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Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services are available to families/caregivers of children and youth who are registered with the Ontario Autism Program. At Lanark Community Programs, we have a multidisciplinary team with over 40 years of experience working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. We will be offering a variety of education opportunities on a wide range of topics for parents/caregivers. Foundational Family Services will provide you with tools and strategies to support your child or youth in the areas of daily routines, toilet training, communication, behaviour and returning to the school environment. Right now, our workshop sessions will take place virtually using Zoom (PHIPA). Following the workshops, you may have the option to schedule a 1:1 consultation session to discuss your specific goals with one of our experienced and well trained autism services team.

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 in August & September.  Additional workshops will be added soon! Upcoming topics include; Sleep Solutions, Picky Eaters, Play Skills, and Hidden Curriculum.

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

Virtual Consultation Clinics- October 26th & November 30th-

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

Hidden Curriculum

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

  • Define the Hidden Curriculum in relation to your child or youth and family.
  • Identify and describe areas of the Hidden Curriculum that may be helpful to teach your child or youth in the home and community settings.
  • Apply the strategies and tools necessary to teach the Hidden Curriculum to your child or yout

Date:   Thursday Oct 8, 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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

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 & caregivers will have the opportunity to discover fun & creative ways to engage with their children during play time while focusing on specific learning goals.
Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe the stages of play throughout child development
  2. Explain how play may be different for children with ASD and specifically for their child.
  3. Describe ways to use play to help their child learn specific tasks.
  4. Design and implement strategies which address the stages of play for their child.

Date:   Tuesday October 13 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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

ABA Parent Education Series

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.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the purpose and importance of reinforcement and pairing
  • Understand how to identify reinforcers and pairing activities for your child
  • Learn how to effectively employ these strategies

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

Date:   Wednesday October 21
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

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

 

Date:   Wednesday October 28
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm

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

The ABCs of Behaviour

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.  It is recommended that participants also register for our Functions of Behaviour Workshop           
Learning Outcomes:

  • Define the terms antecedent, behaviour and consequence
  • Recognize the direct impact antecedents and consequences have on behaviour
  • Understand how this information may be used to determine the function of a particular behaviour in your child

Date:   Tuesday November 3
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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 challenging behaviour and learn about strategies to help that correspond with that function.
*It is recommended that participants also register for our ABCs Workshop*
Learning Outcomes:

  • Determine function of behaviour from reviewing ABC data
  • Select appropriate antecedent and consequence strategies
  • Understand how to employ those strategies effectively to support alternative behaviours

Date:   Tuesday November 17
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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

Promoting Independence-Activities of daily living

Helping our children to become as autonomous as possible can be a rewarding yet demanding part of parenting.  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
Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify which skills should be targeted for development
  • Understand strategies to assist with teaching skills
  • Define generalization and maintenance and discuss their importance on long term use of skills

Date:   Tuesday December 15
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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 workshop 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
Learning Outcomes:

  • Review common sleep issues
  • Understand the impact of lack of sleep on daily functioning
  • Learn about practical strategies to support healthy sleep habits

Date:   Tuesday Nov 10 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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

Toilet training for Children 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 with this exciting and sometimes challenging task.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn to identify signs of toileting readiness
  • Understand common challenges associated with toileting
  • Learn about positive support strategies to assist in teaching this skill to their child

Date:   Tuesday Nov 24 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*spaces are limited*

consult offered: yes

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. Opportunity to examine strategies you can use at home to help introduce new foods, encourage food exploration and help mealtimes become more enjoyable.

*Please note: This presentation is intended to provide you with some tools to target picky eating, but a medical diagnosis or condition should always be ruled out first by a health care professional*
Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize the key role you can have in your child’s mealtime
  • Understand what feeding involves
  • Learn strategies to encourage feeding  development
  • Assist your children to become more effective eaters

Date:   Monday Dec 7 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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

Introduction to play & social skills for children with ASD

In this workshop, we will explore levels of socialization through play, identify strengths & challenges for children with ASD and as a caregiver learn how to encourage & support play at these levels. An ABA Professional and a Speech & Language Pathologist (SLP) will facilitate this workshop
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the levels of socialization in play (solitary play, parallel, associative, cooperative)
  • Identify what strengths/challenges children with ASD have at these levels
  • Identify what steps you as parents/caregivers/teachers can take to work on these skills before introducing a peer

Date:   Thursday December 3 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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

Next Steps-Teaching Social Skills

In this workshop, a Behaviourist and SLP will build on the previous content (Dec 3rd Workshop) & provide an outline and concrete strategies that you can use to help your child have a successful play date with a peer.
Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify how to prepare for play date
  • Identify how to practice for play date
  • Understand the various tools and how to use them successfully during the play date
  • Understand how to effectively support and fade assistance during play date
  • Identify the importance of reflecting on progress and determining next steps

Date:   Thursday December 10 2020
Time: 6:30-8:00pm

*spaces are limited*

Consult offered: yes

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