New to Autism: Learning about Autism & Ways to Build Positive Interactions

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Communication and Play
  • Life Skills
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:3 - Workshops (2 hours each); and 4 - 1:1 consultations with a BCBA-D (30 minutes each) (to be scheduled with family)
Available spaces:6
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers Only

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact ABA Northern Services and Training Inc. at (705) 618-4448 or paquetnatalie@hotmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

159 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This workshop series is recommended for families with a child who 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 4, 1:1, 30-minute consultations with a BCBA-D. Workshop 1 will provide an overview of various services recommended to caregivers of a child with ASD. Workshop 2 will provide an overview of Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and why ABA is an effective treatment for those with ASD. Workshop 3 will focus on developing positive interactions as a foundation to teach a variety of different skills in these early stages. After attending the series of workshop there are four, 30-minute, 1:1 consultations, where caregivers meet with the BCBA-D to identify and develop basic skills that could include – communication, self help skills or day to day routines. The 1:1 consultations are for both the caregiver and child to attend. Workshops are delivered virtually and only caregivers attend those. The 1:1 consultations can be virtual or in person, based on preference and availability.

Session dates

Workshop 1: Monday, September 23, from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Workshop 2: Monday, September 30, from 6:00 to 8:00pm
Workshop 3: Monday, October 7, from 6:00 to 8:00pm

Developing and Maintaining Friendships

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication and Play
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Visuals
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:8 sessions – at 1.5 hrs per session (12 hours of direct time for each participant)
Available spaces:4 Pre-teens
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for youth with aggressive behaviour.

For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Reinforcement
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Visuals

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact ABA Northern Services and Training Inc. at (705) 618-4448 or paquetnatalie@hotmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

159 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

Friendships are key for a healthy development for children and youth. Maintaining and developing
friendships can be especially tricky to navigate for children and youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
(ASD). This peer group is aimed at teaching and providing participants with opportunities to practice the
skills necessary for developing friendships. Participants will practice getting to know each other, how to
initiate and end conversations, conversation do’s and don’ts and how to host and be a guest at a play
date. Participants will have opportunities to learn these skills while interacting with each other and
participating in group games.

Session dates

September 23, 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4, & 11, 2024 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Service Name: ACT – Acceptance and Commitment Therapy – Parent Support Group

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1.5 Hours per Session
Available spaces:7
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers Only

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Resilience

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

ACT is a type of therapy that aims to help service users accept what is out of their control and commit instead to actions that enrich their lives. ACT develops psychological flexibility and is a form of behavioural therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance, it encourages individuals to embrace their thoughts and feelings rather than fighting or feeling guilty for them. ACT is about taking effective action guided by one’s deepest values whilst being fully present and engaged.

Session dates

September 30, 2024 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm

ABA Consultation and Brief Skill Building Service

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Duration:8 hours per family (2 hours of consultation; 6 hours of intervention)
Available spaces:15
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Preschool
  • School Age

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Mariani and Associates at (705) 675-8925 or info@drmariani.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Virtual or In-person at 208 Caswell Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This is a brief targeted consultation and direct support to help address specific behaviours and support the child’s skill development. The service consists of an initial 1-hour consultation with the parent(s) and child to determine the specific problematic behaviours to address. A brief targeted behaviour plan is developed. The child then participates in 6, 1-on-1 sessions with the ABA Consultant. At the end of the 6 sessions, the parent(s) will participate in another 1-hour consultation to review the progress and retool/adjust the initial behaviour plan.

*Depending on the behaviours and presenting problems, a parent may need to be present during the 1-on-1 sessions with the child.

Session dates

Available from May 1, 2024 onward.
Session 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.

Social Skills Group (Age 5-7)

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.0 Hours per Session
Available spaces:5
Who is Eligible:

Children aged 5 - 7.

For help with:
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This skills group aims to teach kindergarten and young learners foundational social play skills such as greetings, sharing, turn taking, and sustained play with peers. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of play activities, participate in small group and gross motor activities, and practice cooperative play. Each session will focus on encouraging learners to join in on play activities, make requests from peers and respond to other peers in a modeled and adult facilitated peer-led environment.

Session dates

September 16, 2024 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
or
January 20, 2025 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Social Skills Group (Age 8-12)

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1.0 Hours per Session
Available spaces:5
Who is Eligible:

Those aged 8 - 12.

For help with:
  • Independence
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This skills group aims to teach kindergarten and young learners foundational social play skills such as greetings, sharing, turn taking, and sustained play with peers. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a variety of play activities, participate in small group and gross motor activities, and practice cooperative play. Each session will focus on encouraging learners to join in on play activities, make requests from peers and respond to other peers in a modeled and adult facilitated peer-led environment.

Session dates

September 17, 2024 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
or
January 21, 2025 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Critical Core

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1.5 hours per session
Available spaces:6
Who is Eligible:

Those between ages of 13 and 18.

For help with:
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Teens

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

Critical Core is a role playing game that features cooperation between players to achieve goals within the game. Using a game master who facilitates the play, players determine their characters strengths and abilities and use these to work collaboratively with the other players. With a focus on skills that are critical for building relationships and having meaningful social interactions, Critical Core makes learning enjoyable for players.

Session dates

September 18, 2024 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm
or
January 22, 2025 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Managing Challenging Behaviours - Caregivers Group

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:12, 1.5-hour sessions per group (18 hours in total)
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

In case of high demand, groups may be prioritized for clients who are not already participating in other caregiver services at Mariani and Associates. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please do not hesitate to register.

For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-regulation

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Mariani and Associates at (705) 675-8925 or info@drmariani.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Virtual

Description:

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. 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.

Session dates

Mondays (10:00 to 11:30 am) beginning on September 9, 2024 and running to December 2, 2024 (to account for Thanksgiving holiday)

Facing Your Fears (FYF) Group for Children

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:12, 1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)
Available spaces:-4 children + 4 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 12 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.

