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Free Remote Services for Families and Professionals

Please note that due to the Covid-19 situation, we will resume regular services once the situation becomes more stable. Below are remote services we are offering.

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Teaching Play

Teaching your child play skills to help expand their language and social interactions, for children 2 to 8 years of age who have minimal language during play.

Provided By:
ABA Northern Services & Training Inc.

Who is Eligible:
Children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Ideal for children between 2 to 8 years old with minimal language skills during play.

Available Spaces:
25

Session Date:
August 17th, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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.


Teaching Self help skills

As your child grows and matures, there are certain self-care skills: washing hands, getting dressed, using utensils, among others that are important to learn. Let’s review ABA strategies on teaching these everyday tasks and support our learners to be independent!

Provided By:
ABA Northern Services & Training Inc.

Who is Eligible:
Parents/Caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, between the ages of 3 to 15 years old.

Available Spaces:
25

Session Date:
August 5th, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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.


Toilet Training Consultation

Toileting is an essential milestone for all individuals to acquire as this skill is a steppingstone to the development of other skills. This consultation aims to support parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to teach toileting skills; the consultation includes teaching

  • Toileting Phases
  • Research supported strategies
  • Child centered approach
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Reinforcement and troubleshooting

Provided By:
ABA Northern Services & Training Inc.

Who is Eligible:
Parents/Caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, between the ages of 3 to 8 years old.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
4

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Toilet Training Workshop

Toileting is an essential milestone for all individuals to acquire as this skill is a steppingstone to the development of other skills. This workshop aims to support parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to teach toileting skills; the consultation includes teaching

  • Toileting Phases
  • Research supported strategies
  • Child centered approach
  • Collecting and interpreting data
  • Reinforcement and troubleshooting

Provided By:
ABA Northern Services & Training Inc.

Who is Eligible:
Parents/Caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, between the ages of 3 to 8 years old.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Dates:
July 8, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

July 27, 2020
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

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.


ABA is “A” O.K.!!

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based learning approach commonly used in treatment programs for individuals with ASD. This introductory workshop defines and provides examples of common ABA principles. This session focuses primarily on the important role of prompting and reinforcement when teaching new skills.

Includes a two-hour workshop plus feedback

Provided By:
Applied Behaviour Analytic Services

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

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
16 (8 per session date)

Session Dates:
Group One:
July 27, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

Group Two:
August 20, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

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.


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

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

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
8

Session Dates:
One session per family:

July 9, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

July 21, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST

July 29, 2020
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST

August 14, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.


Committed Caregivers Kick starting Communication

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

Caregivers who attend this workshop are eligible for a follow-up, remote consultation (via ZOOM).

Provided By:
Applied Behaviour Analytic Services

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

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
18 (6 per session date)

Session Date:
July 8, 2020
10:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

July 21, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

August 12, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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.


Preparing for PECS

PECS is an evidence-based, functional communication system often implemented with individuals who are nonverbal, or who have limited speech.

  • Part One of this 2-part series provides caregivers with an overview of the PECS system; the supporting evidence and summary of the various phases.
  • Part Two, caregivers will learn how to recognize motivation, identify preferred items and practice the communication exchange.

After completing the 2-part series caregivers are eligible for consultation to assist with individual questions. Assistance with material prep may also be provided.

Provided By:
Applied Behaviour Analytic Services

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

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
8 (4 per session)

Session Date:
Caregivers must attend both sessions.

Group One: July 13 and July 20, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST

Group Two:
August 11 and August 18, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 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.


Feeding Workshop

Children with ASD often demonstrate challenging behaviour related to mealtimes and food intake. From a behavioural perspective, strategies to troubleshoot these difficult behaviours and increase the variety of foods accepted will be presented. This workshop will help improve food selectivity and decrease challenging behaviours during mealtimes.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Parents of children concerned about their child’s eating habits (e.g. restricted variety of food, mealtime problem behaviour, etc.)

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
July 22, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 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.


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.

Benefits:
These sessions will provide the learner with the appropriate tools to enhance their own executive functioning skills, which are involved in everything they do every day to manage their own behaviour.

