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 Free Parent & ASD Child Yoga in Mississauga for...

Free Family Yoga in Mississauga

*Open to parents, kids with ASD and siblings

Wed Oct 11th, 2017 from 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM

Come bend, stretch and play... wear your comfy clothes and come wiggle your toes!

LOCATION: San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School 100 Barondale Dr, Miss, ON L4Z 3R1

Tickets are free but space is limited. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Thurs, Oct 5, 2017 @ 7:00am.  Please register here.

This event is sponsored by the Peel Chapter of Autism Ontario in partnership with Sheelah Rodriguez - a Children's Yoga Instructor who volunteered her time to teach. Thank you!

FAQ:  

What is Yoga all about?

  • Yoga cultivates health and wellbeing (physical, emotional, mental and social) through the regular practice of a range of many different techniques, including postures and movement, breathing exercises, relaxation, concentration, self-inquiry and meditation.

Who can attend this event?

  • Parents, children with ASD and siblings are welcome. You will need to assist your child during the session, where needed.

Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?

  • No - The instructor has gently used mats though you are welcome to bring your own mat if you wish. 

What should I wear while doing Yoga?

  • Wear comfy clothes and no shoes (barefoot). If your child is unable to remove his/her socks please use nonslip socks for the yoga session.

What if I am unable to attend after I registered?

  • Please inform the event organizer that you are not able to attend so we can give your spot to other families that might be on the waiting list for this event. 


 Potential Programme

iPad as an Assistive Technology Tool for Individuals with ASD Workshop

Sat Oct 14, 2017 from 10-4pm 

Caregivers of children with ASD are invited to come out for an intersting and useful workshop! 

Due to the struggles she witnessed with the more traditional systems in the schools, Dana Sahian, Speech & Language Pathologist, set out to identify new tools that would be easier to access, learn and implement. Dana created "sLp4aLL" after identifying the most current and progressive tools for individuals with a wide range of learning needs and styles.  Come and see for yourself how you can turn your child's iPad into a cool tool for school!!  

Lunch is included in the $15 registration fees.

Please register here.


POT

HALLOWEEN PARTY at Downey's

Sun, Oct 29th, 2017 at 11 am

Event includes: exclusive use of a party room from 12:15pm - 2:15pm, lunch (Choice of hotdog, sausage, or veggie dog PLUS beverage (pop or water) and pumpkin donuts (or gluten free cookies), wagon rides, corn maze, inflatables, play area and lots, lots of more! 

Check-in on the day of the event will be from 11am - noon.  Please arrive during this time. 

This event is for children with ASD, their caregiver and siblings only. Costumes are encouraged!

LOCATION:
Downey's Farm,13682 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON,L7C 2J5

ADMISSION:
$9.50 per person (reg. price is $19 each)
This event is sponsored by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Autism Ontario - Peel Chapter.

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE:
Registration opens September 29, 2017 at 9pm and closes when full. Please register here Please add your name to the waitlist if full.


 Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Sensory Friendly Movie: Wonder in 2D

Sat Nov 25, 2017 at 10:00 am

We will have exclusive use of the theatre and will have lights and sound adjusted to accommodate sensory differences. Please join us. This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings and caregivers only. 

LOCATION: Courtney Park Cinemas, 110 Courtneypark Dr E., Mississauga, Ontario

This event is funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Peel Chapter.

Please register here

What is a Sensory Friendly Movie?

-shown in 2D

-increased house lighting

-lower speaker volumes

-ability to get up and move around/take breaks etc. without judgement

-smaller crowds

-ability to bring outside food in

-exclusive use of theatre  


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Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Family Swimming in Mississauga 

LOCATION: River Grove Community Centre, 5800 River Grove Avenue, Mississauga, ON, L5M 4R8

COST: Free

This event is funded by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario's Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the Peel Chapter.

Families are invited to come out for an enjoyable family swim at the River Grove Community Centre Centre in Mississauga! The pool will be used exclusively for Autism Ontario Peel for the hour! This event is open to all families with Autism Spectrum Disorder children, youth and adults. Come join us!

Supervision of children/youth is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided.  Caregivers must remain present. 

 Oct 28th Please register here

Nov 25th Please register here Registration opens on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 8:00pm


  Put this on your calendar

Swimming at Cassie Campbell

We have exclusive use of the 2 pools and water slide. There are a family, men's and ladies change rooms available. A great, calming way to end the day for the kids and often a chance for the grown ups to get to know each other   Come join us!

