Technology Based Social Skills Group-Teaching Your Youth Socialization Skills While Using Technology

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Independence
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

About

This group will run for 8 weeks with two BCBAs as facilitators, mediating the discussions on various topics. The aims include youths socializing, learning about how to identify friends and skills to maintain friendships while providing a platform to build social skills, and using technology to do it!

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

8

Session dates

Mondays for 8 weeks: January 9, 16, 23 & 30, February 6, 13, 27 & March 6
Time: 4pm - 5pm

Duration

8 weeks

Targeted Consultation

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Self-regulation

About

Individualized targeted 3 session consultation to work on a specific goal. These may include: functional skills such as toileting, eating, hygeine; communication goals (i.e., functional communication); identifying alternatives to disruptive behaviour, etc.

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

2

Session dates

Week of March 1

Duration

1.5-2 hours

Social Groups (4-6)

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
For help with:
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills

About

This skills group will aim to teach preschool and kindergarten learners prosocial skills for transitioning into the demands of a school setting. Learners will focus on school readiness skills, play skills, as well as self-awareness skills. This social skills group will provide learners with an opportunity to explore and practice social skills such as asking for help, greeting peers, turn taking, asking peers to play, and joining in on other peers’ play. Through a variety of facilitated activities, this group will also help learners identify and practice skills needed for managing their emotions and learning to cooperate with other peers.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

5

Duration

1 hour

Social Groups (7-11)

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
For help with:
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

About

This skills group will aim to teach school aged learners’ important social skill for engaging in social play and social interactions, building friendships with peers, as well as managing emotions in challenging social settings. Learners will have the opportunity to identify their social strengths as well as an opportunity to practice play skills, language skills, self-regulation skills and school readiness skills. This social skills group will provide a variety of facilitated activities that will encourage learners to connect with peers, enhance their self-awareness skills and practice problem solving and cooperation skills.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

6

Session dates

Group 2: January 17 - March 7: 4:00-5:00

Duration

1 hour

Sensory Yoga

In-person
Location:Timmins
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour
  • Self-regulation
  • Transitions

About

Sensory Yoga classes consist of yoga postures, breathing techniques and relaxation. Classes are held for children with sensory differences. Programs are adaptable to individual needs. Benefits include improved balance, coordination and strength. Learn practical tools to help manage stress and create a calm and focused mind. Learn in a safe and enjoyable environment with an occupational therapist certified to deliver sensory yoga.

Details

Available Spaces

4 children per month

Session dates

Weekly 45min

Wednesdays at 4pm

Sensory Survival Course

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation

About

Sensory Survival Course is designed to equip caregivers to better understand their child’s sensory differences and to learn strategies for how they can best support their child’s sensory differences.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Unlimited

Session dates

Bi-Weekly

Nov: French – Wednesdays at 10am: Nov 9 and 23rd
Jan: English – Mondays at 1pm: Jan 16 & 30, 2023
Feb: English – Tuesdays at 6pm: Feb 7 & 21, 2023
Mar: French – Tuesdays at 6pm: Mar 7 & 21, 2023

Duration

2 x 1.5hr

From Fearful to Fun – How to help children with selective feeding

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Feeding
  • Picky Eaters

About

Mealtimes can be full of stress and overwhelm for families with a picky eater, Rachel and Julie provide a team perspective (OT and SLP) to provide caregivers with an understanding of why children may be “picky eaters” and how parents can support their child to become more open to trying and exploring new foods. Make mealtimes fun again by learning tips for gradually increasing your child’s interest in new or less-preferred foods.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Unlimited

Session dates

Bi-Weekly for 3 sessions – 1.5hr/session

Jan/Feb: Mondays at 1pm: Jan 9, 23, and Feb 6, 2023
Feb/Mar: Mondays at 9am: Feb 13, 27, Mar 13, 2023

Duration

1.5 hours x 3 sessions

Fine Motor Workshop

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
For help with:
  • Early Learning
  • Independence
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building

About

This caregiver workshop is designed to give caregivers a better understanding of what fine motor skills are expected for their child, why fine motor skills are important, and simple tips for supporting fine motor skills at home. It includes a quick consultation phone call of up to 30 minutes to discuss how the strategies can be implemented and/or individualized.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Unlimited

Session dates

January 25th at 10am
February 28th at 6pm French
March 8th at 10am English

Duration

1.5 hour workshop + up to 30min phone/email consult check-in

Using Visuals to Teach!

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:FIREFLY
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Visuals

About

Parents of children with ASD will learn how to use visuals to support the learning and understanding of new concepts. Parents will learn how visuals can fit into existing daily interactions and routines and how they can be phased out over time. Parents will also learn how to use visuals to break big skills down into small steps, to make it easier to learn new concepts/skills.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

10

Session dates

Start:

Jan 9 - 6:30 CST

End:
One month past each group workshop

Duration

Includes a 30 minute group training, plus a one hour individualized follow-up coaching session for those interested. This session will need to be scheduled with the service provider following registration.

Supporting Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Anxiety

 
Virtual only program
Location:Kenora
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:FIREFLY
For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mental health

About

This one-hour presentation offers strategies to support children and youth who experience ASD and anxiety.  

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10

Session dates

February 16 – 7-8 pm CST

Duration

1 hour workshop

Enhancing Independent Behaviours (EIB)

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Transitions
  • Visuals

About

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

1 participant (individualized service)

Who is Eligible:

1 hour per session

Session dates

Wednesday January 11, 2023 to Wednesday March 1, 2023 @ 6-7pm
Thursday January 12, 2023 to Thursday March 2, 2023 @ 1:30-2:30pm

Duration

1 hour per session

Sibshops – An opportunity for the Siblings of Children with ASD

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Siblings
  • Social Skills
  • Teens

About

Register for 1 session or all 11, as each session will be different interactive fun activities. Sibshops is an opportunity for the siblings of children with ASD to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting. In a fun and relaxing atmosphere, facilitators will provide opportunities to discuss common joys and concerns, how to handle commonly experienced situations, and a venue to learn more about the implication of their siblings’ special needs.

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

Max 5 in person & Max 5 virtual

Session dates

Thursday, January 26th @ 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, February 23rd @ 4:30-6:30pm
Thursday, March 23rd @ 4:30-6:30pm

Duration

2 hours per session

Psychology Drop-In Clinics

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Mariani and Associates
For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Depression
  • Mental health
  • Teens

About

We are pleased to offer drop-in clinics to access a 50-minute consultation session with Dr. Price. This service would be appropriate for caregivers of children of any age or adolescents who wish to have an individual consultation themselves. Clients will be able to schedule a time during one of the clinic days, where they are able to discuss any current mental health concerns, learning basic strategies that can be implemented at home and in the community, and to receive recommendations to plan for next steps.

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

1 adolescent/caregiver/family per session; 3 sessions per clinic day

Session dates

December 16, 2022: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
January 13, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
January 27, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
February 10, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
February 24, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
March 10, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
March 24, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Duration

50-minute individual sessions

Facing Your Fears (FYF) Group for Children

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Mariani and Associates
For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mental health
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation

About

Facing Your Fears (FYF) is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) program for children and youth with ASD who experience significant symptoms of anxiety. This group focuses on helping children and their caregivers in identifying worries, developing coping strategies, and practicing managing anxiety. This group consists of 12 weekly in person sessions. Caregiver AND child participation in each session is required.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

6 children + 6 caregivers (one per child)-closed group (i.e., the same children and accompanying caregivers attend each of the 12 sessions within same group)

Who is Eligible:

This group is intended for children ages 8 to 13 years who have heightened level of anxiety (e.g., worries or fears), are verbal/conversational, and reading at the Grade 2 level or above. Initial screening for eligibility is required to ensure that the group will be a good fit for each participant.

