Triple P Stepping Stones

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Life Skills
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:90 minutes
Available spaces:4
Who is Eligible:

This program is designed for parents and caregivers with a child between the ages of 2-10 years old.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Preschool
  • School Age
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0498 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Group Triple P Stepping Stones is for caregivers who are experiencing significant problems with their child’s behaviour or those who simply want to know how to encourage their child’s development and potential. Join us for 6 group sessions and 3 individual sessions to learn strategies, gain some ideas, and grow your positive parenting toolbox.

- teaching new skills/behaviours
- developing a positive relationship
- managing misbehaviour
- promoting development
- and many more

Best for parents/caregivers with children 2-10 years old.

Session dates

Starting January 22th, 2023 11:45AM - 1:15PM (9 sessions)

Early Communication Development Through Play

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:2-hour workshop and 4, 30-minute, 1:1 consults with parent and child Total: 4 hours across 6 weeks
Available spaces:5 families
For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Play
  • Reinforcement
  • Skill Building
  • Social 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:

This workshop provides an opportunity to learn Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies to teach your child play skills that increase and promote language. 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.

Navigating a Diagnosis: What You Want to Know & What You Need to Know

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:3, 2-hour workshops & 3, 30 minute, 1:1 consultation (Total Duration: 7.5 hours)
Available spaces:8 families
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:

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

Session dates

Workshop 1: September 18, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Workshop 2: September 25, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Workshop 3: October 2, 2023 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Critical Core – social skills through role play gaming

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1.5 hours per session
Available spaces:5
Who is Eligible:

Ages: 12-15 Years

For help with:
  • Communication
  • Language
  • 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 Street

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

January 17, 2024 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Speech and Language Individual Consultations

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1 hour consultation session
Available spaces:1
For help with:
  • Communication
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Language
  • Preschool

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9990 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

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

Description:

These individual consultations are designed to allow for caregivers the opportunity to discuss 1-2 concerns they have about their child’s speech and language development. Families will meet with a registered Speech-Language Pathologist for a 1:1 consultation, which will last 45-50 minutes and be offered in-person or virtually. During the session, strategies and goals will be shared with the caregivers to ensure that they have the knowledge and confidence required to allow them to help their child become a more effective communicator. Topics discussed would be beneficial for children who are not yet using verbal words to communicate, use a limited number of words, communicate with a communication device (i.e. PECS, Proloquo, SnapCore), struggle to produce speech sounds, communicate using incomplete sentences, or have difficulties with social communication and interaction with peers. No matter what the need is, we can help!
At initial contact with the family, discussion about whether the child should be present for a part of the session will take place, should it allow for better caregiver coaching. At the end of each session, families will be provided with strategies and tips that will be helpful to their unique situation, which can be implemented with the child within their daily routines at home!

Session dates

8 registrations per month (we are available to offer 2 consultations per week at a time that works for ours and the family’s schedule between the hours of 9:00-3:00 Monday to Friday. Session date and time would be determined with the family upon booking.

Foundational Caregiver Workshops

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2 hour per session
Available spaces:10
For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Reinforcement

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7333 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

FCW is a series of 5 – 2 hour workshops which provides parents and caregivers with a foundational understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and evidence based strategies. Topics include; ASD, reinforcement, antecedent strategies, replacement behaviour, functions of behaviour, and setting events.

Session dates

Block 1: (must attend all sessions in the series)
Thursday, Sept 7th, 2023 @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Sept 14thth @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Sept 21st @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Sept 28th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Oct 5th @ 5 – 7pm EST

Block 2: (must attend all sessions in the series)
Thursday, Nov 2nd @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Nov 9th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Nov 16th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Nov 23rd @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, Nov 30th @ 5 – 7pm EST

Block 3: (must attend all sessions in the series)
Tuesday, Jan 9th ,2024 @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, Jan 16th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, Jan 23rd @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, Jan 30th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, Feb 6th @ 5 – 7pm EST

Block 4: (must attend all sessions in the series)
Tuesday, March 5th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, March 12th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, March 19th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Tuesday, March 26th @ 5 – 7pm EST
Thursday, March 28th @ 5 – 7pm EST

Toileting Workshop + 1 hour virtual Consultation

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Algoma)
Category:
  • Toileting
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2 hours + 1 hour consultation
Available spaces:10 spaces
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Toileting

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1149 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-Elliot Lake, ON (address to be determined)

Description:

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

Session dates

March 5th 2024, 5pm-7pm

Managing Challenging Behaviours for Caregivers Workshop

Details

Delivery method:Virtual
Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Behaviour Support
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:3 hours per workshop, including information and consultation
Available spaces:Unlimited
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • Mental health
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • 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:

208 Caswell Drive, Sudbury, Ontario

Description:

This workshop is a condensed version of the Parent Management Training (Kazdin, 2008) program. It aims to enhance parenting skills to improve challenging behaviours in children, such as aggression, hyperactivity, and non-compliance. The training will take place virtually. Handouts will be emailed to participants, as appropriate.

Session dates

Three workshops:
- FRENCH February 8, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm
- ENGLISH February 15, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm
- ENGLISH March 21, 2024 from 6pm to 9pm

AAC & Sensory Friendly 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:1.5 hour weekly group session x 6 weeks
Available spaces:Up to 5 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:

Sudbury – The Workplace (to be confirmed with families)

Description:

This group is a unique opportunity for children who communicate using PECS, sign language/gestures, a high-tech device (iPad), communication book, or other forms of AAC, 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: January 9th, 2024, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Group #2: February 20th, 2024 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Skill Building Consultation Clinic 12 week program

Details

Delivery method:💻Hybrid (Algoma)
Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 12 Weeks
Available spaces:5
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:

Thrive-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

January 8th, 2024

Dryden March Break Sibshops

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:3 hours per session
Available spaces:10
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, or those with
maladaptive behaviours.

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • School Age
  • Siblings
  • Skill Building

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre

Description:

Sibshops is a program designed for brothers & sisters of someone with an intellectual disability, developmental disability, or mental health concerns. 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.
Sessions will include a snack.

Session dates

March 12, 2024; 9:00-12:00

Dryden March Break Conversation Cues

Details

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

This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, or those with
maladaptive behaviours.

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

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre

Description:

Join us in person for Conversation Cues. Conversation Cues will be delivered over 4 days, focusing on
teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities,
videos, workbooks, and role-plays.
Topics covered include;
• When To Start the Conversation
• Cue: Interested
• Cue: Not Interested
• How To Start a Conversation
• Cue: Bored
• Take Turns
• Maintain Conversation
• Talk on Topic
• Cue: Disbelief
• Cue: Confused
• My Cues
• End Conversation

Session dates

March 11, 2024; 1:00-4:00

Geraldton - Time for a Playdate

Details

Delivery method:In-person
Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 hour per session; 14 sessions
Available spaces:4
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for those unable to follow instructions within a group setting, or those with maladaptive behaviours.

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

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Geraldton - Service Location TBD

Description:

Time for a Playdate is a 12-session program using video modeling, games, activities, and practice to
support developing skills used during playdates. Several contexts are used to support generalization.
The sessions will focus on the following skills;
 Greet Friend
 Share
 Guest Chooses
 Stay with Friend
 Losing is OK
 Talk on Topic
 Answer
 Take Turns
 Play His Way
 Eye Contact
 Clean Up
 Say Goodbye
 Generalization of Skills

Session dates

February 6, 2024; 2:00-3:00
(Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 & Wednesdays 9:30-10:30)

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

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 0 to 3
  • 3 to 8
Duration:8 x 2.5 hours of workshop (once per week) and 4 individual consultations (program rotates between a few workshop sessions and an individual consultation session)
Available spaces:8 (The same families participate in the entire program)

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at or .

