBA

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Available Spaces:
8 per session

Session Dates:
Session 1: May 7, 2020 (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST)

Includes a two-hour training, plus a 1.5 hour individualized follow-up coaching.

Session 2: June 24, 2020 (10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST)

Includes a two-hour training, plus a 1.5 hour individualized follow-up coaching.

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Brainstorm with a Behaviour Analyst

A Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) is a professional with extensive knowledge in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Many BCBA’s also have considerable experience working with individuals with ASD and their families.

This brief consult provides caregivers the opportunity to meet with a BCBA and discuss strategies related to a single skill acquisition or behaviour reduction goal. Caregivers will leave the consult appointment with a specific, measurable goal, as well as a few strategies that can be implemented during family routines.

Provided By:
Applied Behaviour Analytic Services, Kelly Alves, M.Ed BCBA

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Available Spaces:
To be determined based on need.

Session Dates:
To be discussed with service provider following registration.

Register Online Here

We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Intensive Toilet Training

This service will provide evidence-based support for parents to complete an intensive toilet training program at home. Children will need to complete an eligibility assessment to determine if they have the readiness skills to benefit from the program. These include the ability to consistently stay dry for at least 30 minutes, tolerance for sitting on the toilet for at least 5 minutes, and the ability to engage in basic self-help skills (pulling up and down pants and underwear). Children who possess the readiness skills will complete the toilet training protocol, which includes development of toileting suggestions, parent coaching, and follow up. Children who do not possess the readiness skills can be referred to the general toilet training webinar (also offered by Launch Behavioural Health and outlined below).

Provided By:
Launch Behavioural Health

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the ability to consistently stay dry for at least 30 minutes, tolerance for sitting on the toilet for at least 5 minutes, and the ability to engage in basic self-help skills (pulling up and down pants and underwear).

Available Spaces:
5

Session Dates:
To be discussed with service provider following registration

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Sleep Training

This service will provide evidence based, individualized support for parents to complete the sleep training program at home. To be eligible for the program, children’s sleep issues must be behavioural in nature and not due to medical issues.  The program will gather information regarding a child’s sleep habits through a parent interview and sleep diary, then provide individualized suggestions, coaching, and follow-up for parents.

Provided By:
Launch Behavioural Health

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  To be eligible for the program, children’s sleep issues must be behavioural in nature and not due to medical issues.

Available Spaces:
5

Session Dates:
To be discussed with service provider following registration.

Register Online Here

We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Sleep Strategies for Your Child

In this workshop led by our BCBA, you will learn strategies to improve the routine of sleep for your child and family.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Who is Eligible:

Caregivers of children or youth, aged 0-18 with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Session Date:
Session 1: June 4, 2020 (1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST)

Session 2: June 4, 2020 (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST)

Available Spaces:
25

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Feeding Strategies for Your Child

In this workshop led by our BCBA, you will learn strategies to improve eating routine for your child and family.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Who is Eligible:

Caregivers of children or youth, aged 0-18 with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Session Date:
Session 1: June 9, 2020 (1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST)

Session 2: June 9, 2020 (6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST)

Available Spaces:
25

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

School Readiness Skills (2 hours)

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

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Available Spaces:
30

Session Dates:
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Intro to Reinforcement for Parents

Best suited for parents who want to learn how to use reinforcement effectively.

These sessions are designed for parents to have a better understanding of what reinforcement is, and how to use reinforcement effectively with their child. Using a reinforcement inventory preferred items and activities will be identified. Preference assessments will help establish a reinforcement hierarchy. Preferred items and activities are not necessarily effective reinforcers. Reinforcement is by definition an item or activity that increases the future likelihood of the desired behaviour.

Benefits
Reinforcement used effectively can decrease undesirable behaviours and increase desired behaviours.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. Child must be present for part of the sessions to establish reinforcer effectiveness.

Session details:
1.5 hours per week for 4 weeks

Available Spaces:
7

Session dates:
To be scheduled with service provider following registration.

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We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Mand Training

Using the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), learners with little or no form of communication will be taught to communicate using a picture card. The learner will be taught to attend to a communication partner and give them the picture of a desired item or activity. The focus of these sessions will be on Phase I: The Exchange with a blank card (and then potential a picture card) where the learner will learn to pick up, reach and give it to the communication partner to gain access to a desired item or activity.