Session dates

Tuesdays @ 3:30 starting on January 10th

Duration

1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)

Understanding Relationships with Circles®

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Visuals

About

Based on the Circles® Curriculum, parents will join a virtual group session to learn about one strategy we can use to teach about different degrees of talk, touch, and trust associated with various people in their child’s life. This program fosters communication about social and relationship boundaries and helps parents develop a visual support to teach these concepts to their child.
In the weeks following the virtual group session, we will meet individually with each family (virtual or in person) up to 3 more times to support the development of their own individualized ‘Circles’ that can be used for reference within the home. We will discuss any successes or barriers to using this visual to explain these concepts to your child, and whether any ‘tweaking’ has to be made to make the visual more effective for you and your child.
It is recommended that your child not attend the virtual workshop; however, it may be appropriate for them to attend follow-up consultations with their parent and the facilitator.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

5 spaces per group

Session dates

Group 2: January 17th, 2023, with 2-3 individual follow-up consultations

Duration

2-hour workshop, with up to 6 hours follow-up individualized coaching

The Incredible 5-Point Scale

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Social Skills
  • Visuals

About

In our virtual group session, we will discuss a strategy that may help with communication around emotional or social scenarios: The Incredible 5-Point Scale. Children or youth who are interested in learning about the strategy for themselves are welcome to join their parents!
In the weeks following, we will meet individually with each family (virtual or in person) up to 3 more times to support the development of their own individualized scales that can be used within the home. We will discuss any successes or barriers to using the scales and whether any ‘tweaking’ has to be made to make the scales more effective for you and your family.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

5 spaces per group

Session dates

Group 3: January 30th, 2022, with 2-3 individual follow-up consultations

Duration

2-hour workshop, with up to 6 hours follow-up individualized coaching

Vocational Workshop

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
For help with:
  • Employment
  • Life Skills
  • Teens
  • Vocational skills

About

Want to learn how to make money? Want to learn how to volunteer? Are you ready to join the workforce? Join us from the comfort of your own home to learn how to pursue jobs you might be interested in. By the end of the group, you’ll know how to search online for jobs, you’ll know what you need to write a resume you can hand out to potential employers, and you’ll have practice with an ‘actual’ interview situation. Take the next steps toward being a part of your community!
Fine print for caregivers: Participants will join group sessions online with 1-2 facilitators. Peers will learn alongside each other how to search for employment (volunteer or paid), actively apply for jobs, and participate in interviews. Participants will be expected to complete a mock interview in their final session individually with a novel facilitator (i.e., not with the whole group present) so they may demonstrate the skills they learned in the previous 7 sessions.

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

8 spaces per group

Who is Eligible:

Not suitable for youth with severe challenging behaviours that place themselves or others at risk when in the community; youth who are unable to navigate a computer independently.

Session dates

Group 2: February 8th – March 29th, 2023
*Only need to register for 1 group; all sessions run from 6-8pm

Duration

2hr session per week

Toileting Workshop + 1 hour virtual Consultation

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Algoma
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Toileting

About

This workshop will discuss strategies that are proven effective when teaching toileting skills. Participants will gain knowledge of steps of toilet training, teaching strategies to implement during the toilet training journey. This is accompanied by a one-hour follow up consultation to support implementation into the home setting.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10 spaces

Session dates

Jan 20th : 9am-11am

Duration

2 hour workshop with 1 hour consultation/coaching

Teaching Daily Living Skills + 1 hr virtual consultation

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Algoma
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building

About

In this workshop you will learn practical strategies to teach your child daily living skills such as handwashing, brushing teeth, getting dressed or taking a shower. Strategies include learning how to break down a skill into smaller parts and how to use motivation to encourage success. This is accompanied by a one-hour follow up consultation to support with how to teach the daily living skill in the home setting.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10 spaces

Session dates

February 3rd, 2022

Duration

2 hour workshop + a 1 hour consultation/coaching

Global Transitions-Big Changes, Big Feelings

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Algoma
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Anxiety
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
  • Transitions

About

Participants will learn the strategies to apply prior to a big life change and how to cope with the change. Big transitions may include moving, going to preschool, moving to a new school, having a new sibling, death of someone close, divorce, etc.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Unlimited

Session dates

Oct 4th:2pm-4pm, March 7th:2pm-4pm

Duration

2 hour workshop

Day to Day Transitions

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Algoma
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Anxiety
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building
  • Transitions

About

Difficulties with transitions are common challenges associated with an ASD diagnosis. This 2-hour group workshop will involve learning opportunities to explore several evidence-based strategies to support with everyday transitions such as going to the grocery store, leaving the house for recreational activities, morning/bedtime routines

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Unlimited

Session dates

Feb 27th: 3pm-5pm

Duration

2 hour workshop

Understanding Behaviour: Why are they doing that?

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Algoma
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Skill Building

About

In this presentation, participants will learn how to define behaviour, including examples of appropriate and challenging behaviour. Participants will learn how to apply the Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence (A-B-C) Model, looking at the different functions of behaviour and general teaching strategies

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Unlimited

Session dates

March 24th: 10am-12pm

Duration

2 hour workshop

Brief Behavioural Consultation

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:ABA Educator (Kelly Alves)
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Skill Building

About

Are you a caregiver of a young child recently diagnosed with ASD? Do you have questions about ASD symptoms, or where to begin with planning services? Would you like to learn some easy ways to add ABA-based teaching into your child’s everyday routines? Or are you a caregiver of a pre-teen/teenager looking to address new skills and challenges that come with maturing?
A Brief Behaviour Consultation is a flexible way for caregivers to connect with a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). A 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.
During this consultation we can discuss strategies related to a single skill acquisition or behaviour reduction goal you have for your child. Caregivers will leave the consult appointment with a specific, measurable goal, as well as a few strategies that can be implemented during family routines.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

1 Family per consult

Session dates

November 24, 2022: 10am, 11:30 am, 6pm
January 20, 2023: 10am, 11:30 am, 6pm
February 20, 2023: 10am, 11:30 am, 6pm
March 10, 2023: 10am, 11:30 am, 6pm

Duration

1 hour consultation with ½ hour follow up: Follow up appointment determined with family during consult.

Speech and Language Individual Consultations

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Social Skills

About

"These individual consultations are designed to allow for caregivers the opportunity to discuss 1-2 concerns they have about their child’s speech and language development. Families will meet with a registered Speech-Language Pathologist for a 1:1 consultation, which will last 45-50 minutes and be offered virtually. During the session, strategies and goals will be shared with the caregivers to ensure that they have the knowledge and confidence required to allow them to help their child become a more effective communicator. Topics discussed would be beneficial for children who are not yet using verbal words to communicate, use a limited number of words, communicate with a communication device (i.e. PECS, Proloquo, SnapCore), struggle to produce speech sounds, communicate using incomplete sentences, or have difficulties with social communication and interaction with peers. No matter what the need is, we can help!