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Description:

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

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

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

Session dates

Winter 2024 – Fridays from 9:30-12:00pm – starting January 5th, 2024

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BCBA Supervised Focused ABA

Details

Provider:Creative Therapy Associates
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:60 hours as individually set out with family
Available spaces:5

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Creative Therapy Associates at or .

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Description:

Focused ABA targets one or two behavioural goals at a time. You will virtually meet with our BCBA to help develop programming based on identified goals (joint attention, transitions, communication, self-help skills, play skills, etc.). ABA therapists will work 1:1 with your child to help achieve goals. Parents will have the opportunity for BCBA coaching to help generalize learning to the home environment.

Session dates

October 2023 – January 2024

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Developing and Maintaining Friendships

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
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:5 pre-teens

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 as well as how to maintain friendships. Participants will practice getting to know each other, how to initiate and end conversations, conversation do’s and don’t’s 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 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 30, November 6, & 13, 2023

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When Emotions are High, Logic and Language are Low! Understanding and Preventing Challenging Behaviours

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2 hour workshop
Available spaces:10

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:

Caregivers often assume that the challenges that they face in helping their children develop healthy daily routines are a part of their child’s autism and must be endured. This workshop provides caregivers an overview of strategies that include the application of behaviour analysis. The use of practical strategies to promote desired behaviour, and a focus on improving the quality of life for the child and their family.

Session dates

November 27, 2023

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Brief Targeted Consultation

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:3 x 2 hour consultation for 10 sessions
Available spaces:4

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 (office) or home

Description:

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

Session dates

Week of Oct. 2nd, Week of Nov. 6th; varied

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Pretend Play and Language Assessment/Consultation for children between the ages of 2 and 7

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:6 weeks after initial assessment; 1.5 to 2 hours per session
Available spaces:1

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 Street or home

Description:

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

Session dates

(week of) October 2, 2023

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RUBI Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviour

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:1.5 hours per session
Available spaces:2 (6 total)

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 (office), in home or virtual

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

week of July 3; week of September 11 - week of November 20; week of January 8 - week of March 25

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Social Skills Group (5-7)

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 hour per session (8 hours total)
Available spaces:5 per group (10 per season)

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 Street

Description:

This social skills group will provide learners with an opportunity to explore and practice social skills such as asking for help, greeting peers, turn taking, asking peers to play, and joining in on other peers’ play. Through a variety of facilitated activities, this group will also help learners identify and practice skills needed for managing their emotions and learning to cooperate with others.

Session dates

Fall: September 11 OR September 12;
Winter: January 15 OR 16 – 4:00-5:00

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Social Skills Group (8-12)

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour per session (8 hours total)
Available spaces:5 per group (10 per season)

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 Street

Description:

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

Session dates

Fall: September 11 OR September 12
Winter: January 15 OR 16 – 4:00-5:00

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Socialize to Communicate

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:6 weeks (1 “buffer” week in the event that a family is away on vacation)
Available spaces:1

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy at (705) 855-9992 or info@breakthroughspeech.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

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

Description:

As Speech-Language Pathologists, our role is to support the communication development of individuals on the autism spectrum disorder or of those who have social communication difficulties. When working with children, involving parents and caregivers is the key to success. As the therapist applies Hanen’s 4Is to Socialize™ framework, parents and/or caregivers will learn how to use responsive interaction strategies with their child that will foster socialization and ongoing communication development. Sessions will involve both parent/caregiver education and coaching, as well as direct support to the parent/caregiver while interacting with their child who will be present during some sessions.

Session dates

Selecting any of the available dates will simply book you the service.

The provider will contact you with the actual date & time of the service.

**Selecting more than one date will not result in obtaining multiple rounds of services.

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

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Breakthrough Speech & Language Therapy
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:9 x 2.5 hours of workshop (once per week) with Individual Videofeedback Consultations on the remaining 4 weeks (a total of 4 videos)
Available spaces:6 (The same families participate in the entire program)

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:

The early years are especially crucial for verbal children on the autism spectrum because they still face special communication challenges. Often, these children find it difficult to:
• Have conversations with others
• Play with children their own age
• Talk about things that interest someone else
• Change a routine without becoming frustrated
If you’ve noticed more than one of these difficulties in your child, the TalkAbility Program can help. Specifically designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 years and up with social communication difficulties, the TalkAbility Program teaches parents practical ways to help their child learn people skills.
By “people skills”, we mean the ability to “tune in” to the thoughts and feelings of others by paying attention to non-verbal cues such as body language, facial expressions, eye gaze, and tone of voice. The ability to consider other points of view and to have empathy for others is essential for successful conversations and for making friends. Children with social communication difficulties require extra help to develop these skills.
When you take the TalkAbility Program, you’ll learn:
• How your child carries on conversation and the next steps to take to help him have back-and-forth conversations
• How to encourage your child to pay attention to the social messages people send non-verbally
• How to talk so your child can tune in to what others are thinking ; help them appreciate another person<s feelings and point of view
• How to help your child tell stories and play imaginatively
• How to help your child make friends
Program Components
• Informative and personal classes for small groups of parents
• A Hanen Certified speech-language pathologist who leads the program and has received special training from The Hanen Centre
• A pre-program consultation for you and your child with your speech-language pathologist
• Individual video feedback sessions of you interacting with your child, so you can “see” what is helping and what else you can do
• Individual video feedback of your child playing with another child so you can “see” how you help their interaction

Session dates

Fall 2023 – Wednesdays - September 20th 2023 – December 20th 2023 (from 9:30am-12:00pm)

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Kindergarten Camp (Espanola, Manitoulin Island)

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Occupational Therapy
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:2 hour session/week x 4 weeks
Available spaces:Up to 6 per camp

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd. at (705) 300-2788 or info@bright-spot.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Espanola – library (to be confirmed)Manitoulin – Little Current PS (to be confirmed)

Description:

Kindergarten camp is designed for 3-5 year olds and will focus on fine motor skills, early literacy skills, self-advocacy, speech sound skills, and language skills. At the end of the 4 sessions, parents/caregivers will receive a short screening handout that highlights their child’s areas of strength and needs.

Session dates

Espanola July 6, 2023 – July 27, 2023; 10-12pm
Manitoulin Aug 3, 2023 - August 24, 2023; 10-12pm

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SOS Feeding Workshop (Espanola, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury)

Details

Category:
  • Eating and Feeding
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.5 hour weekly group session x 6 weeks
Available spaces:Up to 6 per camp

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:

Espanola – library (to be confirmed)Manitoulin – Little Current PS (to be confirmed)-Sudbury – The Workplace (to be confirmed)

Description:

The SOS Feeding Therapy Group is designed for children aged 2 – 7 years of age that are selective feeders and eat a limited repertoire of foods. It is designed to increase children’s willingness to explore, interact, and accept new foods. Each child will receive a feeding assessment and then will participate in 6 sessions with peers.