Duration:
2 hours per week for 8 weeks

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Learners aged 6 or older with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, 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.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
7

Session Date:
Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Intro to Reinforcement for Parents

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.

Duration:
1.5 hours per week for 4 weeks

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Parents with a child with an ASD diagnosis, who want to learn how to use reinforcement effectively.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

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.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
4

Session Date:
Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


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.

Duration:
1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Parents with a child aged 4 or younger with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, 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.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
4

Session Date:
Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Next Steps After Diagnosis - an Overview for Parents

A diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder can be overwhelming for families. Sorting through different treatment options, understanding the roles of different professions and determining the evidence supporting various interventions can be challenging. This workshop is designed to help clarify some of the options to assist families in determining their next steps after diagnosis. This workshop will help families determine next steps for themselves and their children.

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Parents of children whom are newly diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
July 20, 2020
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EST

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.

Duration:
1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Parents with a child aged 5 or younger with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, 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.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
3

Session Date:
Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.

Duration:
1.5 hours per week for 11 weeks

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
6

Session Date:
Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Think Good Feel Good

The Think Good Feel Good program uses a cognitive behavioural approach to explore and test their thoughts and learn alternative cognitive and behavioural skills.

Benefits:
Learners develop prosocial behaviour skills, and have the necessary tools to overcome social and emotional challenges.

Duration:
2 hours per week for 8 weeks

Provided By:
Behaviour Analysis North

Who is Eligible:
Learners with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 12 years or older, who would benefit from improving social-emotional skills and/or engaging in increased adaptive, and appropriate behaviour.

Prerequisite skills: able to engage in language abilities that included 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.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
3

Session Date:
Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Learning Momentum and Behaviour Prevention for Every Day Success

Discover and practice strategies to support your child’s learning success and to troubleshoot common challenges. We aim to help caregivers to effectively and confidently teach new skills and/or address behaviours through the application of antecedent and reinforcement-based principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

Caregivers participate in a 1-hour weekly webinar for 4 weeks and receive up to four, 1-hour phone or video consultations to implement individualized strategies with their child at home.

Both English and French families are welcome and will receive the consultation in their language of choice.

Provided By:
Biglow Behavioural Services

Who is Eligible:
Service is inclusive for caregivers having children with ASD of all ages, communication, and learning abilities. Suitable for caregivers who want to be more successful in achieving goals and completing everyday activities with their children. Not appropriate as a means of addressing serious harmful behaviours.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
July 29, August. 5, August 12, August 19
6:30-7:30 pm EST

Follow up sessions by appointment.

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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.


Motivating Communication in Everyday Life

Join us if you want to understand how your child’s individual motivations can broaden his or her range of communication. We seek to empower caregivers with the knowledge and confidence to help their child become more functionally independent communicators. Our approach is based on the ABA principles of Verbal Behaviour and uses play-based natural environment teaching.

Caregivers participate in two 1-hour webinars, and receive two, 1-hour phone or video consultations to implement individualized strategies with their child at home.

Both English and French families are welcome and will receive the consultation in their language of choice.

Provided By:
Biglow Behavioural Services

Who is Eligible:
Service is inclusive for caregivers having children with ASD of all ages, learning and communication abilities.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
July 8, 2020, July 22, 2020
6:30 to 7:30 pm EST

Follow up sessions by appointment

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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.


Let’s Get Social – Virtual Teen Social Skills Group (ages 15 to 17)

Help your youth aged 15 to 17, to develop the skills for creating positive peer interactions through this organized event.

Opportunities will be generated to learn skills such as initiating and sustaining conversations, the appropriate use of humor, turn taking, and building friendships and relationships.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Who is Eligible:
Youth, 15 to 17 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Must be able to attend the virtual session independently and participate in a small group setting (via virtual platform).

Screening will be required for this group to determine suitability.

Available Spaces:
6

Session Date:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 (1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. EST)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST)

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.


Let’s Get Social – Virtual Senior Social Skills Group (ages 13 to 14)

Help your youth aged 13 to 14, to develop the skills for creating positive peer interactions through this organized event.