At initial contact with the family, discussion about whether the child should be present for a part of the session will take place, should it allow for better caregiver coaching. At the end of each session, families will be provided with strategies and tips that will be helpful to their unique situation, which can be implemented with the child within their daily routines at home!"

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

63

Session dates

Beginning the week of August 1st - Week of December 19th 2022
Wednesdays at 12:30
Wednesdays at 1:30
Thursdays at 12:00

Duration

Each individual consultation would be up to 45 minutes

Managing Challenging Behaviours for Caregivers Group Condensed Workshop

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation

About

This caregiver group involves participation in a Parent Management Training (Kazdin, 2008) program that aims to enhance parenting skills to improve challenging behaviours in children, such as aggression, hyperactivity, and non-compliance. The training will take place virtually in a group session. Handouts will be emailed to participants prior to each scheduled session.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

12 caregivers/group; closed group (i.e., same 12 caregivers attend each of the 12 sessions within same group)

Session dates

FRENCH November 27, 2022 from 1 to 4pm
ENGLISH February 5, 2023 from 1 to 4pm
FRENCH March 26, 2023 from 1 to 4pm

Managing Challenging Behaviours - Caregivers Group

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation

About

This caregiver group involves participation in a Parent Management Training (Kazdin, 2008) program that aims to enhance parenting skills to manage challenging behaviours in children, such as aggression, hyperactivity, and non-compliance. The training will take place virtually in a group session. Handouts will be emailed to participants prior to each scheduled session.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

12 caregivers/group; closed group (i.e., same 12 caregivers attend each of the 12 sessions within same group)

Session dates

Winter 2023 Group:
Wednesdays (7:00pm to 8:30pm) beginning on January 18, 2023 and running to March 8, 2023

Resilience Builder Group for Children

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Mariani and Associates
For help with:
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Mental health
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation

About

The Resilience Builder Program (Alvord, Zucker, & Grados, 2011) is designed to support children in Grades 5 through 8 to bounce back from stress by developing resilience and protective factors, such as self-awareness, self-regulation, flexible thinking, and social competence. All materials will be provided.
Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

6 clients; closed group (i.e., same 6 clients attend all 12 sessions)

Who is Eligible:

Due to the nature of this group, sessions are not intended for children with intellectual disabilities or significant learning problems. Eligibility to be determined at intake. Those not appropriate for this group will be directed to more appropriate services.

Session dates

Wednesdays (3:30pm to 5:00pm) beginning on January 4, 2023 and running to March 29, 2023
(Note: there is an additional week to account for March break)

Duration

12, 1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)

Short-Term Individual Counselling for Caregivers and Adolescents

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
For help with:
  • Anger
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Depression
  • Life Skills
  • Mental health
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Transitions

About

This service is intended for caregivers or adolescents (age 13+) to receive direct individual support from a psychologist or clinical associate working under the supervision of Dr. Stephanie Price or Dr. Matias Mariani to address challenges related to a range of issues (e.g., family problems, parenting stress, bullying at school, worries, etc.). The goal is to provide time-limited counselling to better manage emotions, improve problem- solving, and learn various coping skills.

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

12 spaces; same client attends all 8 individual sessions (this is not a group)

Who is Eligible:

Due to the nature of counselling, sessions are not intended for clients with intellectual disabilities or significant learning problems. Eligibility to be determined at intake. Those not appropriate for counselling will be directed to more appropriate services.

Session dates

8-session block of individual counselling to be carried out between January 3, 2023 and to March 31, 2023. Sessions dates and times will be customized to the client’s needs and in keeping with therapist availability. Administrative staff will contact individual registrants to schedule appointments directly.

Duration

50-minute sessions, on a weekly or biweekly basis

Learn the Skills to Toilet Train your Child

 
Virtual only program
Location:N/A
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Skill Building
  • Toileting
  • Webinar

About

Teaching Parents to toilet train their child: 1:1 consult

We will train parents via telehealth and provide a few 1:1 consults specific to the implementation of teaching their child.
This toilet training program reviewed with participants comes from Dr. Natalie Paquet Croteau’s recent article published in the Journal of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

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

Toileting phases

• Research supported strategies
• Child centered approach to toileting
• Collecting and interpreting data
• Reinforcement and troubleshooting

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10

Who is Eligible:

This service aims to support parents and caregivers of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to teach toileting skills.

Duration

2 hours

Navigating a Diagnosis: What You Want to Know & What You Need to Know (Parent Workshop)

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building
  • Transitions

About

This workshop and consultation series is recommended for families whose child has recently received an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. After receiving news of a diagnosis, families will navigate through a lot of information to make important decisions about next steps. This series offers 3 workshops, along with 3, 1:1, 30-minute consultations with a BCBA-D. Workshop 1 will provide an overview of various services recommended to families with a child with ASD. Workshop 2 will provide an overview of Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and why ABA is well suited to address ASD. If seeking ABA based services, this information is key for knowing what to look for in providers and how caregiver involvement is key to helping children reach their full potential. Workshop 3 will review things to do as you wait for service that will aid in developing skills and routines in the home to maximize learning from the get-go. The initial consultation is aimed at gathering information that will be pertinent to focusing the workshops on the audience attending, with follow up consultations occurring after Workshop 3 which will focus on implementing ABA strategies in the home with coaching from a BCBA-D.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

8

Session dates

Workshop Dates:
Monday, February 6, February 13 & February 27, 2023 Time 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Consult 1 begins week of January 30 (to be scheduled with family)
Consult 2 begins week of February 20 (to be scheduled with family)
Consult 3 begins week of February 27 (to be scheduled with family)

Duration

3, 2 hour workshops & 3, 30 minute, 1:1 consultation (Total Duration: 7.5 hours)

Social Groups (4-6)

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
For help with:
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills

About

This skills group will aim to teach preschool and kindergarten learners prosocial skills for transitioning into the demands of a school setting. Learners will focus on school readiness skills, play skills, as well as self-awareness skills. This social skills group will provide learners with an opportunity to explore and practice social skills such as asking for help, greeting peers, turn taking, asking peers to play, and joining in on other peers’ play. Through a variety of facilitated activities, this group will also help learners identify and practice skills needed for managing their emotions and learning to cooperate with other peers.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

5

Who is Eligible:

This skills group will aim to teach preschool and kindergarten learners ages 4 - 6.

Session dates

January 17th to March 7th: 4:00-5:00

Duration

1 hour

Understanding AAC: What to choose and why

 
Virtual only program
Location:N/A
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates
For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Webinar

About

This interactive workshop, run by a Speech-Language Pathologist will review a variety of AAC programs and low tech devices to help families understand their differences, benefits and why certain options may be better for their children based on their age, skill set, and development. She will provide a brief overview of what things to consider in choosing a device and tips on where to start. It will be followed by a question answer period to provide families with the opportunity to make individualized inquiries.

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

20

Who is Eligible:

Reserved for children and families who are not engaged in a similar service with another provider.
Children will be screened prior to this program to ensure child is the right fit for this program.