Benefits
A picture exchange system is a researched based method designed to introduce a leaner to early functional communication skills. PECS teaches learners how to engage in an effective communication exchange and how to efficiently request preferred items or activities. The communication partner is always modeling appropriate language for each request, therefore the learner is constantly exposed to the vocal language corresponding to what they want or need.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 4 or younger, who do not have a clear form of communication.

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

Session details:
1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

Available Spaces:
7

Session dates:
To be scheduled with service provider following registration.

Register Online Here

We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT)

Reciprocal imitation training (RIT) is a naturalistic intervention designed to teach learners to imitate spontaneously during on-going play interactions with a play partner. The goal of this technique is to teach learners to imitate as a means of social interaction. RIT can be implemented in a variety of play settings as well as during daily routines.

Benefits
Imitation is a pivotal skill in early development through which children learn new skills and engage in social interactions with others. Imitation plays a key role in the development of social communication, which includes: language, pretend play, social interaction, and emotional exchange. This approach can be very effective when implemented by parents.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 5 or younger, who are having difficulties with appropriate reciprocal play.

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

Session details:
1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

Available Spaces:
7

Session dates:
To be scheduled with service provider following registration.

Register Online Here

We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

RUBI: Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviour

This program will help you learn strategies designed to create an environment that encourages co-operation resulting in a decrease in disruptive behaviour, as well as improving daily living skills such as; getting dressed, bathing and brushing teeth.

Benefits
Within the 11-week sessions new strategies are incorporated and a Behaviour Support Plan (BSP) will be developed with you and an ABA therapist. The BSP is built over time, therefore the completed and final document will provide a rich description of the different intervention strategies you and the therapist developed to help address your child’s challenging behaviour(s) and improve their daily living skills.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers with a child with an ASD diagnosis, who are looking for techniques and tools to help manage their child’s challenging behaviours.

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

Session details:
1.5 hours per week for 11 weeks

Available Spaces:
5

Session dates:
To be scheduled with service provider following registration.

Register Online Here

We would also be happy to support you with registration, or answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact us via email at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, or call us at 1-877-996-1599, and leave a voicemail.

Child Skill Building through Caregiver Coaching

This short term, one-on-one clinic will teach caregivers to implement positive behavioral strategies to increase a specific skill with their child – for example, communication skills, independent play skills, and daily living skills.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers with children of all ages, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder only.

Please note, caregivers with clients exhibiting the following do not qualify: self-injury, aggression, property destruction, pica, other potentially dangerous behaviour, and clients actively receiving direct behavioral intervention from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).   

Requirement:
Regular access to a computer (tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices) with microphone/speakers, webcam, strong internet connection and an email account

Platform:
Zoom online links will be provided on registration with service provider

Session Dates:
The four sessions will take place online between May 19 – June 30, with the specific dates and times to be scheduled between the clinician and caregiver.

Online registration opens April 27 and closes May 8.

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Parenting for Success: Parent Advocacy

This workshop explores the seven principles of being an advocate based on the book, “The Everyday Advocate” by Areva Martin. Families will have the opportunity to participate in discussions and interactive activities to learn how to put the principles into practice.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Requirement:
Regular access to a computer (tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices) with microphone/speakers, strong internet connection and an email account

Platform:
Zoom online links will be provided on registration with service provider

Session schedule:
This course is limited to 12 participants and includes a live 2-hour webinar and a 1-hour individualized follow-up session.

Available Dates:

May 26, 2020

Available Times each day:

Tuesday, May 26, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

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Parenting for Success: Social Skills: Supporting Your Child to Make Friends

 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.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder that have a functional communication system and are of school-age or older

Requirement:
Regular access to a computer (tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices) with microphone/speakers, strong internet connection and an email account

Platform:
Zoom online links will be provided on registration with service provider

Session schedule:
This course is limited to 12 participants and includes a live 2-hour webinar and a 1-hour individualized follow-up session.

Available Dates:

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Available Times each day:

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST

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Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) Orientation for Professionals

 Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers) is a Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Intervention (NDBI) program for caregivers and their young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder aimed at increasing early skill development. It uses a combination of developmental and behavioral strategies to teach parents how to increase their child’s social and communication skills.

This training is being kept to a small group of 16 participants and is designed to orient professionals to the Project ImPACT program. The session will include the history and research base behind Project ImPACT, an orientation to its delivery structure, a review of the strategies taught to families, and how to coach families within the program. Professionals will also learn to implement collaborative goal setting, Behavioral Skills Training, and effective facilitation techniques for adult learners. The online training will include a mix of didactic lessons, group discussions, and video demonstrations.

