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
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.
*** 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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
~ 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
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
HOW TO HELP YOUR NEWLY DIAGNOSED CHILD
PART ONE - WELCOME/GETTING STARTED
|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|
|Using the Internet (cautions)|
PART TWO - HOME PROGRAMMING
|Can I do it?|
|How will it benefit my child?|
|What is involved?|
|Assessment as a tool|
|How to combine therapies into a home program|
|Working as a team|
PART THREE - BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTION
|Discrete Trial Teaching|
|What to teach|
|What makes a good home program?|
|How to get five minutes to yourself!|
PART FOUR - THE KITCHEN SINK
|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.
Yonge Street, Richmond Hill (unless
LOYAL TRUE BLUE AND ORANGE BUILDING - YONGE ST. NORTH OF ELGIN MILLS
COLLECTED AT THE DOOR, RECEIPTS
ARE SUBSIDIZED BY YORK REGION CHAPTER MEMBERíS VOLUNTEER FUNDRAISING
AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. ANNUAL DUES $30.00. GET THE MEMBERíS RATE THAT NIGHT!
AND SPEAKERS ARE CONFIRMED, HOWEVER VENUE MAY CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE INCREASED NUMBERS FOR ANY PARTICULARLY HIGH
WILL BE NOTIFIED OF ANY CHANGE OF LOCATION.
INCLUDES HANDOUT PACKAGES AND
REQUIRED Ė CALL 905-789-1590
8: November 26, 2001