Groups

Programs for Kids:

 

Cooking With Friends

The focus of this group will be on encouraging children to explore foods in fun and different ways. Together with their parents and peers, children will work on developing social and teamwork skills in the kitchen, as well as following instructions and simple recipes. Parent participation is required.

Location: Maier Centre

Wednesdays (2 Groups):

4:30pm – 5:15pm

5:15pm – 6:00pm

Starts February 7, 2018  for 6 Weeks

Materials Fee for all Families: $30

Cost: $350

 

Social Games

Basic social play will be learned and practiced during this 6-week group. We will practice sharing, turn-taking and communicating while playing games. Video modeling and role play will be used to demonstrate how to interact with each other. Facilitators will include members of the speech-language pathology team.
This session is geared toward children aged 5-9 years old who are able to express their needs but need support with peer interaction. This group is for a maximum of 6 participants.
A parent training component will be included. Parents will learn how to:

 Support their child’s participation in social games (e.g. tag, duck-duck-goose)

 Help their child practice skills related to peer interaction – waiting, playing by the rules, inviting others to play, etc.

 Support play dates with peers

Parents will also provide mutual support by sharing their experiences, both challenges and successes, with each other.
Parent participation is required.

Location: Maier Centre

Mondays: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Starts February 5, 2018  for 6 Weeks

Cost: $350

 

Parent Learning Opportunities:

 

More Than Words

This parent course is designed for parents of children with ASD who are 6 years old or younger. Strategies explored are geared for children in a few stages of development, from those who are non-verbal to those who are beginning to speak in short conversations. In this course, parents learn how to help their child interact with adults and other children, and how to expand their child’s communication skills.

Maier Centre:

Thursdays: 9:00 – 11:30am

Starts February 15, 2018

8 In-Class Sessions

3 Video/Feedback Sessions

Cost: $750

South Site:

Wednesdays: 1:00 – 3:30pm

Starts February 14, 2018

8 In-Class Sessions

3 Video/Feedback Sessions

Cost: $750

 

TalkAbility

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, or change a routine without become frustrated.
This parent course is specifically designed for parents of verbal children ages 3-7 years with practical social communication difficulties.

Maier Centre:

Saturdays: 10:00am- 12:30pm

Starts February 3, 2018

8 In-Class Sessions

4 Video/Feedback Sessions

Cost: $750

 

Triple P

Stepping Stones Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) is similar to other Triple P programs, but includes adaptations for children who have a disability. This parent course helps parents build their skill sets to manage challenging behaviours in a way that meets the developmental level of the child. Parents will learn and practice implementing strategies that will work for their family, and create a ‘toolbox’ of strategies to help them tackle the tough times at home.

South Site:

Tuesdays: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Starts February 13, 2017

6 In-Class Sessions

3 Phone Call Check-Ins

Cost: $600

 

For more information, or to register for group programs or parent courses 
 please call 780-495-9235 or email info@childrensautism.ca  
*Funding support may be available for families currently accessing Specialized Services through Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton.
Please connect with your Consultant Team for more information if you are interested in any of these programs.