LOCATION: 1050 Sandalwood Parkway West. NW corner of Chinguacousy & Sandalwood.

COST: Free for Members $5 for Non members

***You must show registration card or proof of membership (email from AO) at the event for free entry.  Without this, you will be charged the Non-member rate.

 Pre-registration is required.  Registration opens on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM.

Nov 5 Please register here

Dec 17 Please regsiter here

More registrations to come for 2018, please stay tuned.  

For these 2018 dates: Jan 14, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 15, May 27 and June 10.


 POT 
AO PEEL PARENT SUPPORT GROUP 
 

Location:
Fortinos, 35 Worthington Avenue, Brampton, ON  *Go Upstairs

Do you have a child that has been diagnosed with Autism?  Would you like to meet other parents in your situation?  Please join us for a parent support group to chat about issues, concerns or any questions you might have.  

COSTS: FREE! with pre-registration.

September no group 
October 3rd  Please register here 

Nov 7th Please register here
Dec 5th Please register here

This event is sponsored by the Autism Ontario Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario Ministry of Children & Youth Services and Autism Ontario – Peel Chapter

NOTE:  This event is intended for parents and caregivers ONLY.  Childcare WILL NOT be provided.  


 iConnext 15-18

iConnext is a group for individuals aged 15-18 yrs. with AS or HFA who would like to get together once a month for fun and activities.  

DATE:  tbd

LOCATION:  tbd 

For more information, please contact paulette@calmspectrum.ca
 


 iConnext 18-28

iConnext is a group for individuals aged 18-28 yrs. with AS or HFA who would like to get together once a month for fun and activities.  

DATE: October 12, 2017 From 6:30 to 8:30

LOCATION: 99 Rathburn Road West Mississauga Ontario

With the weather permitting we will be on the GO CARTS at the beginning of the evening. Then we will move to the games and concession for snacks and conversation.

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DATE: November 23, 2017 From 6:30 to 8:30

LOCATION: 4Cats Meadowvale, 6981 Millcreek Drive, Unit 11 
Cost: $30.00 per person

Tonight we will be painting, creating a work of art on a canvas. Please remember to come prepared to paint, wear old cloths that can get stained or if you have a paint apron it would be great!

To RSVP and for more information, please contact paulette@calmspectrum.ca

iConnext will meet once per month, on the second Thursday of the month.  What are your favorite activities?  Bowling, movies, mini golf, dinner out, games nights, pizza dinners?  Group members will determine all future events & activities. 

Paulette will facilitate this group.  All participants must be able to attend the events independently.  For information, please contact: Paulette A. Goddard paulette@calmspectrum.ca 416 721 3737 

Paulette supports individuals affected with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.  Following the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis, she creates and delivers training to teachers and parents on a variety of topics: ABA principles, visuals, communications, social skills, self-regulation and many more.  The focus of Paulette's work has involved coaching social skills in the natural environment and stress/anxiety reduction through breath and movement practices.  Paulette is certified in Triple P Stepping Stones, Breathe Body Mind Practice and Facing Your Fears.
Encouraging the freedom to be: at peace, independent. 
Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs: Peel Autism Community Together through Sports 

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature:

ACTIVE START (from 6-7 pm) is a program for individuals with ASD with increased difficulties and who generally need TA support at school. Participants will work on following group instruction, develop basic movement skills and follow a routine with visual supports. The goal is for the participant to have the physical skills and fitness ability to participate in physical activities and to have fun! 

***Suggested age  - 4 to 12+ years old*** This is a recommended age only.  If your child is slightly older and you think they suit this program, please register.

*This program requires caregivers to support their child and participate in the full duration of the each session for all 9 weeks.

The program is overseen by 2 facilitators, 1 is a trained IBI therapist, the other is a yoga instructor as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.


DATES: Monday, Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18/ 2017 from 6-7 pm

LOCATION: Conestoga Public School, 300 Conestoga Dr., Brampton, ON L6Z 3M3

COST:  *The cost is $50.  


NOTES: 

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Friday Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 

*Children can only be signed up for ONE of the Peel ACTTs programs.

*This event is open to children with ASD only. 

*Everyone in the gym must wear running shoes (caregivers/parents too). Please make sure your child comes prepared with the right footwear.  

