This webinar provides families with an introduction to the common characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how it can impact everyday life. We will briefly discuss research on the cause of ASD and take a closer look at brain development. Families will also begin to look at the strengths and needs of their own child.
ABA Made Easy
Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) is the scientific methodology that is used to support each child’s skill development within the OAP. This workshop will introduce families to ABA and demonstrate how these strategies can be used to teach skills during daily family routines.
Challenging Behaviours: Prevention and Redirection Strategies
Learn about the various functions of behaviour and why a child might engage in challenging behaviour. Participants will develop an understanding of how to use Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) to prevent and redirect difficult behaviours.
Knowledge of key ABA terminology will further enhance your understanding of concepts and strategies discussed within these workshops. Completion of ABA Made Easy prior is strongly encouraged.
After the Diagnosis: Navigating Autism Supports in Ontario
Feeling unsure of where to go next? Learn more about key autism services, including a brief overview of the Ontario Autism Program, and services and additional community supports for your child and family. This webinar is geared to families with a recent Autism diagnosis and who are new to the Ontario Autism Program
Fostering Independence with Daily Living Skills
Daily living skills are developmentally appropriate, practical skills necessary to care for oneself and promote independence. This session will discuss the variables that impact the learning of self-help skills and explore different ABA strategies that can be used to successfully teach life skills.
Teaching Early Communication Skills
Communication is a fundamental skill that will enhance each child’s quality of life. In this workshop, families will gain an understanding of how early language and communication skills develop in children with autism and learn teaching strategies to help develop their child’s communication skills within daily routines.
Play Skills: Learning to Play
Play has an important role in a child’s language and social skill development. Families will explore the various stages of play and discover fun and creative ways to engage with their child to promote play skills.
Steps to Friendship: Teaching Social Skills
This workshop equips parents/caregivers with practical teaching strategies to support their child’s social skills development at home and in the community.
Advocating for Your Child
Facing barriers when it comes to inclusion? Become your child’s best advocate! This workshop is designed to empower parents and caregivers and provide tips, tools and information to become a strong advocate for your child’s needs.
Autism & Sleep: Setting Up Routines for Bedtime Success
Some parents of children with autism spectrum disorder have difficulty establishing a healthy sleep routine with their child. This workshop will discuss common sleep challenges, navigating challenging behaviours around sleep and learn how to apply ABA strategies to set up a bedtime routine.
Community Resource Series: Funding Options for Families
The focus of this workshop is to provide families with an overview of various funding options available outside of the Ontario Autism Program, including information regarding funding eligibility, and how to submit an application. Please note: Funding applications will not be completed during this session.
Community Resource Series: Camps and Recreation
Is your child ready for camp? This workshop shares some important tips for seeking camps and recreational activities for your child, and includes information on many recreational opportunities available in your community.
Community Resource Series: Caregiver Wellness
Taking care of yourself is important! This workshop outlines services that are available to support caregivers, including information on respite, caregiver workshops and events, and how to access mental health supports.
Funding Form Support: SSAH and ACSD
This workshop is designed to guide parents/caregivers step-by-step through the process of completing both the Special Services at Home (SSAH) and the Assistance for Children with Severe Disabilities (ACSD) application forms. Please Note: This workshop is intended for parents/caregivers that will be applying to SSAH and/or ACSD for the first time. Application forms will be provided to families that do not already have them.
Nutrition and Meal Time Strategies
This workshop provides parents and caregivers with information about the developmental stages of nutrition and how autism may affect your child’s eating habits. It also supports parents and caregivers in implementing supportive strategies to use during mealtimes and reviews ways to track your child’s progress.
Toilet Training Strategies
This workshop will provide an overview of readiness skills for toilet training, as well as how the characteristics of autism may affect the toilet training process. Families will learn about different toilet training methods and teaching strategies.
Promoting Emotional Regulation
This workshop explores the causes of stress behaviours and aims to provide parents/caregivers with a richer understanding of emotional regulation. It also provides concrete strategies to support the child’s ability to monitor and manage their emotions, thoughts and behaviours in appropriate ways that enhance their wellbeing, learning and personal relationships.
Planning for Success: Implementing a Planned Activities Routine
This webinar helps parents identify high-risk scenarios for their child and guides caregivers through how to plan for success in these situations using a Planned Activities Routine.
Whether at home, school, or in the community, transitions naturally occur frequently and require individuals to stop an activity, move from one location to another, and begin something new. Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) may have greater difficulty in shifting attention from one task to another or in changes of routine. This workshop discusses some strategies to help support common and major life transitions such as changing schools, moving or starting a new activity.
Group Stepping Stones Triple P
Group Stepping Stones Triple P is based on Triple P’s positive parenting strategies and is suitable for parents with concerns about their child’s behaviour or who wish to teach their child new skills. It aims to help parents and caregivers develop a positive relationship with their child and prevent and manage problem behaviour. This evidence-based parent training program is delivered over the course of 9 weeks. Suited for caregivers with children with ASD under the age of 12.
Stepping Stones Triple P – Seminar One: Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability
In Seminar One, We will discuss the seven key principles of positive parenting and how to apply them in the child’s environment. Positive parenting involves emphasizing what is going well and planning ahead to prevent problem behaviour. The Stepping Stones Triple P Selected Seminar Series is a 3-part series. Although not required, participants are encouraged to attend the seminar series in the order presented (please register separately).
Stepping Stones Triple P – Seminar Two: Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential
In Seminar Two, we will discuss how parents can use positive parenting principles to promote their child’s development by teaching them new skills and behaviours. The six key steps to teach a new skill include: how to choose what skill(s) to teach, breaking the skill into steps, choosing rewards, deciding when and where to teach, using effective teaching strategies and data tracking. The Stepping Stones Triple P Selected Seminar Series is a 3-part series. Although not required, participants are encouraged to attend the seminar series in the order presented (please register separately).
Stepping Stones Triple P – Seminar Three: Changing Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour
In Seminar Three, parents are introduced to the six key steps of how to manage common behaviour problems and how to encourage more positive behaviour. The Stepping Stones Triple P Selected Seminar Series is a 3-part series. Although not required, participants are encouraged to attend the seminar series in the order presented (please register separately).
Triple P and Tea: Leveraging Data
Ever wonder how ABA therapists take data? This hands-on workshop explores how data can assist you to identify and evaluate your child’s goals.
Triple P and Tea: Maximizing Reinforcement
Is your child not motivated by praise? This practical, hands-on workshop explores how rewards are used to encourage desirable behaviour and teach new skills.
Triple P and Tea: Activity Schedules Galore
Do you want your child to be more independent or are you curious about activity schedules? This practical workshop provides parents/caregivers with information on how to create and use activity schedules at home.
Triple P and Tea: Demystifying Behaviour Charts
Does your child use a behaviour chart at school, or would you like to learn how to implement this strategy at home? This workshop walks you through how to set up a behaviour chart and fade it out over time.
Triple P and Tea: Ground Rules and Logical Consequences
Does your child test boundaries or do you struggle to follow-through when your child acts out? This practical workshop explores the use of ground rules and logical consequences for minor misbehavior.