WEBINAR: The Science of Making Friends for Teens and Young Adults with ASD: The UCLA PEERS® Program - October 24th

Deficits in social skills are considered one of the defining challenges among youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet few evidence-based social skills programs exist for adolescents and young adults with ASD without intellectual disabilities. Using the techniques outlined in her book, The Science of Making Friends: Helping Socially Challenged Teens and Young Adults, Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson will be providing an overview of her empirically supported social skills program for teens and young adults with ASD.

Click here to learn more and to register for the webinar.

SAVE THE DATE: March 4, 5, 6 2015 – PEERS Training by Dr. Elizabeth Laugeson for professionals interested in facilitating PEERS groups. Registration details coming soon!

   Posted September 19, 2014
Celebrate Autism Awareness Month this October in style!Last Chance to get your Autism T-shirt!

Our 3 week on-line t-shirt campaign is ending today - October 1st at midnight. The “Spread a Little Love in Your Community” campaign features this awesome graphic t-shirt for men, women and youth.

The goal of the campaign is to build supportive and inclusive communities by creating awareness and the opportunity for dialogue about autism spectrum disorder. Funds raised will support the ongoing work Autism Ontario does to ensure people with autism are provided the means to achieve quality of life as a respected member of society.

Buy your shirt today!

Six Chapters are running their own campaigns. If you live in one of these communities, your purchase will support your local Chapter:

Chatham Kent
Sarnia Lambton

Celebrate Autism Awareness Month this October in style!

   Posted September 4, 2014
NEW! Q & A with an Optometrist

A new Q & A with a regulated professional has been added to our Spirale web resource. It features great questions that may be helpful for parents; like: Many children with autism have sensory issues, how can an optometrist accommodate this? Click here.

   Posted September 30, 2014
Click here for more information and to register.October 22: Conference on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Youth and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are increasingly being diagnosed in our province and are likely to suffer from mental health disorders in their lifetime. Unfortunately, knowledge of their needs among clinicians in Ontario’s adult mental health sector is limited. This one-day conference will be of interest to psychiatrists, medical practitioners and other mental health clinicians.

Click here for more information and to register.

   Posted September 22, 2014
Read more.LCBO Stores Raise Funds for Autism Ontario

Starting September 14th, the public can support Autism Ontario by making a donation at any of the more than 635 LCBO stores throughout the province. Donation boxes will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until October 11th. Read more.

   Posted August 21, 2014
Join or support the team today!Scotiabank Charity Challenge, October 19, 2014: Join Team Autism Ontario and help kids, youth and adults realize their potential!

1 in 94 children in Ontario is diagnosed with autism. We need your help to ensure children and adults with autism, and their families, have the intervention, support and programs they need, when they need it. Join or support the team today!

   Posted August 20, 2014
Visit the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with ASD siteNew Ontario working group to address mental health and autism in adults

"While more than 93,000 adults in Ontario are affected by the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), many go undiagnosed for far too long. Without appropriate diagnostic and mental health services, many of these adults suffer in isolation. To address this emerging issue, care providers from across Ontario have joined together to create the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder." Read the news release.

The group, which includes Autism Ontario, CAMH and many more, is hosting a one day conference that will be of interest to psychiatrists, family doctors and mental health clinicians, and will run adjacent to Geneva Centre for Autism’s International Symposium, Autism 2014.

Visit the Ontario Working Group on Mental Health and Adults with ASD site

   Posted August 7, 2014
Did you miss the Everyday ABA Webinar on August 6?

Access this webinar and two other resource rich and practical webinars here!

Hosted by Dr. Leslie Cohen, the Everyday ABA webinar provides a basic toolbox of positive and effective behavioural strategies for increasing adaptive behaviours that compete with, reduce, and replace challenging behaviours.

Dr. Cohen will also be running Everyday ABA Workshops in four locations across the province in 2014 and 2015:
Sudbury - Sept 27, 2014
London- Oct 18, 2014
Ottawa - Nov 22, 2014 (link to come)
York Region (Markham) - March 28, 2015 (link to come)

Avez-vous raté notre webinaire « L’ACA au quotidien » présenté le 6 août?

Vous pouvez le consulter ainsi que d’autres webinaires enrichissants et pratiques en cliquant ICI!

Animé par Leslie Cohen, psychologue, le webinaire Everyday ABA (L’ACA au quotidien) se veut d’abord et avant tout une boîte à outils de base proposant des stratégies comportementales positives et efficaces pour accroître les comportements adaptatifs qui font concurrence aux comportements à défi, en réduisant leur fréquence ou en les remplaçant.

Madame Cohen présentera aussi des ateliers sur le webinaire Everyday ABA (L’ACA au quotidien) à quatre endroits différents de la province en 2014 et 2015.
Sudbury– Le 27 septembre 2014
London– Le 18 octobre 2014
Ottawa – Le 22 novembre 2014
York (Markham) – Le 28 mars 2015

   Posted July 10, 2014

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