Provided By:
Surrey Place

Who is Eligible:
Professionals interested in delivering Project ImPACT to families in the future should join this training

Requirement:
Regular access to a computer (tablets, smartphones, and other mobile devices) with microphone/speakers, webcam, strong internet connection and an email account

Platform:
Zoom online links will be provided on registration with service provider

Session schedule:

Available Dates:

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Available Times each day:

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Register Online Here

The following sessions are no longer available however we invite you to add your name to our contact list and we will contact you for future session dates.

Coping strategies, self-regulation and helping your child with transitions (2 hours)

Interactive BCBA Workshops for families with follow up coaching.  Participants will learn to identify skill building opportunities to aid in developing coping and self regulation skill.

Who is Eligible:
Children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst Consult with Follow-up Coaching

BCBA 1 hour consult with child and family to review a specific concern.  Includes two follow-up coaching sessions with family via tele practice.

Who is Eligible:
Children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Parenting Hacks during COVID19

Participants will discuss tips and strategies to help maintain calm and structure in the face of a crisis.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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. The 9 sessions will be delivered online, and may be completed as a group or individualized.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children under 12 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Foundational Caregiver Workshops

These 1 hour webinars will provide caregivers with a foundational understanding of ABA, strategies, and behaviour.

There are a total of 5 webinars within the Foundational Caregiver series.

Session 1 – Autism, ABA & OAP
Session 2 – Pairing, Teaching Skills & Reinforcement
Session 3 – Behaviour & Functional Behaviour Assessment
Session 4 – Antecedent Strategies & Visuals
Session 5 – Replacement Behaviours & Consequence Strategies

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children under 12 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ABA for Parents and Professionals

This 20 hour course is designed to improve the effectiveness of applying ABA strategies in order to better support teachers, parents, and staff regarding the learning and behaviour of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Course objectives: participants will demonstrate a greater understanding of ABA, feel more confident in translating their knowledge into practice, rate their ABA-related performance higher and experience acceptance and appreciation regarding their use of ABA.

Who is Eligible:
all parents of children and youth with ASD, professionals, para-professionals & support staff.

The birds, the bees and ASD, teaching your teen about sexuality Online Learning Workshop

Parents play an important role in the sex education of their children. Every day, they serve as models while also conveying values and beliefs. It is reassuring for teens to know there are trusting adults to support, guide and act as non-judgemental sources of information and education.  The goal of this workshop is to provide parents and professionals the information needed to support a structure for appropriate sexual behaviour and offer opportunities for teaching their teens social integration and healthy sexuality. Parents will be provided with concrete examples and a set of practice exercises to support the direct teaching of sexuality.

Flexible and Focused: Teaching Executive Function Skills to Individuals with Autism and Attention Disorders

Using the Flexible and Focused curriculum, practical strategies will be explored to help teach learners to be focused, organized, flexible, and able to effectively manage their emotions and their environment.

Resources such as checklists, data sheets and task lists will be shared with the learner to use in real-life everyday situations. The goal is to improve the executive functioning skills, as it applies to the learner, in the following areas: self-awareness, inhibition and impulse control, self-management, attention, organization, problem solving, time management, planning, working memory, emotional self-regulation and flexibility.

Who is Eligible:
Learners aged 6 or older, who are having difficulties with being aware of the impact their actions, self-managing, routines, organization, self-regulation, task initiation and flexible thinking.

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

Helping Your Child Sleep (2 hours)

Interactive BCBA Workshops for families with follow up coaching.  Participants will explore sleep difficulties and discuss various solutions for better sleep routines and restful nights.

Who is Eligible:
Children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Establishing daily routines  (2 hours)

Interactive BCBA Workshops for families with follow up coaching.  Creating structure and routine is critical for success. Participants will learn how to establish and follow through with routines as well as how to embed learning opportunities throughout these activities.

Children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Toileting Workshop (2 hours)

Interactive BCBA Workshops for families with follow up coaching.  Participants will learn to set the stage for successful toilet training as well as troubleshoot toilet training challenges.

Who is Eligible:
Children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Interdisciplinary Speech Language Pathology & Occupational Therapy Virtual Consult

This 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.

Who is Eligible:
Children or youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ABA in Disguise: Simple strategies you can work into everyday life.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth aged 0-18 years with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, impacted by COVID-19.

AIM: Accept. Identify. Move.

