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Foundational Family Services

Foundational Family Services – Social Night for 12-17 year olds (in person or virtual)

November 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd 5:00 pm – 6:30pm 

For youth aged 12-17 to get together to learn about appropriate social skills, while practicing those difficult skills in real time.

There will be opportunities to hang out, practice important social skills, and participate in fun activities, crafts, and games. We will practice starting conversations, continuing conversations, acknowledging when the other person is not interested and switching topics, dealing with losing, and being a good sport!

This group has a maximum of 10 participants.

This group will be offered IN PERSON, or online for those that cannot attend in person. For those children joining in person, parents should park in the lower parking lot, proceed towards the side doors labelled “Autism Services” and an Autism Services representative will meet with you, introduce themselves, and show your child into the building.

Parents will have the option to sit outside, or gather in one of our meeting rooms while the kids are in the video game night sessions.

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Foundational Family Services – Young Movers Group (in person)

November 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd    5:30pm – 6:30pm

The goal is to coach fundamental movements through a variety of exercises and activities with a focus on FUN for children aged 6 to 12 years’ old.

Further, this 4 week program is geared towards creating an inclusive environment that promotes: Physical activity – developing personal movement strengths; Team cohesion – learning how to play with others, as well as how to encourage and support their peers; Cooperation – learning how to listen and follow instruction; and communication – building communication skills to be able to ask questions and work with their peers.

This group will meet weekly to develop as young movers through peer interaction and play-based learning.

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Foundational Services – Understanding the Functions of Behaviour

November 17th @ 10:00am – 11:00am

Challenging behaviours can be difficult to manage.

Do you have a child diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who engages in challenging behaviours? If so, come join our team at Canopy Support Services as we discuss the role of four functions of behaviour that trigger challenging behaviours, strategies on how to handle challenging behaviours, and how to decrease challenging behaviours.

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Foundational Family Services – Understanding ASD

November 22nd @4:30pm

Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD, Asperger’s – some of the terms that an individual who has the diagnosis might hear. But, what does it really mean? How could a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder affect an individual’s everyday life?

This workshop is specifically designed to help those between the ages of 10-18 years old, with the diagnosis of ASD understand what it could mean for their daily functioning (i.e., social skills, communication, motor skills, executive functioning).

It’s important to understand that no individual experiences Autism Spectrum Disorder in the exact same way, as such this workshop covers the possible impacts of the diagnosis.

The workshop will include videos, discussions, and teaching through PowerPoint.

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Foundational Family Services – Optimistic Parenting

November 23rd @ 11:00am

This workshop is for parents and caregivers of a child with special needs, who are interested in learning more about a positive approach to parenting. This workshop is based on both Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Psychology. Parents and Caregivers will learn more about the idea that the way we think will greatly affect our children and their behaviour.

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Foundational Family Services – School Advocacy

November 23rd @ 12:00pm

Canopy Support Services is offering a workshop for parents to learn how to appropriately and effectively advocate for your child(ren) as they progress throughout the school system.

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Foundational Family Services – Emotional Regulation Workshop for 8-12 year olds (partnership with CHIMO)

November 28th, December 5th, 12th & 19th @ 4:00pm

Join us for an Emotional Regulation workshop in Partnership with CHIMO

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services for a 4 week mini-series of emotional regulation sessions for children aged 8-12 years old.

Our staff will work with your child on understanding emotions, regulation strategies, flexible thinking, as well as using coping strategies appropriately.

These sessions will be held at the CHIMO Youth and Family Services office location in Lindsay at 107 Lindsay St. South. K9V 2M5

This group has a maximum of 10 children attending.

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Foundational Family Services – Teen Movers Group (in person)

November 30th, December 7th, 14th & 21st @ 5:30pm

The goal is to coach fundamental movements through a variety of exercises and activities with a focus on FUN for children aged 13-17.

Further, this 4 week program is geared towards creating an inclusive environment that promotes: Physical activity – developing personal movement strengths; Team cohesion – learning how to play with others, as well as how to encourage and support their peers; Cooperation – learning how to listen and follow instruction; and communication – building communication skills to be able to ask questions and work with their peers.

This group will meet weekly to develop as teen movers through peer interaction and small group learning.