Session dates

January 13, 2023 at 6h00PM

Duration

2 hours

Confidence & Bullying Prevention

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Superior Life Skills
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Social Skills

About

Confidence and Bullying Prevention is a program designed by Model Me Kids. The program provides tools for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. Through videos, a workbook, discussions and activities, the program will cover:

• Self-Advocacy
• Peer Pressure
• Choosing Friends
• Building Strengths
• Visualization
• Positive Self-Talk
• Scripting
• Stay with Others
• Telling Isn't Tattling
• Walk Tall

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

5

Who is Eligible:

This program is designed for children between the ages of 9-12 years old.

Session dates

January 19th, 2023
6h40 - 7h40

Duration

60 minutes

Sibshops

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills
For help with:
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building

About

Join us for a March Break camp, just for the siblings.

Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun.

This all-day session includes snacks and lunch. Our 5 day camp includes snacks and lunch.

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

20

Who is Eligible:

This service is intended for those who can participate in a group setting without additional support. For example, Sibshops would not be a good fit if the sibling needed a support person in the school environment. Applicable ages would be 5-18. Participants can register for the full 5 day camp. Each day will be different.

Session dates

March 13th, 2023
9h00 - 3h30

Duration

6.5 hours

Building social skills to achieve healthy socio-sexuality

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Early Learning
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • School Age
  • Sexuality
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
  • Webinar

About

Learning social behaviour begins quite early in life. As we navigate this social world, we develop appropriate skills to the context of situations for healthy sexuality. For parents and children with ASD, this social world can become frightening. This interactive webinar will support families in developing useful social repertoires amongst their peers and the world around them. Kids should learn these skills as soon as possible to protect them from being vulnerable to certain situations. These tools will be shared with parents and individual consultations will target one appropriate social skill to maintain healthy boundaries.

*Webinar will be in English, however, consultations are available en français

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

No limit for webinar, 10 spaces available for consultations

Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for severe sexual behaviours, which should be referred to a BCBA.

Session dates

January 21, 2023

Duration

2 hour webinar, 3 follow up consultations per participant

Transitions Made Easy

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Employment
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Transitions
  • Vocational skills

About

Transitions can be difficult for children and youth with ASD, but they don’t have to be. Parents will be provided with the tools, education and knowledge for advocacy skills and navigating systems seamlessly in order to support their child to experience smooth transitions. Sectors included can be between years of study and/or between school settings, secondary and post-secondary or for the adult sector, work force and community settings. These individual consultations and relevant ressources will be child/youth specific in response to their personal strengths, needs and specific needs of the family.

*Webinar will be in English, however, consultations are available en français

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

20 per session

Who is Eligible:

These individual consultations and relevant resources will be child/youth specific in response to their personal strengths, needs and specific needs of the family.

Session dates

January 7, 2023

Duration

2 sessions of 1 hour - individual consultations

Learn the Skills to Toilet Train your Child

Location:N/A
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.

About

Toileting is an essential milestone for all individuals to acquire and 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 workshop includes teaching:
• Toileting phases
• Research supported strategies
• Child centered approach to toileting
• Collecting and interpreting data
• Reinforcement and troubleshooting

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

10

Duration

2 hours

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Navigating a Diagnosis: What You Want to Know & What You Need to Know (Parent Workshop)

Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.

About

This series is recommended for families who have recently received a diagnosis for their child. In the midst of receiving a diagnosis, families will navigate through a lot of information and make decisions about next steps. This series offers 3 workshops, along with 3, 1:1, 30-minute consultations with a BCBA-D. Workshop 1 will provide an overview of various services recommended to families with a child with ASD. Workshop 2 will provide an overview of Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and why ABA is well suited to address ASD. If seeking ABA based services, this information is key for knowing what to look for in providers and how caregiver involvement is key to helping children reach their full potential. Workshop 3 will review things to do as you wait for service that will aid in developing skills and routines in the home to maximize learning from the get-go. The initial consultation is aimed at gathering information that will be pertinent to focusing the workshops on the audience attending, with follow up consultations occurring after Workshop 3 which will focus on implementing ABA strategies in the home with coaching from a BCBA-D.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

8

Session dates

Workshop Dates: October 25, November 1, and November 8, 2022 Workshop Times 6:30pm-8:30pm
Consult 1 begins week of October 17 (to be scheduled with family) Consult 2 begins week of November 14 (to be scheduled with family) Consult 3 begins week of November 21 (to be scheduled with family)

Duration

6 to 7 weeks

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Understanding, Preventing, and Responding to Problem Behaviour!

Location:Other
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.

About

This workshop aims to outline strategies on reducing transition related problem behaviours. We will review how to establish positive rapport, specific steps to cue your child of upcoming changes, ways to prevent and deescalate behaviours and deciding when the advance notice is viable with the aim of reducing problem behaviours as a whole.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

10

Session dates

Workshop (English) Monday, November 28, 2022 Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Duration

2 hours

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

More Than Words® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder or Social Communication Difficulties

Location:Other
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy

About

The More Than Words Program was designed for parents of children on the autism spectrum and with other social communication difficulties. Addressing the unique needs of these children, the program provides parents with the tools, strategies and support they need to help their children reach their full communication potential.

More Than Words does this by empowering parents to help your child reach the following three goals:
1. Improved social communication and back-and-forth interactions
2. Improved play skills
3. Improved imitation skills

As a parent and/or caregiver, here are some of the valuable things that are learned when attending the More Than Words Program:
-What motivates your child to communicate
-How to use your knowledge about your child to set appropriate and realistic goals
-How to make interactions with your child last longer
-Tips for using pictures and print to help your child’s understanding
-Strategies for how to talk so that your child understands you
-Strategies for developing your child’s play skills
-Ways to help your child make friends

Program Components
-Informative and personal classes for small groups of parents
-A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist who leads the program and has received special training from The Hanen Centre
-A pre-program consultation for you and your child with your speech-language pathologist
-Individual video feedback sessions of you interacting with your child, so you can “see” what is helping and what else you can do
-Individual video feedback of your child playing with another child so you can “see” how you help their interaction

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

6-8 (The same families participate in the entire program)

Session dates

Start dates:
Fall 2022 – Tuesdays - September 13th 2022 (from 9:30am-12:00pm)
Winter 2023 – Tuesdays - January 3rd 2023 (from 9:30am-12:00pm)

End dates:
Fall 2022 session: December 6th 2022
Winter 2023 session: March 28th 2023

Duration

9 x 2.5 hours of workshop (once per week) with Individual Video feedback Consultations on the remaining 4 weeks (a total of 4 videos)

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

TalkAbility™ — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Verbal Children on the Autism Spectrum

Location:Other
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy

About

The early years are especially crucial for verbal children on the autism spectrum because they still face special communication challenges. Often, these children find it difficult to:
- Have conversations with others
- Play with children their own age
- Talk about things that interest someone else
- Change a routine without becoming frustrated

If you’ve noticed more than one of these difficulties in your child, the TalkAbility Program can help. Specifically designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 years and up with social communication difficulties, the TalkAbility Program teaches parents practical ways to help their child learn people skills.

By “people skills”, we mean the ability to “tune in” to the thoughts and feelings of others by paying attention to non-verbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, eye gaze, and tone of voice. The ability to consider other points of view and to have empathy for others is essential for successful conversations and for making friends. Children with social communication difficulties require extra help to develop these skills.

