Webinar - Live - Home for the Holidays with Bethany Brewin and Danielle Nolan
As we approach the holidays and school winter break, you may be decking the halls, lighting the Menorah, or building a snowman. You may also be wondering: “how can I encourage my child to take a well-needed break from school or therapy, without losing the momentum and structure of daily routines?”
Join Bethany Brewin (Occupational Therapist, M.Sc. O.T.) and Danielle Nolan (Social Worker, MSW RSW) for a winter-themed webinar that aims to support caregivers in continuing to build skills across a variety of areas, while having fun as a family and enjoying all the season has to offer.
Bethany and Danielle will provide information on 5 different activities that you can do at home during the holidays, with minimal supplies or preparation. The activities will highlight 5 skill areas: fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sensory skills, calming/mindfulness skills, and socio-emotional skills. This webinar is appropriate for children of all ages.
We hope these activity recommendations give you some ideas of where to start when looking for fun activities to try with your family.
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Danielle Nolan, MSW, RSW
Danielle is the Social Worker on Autism Ontario’s newly formed, Subject Matter Expert team. She lives in the East Region and has a particular interest in supporting rural populations. She completed her Master of Social Work designation at the University of Toronto where she gained practicum experience at the Hospital for Sick Children. Over the past 7 years, Danielle has worked in child welfare and children’s treatment. Most recently, Danielle was the social worker in an Autism Hub. She provided brief- and ongoing emotional and instrumental support to children with ASD and their families.
Bethany Brewin, M.Sc.O.T.
Bethany is an experienced occupational therapist living in Simcoe County. She attended the University of Toronto for her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has worked with children, youth, and families across Canada, as well as providing consultation services to childcare settings, schools, and community organizations. Bethany has presented on a variety of topics over the years, from fine motor skills to the impact of screen time on early childhood development. She is particularly passionate about connecting with the world around us through mindfulness: engaging our senses to connect with our surroundings. Bethany is part of Autism Ontario's "Subject Matter Expert" team.
Disclaimer: Opinions reflected in this webinar are those of the speaker(s) and presenter(s), and do not necessarily reflect Autism Ontario’s views. Please note Autism Ontario does not endorse any specific therapy, product, treatment, strategy, opinion, service, or individual. We do, however, endorse your right to information. Autism Ontario strongly believes that it is important to do your own research and make your own informed decisions.