Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for youth who are not able to pay attention in a group environment, follow basic instructions, or youth with limited language skills.

Note: A caregiver must be available to support the youth with solving technology problems.

For help with:
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills

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

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

In-person
Location:Thunder Bay
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Who is Eligible:

This service is not intended for youth who are not able to pay attention in a group environment, follow basic instructions, or youth with limited language skills.

For help with:
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
Provider:Superior Life Skills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
Virtual only program
Location:Algoma
Age:
  • 9 to 12
Who is Eligible:

Participants will need access to a computer with a camera and microphone and an adult to help with trouble shooting if required. All handouts will be sent virtually and will need to be printed off at home. Homework will be assigned each week which will focus on practicing the skills that were introduced in the lesson.

For help with:
  • Caregiver Training
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
Provider:THRIVE Child Development Centre

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

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

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

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

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

Location:Other
Age:
  • 0 to 18
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

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

 
Program also available virtually
Location:Other
Age:
  • 0 to 18
For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Caregiver Training
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Early Learning
  • Independence
  • Language
  • Life Skills
  • Preschool
  • Reinforcement
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Visuals
  • Webinar
Provider:S. Grenier Consulting

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

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

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:Sudbury
Age:
  • 13 to 18
For help with:
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Consultation
  • Language
  • Play
  • Skill Building
  • Social Skills
  • Teens
Provider:Roots & Wings Psychology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In-person
Location:Sudbury
Age:
  • 3 to 8
  • 9 to 12
  • 13 to 18
Who is Eligible:

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

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

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.

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

Best suited for siblings of children with autism who are interested in not only learning about ASD, but also meeting other siblings, having fun, laughing, and talking about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with special needs.

For help with:
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Resilience
  • Siblings
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services

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

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

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

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

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

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Who is Eligible:

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

For help with:
  • Employment
  • Life Skills
  • Teens
  • Vocational skills
Provider:Northern Outreach & Clinical Services

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

Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
  • 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

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

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

 
Virtual only program
Location:Other
Age:
  • 13 to 18
Who is Eligible:

1 hour per session

For help with:
  • Anxiety
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Daily Routine
  • Independence
  • Life Skills
  • Skill Building
  • Teens
  • Transitions
  • Visuals
Provider:George Jeffrey Children's Centre