For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mental health
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Mariani and Associates at (705) 675-8925 or info@drmariani.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

208 Caswell Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. 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.

Session dates

Tuesdays (3:30 pm to 5:00 pm) beginning on September 10, 2024 and running to November 26, 2024

Brief Targeted Consultation

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1 - 1.5 hours per session
Available spaces:1 per sesssion date
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers Only

For help with:
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

Individualized targeted 6 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. In person sessions may include direct work with children and adolescents.

Session dates

Consultations starting on the following dates:

2024
May 8, 9
September 11, 12
October 16, 17
November 6, 7

2025
January 15, 16
February 12, 13

RUBI Caregiver Training

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1 hours per session
Available spaces:2 per sesssion date
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers Only

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

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.

Session dates

May 10, 2024
September 11, 2024
January 8, 2025

Psychology Drop-In Clinics

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Duration:50-minute individual sessions
Available spaces:1 adolescent/caregiver/family per session; 3 sessions per clinic day
Who is Eligible:

In case of high demand, drop-in sessions may be prioritized for clients who are not already participating in other services at Mariani and Associates. This will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please do not hesitate to register.

For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Mental health
  • Teens

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Mariani and Associates at (705) 675-8925 or info@drmariani.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Virtual or in-person at 208 Caswell Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND. We are happy to offer drop-in clinics for adolescents and caregivers to access a 50- minute consultation session with Dr. Price. 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.

Session dates

May 13, 2024- 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
June 28, 2024 - 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
July 29, 2024 - 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
August 30, 2024 - 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
September 23, 2024 - 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
October 28, 2024 - 1pm, 3pm, 4pm
November 25, 2024 - 1pm, 3pm, 4pm

Brief Targeted Consultations for Caregivers

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:5 weeks
Available spaces:2 per group
Who is Eligible:

For caregivers and parents only.

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Northern Outreach & Clinical Services at (705) 222-1074 or info@northernocs.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Northern Outreach & Clinical Services office (1549 Fairburn St. Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1N6)

Description:

We provide up to 3, one-hour sessions with a Behavior Clinician to directly support parents and caregivers to address a specific need/goal and the tools to support your child/youth’s skill development. Prior to these consultations, one of our skilled Foundational Family Service Clinicians will conduct an initial call to discuss your child’s current needs/skills and gather general information to help individualize these sessions. *Please note that due to the complexity of some specific needs/ goals, the Foundational Family Service Clinicians may determine that a goal is not appropriate for targeted sessions as they may require a more comprehensive assessment to be completed (i.e., accessing a core clinical service).

Targeted Consultation topics could include, but are not limited to:

• Strategies for toilet training (e.g., assessing readiness, developing a toilet training plan)
• Early learner communication (e.g., using a choice board)
• Social skills (e.g., sharing with a sibling)
• Transition support (e.g., using a visual schedule)
• Self-advocacy skills (e.g., sharing pronouns, advocating for specialized services in the school system)

Session dates

To be determined by clinician and caregiver

BCBA Clinic Days

Details

Delivery method:Hybrid
Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication and Play
  • Eating and Feeding
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
  • Life Skills
  • Opportunities for Siblings
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
  • Toileting
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1 hours per session
Available spaces:1 space per sesssion date/time
Who is Eligible:

Caregivers Only

For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Early Learning
  • Feeding
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Picky Eaters
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Reinforcement
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building
  • Sleeping
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
  • Toileting
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
  • Vocational skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at (705) 222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

BCBAs and caregivers troubleshoot, problem solve and consult about a topic of the caregiver’s choice. May be related to skill building, problem behaviour, incorporating ABA principles into daily living, etc. The clinic day consultations are intended to provide general information and may not be suitable for severe challenging behaviour or other complex issues. Please be prepared with some questions or scenarios to direct the conversation.

Session dates

May 17, 2024
September 20, 2024
October 18, 2024
November 22, 2024
December 20, 2024
January 24, 2025
February 21, 2025
March 21, 2025

Available times for each above day:
9:00am -10:00am
11:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 2:00pm
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Childrens Friendship Training (March Break Addition)

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 Week, 5 Days, 3 Hours per day, per group
Available spaces:4 spaces within each Group
Who is Eligible:

Pre-requisite skills for this program include an ability to communicate verbally using simple sentences and to participate in a group program without challenging behaviour that would require individual adult support.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Early Learning
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Northern Outreach & Clinical Services at (705) 222-1073 or info@northernocs.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Northern Outreach & Clinical Services office (1549 Fairburn St. Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1N6)

Description:

Children’s Friendship Training is an in person, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each small-group session, children learn a new skill and practice it with other group members. Meanwhile, parents learn how to support their children’s social development, coaching them as they practice their skills in the real world. Your child will learn these skills:

• Making a good first impression
• Conversing with other children
• Finding common interests with other children
• Playing fairly and being gracious when winning or losing
• Resolving conflicts
• Handling rejection, teasing, and bullying
• Joining other children at play
• Being a good host on a playdate
• Showing respect to other children and adults

Session dates

Group 1: Age 3-6 (9am-12:00pm)
Group 2: Ages 7-10 (1:00pm-4:00pm)
Note: Please select 9:00am for Group #1 OR 1:00pm Group #2

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

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
Duration:2.5 hours of workshop on Fridays (parents only), and 4 individual consultations, which include parent and child. The program rotates between a few workshop sessions and an individual consultations)
Available spaces:8
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for children who can engage in back and forth conversation with others for
multiple turns. Hanen’s “Talkability” program would be best for these children.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Language

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9991 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Sudbury

Description:

The More Than Words Program is a parent/caregiver training program for early communicators that provides you with the tools, strategies and support you need to help you child reach their full communication potential. Offered within a group setting, and consisting of a mixture of group (parents only) and individual consultations (parent and child), the program empowers parents and caregivers to help their 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

Session dates

Starting: Friday, July 5th, 2024
Ending: Friday, September 13, 2024

Sessions will take place on Friday mornings from 9:30am - 12:00pm.

