Autism Workshops

It’s easy to register!

Please contact Jessica Gallino, Intake Coordinator, by calling 905-689-4727 ext. 115 or email haltonautismservices@woodview.ca.

Please have your Ontario Autism Program (OAP) number handy.

Emotional Regulation

Tuesday, July 27th, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This workshop will aim to outline the ways in which emotions affect our behaviour. This workshop will provide caregivers with guidelines for increasing communication about emotions and reinforce concrete strategies that can be utilized to enhance the development of self-regulation skills.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

Daily Routines Workshop

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session provides information on daily routines. Participants will learn why routines are important, how to start a routine, and how to increase your child’s participation in that routine. We will be discussing strategies and tools for smooth transitions into new routines.

The Teenage Years

Tuesday, June 15th, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session provides individuals with information for those years when independence in social skills, friendship and self advocacy are of primary importance. Participants will learn about how to navigate these topics with your teenager and resources to refer to when some extra help may be needed.

All About Sleep Workshop

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Can’t sleep because your child is not sleeping?  This session provides parents with strategies on what they can do to help their child get a better sleep at night. Participants will learn all about how to apply strategies in the areas of their child’s sleep schedule, bedtime routines, bedroom environment, and sleep dependencies to set the stage for a good nights rest.

Self-Care Workshop

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session provides individuals with information about the importance of self-care for caregivers. Participants will learn about what it means to engage in self-care, why it is important as caregivers to do so, as well as self-care strategies that one can implement into their daily-life.

Non Violent Crisis Intervention and ASD

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session will provide an introduction to nonviolent crisis intervention and strategies to support individuals and families in crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about preventative strategies and de-escalating crisis situations. While we will not specifically be reviewing physical interventions, we will focus on identifying behaviours and possible verbal de-escalation techniques. The information will be presented through an Autism Spectrum Disorder lens and will incorporate ABA supports and strategies.

Picky Eating Workshop

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session provides an overview of “picky eating” including the underlying sensory issues and/or skill deficits that can lead to meal time challenges. Participants will learn several strategies for introducing new foods and managing food refusal behaviours.

Toileting

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This session will provide some general toilet training strategies including signs of readiness, how to prepare the environment for toilet training, using motivating and supporting strategies. Together we can walk through creating a schedule for toileting and how to collect data to monitor your child’s progress.

ADHD & ASD Workshop

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This session will focus on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the overlapping symptoms and presentation of both ADHD & ASD. Together we will discuss strategies and supports that parents and caregivers can use to set the individual and family up for success. We’ll also be looking at different treatment options and the roles these may play in the individual’s functioning and family life.

Emotional Regulation Workshop

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This workshop will aim to outline the ways in which emotions affect our behaviour. This workshop will provide caregivers with guidelines for increasing communication about emotions and reinforce concrete strategies that can be utilized to enhance the development of self-regulation skills.

Non Violent Crisis Intervention for Caregivers

February 25, 2021
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

This session will provide an introduction to Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) and strategies to support individuals and families in crisis. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about preventative strategies and deescalating crisis situations. While we will not specifically be reviewing physical interventions, we will focus on identifying behaviours and possible verbal de-escalation techniques. The information will be presented through an Autism Spectrum Disorder lens and will incorporate ABA supports and strategies.

Caregiver Self-Care Workshop - (cancelled)

February 11, 2021
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This session provides individuals with information about the importance of self-care for caregivers. Participants will learn about what it means to engage in self-care, why it is important as caregivers to do so, as well as self-care strategies that one can implement into their daily-life.

Daily Routines Workshop

January 27, 2021
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

This session provides information on daily routines. Participants will learn why routines are important, how to start a routine, and how to increase your child’s participation in that routine. We will be discussing strategies and tools for smooth transitions into new routines.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

January 26, 2021
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

This session will provide an introduction to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis and the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This presentation addressed the common myths and misconceptions behind ABA. This session will explore basic ABA strategies and tools that are commonly used, including: reinforcement, prompting, and chaining. Participants will leave this workshop with a specific understanding of ASD and ABA.

Visual Strategies Workshop

December 8, 2020
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

This session will provide parents and caregivers with information on visual strategies . Participants will learn what visual strategies are, how to create them, and how they might help with challenges in routines or unpreferred activities. We will be discussing strategies for how visual strategies help in everyday life.

Basic Behaviour Strategies

November 24, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will help parents understand the functions of behaviour and how they play a role in their family’s every day life. Identifying what happens before and after behaviour is a key part of understanding your child’s interactions with the world around them. We will provide information about the antecedents, behaviours, and consequences (ABC) strategy used in the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Lastly, we will help participants understand strategies that may be useful with behaviours observed in the home. This workshop will be 60 minutes in length with time allotted for questions.

Daily Living Skills Workshop

November 10, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will include information about the importance of teaching daily living skills and the long term impact of increasing independence. Information on how to choose appropriate skills to teach and some basic teaching strategies will also be shared. This workshop will be 60 minutes in length with time allotted for questions.

Introduction to Play Workshop

October 20, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

In this workshop we’ll learn the importance of play in learning! Join us for an overview of the various levels of play, the variety of ways to teach play, and how to choose appropriate play activities. It’ll be fun!

Communication Workshop

October 6, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Communication is the basis for all human connection – it’s how we get our needs and wants met! This webinar will review the basics of verbal behaviour (how we communicate with one another). Participants will discover how to encourage communication by setting up the environment and contriving learning opportunities. We will also touch on different types of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems.

Register before October 5th at 4:30 p.m.!

Daily Routines Workshop

September 30, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This session provides information on daily routines. Participants will learn why are routines are important, how to start a routine, and how to increase your child’s participation in that routine. We will be discussing strategies and tools for smooth transitions into new routines.

Daily Living Skills Workshop

September 22, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will include information about the importance of teaching daily living skills and the long term impact of increasing independence. Information on how to choose appropriate skills to teach and some basic teaching strategies will also be shared. This workshop will be 60 minutes in length with time allotted for questions.

School Readiness

August 18, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will include information about understanding the roles of professionals as part of your child’s team within the school, as well as discussing ways to build positive advocacy and communication between home and school. Information will also be provided on the Ontario Education Act, the Individual Education Plan (IEP), and Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC). This workshop will be 60 minutes in length with time allotted for questions.

Basic Behaviour Strategies

August 11, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

This workshop will help parents understand the functions of behavior and how they play a role in their family’s every day life. Identifying what happens before and after behaviour is a key part of understanding your child’s interactions with the world around them. We will provide information about the antecedents, behaviors, and consequences (ABC) strategy used in the application of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Lastly, we will help participants understand strategies that may be useful with behaviors observed in the home. This workshop will be 60 minutes in length with time allotted for questions.