Session dates

Manitoulin: Sept 13 – October 18, 2023 4:30-6pm
Espanola: October 25– November 29, 2023 4:30-6pm
Sudbury: Jan 3 – February 7, 2024 4:30-6pm
Sudbury: February 21, 2024 - March 27, 2024 4:30-6pm

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Fun While Enhancing Functioning with an OT

Details

Category:
  • Fine Motor
  • Life Skills
  • Occupational Therapy
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:8 sessions
Available spaces:2

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Creative Therapy Associates at (807) 624-2591 or admin@creativetherapyassociates.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Thunder Bay - In Person (Workplace TBD)

Description:

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

Session dates

November 2023 – March 2024

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Let's Talk: Speech, Language and Beyond

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:6 sessions
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Creative Therapy Associates at (807) 624-2590 or admin@creativetherapyassociates.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Creative Therapy Associates, 1234 Amber Drive, Thunder Bay ON

Description:

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

Session dates

November 2023 – March 20, 2024

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Multidisciplinary Clinic with Follow-Up Coaching

Details

Category:
  • Multidisciplinary Team Clinics (OT, SLP, BCBA)
Provider:Creative Therapy Associates
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1 hour clinic with team 9 follow up coaching visits as individually set out with family
Available spaces:1

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Creative Therapy Associates at (807) 624-2592 or admin@creativetherapyassociates.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Creative Therapy Associates, 1234 Amber Drive, Thunder Bay ON

Description:

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

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

Session dates

Determined with family, open September to December 2023

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Next Steps: Supporting your child following Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Diagnosis

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication and Play
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
  • Life Skills
Provider:FIREFLY
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 hour group workshop, with up to 4 hours individual follow-up coaching
Available spaces:8 Caregiver Spaces (maximum) available per group session.

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:

In-person sessions accommodated in all FIREFLY communities as able.

Description:

Caregivers of children recently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will participate in a group session together with other Caregivers and FIREFLY team members that will introduce them to a range of services and approaches used to support individuals with ASD. Following the group session, a member(s) of the FIREFLY team will provide up to 4 hours, follow-up consultation, matched to the needs and interests identified by each Caregiver. Topics of interest for families may include, but are not limited to: communication, behaviour, early learning and independence. Caregivers will complete this service having basic information that will help them support and understand their child’s needs as they transition to life beyond initial diagnosis.

Session dates

6 sessions planned for 6 weeks:
April 2023, June 2023, August 2023, October 2023, January 2024, March 2024

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Children's Friendship Training

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 hour sessions client + 2 x ½ hour parent coaching
Available spaces:6 youth & 6 caregivers per series = 12

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7335 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

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

Through ten modules, children will learn to make phone calls, host play-dates, maintain play, share in the interests of others, and respond appropriately to bullying/teasing. During these sessions, caregivers will learn how to support their children as they navigate different social situations.
Facilitators will complete a pre-screening tool with families expressing an interest in participating.

Session dates

Thursday, April 27th, 2023 @ 5:30pm-6:30pm EST

Thursday, May 4th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, May 11th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, May 18th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, May 25th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST

Thursday, June 1st @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 8th @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 15th @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 22nd @5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Thursday, June 29th @5:30 – 6:30pm EST

Pre and post parents only sessions:*
Tuesday, April 25th @ 5:30pm-6:00pm
Thursday, July 8th @ 5:30pm-6:00pm

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Confidence and Bullying for ages 9-12 years old

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour session X 10 weeks.
Available spaces:6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7334 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention™ provides children with Autism a teaching tool for preventing bullying and building self-esteem.
Model Me Confidence & Bullying Prevention™ will give children some good ideas about how to make themselves as strong as they can be. The lessons will teach them how to add to their toolbox with a variety of strategies to use every day at school, at home, and in their community.

Session dates

Thursdays 5:30 – 6:30pm EST. July 27th to September 28th , 2023

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Conversation Cues

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour per session, + 1 hour pre and 1 hour post parent meeting
Available spaces:6 participants

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7330 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

Conversation Cues is an 10-week evidence-based social skills program delivered virtually for students aged 8 - 12 years of age. Topics include:
- When to start a conversation
- How to start a conversation
- How to take turns appropriately
- How to maintain conversation with peers
- How to stay on top
- How to identify emotions of their conversation partner respond appropriately
- How to end a conversation

Session dates

***(Must attend all sessions)

Tuesday, September 12th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, September 19th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, September 26th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST

Tuesday, October 3rd @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, October 10th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, October 17th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, October 24th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, October 31st @ 5:30-6:30pm EST

Tuesday, November 7th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST
Tuesday, November 14th @ 5:30-6:30pm EST

***Pre and Post parent only consultation sessions:
Monday, September 11th, 2023 @ 6:30-7:00pm
Monday, November 20th, 2023 @ 6:30 - 7:00pm

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Enhancing Independent Behaviours (EIB)

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Teens
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 hour per session
Available spaces:1 participant (individualized service)

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7341 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

To be confirmed during registration

Description:

Running for 8 individualized sessions, E.I.B. focuses on enhancing the independent life skills of individuals. Working with an ABA Therapist, teens will have the opportunity to work on different life skills. Skills include; Personal Living Skills (grooming, hygiene, and dressing), Independent Living Skills (clothing care, meal planning and cooking, and home safety), and Community Living Skills (money management, shopping, and community safety).

Session dates

Mondays and Wednesdays times TBD on location of goals.
1 hour a week for 8 weeks.
Spot 1and 2: Sept 18th – November 10th 2023
Spot 3 and 4: January 15th – March 8th 2024

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Faces and Emotions

Details

Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.0 hour for sessions
Available spaces:6 clients/caregivers

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:

Virtual

Description:

Faces and Emotions will focus on identifying facial expressions and different emotions in both self and others and is explored virtually.

Session dates

Wednesday, August 30th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST

Wednesday, September 6th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, September 13th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, September 20th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, September 27th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST

Wednesday, October 4th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm EST
Wednesday, October 11th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm EST
Wednesday, October 18th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm EST
Wednesday, October 25th @ 5:30pm-6:30pm EST

Wednesday, November 1st @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, November 8th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST
Wednesday, November 15th @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST

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Focused Consultative ABA Services with BCBA

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:1 hour session X 2 per week; plus 1 hour parent goal meeting, plus 2 hour observation, plus 1 hour parent debrief
Available spaces:2 blocks

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7339 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

To be confirmed during registration

Description:

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

You will guide the process. Together, we will talk about your needs, goals, and what you and your child/youth need support with. Do not worry; we will help give clinical recommendations if you do not know where to start.
When you have selected the goal, we will observe and assess your child/youth to see his/her current strengths and needs. Our clinical team will create an individualized 10-week plan for your child/youth based on your goals. Your child/youth will be working 1-1 with a Behavioural Therapist to deliver the plan with the Clinical Supervision of the BCBA. There are also opportunities for caregiver mediated coaching throughout the 8 weeks of sessions. All services can be delivered virtually or in-person, as determined in collaboration with your child/youth’s Behaviour Clinician (BCBA). These goals can happen in a variety of environments based on needs and consents.

Session dates

#1 Consultation Block
Week of Sept 11th, 2023 5 - 6 pm EST (parent goal meeting)
Week of Sept 18th, 2023 (client observation, can be done at school/daycare with consent)
Week of Sept 25th ,2023 write plan and review with family for signature
Sessions: Twice a week (1 hour each) Starting the week of Oct 2nd, 2023 until week of Nov 20th, 2023
Week of November 27th, 2023 5 - 6pm EST (final parent debrief)

#2 Consultation Block
Week of Jan 8th, 2023 5 - 6 pm EST (parent goal meeting)
Week of Jan 15th, 2024 (client observation, can be done at school/daycare with consent)
Week of Jan 22nd ,2024 write plan and review with family for signature
Sessions: Twice a week (1 hour each) Starting the week of Jan 29th, 2024 until week of March 18th, 2024.
Week of March 25th, 2024 5 - 6pm EST (final parent debrief)

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Going Places (Ages 5-8)

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 hour session X 7 weeks.
Available spaces:6 spots

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7336 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

Model Me Going Places™ provides children with Autism the skills to enable them to participate in a variety of community outings successfully.

Session dates

Wednesdays @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST Starting Sept 13th, 2023 - October 25th, 2023

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Job Prep

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 hour
Available spaces:6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7340 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

Get job ready! Job P.R.E.P. is for teens ages 14-17, who are looking to develop skills to help them find and maintain a job. The 10 session individualized program will work on skills such as, resumes, interview skills, public vs private, managing stress & anxiety, hidden social rules, and much more!