When you take the TalkAbility Program, you’ll learn:
- How your child carries on conversation and the next steps to take to help him have back-and-forth conversations
- How to encourage your child to pay attention to the social messages people send non-verbally
- How to talk so your child can tune in to what others are thinking ; help them appreciate another person<s feelings and point of view
- How to help your child tell stories and play imaginatively
- How to help your child make friends

Program Components
- Informative and personal classes for small groups of parents
- A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist who leads the program and has received special training from The Hanen Centre
- A pre-program consultation for you and your child with your speech-language pathologist
- Individual video feedback sessions of you interacting with your child, so you can “see” what is helping and what else you can do
- Individual video feedback of your child playing with another child so you can “see” how you help their interaction

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

6-8 (The same families participate in the entire program)

Session dates

Start:
Fall 2022 – Tuesdays - September 13th 2022 (from 9:30am-12:00pm)

End:
Fall 2022 session: December 6th 2022

Duration

9 x 2.5 hours of workshop (once per week) with Individual Video feedback Consultations on the remaining 4 weeks (a total of 4 videos)

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

RUBI Parent Training

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North

About

The RUBI Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviours is intended to equip parents with a variety of techniques and tools that can help minimize disruptive behaviours and increase desired behaviours. It provides families with a wealth of information that can assist in their day-to-day planning for their child by including teaching opportunities for play skills, daily living skills as well as opportunities to apply behaviour management skills for encouraging desired behaviours.

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

Individual

Duration

1.5 hour sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Think Good/Feel Good

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North

About

The Think Good Feel Good program uses a cognitive behavioural approach to explore and test thoughts as well as learn alternative cognitive and behavioural skills. The program helps learners explore their thoughts and feelings and understand the impact these have on their actions. The goal of the program is to gain greater control over what happens in our lives while increasing overall happiness.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

2 per round (6 total)

Session dates

Week of January 9 - February 27

Duration

1.5 - 2 hour sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

FUN WHILE ENHANCING FUNCTION WITH AN OT

Location:Other
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

Consult and collaboratively work with an Occupational Therapist to identify concerns related to fine motor skills, visual motor skills (paper and pencil, cutting), self-regulation, self-care skills as well as areas of sensory processing affecting the child’s functional skills in their everyday life.

Details

Available Spaces

5

Duration

6 sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

LET’S TALK: SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND BEYOND

Location:Other
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

A Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct a parent interview and screen your child to determine speech, language and/or social communication skills. Based on parent focus and child’s skill level, SLP will work with child, demonstrate strategies and coach the caregiver in order to facilitate learning and help transition skills to home.

Details

Available Spaces

6

Duration

6 sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CLINIC WITH FOLLOW UP CAREGIVER TRAINING

Location:Thunder Bay
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

Caregivers will work together with the Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist and BCBA, to choose a couple goals. They will then have six hours of 1:1 coaching and/or consultations with any of the professionals, based on what the needs and goals are.

Following a brief screening by the team, you will discuss strategies related to skill acquisition or a behaviour of concern that the family may find challenging. Caregivers will leave the initial consult with specific, measurable goals. The professionals will develop strategies and will then help coach the family or work with the child directly for the remaining sessions.

Details

Available Spaces

3 per session

Duration

1 hour clinic; 6 hours follow up coaching as individually set out with family

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Being the Boss of My Emotions group program

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

During this fun group format program, children will learn to self – manage emotional and behavioural responses using Applied Behaviour Analysis and The Zones of Regulation Curriculum in order to be able to continue to engage in learning activities, maintain social relationships and maintain their well – being. 

Objective: Students in this group will learn to identify: 
- Emotions in themselves  
- Emotional/behavioural responses to the environment 
- Coping strategies to self-regulate their emotional/behavioural responses 
- Problem solving related to emotional/behavioural responses 
- The teaching will be done using evidence-based best practices for individuals with ASD.  

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

6 each session 

Duration

10 weeks each

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Tips and Tricks for Picky Eaters

Location:Kenora
Provider:FIREFLY

About

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 may also be scheduled during the week following the presentation.

Details

Available Spaces

10

Duration

1.5 hour group workshop, with optional 1 hour 1:1 follow up consultation session with either OT or SLP, depending on areas of need. Follow up appointments scheduled following each group session.

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Learning about Social Skills for My Child with ASD

Location:Kenora
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:FIREFLY

About

Educational sessions for caregivers wanting to learn more about ASD and social skills. Over the course of these four 1 hour sessions, caregivers will learn about why social language is important, what the key components of social language are, and how to help your child learn about neurotypical communication. Each session will discuss a different topic and will build on the previous one. If you are unable to attend all 4 sessions, you are still welcome to attend.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

No limit

Duration

1 hour each session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Conversation Cues

Location:Other
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

About

Conversation Cues is an 11-week evidence-based social skills program delivered virtually for students aged 9 – 17 years of age.

Topics include:
When to start a conversation
How to start a conversation
Take turns appropriately
Maintain conversation with peers
Talk on topic
Identifies disbelief & responds appropriately
Identifies confused, bored, not interested vs. interested & responds appropriately
Learn how to identify your cues
How to end a conversation

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

6

Duration

1 hour per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Zones of Regulation (Beginner) -parent participation needed

Location:Other
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

About

Beginner Zones will focus on identifying emotions and the Zones of Regulation®. Flexible thinking, inner coaching, and calming strategies will be explored virtually.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

6 youth & 6 caregivers

Duration

1.0 hour for sessions and 2 x ½ hour for parents only sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Zones of Regulation (Next Steps) for ages 8-12 years old

Location:Other
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

About

The Next Step (8-12 year olds) will review emotions and zones and focus on the identification of moving through the zones. Strategies to increase ability to self-calm, increase alertness, and increase awareness of potential triggers.

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

6 participants

Session dates

Tuesday, September 13th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, September 20th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, September 27th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, October 4th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, October 11th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, October 18th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, October 25th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, November 1st @ 5:30pm-6:30pm
Tuesday, November 8th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm

**Parents only sessions (pre and post)
Tuesday, September 6th @5:30pm-6:00pm
Tuesday, November 15th @ 5:30pm-6:00pm

Duration

1 hour session for participants and 2 x ½ hr sessions for parents only sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Focused Consultative ABA Services with BCBA

Location:Thunder Bay
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

About

GJCC Focused Consultative ABA services (using the techniques and strategies of Applied Behaviour Analysis – ABA) can help individuals learn new skills, cope with, and tolerate different situations, and decrease some challenging behaviours. Individualized plans will include 1 goal, which is then broken into smaller steps through teaching strategies. Some examples are:
- Improving social skills, taking turns
- Following instructions, transitioning between activities, following a schedule
- Learning to care for personal needs, like: getting dressed, teeth brushing, basic daily self care

You will guide the process. Together, we will talk about your needs, goals, and what you and your child/youth need support with. Do not worry; we will help give clinical recommendations if you do not know where to start.

When you have selected the goal, we will observe and assess your child/youth to see his/her current strengths and needs. Our clinical team will create an individualized 10-week plan for your child/youth based on your goals. Your child/youth will be working 1-1 with a Behavioural Therapist to deliver the plan with the Clinical Supervision of the BCBA.  There are also opportunities for caregiver mediated coaching throughout the 8 weeks of sessions. All services can be delivered virtually or in-person, as determined in collaboration with your child/youth’s Behaviour Clinician (BCBA).  These goals can happen in a variety of environments based on needs and consents.