*Children should be dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. There is a water fountain on site.

*Sorry but there is no food permitted inside the gym (this includes edible incentives).

*Sorry but there are no non-registered children (unless another adult comes with them) permitted inside the gym.  Non-registered children are not permitted to use the equipment nor join the activities.

Please register here  Please carefully read the program description. Thank you.

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Friday Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 


 Potential Programme

Autism Ontario Peel ACTTs: Peel Autism Community Together through Sports 

Using the recreation model developed by the Special Olympics, Peel ACTTs will feature:

FUNdamentals (from 7-8 pm) is an advanced program for children with ASD who are able to follow group instructions independently and generally do not require TA support at school. The participant learns physical literacy; the more fundamental motor skills necessary for activities and sports.  The intention is for individuals to participate in school and organized physical activities with confidence. The participants will also learn to interact with one another (team environment) and have fun! 

***Suggested age - 9 to 15+ years old ***  This is a recommended age only.  If your child is slightly older and you think they suit this program, please register.

* This program requires caregivers to remain present for the entire 9-weeks of the event and participate when needed.

The program is overseen by 2 facilitators, 1 who is a trained IBI therapist, the other a yoga instructor, as well as Autism Ontario Volunteers.


DATES: Monday, Oct 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec 4, 11, 18/ 2017 from 7-8 pm

LOCATION: Conestoga Public School, 300 Conestoga Dr., Brampton, ON L6Z 3M3

COST:  *The cost is $50.  


NOTES: 

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Fri Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 

*Children can only be signed up for ONE of the Peel ACTTs programs.

*This event is open to children with ASD only. 

*Everyone in the gym must wear running shoes (caregivers/parents too). Please make sure your child comes prepared with the right footwear.  

*Children should be dressed in comfortable clothes and bring a water bottle. There is a water fountain on site.

*Sorry but there is no food permitted inside the gym (this includes edible incentives).

*Sorry but there are no non-registered children (unless another adult comes with them) permitted inside the gym.  Non-registered children are not permitted to use the equipment nor join the activities.

Please register herePlease carefully read the program description. Thank you.

*Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required. Registration opens Fri Oct 13 at 11 am.  Registration fills up very fast for this program. 


 Potential Programme

Fall Karate Classes at the AMA: Higher Needs Group (kids that need some parental assistance)

This is a beginner program for individuals with ASD with increased difficulties. 
**Parents MUST participate with their children in this group one on one**  
Children with ASD, ages 6 and up, are invited to attend 10 weeks of private karate classes in Brampton at the Academy of Martial Arts.

DATES:
Sun Oct 1,15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 from 10:30am-11:20am * please see notes below
*No class Oct 8 - Thanksgiving 
* If you are a returning participant, please pay and fillout paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 
**If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangments.

Fees:

Current Peel Chapter paid member = $150 (subsidised by Autism Ontario Peel Chapter as a thank you for being a member) *Please show your membership card to attain discount
Not a current Peel Chapter paid member = $180.80
If you are not a current Peel member and would like to attend, you can become a member now. Please click on https://donate.autismontario.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 
Sign up online, take a screen shot of the confirmation and forward that screen shot to autismpeel.reg@gmail.com to be included on the subsidised list.
If you have recently become a member, please let us know at autismpeel.reg@gmail.com as our Membership list may not have been updated yet with your name.  
Registration opens Fri Sept 15 at 11 am. 
Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karate-the-ama-higher-needs-group-needs-some-parental-assistance-tickets-37224370093

 FAQ's:
  •   What do I need to do before sessions begin?

If you are a returning participant, please pay and fillout paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 
If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangements.
  *You must fill out an in-home waiver form, pay and have a uniform to participate* 
  •   If my child is a returning participant, will they experience new activities? 

For those that are coming again, they will challenge them with new activities and moves to learn. Those that pick up the curriculum can be graded for a belt, should the parents want them to.  They would set a date and time for them to grade, where they would perform their Karate moves in front of instructor who would mark them.
This is not a graded class session. Although some kids may be offered a chance to grade for a belt at some point, it may take several sessions to do so. There is no expectation of advancement of belt for any session. 
  • What If I need to bring my other children with me? 