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) – Fabulous Friendships! Ages 3-6

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Duration:2-hour sessions
Available spaces:4 spaces within each Group
Who is Eligible:

Pre-requisite skills for this program include an ability to communicate verbally using simple sentences and to participate in a group program without challenging behaviour that would require individual adult support.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Early Learning
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Northern Outreach & Clinical Services at (705) 222-1073 or info@northernocs.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Northern Outreach & Clinical Services office (1549 Fairburn St. Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1N6)

Description:

Children’s Friendship Training is a 10-week, in person, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.
During each small-group session, children learn a new skill and practice it with other group members. Children are given weekly assignments to help them apply the new skills in their daily lives. Meanwhile, parents learn how to support their children’s social development, coaching them as they practice their skills in the real world.
Your child will learn these skills:
• Making a good first impression
• Conversing with other children
• Finding common interests with other children
• Playing fairly and being gracious when winning or losing
• Resolving conflicts
• Handling rejection, teasing, and bullying
• Joining other children at play
• Being a good host on a playdate
• Showing respect to other children and adults

Session dates

October 3, 2024, from 4:00-6:00 pm

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

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:2.5 hours of workshop on Thursdays (parents only), and 5 individual consultations, which include parent and child. The program rotates between a few workshop sessions and an individual consultations.
Available spaces:8
Who is Eligible:

This program is designed for children who can take multiple turns in conversations with others, but who
require assistance to continue a conversation.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Communication
  • Language
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9991 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Online. In person option exists in North Bay.

Description:

Hanen’s Talkability program is designed for parents of verbal children between the ages of 3-8, with social communication difficulties, particularly those who 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

This 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

Session dates

Thursday, September 5th, 2024

This program consists of eight group sessions with five individual consultations.

“Come and Play” Sensory Safe Social Group

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Duration:4 hr weekly session x 7 weeks (Sudbury); 3hr weekly sessions x 7 weeks (Manitoulin and Espanola)
Available spaces:Up to 6 per camp
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Transitions
  • Visuals

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd. at (705) 300-2787 or info@bright-spot.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Exact locations to be determined.

Description:

This group is a unique opportunity for children who are speaking or non-speaking (and using augmentative communication) to have opportunities to socialize and use their skills in a fun and supportive environment. This will also provide an opportunity for children to see other children using AAC and will build their own confidence using their AAC to effectively communicate with their peers. Movement and sensory activities will be incorporated into each group session.

Session dates

Group #1 Tuesdays, starting July 9th, 9:00am - 1:00pm (4-6 year olds) - Sudbury
Group #2 Thursdays, starting July 11th, 9:00am - 1:00pm (7-9 year olds) – Sudbury
Group #3 Wednesdays, starting July 10th, 9:00am - 12:00pm (4-9 year olds) – Manitoulin
Group #4 Wednesdays, starting July 10th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (4-9 year olds) - Espanola

Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACTr) for Caregivers

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1 hour session
Available spaces:15 per group (early or late)
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for individuals seeking psychotherapy or counselling services.

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Mental health
  • Resilience

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc. at (705) 592-3243 or info@flourishbehavioural.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

190 Church Street Unit 2, Garson ON

Description:

Learn Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACTr) strategies to prioritize your well-being and enact meaningful behavior changes based on your values. Ideal for caregivers seeking to manage stress and enhance life balance. Tailored support to reduce burnout through practical, value-driven adjustments.

Session dates

Late group - October 3, 2024 from 7:30-8:30pm
Early group - October 3, 2024 from 12-1pm

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACTr) Consultations for Caregivers

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Provider:Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1 hour session
Available spaces:8
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for individuals seeking psychotherapy or counselling services.

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Mental health
  • Resilience

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc. at (705) 592-3243 or info@flourishbehavioural.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

190 Church Street Unit 2, Garson ON

Description:

Personalized Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACTr) sessions tailored to your goals. Initial assessment identifies key behavior changes—like improving treatment adherence or enhancing selfcare behaviours to mitigate caregiver burnout. Includes daily email support for one week and a follow-up session to refine strategies and confirm progress.

Session dates

January 9th 2025: 10h30am-11h30am; 12pm-1pm; 1h30pm-2h30pm; 3pm-4pm
January 10th 2025: 10h30am-11h30am; 12pm-1pm; 1h30pm-2h30pm; 3pm-4pm

Going to Bed Without Tears: Addressing Sleep-Related Problems

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Provider:Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:30-90 minutes
Available spaces:3 per session
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for children that are engaging in severe problem behaviour during the night (i.e., aggression, self-injury, property destruction)

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Consultation
  • Sleeping

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc. at (705) 592-3243 or info@flourishbehavioural.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

190 Church Street Unit 2, Garson ON

Description:

Learn gentle, value-based sleep solutions without "cry-it-out." Our course includes personalized assessments and tailored strategies to improve your child's sleep. Appropriate for caregivers of children 0-18 years old.

Session dates

January 6, 2025
February 3, 2025
March 3, 2025
Times to be booked directly with BCBA

Game On! Ages 7-8

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, with maladaptive behaviour that may put other children at risk, or those who are unable to attend school.

For help with:
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Calling all 7 & 8 year olds! Practice and boost social skills through Game On!. Relevant social skills will be covered to enhance the social skill toolbox involving playing games with others, focusing on the individual needs of each participant. We will also focus on learning to play (the game, if required), following the game rules and appropriately handling situations that occur while playing games.

Session dates

July 8, 2024 to July 15, 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Around Town - Teen

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, with maladaptive behaviour that may put other children at risk, or those who are unable to attend school.

For help with:
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Independence
  • Social Skills
  • Teens

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Increase independence moving around Thunder Bay. Specific targets will be selected based on participant experience. Program targets could include:
- Navigating sidewalks & intersections
- Planning your route
- Reaching destinations within the city using transit
- Social rules & etiquette for using transit and traveling with members of the public

Session dates

August 6, 2024 to August 9, 2024 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

Challengers – Ages 7-8

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, with maladaptive behaviour that may put other children at risk, or those who are unable to attend school.

For help with:
  • Play
  • Resilience
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Curious and creative? Join us for a STEM-themed social skills group focusing on:
- Teamwork
- Compromise
- Flexible thinking
- Confidence
- Creativity

Session dates

August 12, 2024 to August 16, 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm

Sibshops - Summer Send-Off

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 0 to 18
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:6.5 hours/ 1 session
Available spaces:20
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for those with an ASD diagnosis. This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, with maladaptive behaviour that may put other children at risk, or those who are unable to attend school. This service is also not ideal for siblings who are currently undergoing an ASD query.

