Pre-Recorded Workshops On Demand

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Foundational Family Services Pre-Recorded Worrkshops are available to families/caregivers of children and youth who are registered with the Ontario Autism Program.

Information

Pre-recorded on demand presentations are available for you to access via an access link that you can view at your own leisure.

Once a presentation has been viewed, you have the option to schedule a follow up consultation with a member of ConnectWell’s multidisciplinary team.

Please see the following list of ConnectWell Foundational Family Services workshops that are available for you to view.

You can request up to 3 different workshop titles at one time. ConnectWell will communicate with you for feedback to evaluate the service and provide you with additional workshops if desired.

To Book: 

Contact Chelsea at  613-257-7121 ext. 3200 or Toll Free (800) 667-2617 ext. 3200

Advocating for your Child Using the 6 F Words

Learn how to share what is awesome about your child by focusing on the 6 “F-words” (function, family, fitness, fun, friends, future). This presentation will help you develop a plan that outlines experiences and learning opportunities that your child and family find meaningful.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

De-Escalation Tips for Managing Escalating Behaviour

This workshop focuses primarily on the prevention of escalating behaviour. You will learn about recommended strategies from the Crisis Prevention Institute to assist in the prevention of and diffusion of those behaviours. Note: This is not a CPI certified course.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Disclosing Your Child’s Diagnosis

This workshop will discuss how to start the conversation with your child about their diagnosis. We will aim to offer dialogue to explain and give your child a better understanding so that they can ask for what they need. We will provide resources to assist & guide you.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Essential Safety in the Home & Community

Learn how to identify possible risks and dangers that may exist in the home and the community for your child/youth with Autism. Explore various strategies and tools that you can use to promote safety whether in your household or out & about in your neighbourhood.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Face Mask Training for Children

This workshop will include instructions on how to assist your child with wearing a mask, including strategies to reduce fear associated with mask-wearing.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Healthy Sleep Habits

It’s no secret that lack of sleep can have a significant effect on one’s ability to function throughout the day. It can also impact the sleep of others in the family. In this worksop, we will explore common sleep issues experienced by children and youth with ASD and how to promote healthy sleep habits so everyone is well rested.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Hidden Curriculum

The Hidden Curriculum refers to a set of rules or guidelines that are not directly taught but are assumed to be known, and that affect social interactions, school performance, and sometimes health and well-being. The curriculum includes unspoken rules, slang, metaphors, and body language. This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for teaching these hidden social needs to children/youth, and stresses the importance of making these a part of everyday life.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Internet & Social Media Safety for Children

This workshop will help you understand your child’s developmental stage in relation to internet use. Focus in on helping caregivers to move towards online safety for their child; teaching technology appropriately while encouraging their child to stay connected with peers.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Internet & Social Media Safety for Teens

This workshop will help you understand your teen’s developmental stage in relation to internet use. We will look at how you can protect your teen online, and help teach them safe use and where to go for help if they need it.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Introduction to ASD

This workshop is geared for parents and caregivers of children/youth with a new diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. It provides a simple easy to follow format that outlines characteristics of ASD, information on diagnosis, tips on sharing the diagnosis, planning for services and other resources.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Introduction to Play and Social Skills for Kids with ASD

How do parents, caregivers and educators contribute to a child’s development of play and social skills? In this workshop, we explore how using an ABA-based approach coupled with a speech and language perspective on social communication can help your child improve the quality of their social interactions.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Introduction to Respite Services in Lanark County

Families of children with special needs often require a number of services to enhance the health, well-being and life quality of their child and family. Respite care is one such service. ConnectWell staff will inform you of the different types of respite services, discuss how to go about hiring your own respite worker, and steps to apply for funding.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Keys to Harmony (Sibling Workshop)

This workshop includes information to help parents talk to their child about their sibling with Autism. The workshop focuses on dealing with positive and negative emotions that may be displayed, and provides strategies to enhance understanding and strengthen sibling relationships.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Navigating Special Education Services

This workshop will introduce participants to many processes & procedures of specific special education services in Ontario. Parents will feel more confident to work with their child’s special education team to effectively address needs for their child now and in the future.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Picky Eating

Does your child have trouble eating certain foods, or is very limited in what he/she likes to eat? This workshop will examine the challenges of picky eating, and explore reasons why children become “picky” across several developmental domains. We will discuss strategies that can be used at home to help introduce new foods, encourage food exploration, and help mealtimes become more enjoyable.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Puberty & ASD

