Workshops

All workshops will be held at Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton South Site Location:
9765 54 Avenue Edmonton AB T6E 5J4

 

 

What Happens After PUF?

Entering the school system after receiving Program Unit Funding can look different for each child. This workshop provides information on common school options for children with ASD and the levels of support provided, and also explores some strategies to help families and schools with transitions into new programs, new schools, new classrooms, etc.

Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Exploring Challenges with Toileting for Children with ASD

Toilet training can be challenging for many families, and there are additional factors to consider for children with ASD. This workshop aims to explore toilet training by discussing common challenges that parents might encounter and provides strategies to support with this complex routine.

Date: February 20, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Tell Me More: Moving Beyond Requesting for Children with ASD

In this session you will learn strategies for increasing the language skills of children who are talking using echolalia, single words, or sentences. We will discuss how to facilitate development of their vocabulary, comprehension and sentence structure skills, as well as how to increase their social and functional use of language.

Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Facilitating Play Dates with Peers

Many children with ASD struggle in social situations with their peers. In this session, you will learn about stages of social play skills. We will discuss effective strategies for parents or other supporting adults to use with kids at each stage of development. We will also share guidelines that are helpful in planning play dates, setting our kids up for success as they learn to make and maintain friendships.

Date: March 20, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Facilitating Sibling Relationships, and Making Time for Siblings

Having a child with special needs often impacts the time and energy that parents have for their other children, which can sometimes lead to difficulties in parent-child relationships, as well as difficulties within sibling relationships. This workshop will provide strategies for facilitating healthy and positive sibling interactions, and ways to make more time for siblings who have a brother or sister with special needs. The content will focus on the wellness of siblings, how to talk to a sibling about the needs of their brother or sister, as well as other parenting considerations, strategies, and resources.

Date: April 10, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Siblings Support Group and Networking

Having a sibling with special needs is a very different and unique experience. This workshop will provide siblings an opportunity to connect with their peers, share their successes and challenges, learn new information, ask questions, and most importantly, have fun! This workshop is best suited for children ages 8-12, and is for kids only!
*Note: if your child is outside of this age range, please contact kendra@childrensautism.ca to discuss if this workshop would be a good fit for your child.

Date: April 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

** Please note that this is a Saturday workshop**

 

Tips and Tricks to Help Slow Down and Manage Anxiety

Many children with ASD experience anxiety. Children who are not able to effectively communicate their anxiety may resort to other challenging behaviours. This workshop explores resources to support children to understand their own anxiety, and will discuss strategies that parents or other professionals can implement on a daily basis to help reduce anxiety.

Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

Bike Riding 101

The goal of this workshop is to get families and children ready for the outdoor bike riding season. This workshop will cover helmet fit – including strategies to encourage your child to tolerate wearing a helmet, road safety, bike fit, and basic bike riding skills such as pedaling, steering and breaking. We will also be teaching basic bike maintenance skills such as pumping tires, cleaning and lubricating chain, ensuring breaks work etc. Parent participation is required. Please bring your child’s helmet, bike and running shoes.

Date: May 26, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00pm OR 12:30pm – 2:30pm

**Please note that this is a Saturday workshop, and will be at the Maier Centre location**

 

Workshops are open to all community members FREE of charge!
All workshops are available via webcast.

For more information, please contact:
info@childrensautism.ca

or call 780-495-9235

*A maximum of 20 people are able to register for each workshop (not including webcast participants)