For help with:
  • Mental health
  • School Age
  • Siblings
  • Teens

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

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.

Session dates

September 3; 9:00-3:30

Skill Building Consultation Clinic

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Algoma)
Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 12 weeks
Available spaces:20
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for severe challenging behaviour and/or self-injurious behaviour

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1139 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

Hybrid/home/centre-based at 126 Queen St E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

This is a parent/caregiver mediated program offered to families who would like to work on a specific goal. The 12-week program includes 6 or more face-to-face or virtual meetings throughout the 12-week service. A meeting will occur for the following: discussion around suitability of the goal, observation, assessment, strategy development, parent/caregiver direct support/coaching, and generalization and maintenance.

Session dates

First come first serve. Bookings currently being accepted from May 6th, 2024 to July 8th, 2024.

Family PD Day Event

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:2 hour meet and greet
Available spaces:30
Who is Eligible:

This Family PD Day Event is an opportunity for families with school aged children with ASD.

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Siblings
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Kenora

Description:

This Family PD Day Event is an opportunity for families with school aged children with ASD to spend a few hours of their PD Day socializing, having fun, and meeting with other autism families while creating and exploring activities. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Session dates

June 10, 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Family Craft Event

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children under 19 years of age with ASD.

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Mental health
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Dryden

Description:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children under 19 years of age with ASD to spend a few hours of their day socializing and having fun with other autism families while creating and exploring. Sensory crafts and activities will be available to families. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Session dates

July 8, 2024 - 4:30 till 6:00

Faces and Emotions

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:12 - 1.0 hour workshops
Available spaces:6 clients
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for children who are nonverbal or cannot participate in one hour of
programming.

For help with:
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

Faces and Emotions will teach children to understand the meaning behind the different facial expressions that they see in others, and those made by themselves. This skill will support the learners to improve their ability to connect and interact with people in a meaningful way.

Session dates

Start date: Tuesday, September 10, 2024 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Sibshop – PD Day

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:5.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

An opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Red Lake, Ontario

Description:

This service will be provided through a certified Sibshop facilitator. It is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis to connect with others, have fun, laugh, play games, and learn something about the services and diagnosis of their brother or sister. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Session dates

September 27th 2024

Let’s Focus on Sleep - Fall 2024

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:Six week program
Available spaces:4 clients
For help with:
  • Consultation
  • Self-regulation
  • Sleeping

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

This program uses a collaborative model to provide participants with the tools they need to support their children in addressing sleep-related problems. Individualized sessions are offered to address specific behaviours that may be interfering in sleep routines.

Session dates

Start date: Tuesday, October 9, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sibshop – Halloween Theme

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:5.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

An opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis.
Ages slightly above or below may be accepted.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Sioux Lookout, Ontario

Description:

This service will be provided through a certified Sibshop facilitator. It is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis to connect with others, have fun, laugh, play games, and learn something about the services and diagnosis of their brother or sister. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch and will have a Halloween focused theme.

Session dates

October 26th, 2024 - 9:30am till 3:00pm

Let’s Focus on Sleep - Winter 2025

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:Six week program
Available spaces:4 clients
For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Self-regulation
  • Sleeping

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

This program uses a collaborative model to provide participants with the tools they need to support their children in addressing sleep-related problems. Individualized sessions are offered to address specific behaviours that may be interfering in sleep routines.

Session dates

Start date: Tuesday, February 3, 2025 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Weekend Sibshop

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:5.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

An opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis.
Ages slightly above or below may be accepted.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Fort Frances , Ontario

Description:

This service will be provided through a certified Sibshop facilitator. It is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis to connect with others, have fun, laugh, play games, and learn something about the services and diagnosis of their brother or sister. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Session dates

November 9th 2024 - 9:30am till 3:00pm

Let’s Focus on Eating

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Eating and Feeding
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:Six week program
Available spaces:4 clients
Who is Eligible:

Suitable only for children who have been medically cleared to receive behaviour intervention for food
selectivity (i.e., no concerns with safe swallowing).

For help with:
  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Feeding
  • Picky Eaters
  • Self-regulation
  • Sleeping

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

This program uses a collaborative model to provide participants with the tools they need to support their
children in trying new foods while limiting problem behaviours or eliciting negative emotional responses.
Individualized sessions are offered to address specific behaviours that may be impacting a child’s willingness to eat a variety of foods.

Session dates

Start date: September 25, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Let’s Focus on Behaviour Reduction - Fall 2024

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:Eight week program
Available spaces:4 clients
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

This program uses a collaborative approach to provide caregivers with the tools they need to prevent challenging behaviours from worsening. Participants will also be equipped with the skills needed to support their children to develop communication and coping strategies in the home environment.

Session dates

Start date: September 25, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sibshop - January 2025

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:5.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

An opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis.
Ages slightly above or below may be accepted.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Kenora

Description:

This service will be provided through a certified Sibshop facilitator. It is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis to connect with others, have fun, laugh, play games, and learn something about the services and diagnosis of their brother or sister. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Session dates

January 25th, 2025 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Sibshop - February 2025

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:5.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

An opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis.
Ages slightly above or below may be accepted.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Dryden

Description:

This service will be provided through a certified Sibshop facilitator. It is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis to connect with others, have fun, laugh, play games, and learn something about the services and diagnosis of their brother or sister. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Session dates

February 8th, 2024 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Let’s Focus on Behaviour Reduction - Winter 2025

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:Eight week program
Available spaces:4 clients
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

This program uses a collaborative approach to provide caregivers with the tools they need to prevent challenging behaviours from worsening. Participants will also be equipped with the skills needed to support their children to develop communication and coping strategies in the home environment.

Session dates

Start date: February 3, 2025 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Sibshop – March Break Edition

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:5.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

An opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis.
Ages slightly above or below may be accepted.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Fort Frances, Ontario

Description:

This service will be provided through a certified Sibshop facilitator. It is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis to connect with others, have fun, laugh, play games, and learn something about the services and diagnosis of their brother or sister. This all-day session includes snacks and lunch.