Opportunities will be generated to learn skills such as initiating and sustaining conversations, the appropriate use of humor, turn taking, and building friendships and relationships.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Who is Eligible:
Youth, 13 to 14 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Must be able to attend the virtual session independently and participate in a small group setting (via virtual platform).

Screening will be required for this group to determine suitability.

Available Spaces:
6

Session Date:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m EST)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

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.


Let’s Get Social – Virtual Junior Social Skills Group (ages 10 to 12)

Help your youth aged 10 to 12, to develop the skills for creating positive peer interactions through this organized event.

Opportunities will be generated to learn skills such as initiating and sustaining conversations, the appropriate use of humor, turn taking, and building friendships and relationships.

Provided By:
Child & Community Resources

Who is Eligible:
Youth, 10 to 12 years of age with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Must be able to attend the virtual session independently and participate in a small group setting (via virtual platform).

Screening will be required for this group to determine suitability.

Available Spaces:
6

Session Date:
Thursday, July 16, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m)

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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.


Behaviour Analyst Consultations and / or Parent Coaching Sessions

This program is a combination of behaviour consultations and parent coaching. Needs will be determined by the family in consultation with the BCBA. Since each family requires a different type and level of support, this program is intended to be flexible. Following an initial consult between the family and BCBA the type of support required will be decided. Ideally, the original consultation will help determine primary needs and concerns. The primary needs can be related to learning barriers, skills deficits, or challenging behaviours. Once the family shares these concerns, they will be given concrete recommendations/strategies to use to address the concern(s). The family can decide from there if they want coaching on how to implement the recommendations, if they want the BCBA to directly observe the concern and provide in the moment ideas and feedback, or if they would like to use their time to verbally debrief about their efforts in applying the strategies. The program is customizable and will look different depending on the family and their needs.

Duration: 5 hours to be used at a time convenient for the family.

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Autism Centre

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
5

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Interdisciplinary Speech Language Pathology & Occupational Therapy Consults & Follow-up Coaching

A consultation 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. An initial intake would help determine the child’s needs and determine what services are required. If the need is OT/SLP and the child is under 6, an interdisciplinary approach will occur. If the child is over 6, separate OT/SLP will most likely focus on the concerns identified. Families will then be able to have a follow up with each therapist to allow for parent coaching opportunity or to review strategies and home programming recommendations. A clinic note will be mailed to the caregiver upon completion of this clinic along with any home programming ideas/strategies that are recommended.

Concerns related to OT may include 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.

Duration: One-hour initial appointment and a follow-up coaching session (length of follow-up to be determined)

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Autism Centre

Who is Eligible:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

Available Spaces:
15

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Occupational Therapy

Each family will complete an initial intake after which the initial zoom session will occur to meet the family, discuss the child’s strengths/areas of concern and to identify a goal. Method of service delivery will be determined at that time of which may include consultation with strategies suggested or sessions offered via Zoom.

Duration: 6 x one-hour weekly sessions.

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Autism Centre

Who is Eligible:
Children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, with concerns related to OT, including: 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.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
12

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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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.


Speech Language Pathology: Early Language Development

Each family will complete an initial intake after which the initial zoom session will occur to meet the family, discuss the child’s strengths and to decide which strategies to introduce in order to work toward areas of need. After the initial visit, the following sessions will incorporate a brief description of a strategy, then the therapist will coach the caregiver to practice with their child during the session and in turn be able to incorporate it into their days during the week.

Duration: 6 x one-hour weekly sessions.

Provided By:
Creative Therapy Autism Centre

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

Ideal for families looking for a more naturalistic developmental intervention approach. (caregiver coaching using strategies from Hanen, Play Project, ESDM, Autism Navigator).

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
12

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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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.


Developing Positive Social Interactions: Tips for the Caregiver

Children with ASD commonly face challenges in terms of developing social interactions and communication with peers. In this course, we will review some of these challenges and provide caregivers with family-centered strategies and tips aimed at the development of positive social interactions. For further guidance and support, an individualized follow-up session can also be scheduled during the following week.