This workshop is for families with a teen with ASD who is entering or experiencing the onset of puberty. This workshop will support parents as they help their teen understand the developmental changes they are going through. Parents will be provided with resources to further support their child’s needs during this time of change.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Strategies for Smoother Appointments

This workshop will provide information to caregivers to help their child/youth attend successful self-care appointments (i.e. dentist, bloodwork, doctors visits). We will cover how to ease anxiety, prepare your child in advance, communicate with your healthcare provider around your child’s needs, and select tools to help support on the day of the appointment.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Teach & Talk

This workshop is presented by an ABA and SLP professional who will explore using visuals to support children’s transitions, participation in routines, understanding of language, making choices & managing behaviour. Participants will learn to identify specific situations to use visual supports & how to create and use with their child. Following the workshop, participants are provided with a package of materials they can customize for their child.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Toilet Training your Child with ASD

Are you and your child ready to start toilet training? Perhaps you have tried and feel you need some support? This workshop aims to help parents and caregivers of children with ASD learn skills and strategies to help with the exciting and sometimes challenging task of toilet training.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Transitions to Adulthood

This workshop is designed to help you develop a plan to address the steps that may lay ahead as your child transitions to an adult. By attending this workshop, you will become aware of changes in funding and services as well as common adult transitions that can require further attention as you move through them.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Transitions Throughout the Day

Does your child get upset when told to change activities or locations? This workshop will cover the most common and effective strategies recommended to parents to make transition easier. You will get to practice using visual tools like schedules and first/then strips, in ways that will be helpful for your child and family. Participants will learn to identify transition strategies and tools that can be used to support many transitions and will create an individual plan for their child.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Using Social Narratives to Teach Your Child to Learn

Social narratives are a strategy to describe social situations that an individual may need support navigating. This workshop is designed to teach you what social narratives are and why we use them, how to make your own social narratives, and how to implement your narratives with your child.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Understanding Sexuality for your Teen

This workshop is for parents and caregivers interested in understanding the different developmental stages of sexuality. We will discuss how to introduce this topic and talk about this to their teens.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

ABA Behaviour Series

1) Positive Reinforcement & Pairing

This workshop aims to teach parents and caregivers of children with ASD what positive pairing and reinforcement are. We will explore how to use them effectively and the benefits in doing so to bring about new skills & desired behaviours.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

2) ABCs of Behaviour

This workshop is intended to assist parents and caregivers of children with ASD in learning how to identify and collect information on antecedents, behaviours and consequence. Knowledge of the ABCs of behaviour is an integral part of understanding and managing your child’s behaviour.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

3) Functions of Behaviour

Do you find yourself questioning WHY your child behaves the way they do? This workshop will help parents to understand the function of their child’s interfering behaviour and learn about strategies to help that correspond with that function.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

4) Promoting Independence: Activities of Daily Living

This workshop will help parents and caregivers of children with ASD learn how to select & teach meaningful activities of daily living in order to promote greater independence.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Occupational Therapy Series

1) Introduction to Occupational Therapy & Sensory Processing

This workshop will introduce Occupational Therapy and Sensory Processing to parents & caregivers. The content will cover what Occupational Therapy is, what the sensory systems are, and introductory strategies to improve integration and enhance successful participation for children & youth in daily routines & activities.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

2) Sensory Processing Strategies for Self-Regulation

This workshop will review the 8 sensory systems, learn more about how challenges in each sensory system may present in day-to-day activities, and explore general sensory strategies in each sensory system that you can consider trying at home.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

Play & Social Skills Series

1) Play Skills for Children with ASD

This workshop is designed for parents/caregivers who would like to learn more ways to play with their child to facilitate learning. Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to discover fun and creative ways to engage with their children during play time, while focusing on specific learning goals.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

2) Next Steps Teaching Social Skills

In this workshop, a Behaviourist and Speech-Language Pathologist will build on previous content and provide concrete strategies that you can use to help your child with ASD develop skills for social and recreational success with their peers.

To register please use our online Registration Form or call 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 ask for Chelsea

For more information, please call: 

ConnectWell Community Health- Carleton Place  613-257-7121  or Toll Free (800) 667-2617 

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