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Foundational Family Services

LGBTQ+ Safe Space for Youth

June 21 & 28, July 5 & 12    6:30pm-7:30pm

Looking for a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth?

This is a four week social group intended for LGBTQ+ youth aged 13-18 who could benefit from a safe space to discuss their sexuality and gender and create friends. This group will meet weekly to hangout, discuss the topics of gender and sexuality, play games and listen to music.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Challenging Behaviours and Follow-Up Consultation with a BCBA

June 22, 2022     6:00pm-7:00pm

Dealing with Challenging Behaviour – Presented by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

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 these behaviours. After our first workshop with caregivers, there is the opportunity to have a follow-up individual session with one of our Clinical Supervisors and BCBAs.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Teen Chill & Chat

June 27, 2022     6:00pm-7:00pm

Come hang out with other teens with ASD!

This is a chance for your teen (aged 12 and up!) to hang out with other teens diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder on a weekly basis. They will hang out for an hour each week, chat about their week, their special interests, or anything that is on their mind!

Requirements: For youth aged 12 and up with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Get to know my City (Peterborough)

July 6, 2022   10:00am-11:00am

Join the Autism Services Staff at Canopy Support Services in a one hour workshops for teens aged 14-17.

Come learn about how to ride the bus from various locations, what cool things there are to do around Peterborough for teenagers, and find out events happening near you!

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Foundational Family Services – Social Skills Group for 7-12 year olds

July 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2022     6:30pm-7:30pm

Come practice social skills while doing arts and crafts activities!!

Please join the staff at Canopy Support Services for a social skills group for children diagnosed with Autism aged 7-12 years old. This is a chance for your child to show off their best arts and crafts skills, and practice some very important social skills!

Each week will have a different topic or theme

Week 1 July 7th: asking questions
Week 2 July 14th: Listening and following directions
Week 3: July 21st: Constructive criticism and positive feedback

Week4 : July 28th: Recognizing emotions

This group can hold a maximum of 10 participants.

Requirements: For children aged 7-12 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Family will supply the arts and craft supplies for their child’s creations, as well as provide support (as required).

Tech Requirements: Must have the ability to connect to Zoom (Computer or handheld devices, such as a tablet or cellphone)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Build a Binder Workshop (in Person – Cobourg)

July 9, 2022   6:00pm-7:00pm

Do you have diagnosis, reports, assessments, appointments and business cards that can be challenging to keep track of? Canopy Support Services is offering a workshop for parents and caregivers to build a resource binder.

Canopy will provide binders, labels and dividers to help keep your documents organized. Whether you have an existing system you want to go through or a folder with it all- let us help you sort out what is important to have for you and your child!

This group will be held in person at the Canopy Support Services office in Cobourg:
975 Elgin St. West
Cobourg ON
K9A 5J3

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Family Support Group (in Person)

July 11, 2022  9:30am-10:30am

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services in a safe, supportive space to meet parents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This group is an opportunity to build a support network with other families, share experiences, learn from each other, ask questions and receive support. Please bring any resources and tips you feel comfortable sharing with others.

This group is open to a maximum of 2 parents or caregivers per household.

This group will be held in person at the Canopy Support Services office in Peterborough. Please direct participants to park in the parking lot, and enter through the main doors to check in with Reception. Reception or an Autism Services rep will direct families to the Setterington Boardroom.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Family Support Group (in person – Cobourg)

July 13, 2022  10:00am-11:00am

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services in a safe, supportive space to meet parents and caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This group is an opportunity to build a support network with other families, share experiences, learn from each other, ask questions and receive support. Please bring any resources and tips you feel comfortable sharing with others.

This group is open to a maximum of 2 parents or caregivers per household.

This group will be held in person at the Canopy Support Services office in Cobourg. An Autism Services representative will direct families down the stairs and into the Boardroom.

The address for the group session is 975 Elgin Street West, Cobourg ON K9A 5J3

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Collaboration with Point in Time – Executive Functioning Workshop for Teens (in person)

July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 2022     1:00pm-2:00pm

Does your Youth Struggle with Executive Functioning Skills?