Provided By:
FIREFLY

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years.

Please note that the caregiver must have access to a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
August 27, 2020 (7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST)

Includes a one-hour training, plus a 1.5 hour individualized follow-up coaching session during the week of August 31 to September 4, 2020 for those interested. This session will need to be scheduled with the service providers 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.


Tips and Tricks for Challenging Feeders

Children with ASD commonly face challenges with eating a healthy range of foods for many reasons. Come and learn more about why your child might be struggling with food, and strategies to support healthy eating habits and a wider food variety. For further guidance and support, an individualized follow-up session can also be scheduled during the week following the presentation.

Includes a one-hour presentation, plus an optional 1:1, one-time, individualized follow-up consultation session on strategies and tips with either SLP or OT, depending on question areas. This will be done via video conferencing.

Provided By:
FIREFLY

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years.

Please note that the caregiver must have access to a reliable Internet connection and a device where caregivers can watch and hear the presenters.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
20

Session Date:
July 15, 2020 (6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST)

Optional Follow-up session the week of July 20-24, 2020

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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.


Transitions and strategies

Children with ASD can find change and transitions challenging. In this presentation we will review different types of transitions/change, the difficulties of transitions  and strategies to support transitions.

Provided By:
FIREFLY

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Suitable for professionals and families of children and youth aged 2 to 6 years.

Please note that the caregiver must have access to a reliable Internet connection and a device where caregivers can watch and hear the presenters.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
Beginning August 19 at 3:00 p.m. CST

Additional sessions to be scheduled based on availability of caregiver and / or professional.

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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.


Using Visuals to Teach!

This presentation will provide ways that educators, parents and support professionals can use visuals to enhance the learning of young children. Visuals are proven to be exceptionally helpful when teaching new concepts to children with low language, delays in cognition, self regulation/anxiety challenges, and those requiring a bit more time to grasp new concepts or adjust to new situations/environments.

Includes a half-hour training, plus a one hour individualized follow-up coaching session for those interested.

Provided By:
FIREFLY

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Suitable for professionals and families of children and youth aged 2 to 6 years.

Please note that the caregiver must have access to a reliable Internet connection and a device where caregivers can watch and hear the presenters.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
To be scheduled based on availability of caregiver and / or professional.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Why can’t we get some sleep?

Children with ASD commonly face challenges with sleep which impacts not only the child, but the entire family. This session will some of the reasons your child may not be sleeping and strategies for families to try with their children.

Includes a one-hour training followed by a 30 minute question and answer period.

Provided By:
FIREFLY

Who is Eligible:
Caregivers of children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Professionals who work with children and youth.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years.

Please note that the caregiver must have access to a reliable Internet connection and a device where caregivers can watch and hear the presenters.

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
To be scheduled based on availability of caregiver.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


BCBA Consultation and Telehealth Service

During an initial consultation, caregivers 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. Together with the BCBA, caregivers will determine which of the following services best fits the needs of their child and their family: Caregiver Coaching or ABA Skill Building.

Services are available in both English and French.

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 eight weeks. The goal of caregiver coaching is to support families in developing a goal for their child and to provide 1:1 support via videoconferencing to meet that goal. Following the initial consultation meeting, caregivers will participate in individualized coaching sessions, with the Ignite team to support them in working with their child. Each coaching session will last approximately 1.5 hours. Any required program materials will be provided to the family through contactless delivery.

ABA Skill Building
Telehealth ABA skill building sessions allow your child to receive ABA therapy via video with our Lead ABA Therapist for up to eight weeks. Following the initial consultation meeting, your child will receive ABA therapy via video with our Lead ABA Therapist or BCBA. ABA skill building sessions will last 1.5 hours and occur twice per week. Any required program materials will be provided to the family through a contactless delivery.

Provided By:
Ignite Positive Behaviour

Who is Eligible:
Children with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 18 months to 14 years old.

Children who engage in any of the following are not eligible for this service: self-injury, aggression, property destruction, pica, other potentially dangerous behaviour, and clients actively receiving direct ABA services, or services via telehealth, that are supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
17

Session Date:
July 6 to 31, 2020 (10 spaces available)

August 3 to September 4, 2020 (7 spaces available)

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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.


