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Foundational Family Services

These foundational workshops are available to all families of children diagnosed with ASD and are registered with the Ontario Autism Program and are FREE OF CHARGE.  

Workshops are provided virtually over Zoom with the option of follow up consultations available for most workshops. Before the beginning of the workshop you will receive an invite to the Zoom meeting from one of the presenters.

*Please note OAP # required at time of registration to access link for workshops*
NEW!! Daytime and evening workshops now available!!

If you have questions, you can email us at foundationalfamilyservices@lcp-home.com or call us at 613-257-7121 ext. 3200.

Please see below to register for our upcoming workshops provided January - March 2021.  Additional workshops will be added soon!

Don’t see what you are looking for?  Let us know.  Send us an email foundationalfamilyservices@lcp-home.com

Virtual Consultation Clinics- Jan 25, Feb 22, March 29 2021-

Families can contact Chelsea at 613-257-7121 ext. 3200 (or click on the link below to register) to book a virtual consultation (up to 1 hour in length) between 9am-3pm with one of our ABA Professionals and Speech & Language Pathologists. This is an individual, 1:1 zoom appointment that will allow you to discuss a specific skill or area of priority for your child and or family. Please have this identified when booking your appointment.

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

January

Positive Reinforcement & Pairing

Are you a fun and motivating force in your child’s life? 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.

Date: January 12
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

How to advocate for your child using F-words!

Learning how to share what’s 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 & family finds meaningful. (Based on the CAN CHILD F Words for child development)

Date: January 26
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

Navigating Special Education Services

Understanding the special education system in Ontario can sometimes be a challenging & complex task for families. This workshop will introduce to participants the 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.

Date: January 19
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

February

Preparing your child for Kindergarten

This workshop aims to help parents and caregivers explore strategies to assist their child to be ready for entry to Kindergarten. We will discuss what steps you can take at home and in your community to prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Date:  February 2
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

The ABCs

Knowledge of the ABCs of behaviour is an integral part of understanding and managing your child’s 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. *Recommended that participants also register for our Functions of Behaviour Workshop

Date: February 9
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

Internet & Social Media Safety

Support for caregivers to work with their youth to move towards online safety; focus on using technology appropriately while encouraging their child to stay connected with peers

Date: February 16
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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 (ie dentist, bloodwork, doctors visits). We will cover how to ease anxiety, prepare your child in advance, and communicate with your healthcare provider around your child’s needs, and select tools to help support on the day of the appointment.

Date: February 23
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

March

Key to Harmony

This workshop is in Partnership with Autism Ontario -Service Navigator Hayley Stolarchuk

Information to help parents talk to your child about their sibling with Autism. Focus on dealing with positive and negative emotions that may be displayed & providing strategies to enhance understanding and strengthen sibling relationships

Date:  March 2
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

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. *It is recommended that participants also register for our ABCs Workshop

Date: March 9
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

Essential safety in the home and 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.

Date: March 16
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

Introduction to Respite Services

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. LCP Family relief program 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

Date: March 23
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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

Disclosing Your Child’s Diagnosis

In this workshop, we 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.

Date: March 30
Time: 10:30-12:00pm or 6:30-8:00pm

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