Programs & Services by FIREFLY

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
Best suited for siblings aged 7-11.

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Siblings
  • Social Skills
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

This session is for siblings of children with autism to gain a deeper understanding of autism. We will discuss: what is autism, interacting with their sibling, and how to explain autism to others.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
Suitable for ages 0-6.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Visuals
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

Parents of children with ASD or other social communication difficulties will use tools and strategies to strengthen their child’s foundation for communication development. These include building back-and-forth interactions, strengthening imitation skills and expanding play skills.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
Suitable for ages 0-5 years.

To participate in a telepractice program, you need the following equipment:

A computer, iPad or a tablet (smartphones and cell phones do not have a large enough screen)
Webcam and microphone
High speed internet
Email access
Adobe reader (free download)
Printer or scanner or photo capture and transfer (if you want to print out the handouts)

*** If you do not have the appropriate technology to participate, FIREFLY may be able to provide you with the technology to attend the program.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Social life
Provider:FIREFLY

Parents of children with ASD or other social communication difficulties will use tools and strategies to strengthen their child’s foundation for communication development. These include building back-and-forth interactions, strengthening imitation skills and expanding play skills.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
For children ages 3-7.

To participate in a telepractice program, you need the following equipment:

A computer, iPad or a tablet (smartphones and cell phones do not have a large enough screen)
Webcam and microphone
High speed internet
Email access
Adobe reader (free download)
Printer or scanner or photo capture and transfer (if you want to print out the handouts)

*** If you do not have the appropriate technology to participate, FIREFLY may be able to provide you with the technology to attend the program.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

TalkAbility is for parents of verbal children ages 3-7. Parents learn practical ways to help their child tune into the thoughts and feelings of others, consider other points of view and to have empathy for others. These skills are essential for successful conversations and for making friends.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
For children ages 3-7.

To participate in a telepractice program, you need the following equipment:

A computer, iPad or a tablet (smartphones and cell phones do not have a large enough screen)
Webcam and microphone
High speed internet
Email access
Adobe reader (free download)
Printer or scanner or photo capture and transfer (if you want to print out the handouts)

*** If you do not have the appropriate technology to participate, FIREFLY may be able to provide you with the technology to attend the program.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Webinar
Provider:FIREFLY

TalkAbility is for parents of verbal children ages 3-7. Parents learn practical ways to help their child tune into the thoughts and feelings of others, consider other points of view and to have empathy for others. These skills are essential for successful conversations and for making friends.

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Who is Eligible:

This program is only available to families in Kenora/Rainy River area and surrounding districts
This service is not intended for teens that are not motivated to improve their social skills. Teens must have expressed interest in making and keeping friends.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
Provider:FIREFLY

PEERS® for Adolescents is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens in middle and high school who are interested in making and keeping friends and/or handling conflict and rejection.” (https://www.semel.ucla.edu/peers/teens) Caregivers and teens attend separate sessions that are run at the same time. Teens are taught social skills and caregivers are taught how to support their teen as a social coach.