Core Skills Training

The objective of 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 a set of foundational skills they will require to teach new skills and understand problem behaviour. This training is applicable for professionals/educators working within a childcare or school setting and parents and/or family members with children ages 18 months to 12 years old with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.

Topics include:

  • What is autism?
  • What is ABA?
  • How to create play opportunities to pair and elicit language and social engagement
  • What is motivation and how do we know we have it?
  • How to set up for success when giving teaching a new skill
  • Functions of Behaviour
  • The ABC’s of problem behaviour

Provided By:
Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc.

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for professionals and families of children and youth aged 2 to 6 years.

Available Spaces:
15

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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. The following are examples of suitable areas of need to be addressed via the Quick Assessment & Consultation model:

  • Sleeping
  • Toileting
  • Picky Eating
  • Daily living skills (e.g. dressing, brushing teeth, taking a bath or shower, etc.)
  • Increasing basic communication (e.g. pointing/gestures, eye contact, joint attention, word approximation, sentence expansion, persistence in communication, etc.)

Provided By:
Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc.

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
15

Session Date:
To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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.


Anxiety in Children and Youth with ASD: Caregiver CBT Workshop with Individualized Follow-Up

Children and youth with ASD experiencing anxiety are not alone! During this 3-hour training caregivers will learn about anxiety, the various ways it presents in children/youth with ASD and what Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy strategies to use with their child/youth at home. Caregivers will practice strategies and develop a plan to support their child/youth with a specific goal. Two one-hour individualized follow-up consultations are provided following the training.

Provided By:
Roots & Wings Psychology

Who is Eligible:
Service is inclusive for caregivers having children with ASD.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
18

Session Date:
Group A – for caregivers with children aged 3-7 years
Sat. July 18, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

Group B – for caregivers with children aged 8-12 years
Sat. July 25, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

Group C – for caregivers with youth aged 13-18 years
August 8, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST

Follow up sessions by appointment.

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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.


Developing Language and Play in Children with ASD: A Multi-Disciplinary Team Approach

Join us to identify your child’s current and target levels of play and communication, to learn about language and play milestones and to discover opportunities, practice strategies, and minimize barriers that will promote your child’s language and play development. Our multidisciplinary team uses play-based natural environment teaching, along with evidence based developmental, linguistic, and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) methods.

Caregivers participate in a 1.5-hour weekly webinar for 3 weeks and receive two, 1-hour phone or video consultations with a multidisciplinary team member to implement individualized strategies with their child at home.

Both English and French families are welcome and will receive the consultation in their language of choice.

Provided By:
Roots & Wings Psychology

Who is Eligible:
Service is inclusive for caregivers having children with ASD who use few to no single words/phrases and/or who use little appropriate, independent or creative play.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
12

Session Date:
Tuesdays
July 7, 14, & 21st
6:00 to 7:30 pm EST

Follow up sessions by appointment.

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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.


FLIP-IT: A Four-Step Approach to Help Young Children Learn to Self-Regulate and Transform Challenging Behavior.

FLIP-IT an evidence-based program for parents and professionals to help young children identify their feelings, learn healthy self-control and reduce challenging behaviour. Caregivers will increase their knowledge about the resilience framework and how it can be used to support children who use challenging behavior. They will learn and implement the four FLIP-IT steps (Feelings, Limits, Inquiries, Prompts) to help their children learn self-control and transform challenging behavior.

Caregivers participate in 1-hour interactive training sessions each week for four weeks and receive one 1-hour phone or video follow up consultation to support implementation with their child at home.

Provided By:
Roots & Wings Psychology

Who is Eligible:
This service is intended for caregivers of children between 3 to 8 years of age who have speak using phrases or sentences.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
Thurs. July 9, 16, 23, 30
6:30 -7:30 pm EST

Follow up sessions by appointment.