AIM raises the bar for what best practice can be for a learner struggling with social discomfort, challenging behaviours, and the struggles of navigating everyday life. This curriculum introduces and blends together the concepts of Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Applied Behaviour Analysis. Together the approach seeks to improve the lives of every child who struggles with social and emotional challenges.

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, learners aged 6 years or older, who would benefit from improving social-emotional skills and/or engaging in increased adaptive, flexible, and appropriate behaviour.

***Prerequisite skills: able to engage in language abilities that include speaking in at least one to two sentences at a time and understand simple spoken directions. Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

School Readiness Skills (2 hour webinar)

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.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children in the JK, SK or Grade 1 age range, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Increasing communication skills at home (1 hour webinar)

What are mands, tacts, and echoics? In this webinar, we will discuss Verbal Behaviour theory and how it applies to children’s language development. In particular, we will focus on strategies to build requesting and labeling at home.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

BCBA Consultation and Caregiver Coaching

Caregiver coaching sessions allow parents to work with the Ignite team, including a BCBA and Lead ABA Therapist, twice a week for up to six weeks.

The goal of caregiver coaching is to support families in developing a goal for their child and to provide 1:1 support via video to meet that goal.

During an initial consultation, parents will meet with the BCBA to discuss their goal(s), provide any relevant information about their child, and have the BCBA complete a brief observation of their child. Over the course of the following six weeks, parents will participate in individualized coaching sessions with the Ignite team, to support them in working with their child.

Caregiver coaching will last 1.5-2 hours and occur twice per week for a total of six weeks. Any required program materials will be provided to the family through a contactless delivery.

*An initial intake meeting with the Board Certified Behaviour Analyst will be completed to determine which service (caregiver coaching or telehealth ABA skill building) best fits the needs of the family and their child

Who is Eligible:

Caregivers of children or youth, aged 0-18, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ABA Skill Building Sessions

ABA skill building sessions allow your child to receive ABA therapy via
video with our Lead ABA Therapist.

During an initial intake session, parents will meet with the BCBA to discuss their goal(s), provide any relevant information, and have the BCBA complete a brief observation of their child. The BCBA will complete an Individualized Support Plan and review it with families prior to the start of sessions.

ABA skill building sessions will last 2 hours and occur twice per week for a total of six weeks. Any required program materials will be provided to the family through a contactless delivery.

Who is Eligible:

Caregivers of children or youth, aged 0-18, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Promoting Positive Parent Education

Education is frequently recommended to parents of children with ASD as a stand-alone service or as a component of an individual’s treatment program. Delivering meaningful parent education is often easier said than done! This staff training will discuss the impact stress may have on caregiver learning. User-friendly strategies, based on the principles of adult education will be discussed.

Who is Eligible:
Professionals working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Advanced Academic and Language Skills

We offer 30-minute daily sessions (3 days or 5 days) per week for a period of 6 weeks for a variety of subjects, including reading, writing, math, language, and executive functioning skills. We use evidence-based curricula to guide our programming, and begin with an assessment to determine your child’s strengths and areas of need in the specific subject you want to target. At the end of services, a summary report will be created that you can share with your child’s school and other service providers as appropriate.

Our advanced academic and language skills program is for children and youth who demonstrate the following readiness skills (adapted from CASP, 2020):

  • Basic joint attention skills or general attending skills,
  • Basic discrimination skills,
  • Basic echoic skills,
  • Basic motor imitation skills,
  • Ability to follow common 1-step instructions,
  • Participate in session with limited caregiver assistance,
  • Ability to sit independently at a computer or tablet for 8-10 minutes,
  • Able to transition to and from the computer with minimal issues,
  • Safety concerns and challenging behaviour are low and/or caregivers are able to effectively manage any challenging behaviour, and
  • Learner generally follows instructions and exhibits minimal escape-related maladaptive behaviour when interacting with caregivers.

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

  • Computer or laptop access with a camera ability and reliable internet service is required.
  • Parents may need to stay in the room and assist the entire session.
  • Participate in any token economy systems developed and following through after the session
  • For some programs, access to a printer to print worksheets is strongly recommended (a mailed package can also be provided)

Increasing engagement, regulation and communication:  An interdisciplinary virtual training and coaching event

This training will follow development methodology, and incorporates strategies used by evidence based models such as The Play Project and  DIRfloortime.  It consists of a combination of two seminars ran by Ellen Yack, OT and SLP (Cindy Harrison) with zoom coaching sessions for each parent so the SLP and OT can guide parents through some interactions with their child while they practice the use of the strategies provided.

