Provincial - Workshop: Home for the Holidays

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(English Event Only)

Registration for this event opens October 18th, 9 AM EST

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 workshop 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 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 workshop 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. 

Register now for this online session. The Zoom Meeting information will be sent to you following your registration. 

The first 100 people to register for this workshop will receive a holiday "surprise" by mail; ensure your mailing address is correct when registering! (*See below for further information).

Please note that spaces are limited for this event. Capacity limits for workshops give attendees more access to the presenter and enable more opportunities for conversation. If the workshop is at capacity, a waitlist will be offered. 



Danielle Nolan MSW., RSW, Subject Matter Expert, Autism Ontario

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 on-going emotional and instrumental support to children with ASD and their families.


Bethany Brewin M.Sc.O.T., Subject Matter Expert, Autism Ontario

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.



* Holiday surprises will be sent via mail to the first 100 households to register for the webinar prior to November 17th, 2023. Families who will be receiving the surprise are limited to 1 per household. Registrants must be a resident of Ontario to qualify. Autism Ontario is not responsible for missing, damaged, or delayed items. Only qualifying families will be contacted via email. All emails inquiring about qualifying for the surprise, contents, and courier/shipment status, will not be responded to. 

December 20th, 2023 7:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Online / En Ligne
Phone: 416-246-9592
Registration - 1 Per Family
1 per family