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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, Everyday Consultations

These one hour consultations will focus on direct parent training of simple, parent friendly strategies that can be incorporated into everyday life (between the loads of laundry and making supper). We will discuss practical solutions to help families choose one goal to focus on such as, developing routines, keeping kids busy, offering controlled choices, first/then and following through. One follow up session will be scheduled with the family to ensure parent support and good practice in the application of ABA strategies.

Provided By:
S. Grenier Consulting

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
10

Session Date:
Weeks of July 27 to August 14, 2020.

Sessions are flexible and available daytime, evening and weekends. These will be scheduled with family directly.

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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.


Applied Behaviour Analysis for Parents and Professionals

A 20 hour online course developed as a primer for parents, consultants, teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff. This 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 CONTENT

  • Session 1. Definition, Key Concepts, Alternatives, History
  • Session 2. Behavioural Objectives
  • Session 3. Collecting and Graphing Data
  • Session 4. Developing Hypotheses (Functional Behaviour Assessment)
  • Session 5. Antecedent Control Strategies
  • Session 6. Consequences That Increase Behaviour
  • Session 7. Consequences That Decrease Behaviour
  • Session 8. Generalizing Behaviour Change
  • Session 9. Ethics; Putting It All Together & Responsible Use Of ABA
  • Session 10. Exam

Provided By:
S. Grenier Consulting

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Suitable for all parents and professionals.

Available Spaces:
30

Session Date:
August 3 to August 6, 2020 (5 x 4 hour sessions)
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 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.


Teaching Your Teen About Sexuality Consultations

Parents play an important role in the sex education of their children. Every day, they serve as models of sexual health while also conveying their own values and beliefs. It is reassuring for teens to know there are trusting adults to support, guide and act as non-judgmental sources of information and education. The goal of the consultation is to provide parents and caregivers the information needed to support a structure for appropriate sexual behaviour based on ABA strategies and offer opportunities for teaching their teens social integration and healthy sexuality.

Individual consultation sessions for parents

One hour virtual brainstorming ABA strategies and sexuality with families on an individual basis. One follow up session to ensure parental support in good practice and application of ABA strategies. Parents should come prepared with their questions and concerns. If further evaluation is required, parents will be encouraged to contact a BCBA for clinical treatment.

Provided By:
S. Grenier Consulting

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with youth whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for parents of youth aged 12-18.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
5

Session Date:
Weeks of July 27 to August 14, 2020.

Sessions are flexible and available daytime, evening and weekends. These will be scheduled with family directly.

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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.


Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA): What, When, Why?

This 2-hour workshop will discuss what Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is and when it can be used with children and youth. Participants will gain an understanding of several ABA-based strategies that can be used to support with teaching new skills to children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Provided By:
THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
July 28, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

August 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

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.


Consultation Clinic

Consultation clinics for families provide short-term support from a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) in areas such as increasing skills, transition supports, or decreasing mild maladaptive behaviours. This service is not intended for moderate to severe maladaptive behaviours (e.g. suicidal ideation, verbal or physical threats, self-injury, destruction of property, physical aggression ,etc.), children and youth with complex challenging behaviours, crisis situations resulting from the child or youth’s behaviours challenges, behaviours that are sensory in nature or behaviours that occur only at school.

The consultation clinic will include an intake over the phone, a one-hour meeting with family to discuss one area of concern and/or support, a follow up meeting to discuss strategies and a final follow up phone call or meeting to discuss progress. This service provides a short-term support for up to 4 weeks from the time of the first meeting be delivered one-on-one virtually, and will be scheduled with the participants at a time that is conducive to them.

Provided By:
THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
3

Session Date:
Start as early as July 6, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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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.


Foundational Caregiver Workshop and Consultation

This workshop series will provide caregivers or professionals, with introductory and foundational information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in addition to an understanding of strategies and behaviour. These sessions will be delivered one-on-one virtually, and will be scheduled with the participants at a time that is conducive to them.

There are 5 sessions within the Foundation Caregiver Workshop series:
Session 1 – Autism, ABA
Session 2 – Pairing, Teaching Skills & Reinforcement
Session 3 – Behaviour & Functional Behaviour Assessment
Session 4 – Antecedent Strategies & Visuals
Session 5 – Replacement Behaviours & Consequence Strategies

Provided By:
THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Professionals who work with children and youth. Suitable for professionals and families of children and youth aged 2 to 6 years.

*Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.

Available Spaces:
6

Session Date:
Start as early as July 6, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability.

Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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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.


Reinforcement: Increasing Positive Behaviour

Reinforcement is an integral element of ABA, and when used effectively, can dramatically increase skills in individuals diagnosed with ASD. Throughout this 2-hour workshop, participants will explore the various types, scheduled and effects of positive reinforcement.

Provided By:
THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
July 20, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

August 24, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m .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.


Toileting Workshop

This 2-hour 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 to implement during the toilet training journey.

Provided By:
THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
July 16, 2020
10:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m. EST

August 20, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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.


Transitions Workshop

For caregivers and professionals supporting individuals diagnosed with ASD. This 2-hour workshop will involve interactive learning opportunities to explore several evidence-based strategies to support with various transitional stages.

Provided By:
THRIVE Child Development Centre/Centre de développement de l’enfant

Who is Eligible:
Parents and caregivers with children whom have a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Professionals who work with children and youth.

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
July 27, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

August 27, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST

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.


Early Communication Skills

This 1-hour presentation will help you make the best of your everyday interactions with your child, to support the development of their communication in their early years. The communication strategies highlighted in this presentation are easy to use and incorporate into daily routines such as snack time, bath time, etc. This presentation is intended for early communicators (ages 2-5), who may be verbal or non-verbal.

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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 Augmentative Communication

This 1.5-hour presentation will help parents learn easy and simple ways to introduce the use of symbols for functional communication into their everyday activities at home. Parents will also learn about beneficial aided language strategies to help their child learn to communicate using symbols. There will also be some demonstration of various types of communication devices and communication apps that are designed to help children with their communication. This presentation is intended for children of all ages, who may be non-verbal or have communication abilities that are not meeting their communication needs (less verbal)

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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.


Establishing Routine During COVID-19: Tips & Tricks to Help Maintain Routine at Home

This 40 minute presentation covers, from an occupational therapy perspective, the mechanisms of routine within our bodies, the importance of routine during COVID-19, and ways to instill routine in our daily lives. Ergonomics, or ways that we can protect our bodies and brains are also touched upon.

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Monday, July 13, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. 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.


Putting Sleep Difficulties “To Rest”: An Occupational Therapy Perspective on Sleep Hygiene

This 40 minute presentation covers, from an occupational therapy perspective, the importance of sleep, some of the mechanisms of sleep and strategies to help instill good sleep at home.

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Thursday, July 30, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. EST

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.


Puberty Series - My girl is becoming a Teenager: Now What

An informative 1-hour presentation about female puberty and how it relates to your child with special needs.

Objectives of the presentation:

  • To provide education about what is happening to your child in terms of puberty
  • To enable you to assess where your child is at and if they are ready for building their independence in a variety of skills
  • To provide you with the language in order to have a comfortable and confident conversation with your child
  • To provide options in tools and equipment to support skills development and/or accommodate sensory concerns

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

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.


Puberty Series - My boy is becoming a Teenager: Now What

An informative 1-hour presentation about male puberty and how it relates to your child with special needs.

Objectives of the presentation:

  • To provide education about what is happening to your child in terms of puberty
  • To enable you to assess where your child is at and if they are ready for building their independence in a variety of skills
  • To provide you with the language in order to have a comfortable and confident conversation with your child
  • To provide options in tools and equipment to support skills development and/or accommodate sensory concerns

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Wednesday, July 9th, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST

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.


Sensory Processing in Everyday Life

A 1-hour workshop to 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

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Thursday, August 27th, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

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.


Picky Eaters

Opportunity to explore what is “picky eating” as well as some common causes and strategies you can use at home to help introduce new foods, encourage food exploration and help mealtimes become more enjoyable.

Provided By:
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre

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

Suitable for children and youth aged 0 to 18 years

Available Spaces:
300

Session Date:
Thursday, August 20th, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST

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.