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April 2016

Managing Anxiety In ASD Workshop

This workshop will provide an overview of why anxiety is common in individuals with autism and how to manage anxiety across multipole settings (home, school and community).  Parents and caregivers will also learn how to implement effective strategies for emotional regulation and stress management. Workshop Speaker Dr. Katelyn Lowe is Clinical Director at The Ability Hub. Katelyn and her team are deepening their understanding of transition planning for adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders across the lifespan through an…

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May 2016

Beginner’s Guide To Using Your IPad More Effectively Workshop

Have you given up on your iPad? Need some help to effectively use and navigate your iPad? Then join us for our beginner’s session. At our session you will learn all sorts of useful information about you iPad; how to navigate, organize, download apps and get the most out of your device. We take things slow, define terms along the way and allow lots of time for questions. No base of knowledge is assumed. Workshop Speaker Carmen Ragan is the…

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June 2016

Sensory Considerations In ASD Workshop

Do you want to build your ‘sensory empathy’?  Our sensations impact all aspects of our lives and function, including emotional regulation and new learning.  This workshop will help you learn to identify the different types of sensory inputs that we manage every day, and to give you a better ‘sense’ of how your children and loved ones are impacted by their sensory experiences.  This workshop may be helpful for:  Parents and Caregivers, Teachers and Health Professionals. If you were not…

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September 2016

Launch Into Life! – Booster Workshop

Wanting to review your transition plans? Launch into Life! is offering a free evening booster session to families who have already completed our full workshop series. This is a great opportunity to review your Individualized Transition Plan for your child. Topics that can be reviewed include: Understanding and preparing for key transitions across the lifespan Managing health and mental health issues in ASD Navigating the change from pediatric to adult health and support care systems Finding the right social and recreational…

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Post-Secondary Preparation Plan Workshop

September 22, 2016, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jack Dobbs from Mount Royal University leads this exciting new workshop about preparing for post-secondary education. Interested in preparing for post-secondary education? The process of transitioning to post secondary to education is a complicated journey. Jack Dobbs will share his insights and practical steps that can make the outcome more successful including information about a support group he and colleagues initiated on campus.

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October 2016

Transitioning To Adulthood Workshop

An Information Session For Parents or Guardians of Youth with Special Needs The transition from children’s services to adult services can be an exciting time in a young adult’s life, but it can also be a time of uncertainty and challenge for the family.  Children’s Link Society and McMan Youth Family and Community Services have designed a workshop for parents to address some the main issues for families who have youth ages 16 and up and moving into the adult…

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November 2016

Sexual Health Workshop

Are you a parent, caregiver or service provider of a child or teen with ASD? Do you want to learn more about puberty and sexual development, healthy relationships, and personal boundaries? Sexuality is an important part of the overall wellness of all people. This workshop will give you practical tools and strategies to guide your child or teen through puberty and beyond and introduce resources to help build your comfort and skill in working with your child. Workshop Speaker Heather…

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December 2016

Disability Tax Credit And RDSP Workshop

The RDSP is a program for those that qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and are under the age of 60.  There is up to $70,000 in grants and $20,000 in bonds that can be collected until their 49th year.  Come get all your questions answered about the Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Saving Plan. Workshop Speaker Steven Williams runs his own company, The Small Business Accountants, helping people with getting the most out of their hard earned income. About…

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January 2017

Mental Health Problems In Adults With ASD

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is lifelong condition. Although not all adults with ASD require psychiatric input, some adults have concurrent mental illnesses requiring additional support. Comorbid mental health problems occur in up to 70% of those with ASD and can have a significant effect on their functioning. The workshop will focus on mental health problems in adults with ASD. Presentation of common mental health problems in adults with ASD will be discussed in detail. The presenter will also discuss difference…

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February 2017

Talking To Your Child About Their ASD Diagnosis

Are you a parent or caregiver of a child, teen, or young adult with ASD? Do you want to learn more about diagnosis disclosure, and about parental experiences surrounding whether or not to disclose a child’s diagnosis to that child? This workshop will share parental experiences surrounding what to do prior to sharing a diagnosis, how and when to share a diagnosis, the reasons for choosing to disclose, and outcomes post diagnosis disclosure. This workshop is available both in person…

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