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May 2020

Virtual Workshop: Learning Across the Lifespan: How to build learning opportunities into every day activities

May 14, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Update (April 15th): This workshop will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar. Please visit link below to register your virtual seat! https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=online   Workshop Description: In this presentation, Dr. Velasquez will describe how Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can be used to enhance learning for all individuals throughout their lives. She will dispel common myths about ABA and discuss how ABA practice can be modified to meet the needs of individuals with autism and other neuro-diversities. She…

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June 2020

Virtual Workshop: Taming Anxiety Gremlins: Avoiding anxiety traps while promoting resilience

June 11, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Please Note: This workshop is 'virtual', and will be made available FREE and LIVE ONLINE via CES Webinar. Please visit link below to register your virtual seat!   https://community.hmhc.ca/sessions/?p=online   Workshop Overview: Taming Anxiety Gremlins: Avoiding anxiety traps while promoting resilience Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children, teens, and adults. Individuals with ASD also have a high risk of developing anxiety. In this workshop, participants will learn about the nature of anxiety and how traditional ways of offering help…

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July 2020

Excel Campus Prep (Postponed) – Stay Tuned for Details!

July 13, 2020, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, a number of changes have been made to the delivery of Sinneave programs and services (click here for details), and all staff are working remotely to the extent possible.  The Excel Campus Prep program has typically been offered in a group, face-to-face format and staff are currently exploring alternate program delivery options, such as a series of short modules that can be watched online.  For additional information, or support to help you prepare…

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August 2020

Excel Campus Prep (Postponed) – Stay Tuned for Details!

August 10, 2020, 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 situation, a number of changes have been made to the delivery of Sinneave programs and services (click here for details), and all staff are working remotely to the extent possible.  The Excel Campus Prep program has typically been offered in a group, face-to-face format and staff are currently exploring alternate program delivery options such as a series of short modules that can be watched online.  For additional information, or support to help you prepare…

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September 2020

Thinking About Thinking: How to build stronger executive functioning skills to achieve your goals

September 10, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a brief overview of the key areas of executive functioning (that is, thinking skills). Participants will learn a variety of strategies to help strengthen their own or other's thinking as well as supports to overcome barriers to executive functioning. Presenters: Shane Lynch and Sue Larke Dr. Shane Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is a behavioral psychologist specializing in autism, positive behavior supports and self-determination.…

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October 2020

Back-to-school Tools for Students and Families: Taking a Close Look at Relationships and Learning in a New School Era

October 8, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: This presentation will provide a brief overview of key considerations and practical strategies for students and families to help support successful school re-entry for in-person and online learning. Presenter: Chandra Lebenhagen Chandra Lebenhagen has a Masters Degree in Special Education and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Calgary in Educational Research. She has over 25 years supporting neuro-diverse learners in home, private, and public education settings. Her most recent research explored the inclusive education experiences of…

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ONLINE Thinking About Thinking: How to build stronger executive functioning skills to achieve your goals

October 28, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Workshop Description: This workshop will provide a brief overview of the key areas of executive functioning (that is, thinking skills). Participants will learn a variety of strategies to help strengthen their own or other's thinking as well as supports to overcome barriers to executive functioning. Presenters: Shane Lynch and Sue Larke Dr. Shane Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at The Sinneave Family Foundation. He is a behavioral psychologist specializing in autism, positive behavior supports and self-determination.…

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November 2020

Everyday Banking and Budgeting: Strategies to Help You Plan for the Future

November 12, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: Learn how today's purchases impact tomorrow's freedoms. This workshop will teach participants how to map out a monthly budget. Using case studies and materials you can later use for your own financial planning, participants will learn strategies that will help navigate the month to ensure there is no overspending. Presenters: Jordan Alford and Shane Lynch Jordan Alford is a Chartered Investment Manager with over 9 years of experience helping people with their finances. As an Investment Advisor for RBC,…

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December 2020

Motivation: Fueling the Invisible Fire Within

December 10, 2020, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop Description: This workshop will describe the invisible fire within each of us that we call motivation. Participants will learn a variety of strategies to inspire others and help to fuel the invisible fire. Presenter: Shane Lynch Dr. Shane Lynch is the Director of Professional Practice and Evaluation at the Sinneave Family Foundation. In this role, he leads a skilled inter-disciplinary team in delivering service excellence, oversees client service focused measurement and evaluation, and builds out pathways into the community.…

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January 2021

Understanding the Reasons Why People Use Problem Behavior

January 14, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Understanding the Reasons Why People use Problem Behavior   Description: Have you wondered why someone uses problem behavior, even when they “know better”? What motivates someone to use problem behavior? In this workshop, participants will learn: a) the simple reasons why people use problem behavior, b) how to determine why someone you know uses problem behavior, and c) a variety of practical strategies to promote the use of more positive behavior. This workshop is aimed at all ages and stages,…

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