Join the Canopy Support Services staff, in partnership with Point in Time for a workshop aimed at teaching teens strategies to help strengthen their executive functioning skills.

This workshop is designed for youth that have a diagnosis of Autism and are registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). This workshop is available as part of Canopy’s Foundational Family Services, which are free programs for children and youth who are registered with the OAP.

This workshop will be taking place IN PERSON at the Youth Hub at 12 Dysart Avenue IN HALIBURTON.

What is Executive Functioning?

Executive functioning is all of the skills combined that help people get things done. These skills help you get out of bed, get the day started, decide what to wear, decide what to do when your favourite clothes are dirty, keep track of time, etc. Everyone has parts of Executive functioning that they are good at, and other areas where they struggle!
This group will help youth identify which executive functions they are good at, and which ones they may need to work on.
We can strengthen the areas that we have a difficult time with, by practicing using it more. The brain is like a muscle, and the more we exercise different parts, the stronger they get.

Requirements:  For youth aged 12-17, who have a diagnosis of Autism, and are registered with the Ontario Autism Program.

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Collaboration with Point in Time – Lego Group for Children with ASD (in person)

July 12, 19, 26 & August 2, 2022     11:00am-12:00pm

Does your child struggle with social skills AND have a love for Lego?

Join the Canopy Support Services staff, in partnership with Point in Time for a workshop aimed at teaching your child strategies to help strengthen their social skills.

This workshop is designed for children aged 7-11 that have a diagnosis of Autism and are registered with the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). This workshop is available as part of Canopy’s Foundational Family Services, which are free programs for children and youth who are registered with the OAP.

This workshop will be taking place IN PERSON at the Youth Hub at 12 Dysart Avenue IN HALIBURTON.

This group is for children who need support in learning social skills and who also love LEGO! There will be a variety of large and small group activities, where the children will have opportunities to learn and practice important social skills. Lego will be provided and used to build a variety of creations. Social Skills targeted may include: conversation skills (starting a conversation, maintaining a conversation, ending a conversation), sharing, playing with others, and being a good sport.

Requirements:  For youth aged 7-11, who have a diagnosis of Autism, and are registered with the Ontario Autism Program

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Understanding ASD

July 22, 2022    12:00pm-1:00pm

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 – Summer Fun Day (in Person – Peterborough) July

July 25, 2022 3:00pm-5:00pm

Suns out, Funs out!

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services in person for a day of summer fun! This group is for children diagnosed with Autism, aged 6 to 12 years. We are going to be running all different summer activities, weather permitting. These activities include tie-dye, chalk, rock painting, and other fun games! Please be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Parents and caregivers should park in the lower parking lot and drop off their child at the side doors (labelled AUTISM SERVICES). An Autism Services rep will be there to meet the children, introduce themselves, and get the fun started!

Parents are welcome to sit outside at a picnic table or in the park, or gather inside in one of our board rooms during this summer fun event!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Navigating the OAP

July 27, 2022    1:00pm-2:00pm

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 virtual 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!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Services – Challenging Behaviour and Follow up Consultations with a BCBA

July 29, 2022   10:00am-11:00am

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 these behaviours. After our first workshop with caregivers, there is the opportunity to have a follow-up individual session with one of our Clinical Supervisors and BCBAs.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Summer Fun Day (in Person – Peterborough) August

August 8, 2022    3:00pm-5:00pm

Suns out, Funs out!

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services in person for a day of summer fun! This group is for children diagnosed with Autism, aged 6 to 12 years. We are going to be running all different summer activities, weather permitting. These activities include tie-dye, chalk, rock painting, and other fun games! Please be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy.

Parents and caregivers should park in the lower parking lot and drop off their child at the side doors (labelled AUTISM SERVICES). An Autism Services rep will be there to meet the children, introduce themselves, and get the fun started!

Parents are welcome to sit outside at a picnic table or in the park, or gather inside in one of our board rooms during this summer fun event!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Build a Binder Workshop (in Person – Peterborough)

August 3, 2022  10:00am – 11:00am

Do you have diagnosis, reports, assessments, appointments and business cards that can be challenging to keep track of? Canopy Support Services is offering a workshop for parents and caregivers to build a resource binder.