Who is Eligible:
Children 2 years to 6 years of age, non or minimally verbal, with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

ABA What, When, Why

Applied Behavioural Analysis is an effective approach to understanding and changing behaviour, as well as teaching new skills.  Participants will gain an understanding of ABA, when and why ABA should be utilized, and an introduction to ABA teaching strategies that support skill building.  This presentation is 1.5 to 2 hours in duration.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth, aged 0-18 with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Early Language Development & Play: Training Through a Behavioural Lens

This training will follow behavioral methodology, led by our BCBA.  It consists of a combination of 2 mini seminars followed by a zoom coaching session for each parent after each of the seminar, so the BCBA can guide parents through interactions with their child while they practice the use of the strategies provided.

Who is Eligible:
Pre-school aged children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Virtual Consultation Clinic for Tweens & Teens

To support children and adolescents acquire helpful coping strategies for dealing with anxiety.

*Les consultations sont également offertes en français

Who is Eligible:
Families of Tweens and Teens over 12 years old with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Important notice: Our registration software is currently undergoing maintenance, which is expected to last until Monday, May 25th.  As a result, registrations cannot be completed online.

To register for a session, please email us at registrations@ccrconnect.ca, stating the session(s) you are interested in and we will be sure to add you to our registration lists.  You may also call us at 1-877-996-1599 and leave us a voicemail and we would be happy to call you back and register for sessions on your behalf.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Virtual Consultation Clinic for Parents

Caregivers of children or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder who require support managing their child or youth’s anxiety. These virtual consultation clinics intend to help parents support their child by providing them with helpful strategies for managing anxiety and adjusting to these unexpected changes.

*Les consultations sont également offertes en français

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children or youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder who require support managing their child or youth’s anxiety.

Online ABA Essentials

This course, intended for professionals, provides an overview of the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and the application of key processes common to a range of behaviour interventions. Participants will learn through a variety of activities, including assignments, live interactive online classes, live interactive online training and practice.

Who is Eligible:
Professionals working with children and youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

ABA Behaviour support: functions of behaviour (1 hour webinar)

In this webinar, we will discuss the environmental context of a target behaviour (e.g. the antecedent and the consequence), how to gather and record information, and general strategies to address some functions of behaviours. Participants will be able to identify the 4 functions of behaviour as well as how to use ABC data and checklist.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Expanding food choices – general strategies (1 hour webinar)

Our focus in this webinar will be on strategies to expand food choices and introducing your child to new food items. Participants will learn how to start a food diary for their children and reinforcement-based strategies to encourage children to try new foods. This webinar is suitable for children who are able to eat solid foods but refusing to try new food items or only have limited food choices.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  This webinar is suitable for children who are able to eat solid foods but refusing to try new food items or only have limited food choices.

Sleep hygiene and sleep training (1 hour webinar)

We will discuss sleep hygiene, strategies to promote good sleep hygiene, and how it relates to good sleep. Participants will be able to identify components of a good sleep hygiene and learn strategies on how to promote good sleep hygiene with their own children. This webinar is suitable for children and youth whose sleep difficulties are behavioural in nature and not due to medical issues.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Please note this webinar is suitable for children and youth whose sleep difficulties are behavioural in nature and not due to medical issues

Toilet training – Prerequisite skills and general strategies (1 hour webinar)

In this webinar, we will discuss the prerequisite skills of toilet training and general strategies on how to make toilet training a success. Participants will be able to identify the necessary prerequisite skills before toilet training is considered, strategies to build on the prerequisite skills, as well as general strategies for toilet training.

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Behavioural Support

The goal of behaviour support is to provide behaviour assessment and intervention for low risk challenging behaviours, such as tantrums/meltdowns, getting along with family members, and following expectations and routines. This program is not suitable for learners who exhibit severe challenging behaviours, such as seriously hurting self or others, self-injury, property destruction, elopement, inappropriate sexual behaviours, pica, or other dangerous behaviour. Children who meet eligibility criteria will complete a behaviour assessment through parent interview and video. A behaviour intervention will be developed based on the results. Parents (and the child when appropriate) will receive coaching and follow up on how to implement the recommendations. Children who do not meet criteria will be referred for the ABA behaviour support webinar (also delivered by Launch Behavioural Health and available below).

Who is Eligible:
Children and youth with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Please note – this program is not suitable for learners who exhibit severe challenging behaviours, such as seriously hurting self or others, self-injury, property destruction, elopement, inappropriate sexual behaviours, pica, or other dangerous behaviour.

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