Virtual Events for Everyone
Below are a few upcoming virtual events related to COVID-19 (coronavirus) related to autism.
CAMH Mindfulness Mondays
Free online mindfulness sessions for caregivers and loved ones in the developmental disability community, regardless of age or disability. Mindfulness is a set of easy meditation techniques that can help reduce anxiety
Online Physical Activity Sessions
Fridays | 2:00-3:00PM EST
Physical activity is important for physical and mental health, and can especially be helpful to manage stress and anxiety during difficult times. We have heard that some people are having a difficult time maintaining a physically active lifestyle, and have come up with some ideas on how to include physical activity in everyday life.
Join us once a week to learn more about the importance of physical activity, different ways you can incorporate physical activity into your day, and we will review different resources that offer free workouts. The sessions will also include stretch breaks and a short, low intensity workout. The physical activity sessions will be facilitated by Patrick Jachyra and Bri Redquest who completed a PhD in human movement studies, and are post-doctoral fellows from the Azrieli Centre.
*NEW* COVID-19 Subsidized Parent Training Groups ONLINE
Tuesdays starting May 19th (8 weeks), 4pm to 6pm
Ages: 6-12 years
Learn strategies to create a safe, engaging and a positive learning environment at home. Triple P provides support to caregivers of children with a developmental disability to increase their confidence in managing problem behaviour. Over 8 weeks, caregivers will be supported by certified Triple P facilitators in setting goals and receiving direct feedback. Sessions will be divided into online group sessions to teach the necessary Triple P principles and 1:1 consultations as caregivers practice the skills at home with their child. (Parent Manual Included)
Project ImPACT (Improving Parents as Communication Teachers)
Mondays starting June 1st (6 weeks), 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Ages: 2-5 years
Project ImPACT is an evidence-based parent-mediated intervention program based on best practices in early intervention. Project ImPACT is a 6-week program consisting of:
• 1 group session (2 hour/week)
• 1 individualized parent coaching session (1 hour/week)
The goal of project ImPACT is for parents to feel more confident in supporting their child’s development, and for children to get more opportunities to practice play and communication goals in the home. (Parent Manual Included)
Remote Spring Social Clun for Adults: Ages 18+
Thursdays starting May 28th (5 weeks), 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Socialize from ANYWHERE you are! Every week, virtually participate in various activities alongside peers with similar interests. Events may include activities such as virtual museum tours, aquarium tours, dance party, trivia nights, movie nights, as well as remotely exploring other sights and sounds of the city. Members are encouraged to build friendships and explore new activities. Weekly events are determined by the social club members through various methods such as taking a poll, holding a vote, or through group discussions.
ASD Webinar Series: “ABA in Covid-19” with BCBA Amy Domitrovic.
May 26th starting at 8PM (log-on @7:30PM)
Based on feedback from families, this webinar will focus on applying strategies and principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) principles to our current situation. It will also discuss ways in which service providers can help during this time and offer some resources that families can access with ease.
How to participate: Register at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZcrf-yoqDIjH90TPWZJdmnBS-VttaQvy…
Speaker: Amy Domitrovic is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has experience working in group homes, hospitals, long term care facilities, private therapy, in schools and communities with a variety of ages and abilities. Her overall goal is to work with people and make their lives better. She really enjoys working collaboratively with families and other professionals so she can learn from them and incorporate their strengths to develop strong and well-informed, individualized plans.
Temple Grandin LIVE: Practical Tips for Helping Children and Young People on the Spectrum During the Pandemic
Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm E.T
In this 2-hour webinar, Dr. Grandin will first discuss specific challenges facing children and young people on the spectrum and their caregivers that have arisen in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. With her typical take-no-prisoners forthrightness and candor, she will share insights into how a person with autism may respond the open-ended uncertainty of pandemic progression, the demands of homeschooling, the disruption of established routines, the enforced seclusion of sheltering in place and increased time spent on devices, computers and inside rather than in the outdoors.
Wellness Services, Surrey Place
Remote services for the month of June
Funky Games Party at Friday Night Social!
Every Friday in May, June and July 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
For adolescents or young adults who would like to socialize online with friends and peers each Friday night at 7:00? For FREE! Friday Night E-Social is designed for adolescents and young adults who require some support or facilitation of social skills and friendships. It is facilitated by Brighton Launch staff. Usually held live and in-person, but during the COVID-19 closure, we have moved to a FREE online program. It will be held every Friday in May, June and July.
For more information, call 416-932-8273