Upcoming Chapter Events

Photos with Santa
Tuesday December 12th
Youth at Play - Holiday Potluck
Thursday December 14th
Girls at Play - Movie Night
Tuesday December 19th
Mom's Support Group - Holiday Party
Thursday December 21st
Holiday Break Cooking Class
Friday December 29th
CTC Obstacle Course
Wednesday January 17th
Jungle Junction
Sunday February 25th

   Posted January 1, 2018
Social Learning Opportunity

Social Learning Opportunity activities
and Events
Our Social Learning Opportunity
(programs, events and workshops) proposal
deadline is January 5, 2018
(this covers April, May, June 2018)
If you have any ideas or proposals that you would like submitted please send them to marti@autismontario.com
The SLO application is attached, if you have an idea and need some help with the form please do not hesitate to contact Marti

   Posted December 12, 2017
Christmas Parade

Strathroy and Hyde Park Parades:
Thank you to all the families that participated in the Strathroy and Hyde Park Parades.
 We have a strong community and the family and kids enjoyed being in the parades. Congratulations to the Georgiev - who spearheaded the Strathroy group;and organized their Candyland float; they won 3rd place!!
Thank you to Autism Western who participated and helped organize the Hyde Park participants. 
Thank you to all our secret Santa's that donated candy. 
Next Year we hope to have floats in both parades- so if you have leads on a trailer for Hyde Park please contact the office! 

   Posted December 4, 2017
Children's Friendship Training

Children's Friendship Training
February 2018
Children's Friendship Training is an evidence-based, group-format, parent-assisted social skills intervention for children ages 8 - 12.  It has been proven effective with verbal children who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, PDD NOS, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and prenatal alcohol exposure.  This program was developed at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where it has been used and studied for over 20 years with more than 1,000 families.
Children's Friendship Training is a 10-week, evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated children who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught crucial social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during role-play and play activities (e.g. sports, board games, etc.).
Parents are taught how to assist their children in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments designed to build on skills practiced in the sessions.
Topics of Instruction:
  *   How to 'play detective' to find common interests
  *   How to join a group of kids at play
  *   How to handle rejection, teasing, and bullying
  *   How to be a good host on a play date
  *   How to be a good winner
  *   How to be a good sport
  *   How to show respect to adults
  *   How to make phone-calls to friends
What are the participation requirements?
  *   Child must have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  *   Have difficulties establishing and / or maintaining friendships
  *   Child must have verbal communication skills
  *   Child must be able to participate in a group setting without additional support beyond that provided within the program.
  *   Demonstrates emerging social skills (interest in engaging with peers, attempts to verbally communicate, manages emotions in a non-aggressive way) and an interest in building relationships with same-aged peers
  *   Children must be between 8 to 12 years of age
  *   Children must be interested in attending the program
8-12 years
if Interected, Please contant Alicia at - alicia@autismontario.com

   Posted November 21, 2017
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