Session dates

March 14th 2025 - 9:30am till 3:00pm

Family Craft Event - November

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children with ASD.

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Mental health
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Fort Frances, Ontario

Description:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children with ASD to spend a few hours of their day socializing and having fun with other autism families while creating and exploring. Sensory crafts and activities will be available to families. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Session dates

November 8, 2024 - 4:30 till 6:00

Family Craft Event - December

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children with ASD.

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Mental health
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Kenora, Ontario

Description:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children with ASD to spend a few hours of their day socializing and having fun with other autism families while creating and exploring. Sensory crafts and activities will be available to families. Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Session dates

December 9, 2024 - 4:30 till 6:00

Model Me Kids - Organization and Motivation

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Life Skills
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:Three hour sessions over 5 days
Available spaces:6 clients
For help with:
  • Daily Routine
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

Geared towards older learners, participants will learn about the importance of key skills that will enable
them to be successful as they move towards adulthood. These include planning a daily schedule, organization, flexible thinking, staying on task and accepting their own mistakes.

Session dates

Start date: July 22, 2024 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sibling Story Time

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour per session
Available spaces:no limit
Who is Eligible:

Family Craft Event is an opportunity for families with children with ASD.

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Early Learning
  • Mental health
  • Play
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Virtual

Description:

A virtual book club for children with siblings who have an Autism diagnosis. These sessions will use storytelling with children’s books to help family members aged 6-10 learn more about embracing differences and accepting those within the autism community. A new book will be read at each session. The group consists of a storybook reading, a related activity (mailed) and a follow-up caregiver debrief to discuss the story, its themes, and how to respond to questions that may arise later.

Session dates

July 2, 2024 – 4-5pm
October 1, 2024 – 4-5pm
January 7, 2025 – 4-5pm

**Participants do not need to attend all three sessions.**

Model Me Kids - Time for School (Thunder Bay)

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:Three 3 hour sessions running Monday to Friday over one week.
Available spaces:6 clients
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Daily Routine
  • School Age
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

Participants will learn valuable skills that will support them in understanding expectations related to behaviours in a variety setting within their school environment.

Session dates

Start date: August 19, 2024 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Pizza Party and Games – Adolescents

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:2 hours
Available spaces:15
Who is Eligible:

Youth Game and Pizza Party night is an opportunity for youths 12- 16 with ASD.

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Play
  • Resilience
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Teens

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Dryden, Ontario

Description:

Youth Game and Pizza Party night is an opportunity for youths 12- 16 with ASD to socialize with other youth, make new friends, and play some fun games. Caregivers are asked to stay and participate. Pizza dinner and games will be provided.

Session dates

August 29 2024 - 5:00pm till 7:00pm

Model Me Kids - Time for School (Manitouwadge)

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:Three 3 hour sessions running Monday to Friday over one week.
Available spaces:6 clients
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Daily Routine
  • School Age
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

7 Flicker Street, Manitouwadge, ON

Description:

Participants will learn valuable skills that will support them in understanding expectations related to behaviours in a variety setting within their school environment.

Session dates

Start date: August 19, 2024 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Lego Social Group - Fall 2024

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.5 hours
Available spaces:12
Who is Eligible:

LEGO Social Group is an opportunity for children with ASD to build and explore using LEGO while socializing and meeting new friends.

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact FIREFLY at Toll Free: 1-800-465-7203 or info@fireflynw.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Kenora, Ontario

Description:

LEGO Social Group is an opportunity for children with ASD to build and explore using LEGO while socializing and meeting new friends. This group consists of free building, as well as guided building using the provided LEGO blocks.

Session dates

Fall 2024

Children’s Friendship Training

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:Two hour sessions running Monday to Friday over two weeks.
Available spaces:4 clients
Who is Eligible:

Program participants must be able to successfully participate independently in a group-based format.

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Manitouwadge - Our Lady of Lourdes School, 7 Flicker Street

Description:

This program provides children with practical skills to build meaningful and lasting friendships. As part of a small group, children will learn to make phone calls, maintain play, share in the interests of others, and respond appropriately to bullying and teasing.

Session dates

Start date: July 8, 2024 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm

Kitchen Skills and Making Meals

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:2 hours per session
Available spaces:6 space per sesssion date/time
For help with:
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Behaviour Analysis North at 705-222-6002 or kmorris@behaviouranalysisnorth.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

239 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

The kitchen skills and making meals group is intended to teach teens kitchen and cooking skills in a fun, social environment. Each week, the group will plan and execute a simple meal focusing on healthy choices, safety in the kitchen and cooperation.

Session dates

Starting: October 3, 3024

Post-Diagnostic Clinic

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Behaviour Support
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Visuals
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Duration:3, 2 hour workshops & 3, 1:1 consultation (Total Duration: 30hours per family)
Available spaces:7
For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Reinforcement
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Visuals
  • Vocational skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact ABA Northern Services and Training Inc. at (705) 618-4448 or paquetnatalie@hotmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

159 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

The Post Diagnostic Clinic service is a 12-week program. Caregivers attend 3 workshops and in the interim of each workshop attend a 1:1 consultation with a member of our clinical team (in-person and/or via telehealth) and a consultation check-in the following week. The aim of this service is to help caregivers learn to implement strategies with their child. Skill building goals for consultation sessions can include: language, imitation, play, communication. Consultation sessions are approximately 45-minutes in length and consultation check-in sessions are approximately 30-minutes in length. Workshop one provides an introduction to services for a child with a diagnosis and a review of what is Applied Behaviour Analysis. Workshop two introduces caregivers to the basics of teaching their child communication, increasing play skills, and teaching imitation skills. The final workshop covers ABA strategies that can be incorporated into everyday routines to increase appropriate behaviour.

Session dates

**Please note**

You are selecting September 1st as a means of booking the service.

Ignite Behaviour Consulting Inc will determine the actual service date(s) & time(s) with you.