Session dates

Series (Must attend all 8 sessions)
Thursday, Jan 18th @5-6 pm EST
Thursday, Jan 25th @5-6pm EST
Thursday, Feb 1st @5-6pm EST
Thursday, Feb 8th @5-6pm EST
Thursday, Feb 15th @5-6 pm EST
Thursday, Feb 22nd @5-6 pm EST
Thursday, Feb 29th @5-6 pm EST

Thursday, March 7th @5-6 pm EST

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Model me Kids I can do It!

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 hour
Available spaces:6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7338 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

I Can Do It is a 10-week evidence-based social skills program delivered virtually for students aged 14-17 Topics include:
Topics include; do my best, social skills in the context of challenging circumstances.

Each topic is demonstrated to help explain that particular rule. Each skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught.

Session dates

Series (Must attend all 10 sessions)
Thursday, January 11th @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, January 18th @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, January 25th @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, February 1st @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, February 8th @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, February 15th @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, February 22nd @ 5-6 pm EST
Thursday, February 29th @ 5-6 pm EST

Thursday, March 7th @ 5-6pm EST
Thursday, March 14th @ 5-6 pm EST

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Model me Kids Tips and Tricks

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour session X 10 weeks.
Available spaces:6 spots

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7337 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

Model Me Kids Tips & Tricks is a 10-week evidence-based social skills program delivered virtually for students aged 8-12. Topics include:
- Topics include; demonstrating social skills in school and in the community
Each topic is demonstrated to help explain that particular rule. Each skill is demonstrated in more than one situation and across environments. This is useful to children with Autism because it helps with generalization of the skill taught.

Session dates

Wednesdays @ 5:30 – 6:30pm EST Starting June 7th, 2023 - August 9, 2023

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PEERS

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1.5 hours teens x 15 sessions 1 hour caregiver = 2 hours virtual
Available spaces:6 teens and 6 caregivers = 12

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7342 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

To be confirmed during registration

Description:

PEERS is a 15-week evidence-based social skills program delivered in person for students aged 12 – 17. There is a weekly mandatory parent session. Topics include:
• How to use appropriate conversational skills
• How to find common interests by trading information
• How to appropriately use humour
• How to handle rejection, teasing and bullying
• How to handle rumours and gossip
• How to be a good host during get-togethers
• How to make phone calls to friends
• How to be a good sport
• How to handle arguments and disagreements
• How to change a bad reputation (by investigating one new extracurricular activity)

Session dates

(Must attend all 15 sessions)
Thursday, Sept 7th @ 4:30-6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, Sept 11th @ 4:30-6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, Sept 22nd @ 4:30-6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, Sept 28th @ 4:30-6:00pm EST (teens)

Thursday, October 5th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, October 12th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, October 19th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, October 26th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)

Thursday, November 2nd @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, November 9th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, November 16th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, November 23rd @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)
Thursday, November 30th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)

Thursday, Dec 7th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST
Thursday, Dec 14th @ 4:30 – 6:00pm EST (teens)

Tuesday, Sept 5th @ 6:00 – 7:00pm EST (parents – virtual)
Monday, Dec 19th @ 6:00 – 7:00pm EST (parents – virtual)

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

Details

Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour session for participants and 2 x ½ hr sessions for parents only sessions
Available spaces:6 participants

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact George Jeffrey Children's Centre at Toll Free: 1-888-818-7332 or info@georgejeffrey.com.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Virtual

Description:

The Next Step (8-12 year olds) will review emotions and zones and focus on the identification of moving through the four zones of regulation. Participants will learn a number of strategies that will enable them to increase their ability to self-regulate and increase their emotional awareness.

Session dates

Tuesday, June 6th 2023 @ 4:30pm-5:30pmEST
Tuesday, June 20th 2023 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm EST
Tuesday, June 27th 2023 @ 4:30pm-5:30pm EST

Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST
Tuesday, July 11th, 2023 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST
Tuesday, July 18th, 2023 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST
Tuesday, July 25th, 2023 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST
Tuesday, July 4th, 2023 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST

Tuesday, August 1st, 2023 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm EST

**Parents only sessions (pre and post)
Monday, June 5th @5:30pm-6:00pm EST
Tuesday, August 8th , 2023 @ 5:30pm-6:00pm EST

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BCBA Consultation and Caregiver Coaching

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1-Hour Consultation followed by 3 hours of caregiver coaching
Available spaces:1 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 consultation with our Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, caregivers will develop a goal for their child. They will then have access to 3 hours of 1:1 coaching and/or continued consultations with the BCBA or Lead ABA Therapist for the following 4 weeks. Consultations will occur via telehealth, phone, and in-person where possible.

Session dates

June 1st, 2023; January 1st 2024

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BCBA Consultation and Skill Building Service

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 Hour Consultation with 4-weeks of follow-up support
Available spaces:Sessions 1-3: 5 spaces each sessionSessions 4-11: 4 spaces each 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 3 hours of 1:1 follow up service with our clinical team, at our center, for up to 4 weeks. Session dates and times will be arranged with each individual family.

Session dates

Start dates:

January 1st 2024

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BCBA Consultation and Skill Building Service

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 Hour Consultation with 4-weeks of follow-up support
Available spaces:Sessions 1-3: 5 spaces each sessionSessions 4-11: 4 spaces each 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 3 hours of 1:1 follow up service with our clinical team, at our center, for up to 4 weeks. Session dates and times will be arranged with each individual family.

Session dates

Start dates:

July 1st 2023

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CBT for Mental Health Group for Teens

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Teens
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:12, 1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)
Available spaces:6 clients; closed group (i.e., same 6 clients attend all 12 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 CBT for Mental Health group is intended for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 13 to 18 years, who are interested in learning about their own mental health and ways to cope with difficulties as they arise. The group will focus on increasing knowledge and understanding about one’s own emotions and the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, while learning strategies to better regulate emotions and behaviour in the face of stress and adversity. All materials will be provided to participants. Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

Session dates

Wednesdays (3:30pm to 5:00pm) beginning on September 20, 2023 and running to December 6, 2023
*Note: this group may be offered again in January 2024

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Facing Your Fears (FYF) Group for Children

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)
Available spaces:-6 children + 6 caregivers (one per child)-closed group (i.e., the same children and accompanying caregivers attend each of the 12 sessions within same group)

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:

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 beginning on September 19, 2023 and running to December 5, 2023

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Managing Challenging Behaviours - Caregivers Group

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:8, 1.5-hour sessions per group (12 hours in total)
Available spaces:12 caregivers-closed group (i.e., the same 12 caregivers attend each of the 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:

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

Tuesdays (10:00 to 11:30 am) beginning on January 9, 2024 and running to February 27, 2024

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Psychology Drop-In Clinics

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:50-minute individual sessions
Available spaces:1 adolescent/caregiver/family per session; 3 sessions per clinic day

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

-June 23, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
-July 14, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -August 18, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -September 15, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -October 13, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -November 10, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -December 15, 2023: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -January 19, 2024: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -February 16, 2024: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm -March 15, 2024: 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

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Resilience Builder Group for Children

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:12, 1.5-hour sessions (18 hours in total)
Available spaces:6 clients; closed group (i.e., same 6 clients attend all 12 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 Dr., Sudbury, ON

Description:

The Resilience Builder Program (Alvord, Zucker, & Grados, 2011) is designed to support ages 9 to 12 to bounce back from stress by developing resilience and protective factors, such as self-awareness, self-regulation, flexible thinking, and social competence. All materials will be provided. Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

Session dates

Wednesdays (3:30pm to 5:00pm) beginning on May 10, 2023 and running to July 26, 2023
*Note: this group may be offered again in January 2024

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Short-Term Individual Counselling for Caregivers or Adolescents

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
  • Teens
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:50-minute sessions, on a weekly or biweekly basis
Available spaces:8 spaces; same client attends all 8 individual sessionsThere will be 4 spaces open per season – Summer (4) and Fall (4)*This is not a group

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 Dr., Sudbury, ON (for in-person)

Description:

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

Session dates

8-session block of individual counselling to be carried out between April 12, 2023 and December 31, 2024.

