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April 2017

My child was just diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): What do I do now?

April 25, 2017
Ontario Canada

An autism diagnosis can be difficult to come to terms with. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may be a disorder you know very little about. Many parents are given little guidance on what to do next. Moving on from a diagnosis can seem overwhelming and we're here to help. Learning Objectives: - Learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) - Learn about Autism Speaks Canada - Navigating an autism diagnosis - Tools and Resources Our presenter: Esther Rhee, MSW, National Program Director…

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February 2017

Understanding report cards to support learning

February 27, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm

It’s report card time, the perfect time for reflection and for planning. At this time in the year, parents should be able to look back and list things that were learned in each subject, as well as areas that could use some improvement or enrichment. In fact, your children should be the ones to tell you. As a parent, you know your child the best. Are you pleased with the list? Do you think there could have been more items…

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November 2016

Social anxiety: How to help kids who won’t join in

November 2, 2016

This free webinar is hosted by Dr. Samuel Siah, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Support Solutions who specializes in assessing, diagnosing and treating a variety of mental health and learning difficulties in children and youth. It will give a brief overview of social anxiety, including common signs and symptoms, different diagnoses, a common therapeutic approach (cognitive behavioural therapy), some tips for managing anxiety at home and when to seek out professional support. At the end there will be some time…

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June 2016

Speech, language, and reading – a guide for parents

June 21, 2016

Speech, language, and reading - a starter guide for parents To celebrate Speech and Hearing Awareness Month this May, our speech-language pathologists hosted a free webinar "Speech, Language, and Reading - a Starter Guide for Parents. Learn how to encourage your child's speech, language and reading skills. The role of a speech-language pathologist is to support and improve communication. During this 45-minute webinar, we will discuss different aspects of communication development and disorders, the relationships between them, and what to…

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February 2016

Advocating for your child at school

February 10, 2016

Advocating for your child at school In a follow-up to our “Tips from a Principal” webinar, educator and principal Nancy Lerner shares her experience when it comes to advocating for your child at school. As parents, we never stop advocating for our children, no matter what their age. Advocacy in schools is very helpful as it allows principals, teachers and other school personnel to fully understand what each student needs. “Advocacy”, though, must not become a word that describes unpleasant…

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