Post-Diagnostic Clinic

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Thunder Bay)
Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
Duration:12-week program; three 2-hour workshops + three 1:1 consultations
Available spaces:7
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Early Learning
  • School Age

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Ignite Positive Behaviour at (807) 285-9490 or carolyn@ignitepositivebehaviour.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

705B Victoria Avenue. E, Chapple Building, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

The Post Diagnostic Clinic service is a 12-week program. Caregivers attend 3 workshops and in the interim of each workshop attend a 1:1 consultation with a member of our clinical team (in-person and/or via telehealth) and a consultation check-in the following week. The aim of this service is to help caregivers learn to implement strategies with their child. Skill building goals for consultation sessions can include: language, imitation, play, communication. Consultation sessions are approximately 45-minutes in length and consultation check-in sessions are approximately 30-minutes in length. Workshop one provides an introduction to services for a child with a diagnosis and a review of what is Applied Behaviour Analysis. Workshop two introduces caregivers to the basics of teaching their child communication, increasing play skills, and teaching imitation skills. The final workshop covers ABA strategies that can be incorporated into everyday routines to increase appropriate behaviour.

Session dates

**Please note**

You are selecting September 1st as a means of booking the service.

Ignite Behaviour Consulting Inc will determine the actual service date(s) & time(s) with you.

Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) – Fabulous Friendships! Ages 7-10

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Duration:2-hour sessions
Available spaces:4 spaces
Who is Eligible:

Pre-requisite skills for this program include an ability to communicate verbally using simple sentences and to participate in a group program without challenging behaviour that would require individual adult support.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Early Learning
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Northern Outreach & Clinical Services at (705) 222-1073 or info@northernocs.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Northern Outreach & Clinical Services office (1549 Fairburn St. Greater Sudbury, ON P3A 1N6)

Description:

Children’s Friendship Training is a 10-week, in person, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends.
During each small-group session, children learn a new skill and practice it with other group members. Children are given weekly assignments to help them apply the new skills in their daily lives. Meanwhile, parents learn how to support their children’s social development, coaching them as they practice their skills in the real world.
Your child will learn these skills:
• Making a good first impression
• Conversing with other children
• Finding common interests with other children
• Playing fairly and being gracious when winning or losing
• Resolving conflicts
• Handling rejection, teasing, and bullying
• Joining other children at play
• Being a good host on a playdate
• Showing respect to other children and adults

Session dates

Weekly sessions (Thursdays)

October 3, 2024, from 4:00-6:00 pm

Direct BCBA Consultation and Caregiver Coaching

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:5 weeks
Available spaces:A: 3 – see time slots available B: 3 – see time slots available C: 3 – see time slots available D: 3 – see time slots available

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Roots & Wings Psychology at (705) 885-9998 or info@rootsandwingspsychology.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Roots & Wings Psychology 888 Regent Street. Unit 100. Sudbury, ON P3E 6C6

Description:

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.

Session dates

A: Fridays starting May 5, 2023 at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am
B: Fridays starting June 9, 2023 at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am
C: Fridays starting August 18, 2023 at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am
D: Fridays starting September 22, 2023 at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, and 11:00 am

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PEERS® Boot Camp: Conversation Skills

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:We are offering each service 3 times. Youth participate in a one day training session (5 hours). Youth receive hand-outs that can be shared with caregivers.
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Roots & Wings Psychology at (705) 885-9999 or info@rootsandwingspsychology.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Roots & Wings Psychology 888 Regent Street. Unit 100. Sudbury, ON P3E 6C6

Description:

Youth are invited to join a small group of their peers, learn and practice new skills, and have fun in a relaxed setting. This service is intended for youth who have basic conversational skills and want to have greater success making and keeping friends. Through instruction, demonstrations and role-play, participants will work on targeted skills such as: Trading Information, Maintaining Conversations, Entering and Exiting Conversations and Appropriate use of Humour. Lunch will be provided. A screening will be completed prior to the start date to establish that youth are a fit for the program.

Session dates

A: May 6, 2023 10:00 to 3:00PM
B: October 21, 2023 10:00 to 3:00PM
C: January 20, 2024 10:00AM to 3:00PM Caregiver consultations by appointment

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PEERS® Boot Camp: Friendship Skills

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:We are offering this service 3 times (A/B/C). Youth participate in a one day training session (5 hours). Youth receive handouts that can be shared with caregivers.
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Roots & Wings Psychology at (705) 885-10000 or info@rootsandwingspsychology.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Roots & Wings Psychology 888 Regent Street. Unit 100. Sudbury, ON P3E 6C6

Description:

Youth are invited to join a small group of their peers, learn and practice new skills, and have fun in a relaxed setting. This service is intended for youth who have basic conversational skills and want to have greater success making and keeping friends. Through instruction, demonstration and role-play, participants will work on targeted skills such as: Starting and Maintaining Conversations; Choosing Appropriate Friends; Finding a Source of Friends; Sportsmanship; Handling Disagreements; and Dealing with Teasing. A screening will be completed prior to the start date to verify criteria for the program are met.

Session dates

A: May 13, 2023 10:00AM to 3:00PM
B: October 28, 2023 10:00 to 3:00PM
C: January 27, 2024 10:00AM to 3:00PM Caregiver consultations by appointment

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Building social skills to achieve healthy socio-sexuality

Details

Category:
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2 hour webinar, 3 follow up consultations per participant
Available spaces:No limit for webinar, 10 spaces available for consultations

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact S. Grenier Consulting at (705) 665-4310 or sylvegrenier@gmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Webinar- available across the North Consultations- Sudbury and area

Description:

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.

Session dates

November 18, 2023 - February 27, 2024

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Intro to simple ABA strategies for parents

Details

Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1 hour workshop, with 3 hours parent coaching consultations
Available spaces:10 spaces for 3 follow-up consultations

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact S. Grenier Consulting at (705) 665-4308 or sylvegrenier@gmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Workshop will be virtual, consultations can be in home services, according to parent preference

Description:

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.