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.

There will be 4 blocks/spaces open per season – Summer (4) and Fall (4)

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Children’s Friendship Training (CFT) – Fabulous Friendships!

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:2-hour sessions
Available spaces:4 spaces within each Group

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 (887 Notre Dame Ave Unit F, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T2)

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

Group 1: September 20th - November 22nd, 2023, 4pm-6pm Group 2: January 10th - March 13th, 2024, 4pm-6pm

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Operation Cooperation! Let’s work together!

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:2-hour sessions
Available spaces:Up to eight participants per group

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Northern Outreach & Clinical Services at (705) 222-1072 or info@northernocs.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Science North (address: 100 Ramsey Lake Rd, Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 5S9)

Description:

Learning to cooperate and see other’s perspectives can be challenging and, at times, uncomfortable for children. How do we develop these skills while keeping the experience positive?
Northern Outreach and Clinical Services in collaboration with Science North will offer an afterschool. program with the focus of building social skills.
The focus of this group will be to provide children with the opportunity to build on their social skills as it relates to working cooperatively with others. Through the develop a series of hands-on STEM activities participants will work on a variety of social skills (e.g., conversational, negotiation, perspective-taking etc.) throughout the group sessions and apply the skills to working on a larger project to be presented in the last session. The group will include a general lesson, opportunity for role-play and practice with peers/facilitator(s) and application to natural opportunities during scheduled activities.
This group will take place in collaboration with Science North!

Session dates

Weekly sessions (Thursdays)
Group 1: October 5th, 2023, from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Group 2: January 11th, 2024, from 4:00pm-6:00pm

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PEERS®

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:2-hour session per week
Available spaces:6 spaces per group

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Northern Outreach & Clinical Services at (705) 222-1075 or info@northernocs.ca.

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Location:

Northern Outreach & Clinical Services office (887 Notre Dame Ave Unit F, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T2)

Description:

(PEERS®) is an evidence-based, social skills intervention program for motivated students who are interested
in learning ways to help them make and keep friends, managing conflict and rejection. Teens will learn these
skills through direct teaching, role-play and practicing these skills during group activities.
A caregiver/social coach will attend sperate session simultaneously and are taught how to assist their teens
in making and keeping friends.
Caregiver participation is required!
Virtual services are available to individuals and families residing outside of the City of Greater Sudbury, in a remote area.

Session dates

Group 1: Sept 18th - December 4th 2023, 6pm-8pm Group 2: Jan 8th- March 25th, 2024, 6pm-8pm

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Ready, Set, Apply!

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:2-hour session per week
Available spaces:8 spaces per group

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 (887 Notre Dame Ave Unit F, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T2)

Description:

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

Session dates

Group 1: May 3-June 21, 2023, from 6:00-8:00pm

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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 1191 Unit 1 Lansing Ave. Sudbury, ON P3A 4C4

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 1191 Unit 1 Lansing Ave. Sudbury, ON P3A 4C4

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 1191 Unit 1 Lansing Ave. Sudbury, ON P3A 4C4

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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ABA & Autism in the Bay

Details

Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • For Families Parents and Caregivers
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2.5 hours
Available spaces:15 per session

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0498 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us for one or more causal coffee sessions as we explore ABA strategies that can be used within your home. Time will be provided within the sessions to support parents with connecting with each other and service providers to allow for opportunities to build community connections. Sessions include an optional 30-minute follow-up support from facilitators. Information will also be available to support with:
September 11: Routines & Visual Schedules September 18: Developing a Positive Relationship September 25: Encouraging Desirable Behaviour

Session dates

September 11, 18 & 25, 2023 10:00-12:30

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Around Town Summer Camp

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
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) 620-0502 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us as we focus on developing skills used within our community. Participants will practice traveling to the grocery store, purchasing items, and preparing their own food. Skills targeted during this session are:
- Money
- Busing
- Cooking
Parents and guardians are invited join us for at 3:30 for generalization, daily or at the end of the week. Handouts will also be provided.

Session dates

July 24-28, 2023 1:00-4:00

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Around Town Summer Camp

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • 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) 620-0501 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us as we focus on developing skills used within our community. Participants will practice traveling to the grocery store, purchasing items, and preparing their own food. Skills targeted during this session are:
- Money
- Street Safety - Cooking
Parents and guardians are invited join us for at 11:30 for generalization, daily or at the end of the week. Handouts will also be provided.

Session dates

July 24-28, 2023 9:00-12:00

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Let's Play (Terrace Bay)

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
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) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Terrace Bay (address TBD)

Description:

Join us as we focus on social skills needed for play with friends and peers. Target skills include: - Taking-turns
- Waiting
- Sharing
- Winning & Losing
Parents and guardians are welcome to join us for at 11:30 for generalization on Friday August 11. Generalization handouts will also be provided daily.

Session dates

August 7-11, 2023 9:00-12:00

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Sibshops

Details

Category:
  • Opportunities for Siblings
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:6.5 hours
Available spaces:15

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0500 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 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 lunches.

Session dates

July 10-14, 2023 9:00-3:30

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Children's Friendship Training

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1.5 hour session for 10 weeks (for both parent and child session)
Available spaces:10 children along with 1 caregiver to attend parent portion

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1131 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St E Sault Ste Marie, ON

Description:

Children’s Friendship Training is a 10-week evidence-based social skills group intervention for children aged 7- 11 years who are motivated in learning ways to make and keep friends. Parents/Guardians attend simultaneous sessions and gain skills to support their child.

Session dates

1) Jan 16th: 5:00-6:30pm
2) Jan 23rd: 5:00-6:30pm
3) Jan. 30th : 5:00-6:30pm
4) Feb 6th: 5:00-6:30pm
5) Feb 13th: 5:00-6:30pm
6) Feb 20th: 5:00-6:30pm
7) Feb 27th : 5:00-6:30pm
8) March 5h: 5:00-6:30pm
9) March 19th: 5:00-6:30pm
10) March 26th: 5:00-6:30pm

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Confidence and Bullying Prevention (Model Me Kids®) 13-18

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1144 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

Model Me Confidence and Bullying Prevention™ is a program designed to provide tools for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. Through videos and workbook, discussions and activities, the program will cover:
• Self-Advocacy
• Peer Pressure
• Choosing Friends
• Building Strengths
• Visualization
• Positive Self-Talk
• Scripting
• Stay with Others
• Telling Isn't Tattling
• Walk Tall

Session dates

Session 1) Aug 28th 9am-12pm
Session 2) Aug 29th 9am-12pm
Session 3) Aug 30th 9am-12pm
Session 4) Aug 31st 9am-12pm
Session 5) Sept 1st 9am-12pm

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Confidence and Bullying Prevention (Model Me Kids®) 13-18

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1143 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

Model Me Confidence and Bullying Prevention™ is a program designed to provide tools for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. Through videos and workbook, discussions and activities, the program will cover:
• Self-Advocacy
• Peer Pressure
• Choosing Friends
• Building Strengths
• Visualization
• Positive Self-Talk
• Scripting
• Stay with Others
• Telling Isn't Tattling
• Walk Tall

