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

Presented by BBB Autism Support Network

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>

Location: Loyal True Blue & Orange Home building, 11181 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, Room B-13 in the basement

*Cost:     Parent $ 40.00; 2nd family member attending + $ 20.00 **; Professionals: $ 75.00 each 

Who should attend?

*             Parents and caregivers

*             Grandparents, extended family

*             Mediators, babysitters

*            Professionals working with families with a child newly diagnosed with an 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 York Region and the GTA 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 and caregivers 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

BBB AUTISM SUPPORT NETWORK

E-mail: liz@deaknet.com

HOW TO HELP YOUR NEWLY DIAGNOSED CHILD AT HOME

AGENDA

PART ONE - WELCOME/GETTING STARTED

*             Introductions
*             Questions parents ask

*             PDD, PDD-NOS, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism what do they mean?
*             Parents as Advocates and Case Managers

*             Where to get funding
*             How to fund creatively
*             Finding volunteers
*             Getting organized
*             Using the Internet (cautions)
*             Questions and Discussion

BREAK

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

*             Where to get supplies (inexpensively) and a curriculum

*             Staffing

*             Trouble Shooting calling in the big guns

*             Working as a team
*             Questions and Discussion


LUNCH OR END OF DAY ONE

PART THREE - BEHAVIOURAL INTERVENTION

*             Discrete Trial Teaching
*             Reinforcement
*             Generalization
*             What to teach
*             Challenging behaviours
*             Calling in professionals
*             How to get five minutes to yourself
*             Task analysis, backward chaining
*             How to teach a life-skill
*             What makes a good home program?
*             Role Play
*             Questions and Discussion


BREAK 

PART FOUR - THE KITCHEN SINK

*             Other Therapies an overview
*             How to evaluate therapies

*             How to make the system work for your child

*             Time lines and wait lists
*             What happens after age 6?


 

* payment by cash or personal cheque only, receipts provided; a charge of $10.00 will be levied on NSF cheques

** handouts for extra attendees not included in 2nd family member price; extra handouts will be available for additional attendees at a cost of $10 each

INTERESTED IN HOLDING A HELP @ HOME WORKSHOP FOR A GROUP OF FAMILIES?  CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION AND PRICING.