Session dates

November 25, 2023

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Transitions Made Easy

Details

Category:
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
  • Life Skills
  • Transitions
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:2 sessions of 1 hour - individual consultations
Available spaces:10

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact S. Grenier Consulting at (705) 665-4311 or sylvegrenier@gmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Virtual

Description:

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

Session dates

October 21, 2023 - November 30, 2023 or December 2, 2023 - January 30, 2024 or February 24, 2024 - March 30, 2024

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POWER-Solving®: Stepping Stones to Helping Children Solve Life’s Everyday Social Problems

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:32 sessions lasting 2 hours each.
Available spaces:6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Roots & Wings Psychology at (705) 885-1000 or info@rootsandwingspsychology.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Roots & Wings Psychology 888 Regent Street. Unit 100. Sudbury, ON P3E 6C6

Description:

Roots & Wings Psychology is pleased to offer social skills groups using the POWER-Solving®: Stepping Stones to Helping Children Solve Life’s Everyday Social Problems curriculum. This comprehensive social skills curriculum teaches problem solving, anger management, social conversation, and developing friendship skills. Examples of skills targeted include, but are not limited to: setting and achieving a goal within a given situation; staying calm when told ‘no’, or when things don’t go their way; starting, maintaining, changing the topic, and ending conversation appropriately; accepting others who are different from them; and learning how to play a game appropriately.

Eligible participants must be between 7 and 11 years of age with no externalized behaviours (i.e., physical aggression, property destruction, self-injurious behaviours), and well-established verbal repertoire (i.e., can read and write close to their grade level).

Pizza and drinks will be provided at each session.

Session dates

Thursday, November 2, 2023 to Thursday, March 28, 2024

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Sleep Tight

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 month per session
Available spaces:1 per session

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Roots & Wings Psychology at (705) 885-1000 or info@rootsandwingspsychology.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Roots & Wings Psychology 888 Regent Street. Unit 100. Sudbury, ON P3E 6C6

Description:

Roots & Wings Psychology is excited to offer a new service called Sleep Tight. Good sleep is crucial in supporting our children/youth’s growth and development as well as healthy brain and body functioning throughout their day. The Sleep Tight program is a time limited service that offers a sleep assessment and treatment plan, along with one month of follow up support.

Goals of the treatment plan are developed collaboratively with caregivers in consideration of the client, family values, as well as safety and subjective experience. Goals can include but are not limited to: falling asleep quickly, staying asleep throughout the night, rise without difficulty in the morning, decrease drowsiness during the day, and fall and stay asleep unassisted.

Session dates

October 2023
January 2024
February 2024

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Early Communication Development Through Play

Details

Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • Caregivers
Duration:2-hour workshop and 4, 30-minute, 1:1 consults with parent and child (Total: 4 hours across 6 weeks)
Available spaces:6 families

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact ABA Northern Services and Training Inc. at (705) 618-4448 or paquetnatalie@hotmail.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

159 Pine St. Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies to teach your child
play skills that increase and promote communication. Teaching communication skills and expanding your child’s language through play increases skill development across many areas maximizing learning opportunities. There are four individual consults with a BCBA-D included with this workshop. These consultations are individualized specific to implement the strategies reviewed at the workshop with your child. Workshops are delivered virtually and only caregivers attend those. The 1:1 consultations can be virtual or in person, based on preference and availability.

Session dates

Workshop: Monday, June 10, 2024 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

(1:1 Consultations scheduled with each family individually)

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BCBA Consultation and Skill Building Service

Details

Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1-Hour Consultation followed by up to 4 weeks of follow up
Available spaces:6 sessions; 4 per session

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Ignite Positive Behaviour at (807) 285-9490 or carolyn@ignitepositivebehaviour.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

At Ignite’s centre in Thunder Bay

Description:

Following a 1-hour consultation meeting with our on-site BCBA, your child will receive 6 hours of 1:1 follow up service/caregiver coaching with our clinical team, at our center, for up to 4 weeks. Session dates and times will be arranged with each individual family.

Session dates

Start dates:

May 1st, 2024
June 1st, 2024
July 1st, 2024
August 1st, 2024
September 1st, 2024
October 1st, 2024

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In-school ABA Consultation Service

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:8 hours per child (includes 1-hour initial consultation with parents, 1-hour consultation with school personnel, 1-hour observation of child in classroom, and 4, 1-hour consultations with school personnel)
Available spaces:6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Mariani and Associates at (705) 675-8925 or info@drmariani.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

The child's school (Please note that "In-School" sessions will depend on coordination with and prior approval from the child's school.)

Description:

This brief targeted consultation aims to support parents and schools for children who have an autism diagnosis and have needs at school. The goals are to assist in the child’s frequency and quality of participation at school (e.g., increasing time that child is at school, reduction of problem behaviours, improvement of social skills, etc.). This service consists of a 1-hour consultation with the parents and a 1-hour consultation with the school team, teacher, or education assistant to determine the undesired behaviour to target, followed by a 1-hour observation of the child at school at specific times when the undesired behaviour is likely to occur.

A brief targeted behaviour treatment plan will then be created and reviewed with the teacher/education assistant. Then, the ABA consultant will meet with the teaching staff for 3, 1-hour consultations over the following weeks to review and recalibrate the targeted treatment plan as needed.

* All preparation, planning, and travel time to and from the school is included.

**Please Note - In-School sessions will depend on coordination with and prior approval from the child's school.

**In-person services will be carried out only within Greater Sudbury. Services outside of Greater Sudbury will be carried out virtually.

Session dates

Available from May 1, 2024 onward.
Session 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.