Session dates

Session 1) July 10th 1-4 pm
Session 2) July 11th 1-4 pm
Session 3) July 12th 1-4 pm
Session 4) July 13th 1-4 pm
Session 5) July 14th 1-4 pm

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Confidence and Bullying Prevention (Model Me Kids®) 9-12

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1132 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St E Sault Ste Marie, ON

Description:

Model Me Confidence and Bullying Prevention™ is a program designed to provide tools for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. Through videos and workbook, discussions and activities, the program will cover:
• Self-Advocacy
• Peer Pressure
• Choosing Friends
• Building Strengths
• Visualization
• Positive Self-Talk
• Scripting
• Stay with Others
• Telling Isn't Tattling
• Walk Tall

Session dates

Session 1) Aug 21st 1-4 pm
Session 2) Aug 22nd 1-4 pm
Session 3) Aug 23rd 1-4 pm
Session 4) Aug 24th 1-4 pm
Session 5) Aug 25th 1-4 pm

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Confidence and Bullying Prevention (Model Me Kids®) 9-12

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1133 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St E Sault Ste Marie, ON

Description:

Model Me Confidence and Bullying Prevention™ is a program designed to provide tools for preventing bullying and building self-esteem. Through videos and workbook, discussions and activities, the program will cover:
• Self-Advocacy
• Peer Pressure
• Choosing Friends
• Building Strengths
• Visualization
• Positive Self-Talk
• Scripting
• Stay with Others
• Telling Isn't Tattling
• Walk Tall

Session dates

Session 1) July 17th 9am-12pm
Session 2) July 18th 9am-12pm
Session 3) July 19th 9am-12pm
Session 4) July 20th 9am-12pm
Session 5) July 21st 9am-12pm

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Conversation Cues (Model Me Kids®) 13-18

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1147 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St Sault Ste Marie, on

Description:

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

Session dates

Session 1) Aug 21st 9am-12pm
Session 2) Aug 22nd 9am-12pm
Session 3) Aug 23rd 9am-12pm
Session 4) Aug 24th 9am-12pm
Session 5) Aug 25th 9am-12pm

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Conversation Cues (Model Me Kids®) 13-18

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1142 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

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

Session dates

Session 1) July 24th 1-4 pm
Session 2) July 25th 1-4 pm
Session 3) July 26th 1-4 pm
Session 4) July 27th 1-4 pm
Session 5) July 28th 1-4 pm

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Conversation Cues (Model Me Kids®) 9-12

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1135 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St Sault Ste Marie, on

Description:

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

Session dates

Session 1) Aug 28th 1-4 pm
Session 2) Aug 29th 1-4 pm
Session 3) Aug 30th 1-4 pm
Session 4) Aug 31st 1-4 pm
Session 5) Sept 1st 1-4 pm

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Conversation Cues (Model Me Kids®) 9-12

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1134 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St Sault Ste Marie, on

Description:

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

Session dates

Session 1) July 10th 9am-12pm
Session 2) July 11th 9am-12pm
Session 3) July 12th 9am-12pm
Session 4) July 13th 9am-12pm
Session 5) July 14th 9am-12pm

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Dating 101 (adapted from PEERS for Young Adults) 16-18

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1146 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

Using evidence based social skills, adapted from PEERS® for young Adults, participants will explore the skills related to dating.
Topics covered include:
Letting someone know you like them
Flirting
Choosing appropriate people to date
Online dating
Asking someone on a date
Accepting rejection
Turning someone down
Planning and going on dates
Dating do's and don'ts
Handling pressure from partners

Session dates

Week of August 14th 1pm - 4pm

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Fun with Friends (age 4-8)

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1 week duration from Monday to Friday
Available spaces:Limit 6

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1145 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

Games with Friends is a skill building group with goals around learning, playing, and interacting with peers. Facilitators use an interactive model including activities and games to teach participants social play and social language skills.
Group Topics include:
• Turn Taking
• Inviting others to play
• Winning and Losing
• Sportsmanship
• Greetings
• Understanding differences in interests

Session dates

Session 1) July 31st 1-4pm
Session 2) Aug 1st 1-4pm
Session 3) Aug 2nd 1-4pm
Session 4) Aug 3rd 1-4pm
Session 5) Aug 4th 1-4pm

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PEERS for Young Adults

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:1.5 hour session for 10 weeks (for both parent and child session)
Available spaces:10 children along with 1 caregiver to attend parent portion

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1141 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

126 Queen St E Sault Ste Marie, ON

Description:

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) for Young Adults is an evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated young adults who are interested in making and keeping friends.

Session dates

1) Sept 28th: 5:00-6:30pm
2) Oct. 5th : 5:00-6:30pm
3) Oct.12th: 5:00-6:30pm
4) Oct 19th: 5:00-6:30pm
5) Oct 26th: 5:00-6:30pm
6) Nov.2nd: 5:00-6:30pm
7) Nov.9th: 5:00-6:30pm
8) Nov. 16th: 5:00-6:30pm
9) Nov 23rd : 5:00-6:30pm
10) Nov 30th: 5:00-6:30pm

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Skill Building Consultation Clinic

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 8 Weeks
Available spaces:5

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1136 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-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 8-week program includes 6 face-to-face or virtual meetings throughout the 8-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

April 17 - June 16, 2023

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Skill Building Consultation Clinic

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 8 Weeks between start and finish ( 1 week added for individual variables/flexibility)
Available spaces:5

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1138 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-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 8-week program includes 6 face-to-face or virtual meetings throughout the 8-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

August 21 - October 20th, 2023

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Skill Building Consultation Clinic

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 8 Weeks between start and finish ( 1 week added for individual variables/flexibility)
Available spaces:8

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1140 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-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 8-week program includes 6 face-to-face or virtual meetings throughout the 8-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

Jan 8th - March 8th, 2024

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Skill Building Consultation Clinic

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 8 Weeks between start and finish ( 1 week added for individual variables/flexibility)
Available spaces:5

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1137 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

About

District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-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 8-week program includes 6 face-to-face or virtual meetings throughout the 8-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

June 19th - August 18th, 2023

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Skill Building Consultation Clinic

Details

Category:
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Duration:Approximately 8 Weeks between start and finish ( 1 week added for individual variables/flexibility)
Available spaces:5

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.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-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 8-week program includes 6 face-to-face or virtual meetings throughout the 8-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

October 23 - December 22, 2023

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Toileting Workshop + 1 hour virtual Consultation

Details

Category:
  • Toileting
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2 hours + 1 hour consultation
Available spaces:10 spaces

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1148 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive-126 Queen St. E Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

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

Session dates

Feb. 6th, 2024, 5pm-7pm

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Visual Make and Take (2-part series) + 1-hour virtual consultation

Details

Category:
  • Visuals
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2-hour workshop for 2 sessions + 1 hour consultation
Available spaces:8

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1151 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive: 126 Queen St. E, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Description:

This hands-on workshop will introduce caregivers to effective visual strategies that will assist in promoting positive behaviours.
Participants will walk away with the knowledge and rationale for using visual supports such as visual schedules, first & then boards and visual task analysis. Participants will have an opportunity to create an individualized visual to help support their child/ youth in the home environment.
Furthermore, caregivers will have an opportunity to consult virtually with a therapist for a one-hour follow up to support implementation of visual in the home setting

*Please note that this in-person workshop involves two 2-hour sessions across two days.

Session dates

(Part 1) Oct 18th, 2023 @ 5 PM-7 PM (part 2) Oct 25th, 2023 @ 5 PM-7 PM

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Visual Make and Take (2-part series) + 1-hour virtual consultation

Details

Category:
  • Visuals
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2-hour workshop for 2 sessions + 1 hour consultation
Available spaces:8

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact THRIVE Child Development Centre at Toll free: 1-855-759-1150 or info@kidsthrive.ca.