Details

Available Spaces

3 blocks

Duration

1 hour session X 2 per week; plus 1 hour parent goal meeting, plus 2 hour observation, plus 1 hour parent debrief

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Children’s Friendship Training

Location:Other
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

About

Children’s Friendship Training is an evidence based interactive program delivered in module sessions in which children and families develop and practice social skills necessary to initiate and maintain meaningful peer relationships.  Caregiver’s attend sessions at the same time as their children/youth.

Through ten modules, children will learn to make phone calls, host play-dates, maintain play, share in the interests of others’, and respond appropriately to bullying/teasing. During these sessions caregivers will learn how to support their children in the exciting new world of social opportunities. 

Facilitators will complete a pre-screening tool with families expressing an interest in participating.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

6 youth & 6 caregivers per series = 24

Session dates

Series #2 (Must attend all 9 sessions) (ages 9-12)
Tuesday, July 5th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 12th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 19th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, July 26th @1:30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday, August 2nd @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 9th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 16th @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 23rd @1:30pm-3:00pm
Tuesday, August 30th @1:30pm-3:00pm

Pre and post parents only sessions:*

Tuesday July 5th, 2022 @ 1:00pm-1:30pm
Tuesday August 30th, 2022 @ 3:00pm-3:30pm

Duration

1.5 hours

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

PEERS

Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

About

PEERS is a 14-week evidence-based social skills program delivered virtually for students aged 12 – 17. There is a weekly mandatory parent session.

Topics include:
How to use appropriate conversational skills
How to find common interests by trading information
How to appropriately use humour
How to handle rejection, teasing and bullying
How to handle rumours and gossip
How to be a good host during get-togethers
How to make phone calls to friends
How to be a good sport
How to handle arguments and disagreements
How to change a bad reputation (by investigating one new extracurricular activity)

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

6 teens and 6 caregivers = 12

Session dates

(

Duration

1.5 hours teens 1 hour caregiver = 2.5

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Managing Challenging Behaviours for Caregivers Group

Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates

About

This caregiver group involves participation in a Parent Management Training (Kazdin, 2008) program that aims to enhance parenting skills to improve challenging behaviours in children, such as aggression, hyperactivity, and non-compliance. The training will take place virtually in a group session. Handouts will be emailed to participants prior to each scheduled session.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

12 caregivers/group; closed group (i.e., same 12 caregivers attend each of the 12 sessions within same group)

Duration

12, 1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Resilience Builder Program – Caregiver Edition

Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates

About

The Resilience Builder Program (Alvord, Zucker, & Grados, 2011) is designed to support children, aged 9 to 12 years, to bounce back from stress by developing resilience and protective factors, such as self- awareness, self-regulation, flexible thinking, and social competence. This virtual caregiver group intends to provide program material and psychoeducation regarding the above topics for caregivers to didactically support the needs of their child(ren) at home. All materials will be provided.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

12 clients; closed group (i.e., same 12 clients attend all 6 sessions)

Session dates

Mondays at 3h30 pm beginning September 19, 2022 and running to November 7, 2022

Duration

1.5-hour sessions (9 hours in total)

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

SibShops

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services

About

SibShops are events which provide 8-13 year old brothers and sisters of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) an opportunity to meet other siblings in a relaxed, recreational setting.
SibShops intersperse information and discussion activities with high-energy games, new friends, and craft activities to get children talking, laughing, and learning. An introduction to ASD will be included to provide participants with a better understanding of the disorder and how it may impact their sibling.

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

8 spaces per group

Duration

12hrs in total per group

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

JASPER for Children over 4

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology

About

Following brief assessment of language and play skills, child-parent dyads participate in 20 programming sessions of up to 1-hour (2 times weekly) based upon evidence based naturalistic developmental and behavioural principles. Sessions will increase child play and language skills, as well as caregiver confidence in teaching their child new skills. This service is intended for caregivers and children with ASD who are between the age of 4 and 8, minimally verbal and/or who use little appropriate independent or creative play.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Duration

1 hour session, twice weekly

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

PEERS® (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills)

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology

About

PEERS® is an evidence-based social skills program designed to improve social interactions for youth who want to learn how to make and keep friends. During the 12 weekly 1.5 hour group sessions, specific social skills will be taught, and participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills during fun activities and role playing. There will be weekly corresponding homework assignments, therefore parent support is strongly encouraged. Caregivers also participate in two, 1-hour phone or video sessions with one of the facilitators to discuss their child progress and strategies to help them. Appropriate for youth between 13 and 16 years with ASD who have friendship problems, agree to participate voluntarily and to attend weekly. A screening questionnaire will be completed prior to the start date to verify criteria for the program are met.

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

A: 5 spaces B: 5 spaces

Duration

1.5 hour session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Brief BCBA Consultation and Social Communication Service

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology

About

Following brief assessment of social communication skills, the child or youth participates in 20 individualized sessions up to one hour each supervised by a BCBA. The goal is to increase conversation and turn taking through fun games and interactions. This service is intended for children or youth age 8 and up who are verbal, speak in sentences and have basic reading skills. It is ideal for those who need to build important social communication skills prior to participation in a social skills group.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

A: 1 space B: 2 spaces C: 1 space

Duration

1 hour session, twice weekly

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Intro to simple ABA strategies for parents

Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

About

Welcome to Holland! Simple and effective Applied Behaviour Analysis strategies can easily be incorporated into everyday life at home. This webinar offers practical solutions for families to develop a routine, integrate visual aids into daily life, keep children busy, master controlled choices, Before and After, and following through. The one hour consultations will focus on direct parent training that can be incorporated into everyday life (between the loads of laundry and making supper).
3 one hour virtual Individual sessions scheduled in accordance with family availability.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10 spaces for 3 follow-up consultations

Duration

1 hour workshop, with 3 hours parent coaching consultations

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Transitions Made Easy

Location:Other
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

About

Transitions can be difficult for children and youth with ASD, but they don’t have to be. Parents will be provided with the tools, education and knowledge for advocacy skills and navigating systems seamlessly in order to support their child to experience smooth transitions. Sectors included can be between years of study and/or between school settings, secondary and post-secondary or for the adult sector, work force and community settings. These individual consultations and relevant ressources will be child/youth specific in response to their personal strengths, needs and specific needs of the family.

Details

Available Spaces

10 per session

Duration

2 sessions of 1 hour - individual consultations

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

PECS - Picture Exchange Communication System

Location:Other
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

About

The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a method of functional communication for anyone with a language disorder, including autism. PECS can be taught by professionals and parents, in all everyday settings. The PECS is based on the motivation of the chils and aims to bring about spontaneous and autonomous communication. Its teaching is rigorous and goes through 6 learning phases. It can improves the quality of life of the person and his family to the extent that it allows effective communication. This workshop focuses on learning the 6 phases of PECS as well as the assessment and intervention of ABA strategies. Each participant will have access to 3 consultations to support implementation and the continuation through next Phases of PECS.

Details

Available Spaces

10 per session

Session dates

October 29, 2022 - December 17, 2022

Duration

2 hour webinar, followed by 2 individual consultations

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Money Talks

Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Increase financial literacy with our Money Talks program. Participants will learn through a mix of games, practice, videos and other activities.

