In-person
Location:Sudbury-Manitoulin
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Early Learning
  • Play
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services

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

💻Hybrid (Thunder Bay)
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Behaviour
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Early Learning
  • School Age
Provider:Ignite Positive Behaviour

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

💻Hybrid (Sudbury/Manitoulin)
Location:Sudbury-Manitoulin
Age:
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
  • Caregivers
For help with:
  • Antecedent Strategies
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Assessment
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Play
  • Preschool
  • Reinforcement
  • School Age
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Visuals
  • Vocational skills
Provider:ABA Northern Services and Training Inc.

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

In-person
Location:Sudbury-Manitoulin
Age:
  • 13 to 18
For help with:
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:Behaviour Analysis North

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 3 to 8
Who is Eligible:

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

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

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 9 to 12
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Daily Routine
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Who is Eligible:

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

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

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 9 to 12
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Daily Routine
  • School Age
  • Skill Building
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

Virtual
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

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

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 13 to 18
For help with:
  • Daily Routine
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Who is Eligible:

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

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

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

Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • Caregivers
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Who is Eligible:

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

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

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:FIREFLY

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • Caregivers
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:FIREFLY

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:FIREFLY

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • Caregivers
For help with:
  • Behaviour
  • Caregiver Training
  • Consultation
  • Self-regulation
  • Skill Building
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • Caregivers
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Feeding
  • Picky Eaters
  • Self-regulation
  • Sleeping
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:FIREFLY

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • Caregivers
For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Routine
  • Self-regulation
  • Sleeping
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:FIREFLY

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • Caregivers
For help with:
  • Consultation
  • Self-regulation
  • Sleeping
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre

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

In-person
Location:Kenora-Rainy River
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:FIREFLY

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