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District:

Algoma

Location:

Thrive: Elliot Lake, ON (address TBD)

Description:

This hands-on workshop will introduce caregivers to effective visual strategies that will assist in promoting positive behaviours.
Participants will walk away with the knowledge and rationale for using visual supports such as visual schedules, first & then boards and visual task analysis. Participants will have an opportunity to create an individualized visual to help support their child/ youth in the home environment.
Furthermore, caregivers will have an opportunity to consult virtually with a therapist for a one-hour follow up to support implementation of visual in the home setting

*Please note that this in-person workshop involves two 2-hour sessions across two days.

Session dates

(Part 1) Sept 19th, 2023 @ 5 PM-7 PM (part 2) Sept 26th, 2023 @ 5 PM-7 PM

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Let's Play (Thunder Bay)

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
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) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

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District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Thunder Bay (address TBD)

Description:

Join us as we focus on social skills needed for play with friends and peers. Target skills include: - Taking-turns
- Waiting
- Sharing
- Winning & Losing
Parents and guardians are welcome to join us for at 11:30 for generalization on Friday August 11. Generalization handouts will also be provided daily.

Session dates

August 7-11, 2023 9:00-12:00

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

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Life Skills
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:3, 2-hour workshops & 4, 30 minute, 1:1 consultations (Total Duration: 8 hours)
Available spaces:6

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 families with a child with ASD. Workshop 2 will provide an overview of Autism and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and why ABA is well suited to address ASD. Workshop 3 will focus on developing positive interactions as a foundation to teach a variety of different skills in these early stages. 4, 30-minute, 1:1 consultations will follow Workshop 3, where families will identify a goal and will work with the BCBA-D to develop this skill. 1:1 consultations are for caregivers and child to attend. Workshops are delivered virtually and consultations can be virtual or in person, based on preference and availability.

Session dates

Workshop 1: Monday, January 22, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Workshop 2: Monday, February 5, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
Workshop 3: Monday, February 12, 2024 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

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Learn the Skills to Toilet Train Your Child

Details

Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Life Skills
  • Toileting
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:3, 2-hour workshops & 4, 30 minute, 1:1 consultations (Total Duration: 8 hours)
Available spaces:8

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:

Teaching Parents to Toilet Train Their Child
We will train parents via telehealth and provide a few 1:1 consults specific to the implementation of teaching their child.

This toilet training program reviewed with participants comes from Dr. Natalie Paquet Croteau’s recent article published in the Journal of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities.

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

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

Session dates

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Interactively Learning to Teach Social Skills

Details

Category:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Workshops
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2, 2-hour workshops & 1, 30-minute, 1:1 follow up consult
Available spaces:6

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:

People interact socially many times in a day. For children with autism, developing social skills may require more practice and more opportunities. In this workshop series, caregivers are provided an overview of the importance of social skills and are introduced to various strategies that can be used with their children to target specific social skills. Caregivers will be given an opportunity to identify a relevant social skill to teach their child, utilizing a strategy reviewed in the workshop and will have opportunities to practice and report back in a 1:1 follow up consultation.

Session dates

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Tuesday, February 6, 2024 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Social Resilience Builder Group for Teens

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:12, 1.5-hour weekly sessions
Available spaces:6 clients; closed group (i.e., same 6 clients attend all 12 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 Social Resilience Builder Group for Teens is intended for adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 13 to 18 years. This group is adapted from The Resilience Builder Program (Alvord, Zucker, & Grados, 2011) that is designed to support individuals to bounce back from stress by developing resilience and protective factors, such as self-awareness, self-regulation, flexible thinking, and social competence. All materials will be provided.

Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

Session dates

Wednesdays (3:30pm to 5:00pm) beginning on January 10, 2024 and running to March 27, 202

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“Cool Kids” Group for Children

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:12, 1.5-hour weekly sessions
Available spaces:6 clients; closed group (i.e., same 6 clients attend all 12 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:

The Cool Kids Program for ASD (Chalfant, Lyneham, Rapee, & Carroll, 2011) is an evidence-based, structured therapy designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, aged 9 to 12 years effectively identify, manage, and overcome anxiety. The program uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach and incorporates various techniques and strategies to help young individuals develop the skills necessary to better identify feelings, cope with anxiety, foster social skills, and improve overall function. All materials will be provided.

Note: All applicants must undergo an intake interview to determine eligibility.

Session dates

Thursdays (3:30pm to 5:00pm) beginning on January 11, 2024 and running to March 28, 2024

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Short-Term Individual Counselling for Caregivers or Adolescents

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Life Skills
  • Teens
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:50-minute sessions, on a weekly or biweekly basis
Available spaces:6 spaces; same client attends all 8 individual 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:

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

Session dates

8-session block of individual counselling to be carried out between January 8, 2024 and March 31, 2024.

Sessions dates and times will be customized to the client’s needs and in keeping with therapist availability.

Administrative staff will contact individual registrants to schedule appointments directly.

There will be 6 spaces/blocks of treatment available

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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 1191 Unit 1 Lansing Ave. Sudbury, ON P3A 4C4

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 1191 Unit 1 Lansing Ave. Sudbury, ON P3A 4C4

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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Hallowe’en Sibshops (Dryden)

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:6.5 hours
Available spaces:10

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Dryden (address TBD)

Description:

Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather avenue 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 Hallowe’en-themed session includes snacks and lunches.

Session dates

October 28, 2023; 9:00am-3:30pm

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Hallowe’en Sibshops (Kenora)

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:6.5 hours
Available spaces:10

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Kenora (address TBD)

Description:

Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather avenue 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 Hallowe’en-themed session includes snacks and lunches.

Session dates

October 14, 2023; 9:00am-3:30pm

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Sibshops (Dryden)

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:6.5 hours
Available spaces:10

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Kenora-Rainy River

Location:

Dryden (address TBD)

Description:

Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is an opportunity for those who have a sibling with an ASD diagnosis. Sibshops is not therapy, but rather avenue 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.

Session dates

December 2nd, 2023

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Sibshops – New Year!

Details

Category:
  • Anxiety and Mental Health
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:6.5 hours
Available spaces:10

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

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

Session dates

January 4, 2024; 9:00am-3:30pm

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Job Tips

Details

Category:
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:6 Sessions; 1 Hour per session
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Description:

Job Tips utilizes real-world scenarios & strategies to support teens and adults transitioning to the workplace. Sessions are taught using evidence-based strategies such as visual supports, social stories & comics, role-playing scenarios, video modeling, as well as self-assessments, and graphic organizers.

Topics include:
 Determining Interests
 Job Search
 Resumes & Cover Letters
 Interview Skills
 References
 Disclosure

Session dates

November 14, 2023; 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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P.E.E.R.S.

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Duration:16 Sessions; 1.5 Hours per session
Available spaces:2

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

Superior CVI

Description:

Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS®) is a social skills training intervention for youth. It is designed for motivated youth interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. They are taught essential social skills such as conversational skills, maintaining friendships, using humour appropriately, and handling disagreements. Teens have an opportunity to practice these skills through role-playing and other activities.

16 weeks of 1.5-hour sessions, for both teens and parents (or designated social coach). (Teen sessions and adult sessions will run at the same time but in different rooms).

