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Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)

Virtual

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

Fundamentals of Autism

Virtual

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers, and community members, interested in learning more about Autism. Common characteristics of Autism, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of Autistic persons will be introduced. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe characteristics of Autism list three strengths associated […]

Autism: Beyond the Diagnosis – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This 2½-hour workshop teaches parents and caregivers strategies and tools to help their children and youth understand their diagnosis, using a strengths-based approach. Explaining and answering questions related to a diagnosis may be a lifelong discussion and difficult to navigate. Autism: Beyond the Diagnosis incorporates the research of Dr. Peter Vermeulen, related to helping persons […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

Ontario Autism Program – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

Foundational Family Services are available to all families registered in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) as part of the new needs-based program. This live webinar is for family members who live in York Region or Simcoe County and want to learn more about Foundational Family Services, including eligibility and how to find services. The webinar […]

Supporting Rainbow Families: A Family Support Group for Adult Caregivers

Virtual

This family support group uses topic-focused conversations and provides caregivers a brave space where they can discuss and learn about the emotional stages of a caregiver’s journey with their child’s 2SLGBTQ+ identity. Caregivers will have the opportunity to share successes, discuss challenges, and gain insight from other parents and caregivers of children/youth who identify as […]

Making Sense of Financial Options for Parents and Caregivers – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This 2-hour workshop provides parents and caregivers with an understanding of the financial supports available for their child or youth in Ontario. Topics include government funding, tax credits and benefits, and related financial resources. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: list funding options available to your family describe […]

Don’t Tell Me to Calm Down: Strategies for Supporting Autistic Persons through Stress and Anxiety

Virtual

This 2 ½-hour workshop will support parents, caregivers and professionals supporting Autistic persons with understanding possible strategies and tools through stress, anxiety and emotional dysregulation. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the difference between stress and anxiety, and define emotional regulation explain the prevalence of co-morbidity of […]

Fundamentals of Autism – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers, and community members, interested in learning more about Autism. Common characteristics of Autism, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of Autistic persons will be introduced. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe characteristics of Autism list three strengths associated […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate Course

Virtual

Kerry’s Place Autism Services’ comprehensive Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Certification Course is now available virtually to our families, and to our communities at large at this time.

Autism, Gender, and Sexuality: Understanding the Connection – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This 2½-hour workshop introduces parents and caregivers to how a diagnosis of Autism may influence or impact their child or youth’s journey with gender and sexual identity. Participants will leave with increased knowledge of the barriers their child or youth may face when exploring intersecting identities and supportive strategies that help to empower and validate […]

Exploring the Pathways Beyond the Teen Years – Foundational Family Service

Virtual

This 2 ½-hour workshop educates parents and caregivers about transition planning to adulthood for their child with Autism. Discussion topics include: building independent living skills, exploring future pathways, and navigating adult services in Ontario. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe major transitions that take place from adolescence […]

Keeping Safe in a Digital World – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This 2½-hour workshop provides parents and caregivers with information and strategies to help safely navigate a child or youth’s online presence and enhance cyber safety. This workshop was developed in collaboration with Halton Regional Police Service. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the importance of online safety […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention

Virtual

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

Getting the Message Across: Understanding Receptive and Expressive Communication

Virtual

This 2 ½-hour workshop will provide parents, caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) information about communication differences in persons with ASD and strategies to support functional communication.  The workshop will explore ways persons with ASD receive and express information through spoken language, augmentative communication systems, gestures, and visual supports.

First Steps: A New Diagnosis of Autism – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

Has your child recently received a new diagnosis of Autism? This 2-hour workshop is designed as a 'first step' for parents and caregivers who are eager to learn about what current services are available and begin exploring options to best support their families’ unique needs. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will […]

From Respite to Recreation: Supporting Persons in Community Settings

Virtual

This 2-½ hour workshop provides staff members employed in respite and recreational settings with information about Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as strategies for creating inclusive settings for persons with ASD to allow them to participate fully in their community. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: list features […]

It Happens for a Reason: The Meaning Behind Behaviour

Virtual

In this 2-part learning series, participants will leave with a foundational understanding of the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) or “why we do what we do”. Families, caregivers and professionals supporting persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will build skills around describing behaviour, understanding why it happens and promoting behaviour change. As a result […]

Fundamentals of Autism – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This workshop is geared towards parents and caregivers, and community members, interested in learning more about Autism. Common characteristics of Autism, possible strengths, needs, learning styles and profiles of Autistic persons will be introduced. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: describe the characteristics of Autism list three strengths […]

Making Sense of Financial Options for Parents and Caregivers – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This 2-hour workshop provides parents and caregivers with an understanding of the financial supports available for their child or youth in Ontario.  Topics include government funding, tax credits and benefits, and related financial resources. As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will be able to: list funding options available to your family describe […]

Caregiver Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This workshop is intended for family members and caregivers who would like to enhance their skills in managing crisis situations, and learn about de-escalation techniques. Participants will be provided with an overview of the verbal and non-verbal communication concepts and strategies taught in the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® (NVCI) training program that can help in the […]

Letting In: Supporting 2SLGBTQ+ Autistic Youth – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

In this 2 ½ hour workshop, participants will learn about the concept of “letting in” and how to respond when a child shares their gender identity and/or sexuality with them. Strategies for supporting a child in their letting-in journey will be discussed, which include how to prepare for conversations with the other adults in the […]

Community Confidence: A Family Support Group for Adult Caregivers – Foundational Family Services

Virtual

This family support group uses topic-focused conversations, and provides caregivers the opportunity share successes, discuss challenges, and gain insight from others parents and caregivers of children and youth with Autism. Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Cost: there is no cost to participate Community Confidence: A Family Support Group for Adult Caregivers […]