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Circles Intimacy & Relationships (Level 1 Social Boundaries) Group for Children

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:8, 1.5-hour sessions (12 hours in total)
Available spaces:6 clients; closed group (i.e., same 6 clients attend all 8 sessions)

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Mariani and Associates at (705) 675-8925 or info@drmariani.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

208 Caswell Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This group is based on the Circles Intimacy and Relationships (Level 1) curriculum by James Stanfield. The group is intended to help children with autism develop and understand social roles, relationship boundaries, and relationship-specific behaviours (e.g., it’s okay to hug your mother, but it’s not okay to hug the mail carrier) by using step-by-step dramatizations and visual examples to teach extremely abstract concepts in a very simple and concrete manner. Each session will focus on explaining the relationship between the level of intimacy between people and the way they Touch, Talk to, and Trust each other based on which “circle” of intimacy they are in. Different relationships and roles will be evaluated using 6 qualifiers: how long have you known the person, how often do you see the person, how many common bonds do you have with the person, how well do you know the person, how deep are your feelings for the person, and how safe are you with the person. The participants will get to keep a take home circle chart of their own that they’ve made that will place strangers, community helpers, neighbors, peers, friends, family members and a sweetheart (if appropriate) all with themselves at the heart of their personalized circle. We will be using words like "romantic touch” to describe interpersonal contact in romantic relationships without going into any explicit detail. The term “sweetheart” will be used to refer to a boyfriend or girlfriend. Consent and the right to withdraw consent will also be discussed. This is not intended to be a course on sexual education. The group sessions are being offered by an ABA consultant who will use ABA strategies (such as rewards, behavioural skills training and other interactive strategies) to assist in the learning of this material.

Session dates

Thursdays (3:30pm to 5:00pm) beginning on May 9, 2024 and running to June 27, 2024

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Canvas - ABA and Art Beginner Group

Details

Provider:Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.5 hour session
Available spaces:4 per session

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc. at (705) 592-3243 or info@flourishbehavioural.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

190 Church Street Unit 2, Garson ON

Description:

Interactive art sessions for early learners focusing on imitation, direction-following, fine motor skills, and communication. Art exploration with caregiver support.

Session dates

July 5th, (Fridays from 9:30am - 11:00am)

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Speech and Language Individual Consultations

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:4 weeks (parents receive a total of 4 consultations per session)
Available spaces:16

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9991 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Online or in-person at 1191 Lansing Ave., Unit 1, Sudbury ON P3A 4C4

Description:

Speech and Language 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 total of four 1:1 consultations, which will last 45 minutes each, and be offered in-person or virtually.

During the first consultation session, parents/caregivers will meet with the Speech-Language Pathologist to discuss concerns they have regarding their child’s communication development. At this time, functional 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 in everyday life. This service is designed for families of 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!

The remaining 3 consultation sessions will involve either only the parent, or both parent and child. The Speech-Language Pathologist will guide the parent in implementation of the strategies and goals discussed during the first consultation session.

Session dates

Dates and Times:
July 1st, 2024 (2 sessions available)
July 2nd, 2024 (2 sessions available)
August 1st, 2024 (2 sessions available)
August 2nd, 2024 (2 sessions available)
September 1st, 2024 (2 sessions available)
October 1st, 2024 (2 sessions available)
November 1st, 2024 (2 sessions available)
December 1st, 2024 (2 sessions available)

Once a family signs up, the agency will contact the family and book their four consultations at a time that works for both the agency and the family. Sessions will be made available between the hours of 9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday through Friday.

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Canvas - ABA and Art Intermediate Group

Details

Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc.
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1.5 hour session
Available spaces:4 per session

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc. at (705) 592-3243 or info@flourishbehavioural.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

190 Church Street Unit 2, Garson ON

Description:

Art classes for ages 8-12 years old to enhance creativity, emotional understanding, and social skills. Focuses on imitation, relational framing (i.e., making connections), and group interactions.

Session dates

July 3rd, 2024 to August 28, 2024 (Wednesdays from 10:00am-11:30am)

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Canvas - ABA and Art Advanced group

Details

Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc.
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1.5 hour session
Available spaces:4 per session

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Flourish Behavioural Health and Education Inc. at (705) 592-3243 or info@flourishbehavioural.com.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

190 Church Street Unit 2, Garson ON

Description:

Advanced art and Acceptance and Commitment Training-focused sessions for ages 12+. Develops self/emotion-regulation, perspective-taking, self-awareness, decision-making, and mindfulness through complex art projects. Participants should have sophisticated language and conversational skills.

Session dates

July 3rd, 2024 to August 28, 2024 (Wednesdays from 1:30pm-3:00pm)

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Game On! Ages 9-12

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Practice and boost social skills through Game On!. Relevant social skills will be covered to enhance the social skill toolbox involving playing games with others, focusing on the individual needs of each participant. We will also focus on learning to play (the game, if required), following the game rules and appropriately handling situations that occur while playing games.

Session dates

July 2, 2024; 9:00-12:00

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Game On! Ages 13-18

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Practice and boost social skills through Game On!. Relevant social skills will be covered to enhance the social skill toolbox involving playing games with others, focusing on the individual needs of each participant. We will also focus on learning to play (the game, if required), following the game rules and appropriately handling situations that occur while playing games.

Session dates

July 8, 2024 to July 12, 2024 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Game On! Ages 5-6

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Calling all 5 & 6 year olds! Practice and boost social skills through Game On!. Relevant social skills will be covered to enhance the social skill toolbox involving playing games with others, focusing on the individual needs of each participant. We will also focus on joining play with peers, following the rules of the game, and being a good sport.

Session dates

July 22, 2024 to July 26, 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm

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Art Alive – Ages 9-12

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us for an art-based social skills group. While unleashing your creative side, we will focus on increasing conversation skills such as:
- Joining conversations
- Taking turns
- Staying on topic
- When others are bored
- Using a cover story to exit conversations

Session dates

July 29, 2024 to August 2, 2024 from 9:00am-12:00pm

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Art Alive – Ages 13-18

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:3 hours
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0503 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us for an art-based social skills group. While unleashing your creative side, we will focus on
increasing conversation skills such as:
- Joining conversations
- Taking turns
- Staying on topic
- When others are bored
- Using a cover story to exit conversations

Session dates

August 19, 2024 to August 23, 2024 from 1:00pm-4:00pm

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Working with Visuals

Details

Category:
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
  • Visuals
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:Eight week program
Available spaces:6 clients

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7331 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

200 Brock Street East, Thunder Bay, ON

Description:

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the importance visual supports can play in fostering
communication with their children at home, daycare, and school. Using a hands-on approach, participants will be provided with a number of tools that they can take with them to use with their children to implement the strategies learned in the workshop.

Session dates

Start date: Wednesday, June 5, 2024 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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