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Foundational Family Services

The new needs-based Ontario Autism Program (OAP) includes a broad range of services that offer more supports designed to meet the individual needs of your family and child or youth.  Foundational Family Services are available to all families registered in the OAP as part of the new needs-based program.  Foundational Family Services are offered at no cost to the family, and aim to provide tools to work with you child or youth, and to participate in their ongoing learning and development.

Check back or join our mailing list for future Foundational Family Services offerings  as TCCSS continues to build our services and capacity.  Click the links below to register for one of our sessions:

 

ABA 101

September 10, 2020     1:00-2:30pm

This parent and caregiver workshop is designed to give a brief overview on what Applied Behaviour Analysis is and how we use the concepts and strategies in behavioural intervention. The overview includes looking at functions of behaviour, positive reinforcement, and strategies to address challenging behaviours based on function. Learning outcomes include learning new function-based strategies for challenging behaviours, how to assess antecedents and consequences and how to utilize positive reinforcement.

Tech Requirements:  Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Cook and Chat

September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 2020     5:00pm-6:00pm

A chance for your teen to practice their cooking skills, and talk about their creation. Teens will prepare a food item based on the theme, and then will talk about what they made. There will be interactive games to practice social conversation skills as well!

Families will supply the ingredients to make the food their teen chooses, and provide support to them if they need it.

Requirements: For teens aged 13-16 years old.

Tech Requirements: A laptop or computer with a webcam, the Zoom app, and headphones (if needed) will also be required.

NOTE: We would recommend that you register for all 4 sessions being offered as each one builds from the previous.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Lego Nights

September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 2020     6:30pm-7:15pm

A chance for your child to practice their social skills using LEGO. Your child will learn an introduction about the following four areas during four, 45 minute sessions:

1. Communication
2. Listening and following directions
3. Criticism and sarcasm
4. Identifying emotions.

Families will supply their own Lego for the group.

Requirements: For children aged 8-12 years old

Tech Requirements: A laptop or computer with a webcam, the Zoom app, and headphones (if needed) will also be required.

NOTE: We would recommend that you register for all 4 sessions being offered as each one builds from the previous.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Understanding ASD (for teens with ASD)

September 17, 2020   1:00pm-2:00pm

Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, Asperger’s – some of the terms that an individual who has the diagnosis might hear. But, what does it really mean? How could a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder affect an individual’s everyday life? This workshop is specifically designed to help those over the age of 10, with the diagnosis of ASD understand what it could mean for their daily functioning (i.e., social skills, communication, motor skills, executive functioning). It’s important to understand that no individual experiences Autism Spectrum Disorder in the exact same way, as such this workshop covers the possible impacts of the diagnosis. The workshop will include videos, discussions, and teaching through PowerPoint.

Requirements: 10+ with a knowledge of their Autism Diagnosis.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Marvel Trivia Kahoot

September 18, 2020   3:30pm-4:30pm

Spiderman, Iron Man, Black Panther, Dr. Strange, Thor, Captain America – do any of these sound like your favourite things?! If you are 8 years or older, join us for a 50 question trivia game on Kahoot! Answer questions about all the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe! The winner gets bragging rights for being the most knowledgeable Marvel human!

Requirements: Must have the ability to read the questions, or have someone near who can assist read the questions!

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom and Kahoot at the same time (ideally it would be best to have a computer for Zoom and a handheld device to play the Kahoot on)!  

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Helping Your Child Manage Anxiety

September 22, 2020     4:00-5:00pm

Have you or your child ever experienced anxiety? Do you feel your child’s anxiety impacts your family’s quality of life? If so, come join us at Tri-County Community Support Services as we discuss what anxiety looks like, strategies to help manage you and your child’s anxiety, and tools to use to decrease anxiety in the future.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom ( Computer or handheld devices, such as tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

ABA Everyday

September 24, 2020     1:00-2:00pm

Are you interested in quick and easy strategies that you can use at home with your kids?

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with strategies that you can start using today!  These strategies do not involve a lot of material preparation, fancy items, or a lot of time.  The strategies can be used to help reduce negative or inappropriate behaviour and increase positive , behaviour!  It will help to set your children up for success at home.

This workshop includes a follow up one-to-one consultation with a Family Support Coordinator.

Tech Requirements:  Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as tablet or cell phone).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Sibling Social (5-10 Years Old)

October 5 & 19, 2020    4:30pm-5:30pm

This workshop is for the siblings of kids with Autism to have the chance to connect with others, learn some tips and tricks to help out your sibling and to have fun! This workshop focuses on talking about what Autism is and the challenges and benefits of having a sibling with autism, while playing games and getting to know each other. Two separate groups based on child’s age to promote connection to other peers.

Requirements: Siblings 5-10 years of age.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Sibling Social (11+ Years Old)

October 5 & 19, 2020     6:00-7:00pm

This workshop is for the siblings of kids with Autism to have the chance to connect with others, learn some tips and tricks to help out your sibling and to have fun! This workshop focuses on talking about what Autism is and the challenges and benefits of having a sibling with autism, while playing games and getting to know each other. Two separate groups based on child’s age to promote connection to other peers.

Requirements: Siblings 11+ years of age.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 


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