Topics include;
Making purchases with cash or debit
Budgeting basics
Needs vs. wants
Cheques
Tips & gratuities
Taxes
Types of savings & loans
Travelling with money

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

4 per round

Duration

1 hour per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Dryden
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Details

Available Spaces

10

Duration

6.5 hours

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Join us for a mid-summer camp, just for the siblings. Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch. Our 5 day camp includes snacks and lunch.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

20

Duration

6.5 hours per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Dryden
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Details

Available Spaces

15

Session dates

October 22
10:00-4:00 PM

Duration

6.5 hours per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Go-Getters; Motivation & Organization

Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Go-Getters; Motivation & Organization is a 12-session program for those looking for support with learning to get organized and motivated. Sessions will include video modelling, games, activities, and practice.

Topics covered:
Do My Best
Planning Ahead
Being on Time
Note-Taking
Organization
Persistence
Break it Down
Flexibility
Focus
The Big Picture
Memorization
Mistakes

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

4 per round

Duration

1 hour per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Dating 101

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Using evidence based social skills, participants will explore the skills related to dating.

Topics covered include:
Letting someone know you like them
Flirting
Choosing appropriate people to date
Online dating
Asking someone on a date
Accepting rejection
Turning someone down
Planning and going on dates
Dating do's and don'ts
Handling pressure from partners.

Content adapted from PEERS for Young Adults. A social coach/caregiver session will be offered concurrently to the youth session. It is recommended a social coach attend to support the youth outside the session.

Details

For what age
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

8

Duration

1.5 hours per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Let’s Get Organized

Location:Algoma
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

About

This group will focus on basic organizational skills for everyday life. Emphasis will be placed on organizational strategies for the school and home. Participants will learn the importance of being organized in their daily lives and strategies for how organization can be maintained. Organizing one’s time will also be addressed as this is a necessary life skill, particularly in adolescence.

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

10 spaces

Session dates

Sept 28 - Nov 16, 2022. All sessions are from 4:45- 5:45 pm EST

Duration

2- 1 hour parent sessions4- 1 hour child sessions; PARENT ONLY pre and post group sessions: Sept 28 and Nov 16, 2022; Child & Parent Sessions: Oct 5, 26, and Nov 2, 9, 2022

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

BCBA Consultation and Caregiver Coaching

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour

About

Following a consultation with our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, caregivers will develop a goal for their child. They will then have access to 3 hours of 1:1 coaching and/or continued consultations with the BCBA or Lead ABA Therapist for the following 4 weeks. Consultations will occur via telehealth, phone, and in-person where possible.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

1 per session

Duration

1-Hour Consultation followed by 3 hours of follow up service

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

BCBA Consultation and Skill Building Service

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour

About

Following a 1-hour consultation meeting with our on-site BCBA, your child will receive 3 hours of 1:1 follow up service with our clinical team, at our center, for up to 4 weeks. Session dates and times will be arranged with each individual family.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

Sessions 1-3: 4 spaces each session; Sessions 4-10: 3 spaces each session

Duration

1 Hour Consultation with 4-weeks of follow-up support

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Brief Consultation Services

Location:Other
Provider:Kerry Maisels Behaviour Consulting Inc

About

This is a consultative service for parents/caregivers who are looking for support with 1-2 specific goals with their child. The following are examples of suitable areas of need to be addressed via this consultative 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.)
� Augmentative Communication Systems (e.g., Picture Exchange Communication System – PECS
and/or Proloquo2Go.
� Pre-Vocational/Vocational Skills
� Emotional regulation
� Social Skills
� Executive Functioning Skills
� Strategies for dealing with problem behaviour

*in some cases, the clinician might find it beneficial to work with the child/youth directly for part or all of the session depending on the goal. This will be determined during intake and discussed with families.

Details

Available Spaces

N/A

Session dates

Upon registration, Kerry will contact the family to complete an intake (24-48 hours). Following the intake the family will be set up with a clinician who will contact them to schedule their 5 1 hour sessions.

Duration

1 hour of consultation for 5 weeks (5 hours total).

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

BCBA Consultation and Skill Building Service - June & July 2022

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour

About

Following a 1-hour consultation meeting with our on-site BCBA, your child will receive 3 hours of 1:1 follow up service with our clinical team, at our center, for up to 4 weeks. Session dates and times will be arranged with each individual family.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

Sessions 1-3: 4 spaces each session; Sessions 4-10: 3 spaces each session

Duration

1 Hour Consultation with 4-weeks of follow-up support

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Manitouwadge
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Sibshops is a program designed for brothers & sisters of someone with ASD. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. Dinner will be provided.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

6

Duration

90 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Sioux Lookout
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Sibshops is a program designed for brothers & sisters of someone with ASD. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. Dinner will be provided.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

6

Duration

90 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Terrace Bay/ Schreiber
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Sibshops is a program designed for brothers & sisters of someone with ASD. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. Dinner will be provided.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

6

Session dates

November 2, 2022 - December 7, 2022
5pm - 6:30pm

Duration

90 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Sibshops

Location:Marathon
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Sibshops is a program designed for brothers & sisters of someone with ASD. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather a venue for sibs to have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts, play some great games, learn something about the services/diagnosis of their brothers or sisters, and have some more fun. Dinner will be provided.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

6

Session dates

November 1, 2022 - December 6, 2022
5pm - 6:30pm

Duration

90 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Conversation Cues

Location:Manitouwadge
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Conversation Cues (Part 1) is a 6-session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role- plays. Topics covered include; When To Start Conversation, Cue: Interested, Cue: Not Interested, How To Start Conversation, Cue: Bored, Take Turns

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

4

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Conversation Cues

Location:Sioux Lookout
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Conversation Cues (Part 1) is a 6-session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role- plays. Topics covered include; When To Start Conversation, Cue: Interested, Cue: Not Interested, How To Start Conversation, Cue: Bored, Take Turns

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

4

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Time for a Playdate

Location:Terrace Bay/ Schreiber
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Time for a Playdate (Part 1), is a 6-session program using video modelling, games, activities, and practice to support with developing skills used during playdates. Several contexts are used to support with generalization. The sessions will focus on the following skills; Greet Friend, Share, Guest Chooses, Stay with Friend, Losing is OK, Talk on Topic

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

4

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Conversation Cues

Location:Marathon
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Conversation Cues (Part 1) is a 6-session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role- plays. Topics covered include; When To Start Conversation, Cue: Interested, Cue: Not Interested, How To Start Conversation, Cue: Bored, Take Turns

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

4

Session dates

November 1, 2022 - December 6, 2022
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Building Skills with ABA

Location:Manitouwadge
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Learn about ABA strategies to support with building skills during this 6- session workshop. Topics covered include: Pairing, Prompting, Setting Events, Exercise, Reinforcement, Visuals, Task Analysis; Shaping; Chaining, Scripting, Video Modelling

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Building Skills with ABA

Location:Sioux Lookout
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Learn about ABA strategies to support with building skills during this 6- session workshop. Topics covered include: Pairing, Prompting, Setting Events, Exercise, Reinforcement, Visuals, Task Analysis; Shaping; Chaining, Scripting, Video Modelling

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Building Skills with ABA

Location:Terrace Bay/ Schreiber
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Learn about ABA strategies to support with building skills during this 6- session workshop. Topics covered include: Pairing, Prompting, Setting Events, Exercise, Reinforcement, Visuals, Task Analysis; Shaping; Chaining, Scripting, Video Modelling

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10

Session dates

November 2, 2022 - December 7, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Building Skills with ABA

Location:Marathon
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Learn about ABA strategies to support with building skills during this 6- session workshop. Topics covered include: Pairing, Prompting, Setting Events, Exercise, Reinforcement, Visuals, Task Analysis; Shaping; Chaining, Scripting, Video Modelling

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10

Session dates

November 1, 2022 - December 6, 2022
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

FUN WHILE ENHANCING FUNCTION WITH AN OT

Location:Other
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

Consult and collaboratively work with an Occupational Therapist to identify concerns related to fine motor skills, visual motor skills (paper and pencil, cutting), self-regulation, self-care skills as well as areas of sensory processing affecting the child’s functional skills in their everyday life.

