Upcoming Happenings in Peel Region and Surrounding Area (February 2016)

Erinoak Kids *

1) Workshops

  • Reinforcement 101

Feb 3 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Torbram site
Reinforcement is a key principle to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). You will learn to distinguish between negative and positive reinforcement, identify possible reinforcers for your child and how to fade the reinforcers.
  • Sleep Solutions

Feb 6 | 9:30-11:30 am and 6:30-8:30 pm | North Sheridan site
Feb 18 | 6:30-8:30 | Torbram site
This workshop is aimed at sharing information on common sleep challenges in children and provides practical sleep strategies to help you and your child sleep better.
  • Understanding Behaviour (Behaviour 101)

Feb 6 | 1-3 pm | North Sheridan site
Feb 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Bristol Circle site
In this workshop, you will learn how to define behaviour, including examples of appropriate and challenging behaviour. You will learn how to apply the Antecedent-Behaviour-Consequence (A-B-C) Model, looking at the different functions of behaviour and general teaching strategies.
  • Toilet Learning: Let’s talk about your expectations

Feb 10 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Burloak site
This workshop will focus on strategies to help you and your child during the development of skills necessary to become toilet trained.
  • Teaching Play and Social Skills

Feb 17 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Torbram site
In this workshop, you will learn why it is important to teach play and social skills. You will learn how to create opportunities for teaching in your child’s natural environment such as at home and out in the community.
  • Learning to Play and Playing to Learn

Feb 20 | 9:30-11:30 am | Bristol Circle site
Feb 25 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Torbram site
In this workshop, you will learn how to set up play situations for your child while encouraging and developing social and communication skills. This workshop will help parents of young children at the early stages of playing functionally with toys.
  • One Bite at a Time

Feb 20 | 12:30-2:30 pm | Bristol Circle site
This workshop is aimed at helping you develop strategies to address eating challenges your child may have.

2) Support Groups

  • Autism Parent Support Group (Bristol Circle)

Wednesdays | 1-3 pm |weekly
2381 Bristol Circle, Suite 100, Oakville
Contact: Lisa Feitelberg | 905-855-2690 ext 4322
  • Mother’s Support Group | preschool to grade 5 (Torbram)

Feb 4 and 18 | 10 – 11:30 am | bi-weekly
Location: 8177 Torbram Road, Brampton
Contact: Amy Newman | 905-855-2690 ext 2370
  • Father’s Support Group (South Millway)

Feb 4 | 7-9 pm | monthly
Location: 2277 South Millway, Mississauga
Contact: Jon Greenaway | 905-855-2690 ext 2420
  • Mother’s Support Group | grade 6 – 12 (Torbram)

Feb 11 and 25 | 10 -11:30 am | bi-weekly
Location: 8177 Torbram Road, Brampton
Contact: Amy Newman | 905-855-2690 ext 2370
  • Mother’s Support Group (South Millway)

Feb 12 and 26| 9:30-11 am | bi-weekly
Location: 2277 South Millway, Mississauga
Contact: Anne Clements | 905-855-2690 ext 2414
  • Mother’s Support Group (Burloak)

Feb 5 and 19 | 9:30-11 am | bi-weekly
Location: 1122 International Blvd, 5th Floor (in the Westbury Business Park), Burlington
Contact: Neelu Khera | 905-855-2690 ext 2530

3) Teen Drop-in

Feb 2 | 6-9 pm
Location: 2277 South Millway, Mississauga
Ages: 12 and up
Contact: Julie Nielsen | 905-855-2690 ext 2444

4) Events

  • Brother and Sister Day

Feb 6 | 10 am-3 pm | Burloak site
An interactive full day program where brothers and sisters of young people with special needs can learn and share experiences (cost $10). Contact Jennifer Marck at 905-855-2690 ext 2517
* For more info and to register for these events, go to – http://www.erinoakkids.ca/Event-Calendar.aspx

Kids Pathways Peel/CDRCP (Child Development Resource Connection Peel)

  • Family Parent Session – “Understanding a New Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder” (two part workshop presented by CDRCP and KPAS)

Session 1 – Helping families to understand the diagnosis and the importance of remaining strong as a family
Feb 8 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Session 2 – Helping families become orientated to the services in Peel that are available for children & youth with ASD
Feb 22 | 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: #105-57 Mill Street North, Brampton (Downtown GO Station Back of the Building).
Please register by calling: 905-890-9432. Childcare provided while parents are attending the workshop. Please indicate the number and age of the children you will be bringing with you when you register for these two sessions.
  • Kids Pathways Family Resource Night | 3rd Thursday of the month | 6-8 pm

Are you looking to get connected to resources in your community? Come out to learn more about :
– Kids Pathways network
– upcoming workshops
– introduction to Resource Connection (library, resource materials, parent workshops)
– Peel Respite Services
Location: #103-75 Watline Ave, Mississauga (CDRCP)
Please register by calling: 905-890-9432. Children under 16 are not allowed.

Peel Behavioural Services (PBS) – http://www.peelbehaviouralservices.ca/

  • Emotional Regulation | Feb 10| 6:30-9:30 pm

This workshop is for mediators and will focus on identifying the possible triggers or aggression, and discussing coping strategies such as relaxation techniques, and encouraging self control through incentives.
  • Toilet Training (2 parts) | Feb 3 and 24 | 6:30-9 pm

This workshop will provide mediators with simple, positive strategies to help the individual achieve success with day time and night time toilet training.
Location: 5770 Hurontario St, Suite 101, Mississauga
Please register by calling: 905-712-4124 ext 0

Autism Ontario

Kerry’s Place

Feb 1 | Adult Social Group (Brampton) | For adults with ASD aged 18+. Contact Navlet Riley-Shoultz at 905-457-1130 ext 251 or email Navlet.riley-shoultz@kerrysplace.org
Feb 3 | Let’s Get Personal (Workshop on Puberty) | Contact Samantha Ribeiro at 905-363-1111 ext 200 or email CWRregistration@kerrysplace.org
Feb 8 | Adult Social Group (Mississauga) | For adults with ASD aged 18+. Contact Navlet Riley-Shoultz at 905-457-1130 ext 251 or email Navlet.riley-shoultz@kerrysplace.org
Feb 16 | Adult Games Night (Mississauga) | For adults with ASD aged 18+. Contact Navlet Riley-Shoultz at 905-457-1130 ext 251 or email Navlet.riley-shoultz@kerrysplace.org
Feb 29 | Adult Games Night (Brampton) | For adults with ASD aged 18+. Contact Navlet Riley-Shoultz at 905-457-1130 ext 251 or email Navlet.riley-shoultz@kerrysplace.org

Other Events

Feb 12 | P4P RDSP Webcast 
Feb 27 | P4P RDSP Webcast 
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