This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and caregivers with children with ASD in an informal, relaxed atmosphere with good snacks and even better company!
Pre-registration is required.
This event is intended for parents and caregivers ONLY.
Childcare will not be provided.
Bring out the whole family for a fun movie
morning to see Lego Ninjago in 2D!
We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted for sensory differences. Please join us.
Families are invited to come out and enjoy Playfit Kids Club in Cambridge!
This will be a private facility party with full use including play structure, pizza, snacks & drinks.
This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only.
Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable swim at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre!
The pool and slide will be used only for Autism Ontario’s for the hour!
We will have exclusive use of the pool. Please join us.
Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month starting April 4th from 6-8pm/ Joignez-vous à nous chaque 1er mardi du mois à compter du 4 avril de 18 h à 20 h
Next session is on Tuesday Aug. 1/ La prochaine session aura lieu le mardi 1er aout
Child and Community Resources - Gill Site
52 Gill St., Sudbury ON P3E 1W5
Join us for a swimming afternoon for the entire family on the first Saturday of each month
on Saturday, October 7th, Novenber 4th and December 2nd from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
Cet automne, joignez-vous à nous à trois reprises pour une heure complète de baignade en famille!
Quand? Le premier samedi de chaque mois : le 7 octobre, le 4 novembre et le 2 décembre.
À quelle heure? De 13 h à 14 h.
Children's Workshop - Understanding the ASD Diagnosis with Heather Kidd
In recent years, many parents and caregivers have begun to seek advice about introducing the diagnosis to their children.
Children and youth with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) frequently recognize that they are different from their peers. They often experience social failure leading to frustration, loneliness, isolation, a diminished self- esteem, anxiety and mood problems.
Explaining the Diagnosis to the Child with Autism: Should the Child be Told?
The consensus is overwhelmingly in favor of telling the child and telling him or her early on. Yet, parents often express concerns that telling their child may change the way he views himself and lower his self-esteem. However, the opposite seems to be true. Even having a basic understanding of autism/AS generally reduces the child’s fears and self-blame and can help him better understand and accept himself. It also opens the door for the child to learn strategies to cope more successfully with the challenges he faces.
The goal of this 8 week group, is to help children understand their differences and to explore their strengths, talents and challenges. It is through knowledge, insight and self-awareness that children can learn self-acceptance, gain self-worth and learn to advocate for themselves.
Topics Will Include:
• What does a diagnosis of ASD mean and why do I have it?
• Understanding the ASD spectrum and what it means to me
• Understanding your differences
• Strengths and interests
• Challenges at school
• Challenges at home
A variety of modalities will be used to teach and engage the children at their level. These will include visual supports, videos, discussions and role plays.
An important component of this group is to have the parents join the children and participate in the last twenty minutes of each session. At this time, we will review the topic of the evening and families will be given weekly homework to assist them in understanding how the diagnosis impacts their child’s daily life.
An overview of the materials presented each week will be provided to parents.
Open to children:
- who are ages 9-12 and
- with high functioning ASD* and
- who are currently aware of their diagnosis of ASD
*Please note children will be pre-screened before being admitted into the workshop. The pre-screening will be done by the facilitators prior to the start date.
Saturday October 14th, 2017 from 1pm-2pm
Samedi le 14 octobre 2017 de 13h-14h
Join us for an hour bowling for the entire family!
Additional dates: November 11th from 1:00 - 2:00pm
December 9th from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Le samedi 14 octobre 2017, de 13 h à 14 h
Joignez-vous à nous pour une heure de quilles pour toute la famille!
Dates supplémentaires :
Le 11 novembre 2017, 13 h à 14 h
Le 9 décembre 2017, 13 h à 14 h
Children with ASD, ages 3-18, are invited to attend 10-weeks of soccer with the Waterloo Stars in Waterloo. Siblings, ages 3-18 are also invited to join in on the fun!
Waterloo Stars is an adaptive program for children ages 3-18 to have a positive experience on a soccer team.
Autism Ontario will have full and private use of indoor field for 1 hour weekly.
Children will go through warm up exercises, break out into skills training and then end with a short game. We take cues from the child, siblings and parents and activities can include balancing balls, Frisbees, volleyballs, softer balls, hula hoops, smaller nets, etc. It can be a very diverse hour but it is an hour of physical activity
**Parents must participate with their children on the field**
Fees - $30.00 Per Child with ASD
$10.00 Paid when registering on Eventbrite
$20.00 Paid at Information Session to Waterloo Stars
Soccer jersey for each child with ASD (theirs to keep)
Info Session - Saturday, October 6, 2017 - 10:00am*
Saturday, Oct 14, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Oct 28, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Nov 18, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
Saturday, Dec 16, 2017 - 3pm - 4pm
*The info session is mandatory. At this session, families will be advised about what to expect for the 10 week sessions. Children with ASD will receive their soccer jersey and parents will be asked to complete insurnace forms and make the final balance payment to the soccer club.
Saturday, October 14th, 2017
From 1:00 pm - 3:00pm (1 hour time slots)
This is a family event to try out your gymnastics skills at Jungle Gym Gymnastics!
Please come with loose fitting clothing and long hair tied back for safety.
Une invitation à profiter d’une activité de gymnastique en famille. Un maximum de 20 personnes par heure peut participer à cette activité; inscrivez-vous rapidement et réservez votre bloc de temps. Portez des vêtements confortables et, pour des raisons de sécurité, attachez vos cheveux s’ils sont longs. Venez vivre une formidable expérience et faire l’essai d’un nouveau circuit au centre Jungle Gym Gymnastics.
Blocs de temps disponibles : 13 h à 14 h et 14 h à 15 h