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Foundational Family Services – Practicing Social Skills Over the Holidays

December 1st @ 10:00am

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with strategies to support them in picking one social skills target and practicing it over the holidays with their child. Depending on your child’s strengths and needs, an appropriate social skill could include: looking at the person speaking to you, asking questions when having a conversation, or sharing a conversation by allowing a conversational partner to finish speaking.

Parents will be provided with coaching on how they can determine which skill is most important to their child/family, and strategies for how they can practice working on the identified skill.

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Foundational Family Services – Tackling Toileting

December 7th @ 1:30pm

This workshop is for parents who are interested in tackling toilet training for their child/youth. This group will focus on the pre-requisite or readiness skills required for toilet training, as well as helpful tools that you can use.

This group will also focus on how parents can use a variety of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies including data collection, reinforcement, and prompting to teach their child to use the toilet appropriately.

Time will also be spent on how to handle accidents and what to do if you or your child is experiencing road blocks to their toilet training success!

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Foundational Services – ABA 101

December 8th @10:0am

This parent and caregiver workshop is designed to give a brief overview on what Applied Behaviour Analysis is and how we use the concepts and strategies in behavioural intervention. The overview includes looking at functions of behaviour, positive reinforcement, and strategies to address challenging behaviours based on function. Learning outcomes include learning new function-based strategies for challenging behaviours, how to assess antecedents and consequences and how to utilize positive reinforcement.

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Foundational Family Services – Holiday Crafts & Social Skills (Cobourg location)

December 8th, 15th & 22nd  @ 5:00pm

Holiday crafts for children aged 4-7

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services for a 3 week mini-series of holiday crafts and practicing social skills for children aged 4-7. Each week will have a different craft, activity, and theme!

These sessions will be held at our Cobourg office located at 975 Elgin St. West Cobourg. K9A 5J3. A Canopy staff will direct families to the space where the workshop is being held.

This group has a maximum of 6 children attending.

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Foundational Family Services – Holiday Social (Peterborough Location)

December 8th & 13th @ 5:00pm

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services for a 2 week mini-series of holiday crafts and practicing social skills for children aged 4-8. Both weeks will have a different craft, activity, and theme!

These sessions will be held at our main office location. Parents and caregivers should park in the side parking lot and use the entrance labelled “AUTISM SERVICES”. An Autism Services staff will direct family members where to go once they are inside the building.

This group has a maximum of 10 children attending.

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Foundational Family Services – Managing Anxiety

December 9th @ 10:00am

Have you or your child ever experienced anxiety? Do you feel your child’s anxiety impacts your family’s quality of life? If so, come join us at Canopy Support Services as we discuss what anxiety looks like, strategies to help manage you and your child’s anxiety, and tools to use to decrease anxiety in the future.

This workshop is recommended for parents of children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Foundational Family Services – Navigating the OAP (in Person at CHIMO, Lindsay)

December 12th @ 5:00pm

Keeping Updated on the Changes with the OAP!

At Canopy Support Services, we are mindful that there are changes happening with the Ontario Autism Program that could have an impact families. Canopy is offering a session for families to review the most recent changes to the OAP and what services will look like moving forward.

This is a great opportunity to connect with the Canopy team and ask any OAP related questions that you may have!

This session will take place at the CHIMO Child and Family Services office in Lindsay at 107 Lindsay St. South K9V 2M5

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Foundational Family Services – Gingerbread House making for 5-7 Year olds (in Person)

December 14th @ 5:00pm

Who doesn’t love Gingerbread!?

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services to enjoy a night of Gingerbread house building. This group is for children diagnosed with Autism, aged 5-7 whose goals are social skills and play skills.

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Foundational Family Services – Early Communication Strategies

December 15th @ 1:30pm

This workshop is designed for parents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This workshop is targeted at teaching some strategies appropriate for early communicators. During this one hour workshop, we will look at some common ABA strategies to help support your child in their language development. This will include environmental and communicative partner behaviour strategies.

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Foundational Family Services – ABA Everyday

December 16th @ 1:00pm

This workshop will provide parents and caregivers with strategies that you can start using today!

These strategies do not involve a lot of material preparation, fancy items, or a lot of time. The strategies can be used to help reduce negative or inappropriate behaviour and increase positive behaviour! It will help to set your children up for success at home.

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