Details

Available Spaces

5 in each session

Session dates

January 9, 2023

Duration

6 sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

LET’S TALK: SPEECH, LANGUAGE AND BEYOND

Location:Other
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

A Speech-Language Pathologist will conduct a parent interview and screen your child to determine speech, language and/or social communication skills. Based on parent focus and child’s skill level, SLP will work with child, demonstrate strategies and coach the caregiver in order to facilitate learning and help transition skills to home.

Details

Available Spaces

5 in each session

Session dates

January 9, 2023 - March 15 2023

Duration

6 sessions

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Conversation Cues

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Conversation Cues is a 12-session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role-plays. Topics covered include; When To Start Conversation, Cue: Interested, Cue: Not Interested, How To Start Conversation, Cue: Bored, Take Turns Maintain Conversation, Talk on Topic, Cue: Disbelief, Cue: Confused, My Cues, End Conversation

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

4

Session dates

October 13, 2022; 6:00-7:00 PM
*Excluding Dec 22 & 29

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Time for a Playdate

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Time for a Playdate is a 12 session program using video modelling, games, activities and practice to support with developing skills used during playdates. Several contexts are used to support with generalization. Parents & Caregivers will have the opportunity to stay during the session for the information being covered each week. The sessions will focus on the following skills; Greet Friend, Share, Guest Chooses, Stay with Friend, Losing is OK, Talk on Topic, Answer, Take Turns, Play His Way, Eye Contact, Clean Up, Say Goodbye

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

4

Session dates

October 13, 2022; 5:00-6:00 PM
*Excluding Dec 22 & 29

Duration

60 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Direct BCBA Intervention for Self-Regulation using the AIM (Accept Identify Move) Approach

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology

About

AIM is an evidence-based curriculum that combines Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Applied Behaviour Analysis to provide strategies for those struggling with social and emotional challenges. "Level 1” is a foundational, 10-week program (1-hour sessions) that includes a series of activities aimed at increasing adaptive, calm and flexible behaviour to improve self-regulation, using a values-based approach. There will be weekly corresponding home practice assignments to consolidate strategies learned in sessions. Caregivers will have weekly written communication on the strategies taught to encourage home practice. This course is appropriate for children and youth who have conversational skills and are currently struggling with emotion-regulation related to inflexible or rigid thinking.

Details

For what age
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

A: 3 Individuals Children / Youth B: 3 Individuals Children / Youth

Duration

1 hour session each week for 10 weeks

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Direct BCBA Consultation and Caregiver Coaching

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology

About

Over the course of four weeks, caregivers will consult directly with a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst on a goal for their child. They will receive 1:1 coaching and/or continued consultations with the BCBA. Consultations will occur virtually or by phone, and in-person where possible. Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) as well as Mindfulness and values-based coaching will be used with caregivers (i.e., Acceptance and Commitment Training). ACT is an evidence-based approach that combines mindfulness techniques with values-based processes which helps caregivers to address the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations that can arise when implementing new strategies.

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Available Spaces

6 sessions of 1 hour each, once weekly - only 3 per session

Duration

4 weeks

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Social Groups (7-11)

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North

About

This skills group will aim to teach school aged learners’ important social skill for engaging in social play and social interactions, building friendships with peers, as well as managing emotions in challenging social settings. Learners will have the opportunity to identify their social strengths as well as an opportunity to practice play skills, language skills, self-regulation skills and school readiness skills. This social skills group will provide a variety of facilitated activities that will encourage learners to connect with peers, enhance their self-awareness skills and practice problem solving and cooperation skills.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Available Spaces

6

Session dates

January 16 - March 6: 4:00-5:00

Duration

1 hour

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Consult

Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North

About

The Pretend Play and Language Assessment and Curriculum assesses play skills and accompanying language and provides a behaviourally based curriculum to expand a child’s play repertoire. The assessment and consultation will identify next steps in developing play skills and provide parents with programming to continue to advance their child’s play.

Details

For what age
  • 3 to 8
Available Spaces

2 per month

Session dates

Week of January 1

Week of March 1

Assessment: approximately 2 hours over 2 sessions
Consultation/Programming: 3 sessions, up to 2 hours duration per session

Duration

Assessment: approximately 2 hours over 2 sessions Consultation/Programming: 3 sessions, up to 2 hours duration per session

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

MULTI-DISCIPLINARY CLINIC WITH FOLLOW UP CAREGIVER TRAINING

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates

About

Caregivers will work together with the Occupational Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist and BCBA, to choose a goal. They will then have 9 sessions of 1:1 coaching and/or consultations with any of the professionals, based on what the needs and goal is.

Following a brief screening by the team, you will discuss strategies related to skill acquisition or a behaviour of concern that the family may find challenging. Caregivers will leave the initial consult with specific, measurable goals. The professionals will develop strategies and will then help coach the family or work with the child directly for the remaining sessions.

Details

For what age
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

2 per session

Session dates

December – March 2023 determined with family

Duration

1 hour clinic; 9 follow up coaching visits as individually set out with family

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Triple P Stepping Stones

Location:N/A
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:Superior Life Skills

About

Stepping Stones is based on Triple P’s positive parenting strategies. It helps parents & caregivers manage problem behaviour and developmental issues common in children with disability. It also helps encourage behaviours parents & caregivers like, cope with stress, develop a close relationship with their child and teach their child new skills.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

6

Session dates

January 5th, 2023
10h00AM - 11h30AM

Duration

90 minutes

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.

Intro to simple ABA strategies for parents

Location:Other
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

About

Welcome to Holland! Simple and effective Applied Behaviour Analysis strategies can easily be incorporated into everyday life at home. This webinar offers practical solutions for families to develop a routine, integrate visual aids into daily life, keep children busy, master controlled choices, Before and After, and following through. The one hour consultations will focus on direct parent training that can be incorporated into everyday life (between the loads of laundry and making supper).
3 one hour virtual Individual sessions scheduled in accordance with family availability.

Details

For what age
  • Caregivers
Available Spaces

10 spaces for 3 follow-up consultations

Session dates

December 3, 2022

Duration

1 hour workshop, with 3 hours parent coaching consultations

This session is currently full however we encourage you to add your name to our Interest in Future Sessions list and we will contact you if additional spaces come available. Add your Name to our Interest in Future Sessions List.