Canopy will provide binders, labels and dividers to help keep your documents organized. Whether you have an existing system you want to go through or a folder with it all- let us help you sort out what is important to have for you and your child!

Please note: Childcare will be provided during this workshop! Upon registration, please inform us how many children and their ages that you have attending with you.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This group will be held in person at the Canopy Support Services office in Peterborough. Please direct participants to park in the lower parking lot, and enter through the side doors marked “Autism Services”. An Autism Services rep will direct families to the ABC Boardroom on the lower level.


Foundational Family Services – Video Game Night for 6-12 year olds (in person or virtual)

August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022    5:00pm-6:00pm

For youth aged 6-12 to get together to discuss video games and strategies, all while practicing those hard skills in real time. There will be opportunities to play each other on different video games, with different rooms made for different video games and different consoles (i.e. ipad, Nintendo switch). 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.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Services – Challenging Behaviour and Follow up Consultations with a BCBA

August 17, 2022     11:00am-12:00pm

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 these behaviours. After our first workshop with caregivers, there is the opportunity to have a follow-up individual session with one of our Clinical Supervisors and BCBAs.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Set up for Success: Back to School

August 19, 2022   11:00am-12:00pm

Join the team at Canopy Support Services in this parent workshop aimed at teaching parents and caregivers strategies to prepare their child(ren) for back to school.

This workshop will focus on executive functioning strategies, transition tips, and school support information.

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Foundational Family Services – Kahoot Trivia

August 26, 2022    2:00pm-3:00pm

Let’s see who knows the most facts about various topics!

This fun trivia hour is for children and youth aged 10-17 and is a fun social hour.
The winner takes home bragging rights as the online trivia master!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Teen Chill & Chat (in Person – Peterborough)

September 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2022     6:00pm – 7:00pm

Join the staff at Canopy Support Services in person for a teen hangout! This group is for children diagnosed with Autism, aged 12-17 who would like to work on social skills and life skills. This group is also available online for those teens that would be more comfortable on screen.

We are going to be running a variety of teen based activities including basic cooking skills (snacks and simple meals), health and hygiene, nail polish & painting, board games or video games and a “Canopy Grocery Store” simulation.

Parents and caregivers should park in the lower parking lot and drop off their child at the side doors (labelled AUTISM SERVICES). An Autism Services rep will be there to meet the children, introduce themselves, and get the fun started!

Parents are welcome to sit outside at a picnic table or in the park, or gather inside in one of our board rooms during this teen chill and chat event!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Services – Challenging Behaviour and Follow up Consultations with a BCBA

September 7, 2022    6:00pm – 7:00pm

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 these behaviours. After our first workshop with caregivers, there is the opportunity to have a follow-up individual session with one of our Clinical Supervisors and BCBAs.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Transition Support for Parents (IN PERSON)

September 19, 2022   9:30am-10:30am

Canopy Support Services if offering a workshop for parents to learn tips on school advocacy, the difference between an IEP and an IPRC, as well as communication strategies to support your child while they transitional into the first few months of school!

Come join our team to learn positive advocacy supports and ways that you can help to support your child’s transition back to school.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Helping your Child Deal with School Anxiety

September 20, 2022   4:30pm-5:30pm

Have you noticed your child becoming anxious, nervous, worried, or fearful since they have started back to school?

If so come join our team at Canopy Support Services on September 20th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM for this parent workshop. We will discuss what school based anxiety might look like for your child, strategies you and your child can use to help manage anxiety, and tools that you can use to help support your child in decreasing their anxiety .

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Foundational Family Services – Navigating the OAP

September 23, 2022     1:00pm-2:00pm

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 virtual 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!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Foundational Family Services – Transition Support for Parents (In Person)

September 26, 2022   10:00am-11:00am

Canopy Support Services if offering a workshop for parents to learn tips on school advocacy, the difference between an IEP and an IPRC, as well as communication strategies to support your child while they transitional into the first few months of school!

Come join our team to learn positive advocacy supports and ways that you can help to support your child’s transition back to school.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 


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