Teens will learn how to:
 Use appropriate conversational skills
 Use humor appropriately
 Use electronic communication
 Enter & exit conversations
 Be a good host during get-togethers
 Be a good sport
 Handle arguments and disagreements
 Change a bad reputation
 Handle rumors and gossip
 Handle rejection, teasing, and bullying

Session dates

Starting September 28, 2023; 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Conversation Cues (ages 8 - 12)

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Duration:12 Sessions; 1.0 Hours per session
Available spaces:2

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

CTC

Description:

Join us in person for Conversation Cues. Conversation Cues is a 12-session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role-plays. Topics covered include;

- When To Start the Conversation
- Cue: Interested
- Cue: Not Interested
- How To Start a Conversation
- Cue: Bored
- Take Turns
- Maintain Conversation
- Talk on Topic
- Cue: Disbelief
- Cue: Confused
- My Cues
- End Conversation

Session dates

Starting January 11, 2024; 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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AAC User Social Group

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Bright Spot Therapy Services Ltd.
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.5 hour weekly group session x 6 weeks
Available spaces:Up to 5 per camp

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:

Sudbury – The Workplace (to be confirmed)

Description:

This group is a unique opportunity for children who communicate using PECS, sign language/gestures, a high-tech device (iPad), communication book, or other forms of AAC, 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.

Session dates

Group #1: January 11, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Group #2: February 22, 4:30pm - 6:00pm

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Mand Training: Early Communication Strategies

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks
Available spaces:3

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 Street (office) or home or daycare

Description:

The child’s individual skills will determine an appropriate form of communication: words, word approximations or using a picture exchange. Initial sessions will be with parent/caregiver then sessions include coaching the child to begin to communicate with the parent/caregiver.

Session dates

Week of Oct 2, 2023

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Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT)

Details

Category:
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks
Available spaces:2

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 Street (office) or home or daycare

Description:

Reciprocal imitation training (RIT) is a naturalistic intervention designed to teach learners to imitate spontaneously during on-going play interactions with a play partner as a means of social interaction. RIT can be implemented in a variety of play settings and during daily routines.

Session dates

Week of Oct 2, 2023

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Verbal Behaviour Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VPMAPP)

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Transitions
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:6 hours
Available spaces:1

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 Street (office) or home or daycare

Description:

The VB-MAPP is a developmental assessment and curriculum that assesses language, learning, and social skills, as well as behavioural barriers that are interfering with your child’s ability to learn more advanced skills. This assessment program is based upon Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior. The VB-MAPP can help identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses across a variety of critical skills. The assessment also makes it easy to compare and contrast your child’s skills with those of same aged peers.

Session dates

Week of January 8th, 2024
Week of February 5th, 2024
Week of March 4th, 2024

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Balance: A Home-Based Program Addressing Emerging Problem Behaviour

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • Communication and Play
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Duration:6 hours
Available spaces:1

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 Street (office) or home or daycare

Description:

The Balance program is designed for young children who engage in high levels of uncooperative behaviour and/or some disruptive behavior (e.g., tantrums), especially when they cannot have their way. This program aims to create balance between child-led and adult-led interactions and allows for some shared control over daily activities. Caregivers will work alongside a behaviour analyst to create opportunities for their child to communicate their needs, accept disappointment and build overall cooperation.

Session dates

Week of January 15th, 2024
Week of February 19th, 2024

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ABA Consultation and Brief Skill Building Service

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:Mariani and Associates
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
Duration:8 hours per family (4 hours of consultation; 4 hours of intervention)
Available spaces:20

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 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 2-hour consultation with the parent(s) and child to determine the specific problematic behaviours to address. The child then participates in 4, 1-on-1 sessions with the Behaviour Analyst. At the end of the 4 sessions, the parent(s) will participate in another 2-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

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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Brief Targeted Consultations for Caregivers

Details

Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:5 weeks
Available spaces:4

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 (887 Notre Dame Ave Unit F, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T2)

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

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Conversation Cues (ages 6 - 10)

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:12 Sessions; 1.0 Hours per session
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us in person for Conversation Cues. Conversation Cues is a 12-session program teaching the skills needed during conversations. Sessions are taught using a variety of activities, videos, workbooks, and role-plays. Topics covered include;

- When To Start the Conversation
- Cue: Interested
- Cue: Not Interested
- How To Start a Conversation
- Cue: Bored
- Take Turns
- Maintain Conversation
- Talk on Topic
- Cue: Disbelief
- Cue: Confused
- My Cues
- End Conversation

Session dates

Starting January 9, 2024; 11:00am - 12:00pm

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GoStrengths!

Details

Category:
  • Emotions and Regulation
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Duration:10 Sessions; 1.0 Hours per session
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

N/A

Description:

GoStrengths! is a 10-session program that provides youth with tools to cope effectively with challenges, and deal with stress, anxiety, and negativity. Youth will practice evidence-based methods to increase happiness. Session content includes:

- What is well-being and why should you care?
- Emotional Intelligence
- Resilience
- Problem-solving
- Character Strength Development
- Self-confidence
- Optimistic Thinking
- Social Connections
- Goal-Setting

Session dates

Starting January 17, 2024; 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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Friendship - The Next Level

Details

Category:
  • Life Skills
  • Social Skills Groups
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour per session; 11 sessions
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Friendship – The Next Level is an 11-session Model Me Kids program using video modeling, games, activities, and practice to support developing skills. Several contexts are used to support  generalization.
The sessions will focus on the following skills;
 Clubs
 Empathy
 Interests
 Team Sports
 Rejection
 Include Others
 Invite
 Show Interest
 Compromise
 Maintain Friendship
 Body Language

Session dates

January 11, 2024; 6:00-7:00 PM

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Childrens Friendship Training (March Break Addition)

Details

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

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 (887 Notre Dame Ave Unit F, Sudbury, ON P3A 2T2)

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

March 8th – March 15th 2024 (excluding March 9th & 10th)

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March Break Social Skills

Details

Category:
  • Communication and Play
  • Life Skills
Provider:Superior Life Skills
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Duration:1 hour per session; 5 sessions
Available spaces:4

Contact

For questions about this service, including suitability and/or eligibility, contact Superior Life Skills at (807) 620-0499 or info@superiorlifeskills.ca.

About

District:

Thunder Bay

Location:

TBD

Description:

Join us for 5 fun March Break social skill sessions! Social targets will be taught and reinforced using ABA evidence-based strategies. Through games and challenges we will focus on boosting social skills
with;
 Coping with rejection
 Including others
 Showing interest
 Empathy
 Compromise
This will be a small group session to allow for increased support coaching through the application of
skills.

Session dates

March 11, 2024; 9:30-12:30

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Understanding, Preventing, and Responding to Challenging Behaviour!

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2 hours
Available spaces:10

Contact

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

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Description:

This workshop will outline strategies on reducing transition related challenging behaviours. We will review how to establish positive rapport, specific steps to cue your child of upcoming changes, strategies when advance notice is viable and ways to prevent and deescalate behaviour. The aim of this workshop is to share strategies that are aimed at reducing challenging behaviours, as a whole.

Session dates

Workshop (English) Wednesday, February 21, 2024, from 6 to 8pm

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Teaching Your Child Independence Skills

Details

Category:
  • Behaviour Support
  • Targeted Consultations with a BCBA
  • Toileting
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.
Age:
  • Caregivers
Duration:2, 2-hour workshops and 3, 30-minute, 1:1 consults with parent
Available spaces:8

Contact

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

About

District:

Sudbury-Manitoulin

Description:

This workshop has two group sessions with three follow up individual sessions with a BCBA-D.

Session 1: Review ABA strategies on teaching self-help skills
Session 2: Identify and develop a self-help goal.

Consultation sessions: Follow up progress with a BCBA-D and goal monitoring.

Session dates

Workshop Part 1: February 15, 2024 at 4:30pm-6:30pm
Workshop Part 2: February 22, 2024 at 4:30 pm-6:30pm
And three, 30-minute, 1:1 consultations to be scheduled with the family

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