PARENT EMPOWERMENT - CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2001-2002

 

PARENT EDUCATION COURSE

presented by Behaviour Management Services, Mental Health Program of York Central Hospital & Kerry's Place Community Services 
Autism Consultants 

June 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2002

4-consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm at Loyal True Blue & Orange Home building, 11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON

Please Register early as space is limited to a first come first serve basis.

Cost is $15 per person.

Register by voicemail: (905) 780-1590 or return e-mail

The Parent Education Course is geared to parents whose children are under 12 years of age.

Sessions include:

*** Effective communication

*** Motivating your child

*** Setting up situations for success

*** Effect of your behaviour on your child's behaviour

*** Teaching new skills

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD NEWLY DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM/PDD AT HOME

presented by BBB Autism Support Network

Monday June 3rd AND Tuesday June 4th (both days) 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

OR

Saturday June 15th (full day) 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Lunch: Bring your own lunch, coffee breaks supplied.

Register: by e-mail <liz@deaknet.com> or by voicemail to Autism Society Ontario-York Region Chapter, 905-780-1590

Location: Loyal True Blue & Orange Home building, 11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill

Cost:

~ Parent $40.00;

~ 2nd family member attending + $20.00;

~ Professionals: $75.00 each

Note: extra handouts for 2nd attending family member or mediator are available at a cost of $10 each.

Payment by cash or cheque*

Who should attend?

Parents and caregivers, Grandparents, extended family, Mediators, babysitters, Professionals working with families with a child newly diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Receiving (or even suspecting) a diagnosis of autism/pdd is only the beginning of your journey. Now, what do you do? There are resources in the Greater Toronto Area and York Region that can help you, but wait lists are long and prices for private services can be prohibitive. We are told that we have to help our kids now, while they are very young, but no one tells us how to accomplish this.

To help cut through the frustration, BBB Autism Support Network is presenting informational workshops to help parents learn to help their young children at home.

These workshops offer practical advice and information given by someone who truly understands what you are going through: A parent who's been there ~ and lived to tell the tale!  BBB Autism Support Network is dedicated to providing positive support and information to parents, families, professionals and individuals with autism/pdd. We are an online community of individuals who understand and want to help. Learn more about us here: http://www.bbbautism.com/about_bbb.htm

BBB AUTISM SUPPORT NETWORK

E-mail: liz@deaknet.com

HOW TO HELP YOUR NEWLY DIAGNOSED CHILD

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PART ONE - WELCOME/GETTING STARTED

Introductions
Questions YOU want answers for
PDD/Autism? Is there a difference?
Parents as Advocates and Case Managers
Where to get funding
How to fund creatively
Finding volunteers
Getting organized
Using the Internet (cautions)

PART TWO - HOME PROGRAMMING

Can I do it?
How will it benefit my child?
What is involved?
IBI philosophy
Assessment as a tool
How to combine therapies into a home program
Resources
Supplies, Curriculum
Staffing
Trouble Shooting
Working as a team

PART THREE - BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTION

Discrete Trial Teaching
Reinforcement
Generalization
What to teach
Problem behaviors
What makes a good home program?
Role Play
How to get five minutes to yourself!

PART FOUR - THE KITCHEN SINK

Other Therapies
How to evaluate therapies
How does the York Region system work?
Time lines and wait lists
What happens after age 6?

* Note: a service charge of $10 will be levied on returned cheques.

More to come...

1Behavior Management ~ Deanna Pietramala, Leaps & Bounds

Check back here often, because our line-up for presentations continue in 2002 with even more information that parents know parents need!  

Our presentations are hosted by the Autism Society of Ontario (York Region Chapter) and BBB Autism Support Network. Presentations will include handouts and information will be duplicated on this website.  

Location: 11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (unless otherwise specified)

LOYAL TRUE BLUE AND ORANGE  BUILDING - YONGE ST. NORTH OF ELGIN MILLS

           FEES COLLECTED AT THE DOOR,  RECEIPTS AVAILABLE.

          WORKSHOPS ARE SUBSIDIZED BY YORK REGION CHAPTER MEMBERíS VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES.

          MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. ANNUAL DUES $30.00. GET THE MEMBERíS RATE THAT NIGHT!

          DATES AND SPEAKERS ARE CONFIRMED, HOWEVER VENUE MAY CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE INCREASED NUMBERS FOR ANY PARTICULARLY HIGH INTEREST WORKSHOP.

YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGE OF LOCATION.

          COST INCLUDES HANDOUT PACKAGES  AND REFRESHMENTS.

 

REGISTRATION REQUIRED Ė CALL 905-789-1590 or email asoyork@axxent.ca  

 

8: November 26, 2001