As you are needed to assist your child with ASD during the session, please ensure you have another adult with you to supervise the sibling in the waiting room. Siblings CANNOT be in the dojo/classroom. Siblings cannot be left unattended in the waiting room.
If you will be bringing a sibling to wait with another adult while your child with ASD participates in the karate class, please ensure that the sibling is not interrupting or distracting the karate classes. Thank you.
  • Where can I park? 

Parking can be difficult to find.  Parking can be located at the Nelson Square Parking Garage, in behind The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts, which is also where the main entrance is as well.  It is on Diplock Lane, which is off of George St just north of Queen St.  During the day the first hour is free, then it is $1 per half hour. After 7pm and on weekends it is free. Here is a link for parking areas: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Parking/Pages/municipal-parking-garages.aspx

Potential Programme

Fall Karate Classes at the AMA: Higher Functioning Group (kids that can participate without any parental assistance) 

This is an advanced program for children with ASD who are able to follow group instructions. 
**Children must be able to participate without parental assistance**  
Children with ASD, ages 6 and up, are invited to attend 8 weeks of private karate classes in Brampton at the Academy of Martial Arts.
 

 
Dates:
Tues Sept 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov 7, 14, 21,  from 5pm-5:50 pm *please see below
* If you are a returning participant, please pay and fill out paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 
**If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangements.

Fees:
Current Peel Chapter paid member = $120 (subsidised by Autism Ontario Peel Chapter as a thank you for being a member)   *Please show your membership card to attain discount
Not a current Peel Chapter paid member = $144.64
If you are not a current Peel member and would like to attend, you can become a member now. Please click on https://donate.autismontario.com/sslpage.aspx?pid=379 
Sign up online, take a screen shot of the confirmation and forward that screen shot to autismpeel.reg@gmail.com to be included on the subsidised list.
If you have recently become a member, please let us know at autismpeel.reg@gmail.com as our Membership list may not have been updated yet with your name. 
Registration opens Fri Sept 15 at 12 noon. Please register here at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/karate-the-ama-higher-functioning-group-kids-that-can-participate-without-any-parental-assistance-tickets-37224381126

FAQ's 
  •   What do I need to do before sessions begin?

If you are a returning participant, please pay and fillout paperwork at your first class.  If you will miss this class, please arrange an alternative time with Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com 
If you are a new participant, please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to your first class to fill out the necessary paperwork, make payment and receive your uniform. If you cannot do this, please contact Carrie at cpercival@amadojo.com to make alternative arrangements.
  *You must fill out an in-home waiver form, pay and have a uniform to participate* 
  •   If my child is a returning participant, will they experience new activities? 

For those that are coming again, they will challenge them with new activities and moves to learn. Those that pick up the curriculum can be graded for a belt, should the parents want them to.  They would set a date and time for them to grade, where they would perform their Karate moves in front of instructor who would mark them.
This is not a graded class session. Although some kids may be offered a chance to grade for a belt at some point, it may take several sessions to do so. There is no expectation of advancement of belt for any session. 
  • What If I need to bring my other children with me? 

As you may be needed to assist your child with ASD during the session, please ensure you have another adult with you to supervise the sibling in the waiting room. Siblings CANNOT be in the dojo/classroom. Siblings cannot be left unattended in the waiting room.
If you will be bringing a sibling to wait with another adult while your child with ASD participates in the karate class, please ensure that the sibling is not interrupting or distracting the karate classes. Thank you.
  • Where can I park? 

Parking can be difficult to find.  Parking can be located at the Nelson Square Parking Garage, in behind The Brampton Academy of Martial Arts, which is also where the main entrance is as well.  It is on Diplock Lane, which is off of George St just north of Queen St.  During the day the first hour is free, then it is $1 per half hour. After 7pm and on weekends it is free. Here is a link for parking areas: http://www.brampton.ca/EN/residents/Parking/Pages/municipal-parking-garages.aspx
 

 
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 Mabel's Labels
As a way to target the problem of lost belongings and a large lost and found closet, Autism Ontario Peel is fundraising with Mabel's Labels, a company with all types of labels that are colourful, indestructible, easy-to-use and fun!  
  

Iron-Ons, Stickies, Bag Tags, Allergy Alert labels & more! Personalize your labels with names, nicknames, initials - whatever you choose. Cool icons help even little ones identify their own belongings. Dishwasher, microwave, laundry & kid tested! Dispatched within 24 hours!

Visit www.autismontpeel.mabelslabels.com to place your order while helping our fundraiser!". 


 














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