Workshops, Programs, Information Sessions

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex Chapter

Autism Ontario Windsor-Essex and Autism Ontario/Potential Program are offering some great programs starting in January including PEERS (14plus), Children Friendship Training (ages 7 to 13), Music Therapy (ages 3 to 11), Sibshops (ages 5 to 12) and more. Please contact AO Windsor-Essex by email or at 519-250-1893 for details. Some event information is available here.


Partners For Planning Free Webinars

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The Partners for Planning Resource Network offers a variety of free online webcasts to help families help their loved one with a disability live their best life and plan for their future. Registrants will receive an email with a link to join the online webcast 24 hours before the event. For a list of webinars and to register see www.partnersforplanning.ca.


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Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) Educational Catalogue and Webinars

CPRI has many workshops and information sessions for families throughout the year at their centre in London. Some are available through free webinars which you can participate in from your home computer. For the most recent schedule please visit their website here. See the CPRI 2016-2017 Educational Catalogue here. Get the most recent Connector Newsletter (June 2016) which contains interesting articles as well as events across the province at this link.


Interactive Autism Network (IAN) Webinar Library

IAN offers free information webinars with professionals and experts in a varity of autism topics. Access the the library of webinars here and watch from your home or office computer at a time convenient for you.




Groups & More

The Summit Centre for Preschool Children with Autism: Parents & Silbings Group

Parents of preschool children with autism are invited to meet new families and make new connections at the monthly round table discussion. Siblings ages 4 to 12 years are invited to join the siblings group with games, crafts, talks and stories about having a sibling with autism. There is pizza and snacks for both parents and siblings. All meetings start at 5pm until 6:30pm at the Summit Centre, 940 Prince Road (see map). Meetings generally happen on the 4th Monday of the month. See full schedcule here. RSVP is required to Jackie at 519-255-1195 or by email. Please contact the Summit Centre for the upcoming meetings and topics or See www.summitcentre.org for more information.



My Space ASD Social Group

NEW DAY AND TIME. Tuesday mornings starting at 9:30 until 11am at Ska-na Family Learning Centre Ontario Early Years Centre, 1684 Ellrose Ave. An interactive program designed for children ages 3-6 with ASD and their caretakers. This program has been created to provide workers and parents with a safe and interactive place to go with their ASD child. Though arts, crafts and finger-painting activities, children will enjoy the creativity and colourful nature of artwork. Caretakers are encouraged to network and share ideas about meeting the needs of their children. Caretakers must remain on the site. Light refreshments provided. Drop-in during the group hours. For more information please call 519-948-8115 ext. 28 or email. See flyer.



Community Living Essex Presents Dance Nights

Community Living Essex Presents Dance Nights

For youth and adults (16 years and up) with developmental disabilities (accompanied with a caregiver or family member if needed). Dances are sponsored by the McGregor Squirettes of Mary under the guidance of Community Living Essex and take place once per month at the Knights of Columbus Hall in McGregor on Fridays from 6:30 until 10pm. Admission is $5. Special Event Nights include Dinner for $15. See 2017 schedule here. Next Dance is Friday, January 20, 2017. For more information contact Community Living Essex at 519-776-6483 ext. 221



ASD Social Club

This club is for adults (18plus) with high functioning Autism/Aspergers who do not require 1:1 support. Events will be organized each month. Individuals must be able to stay on their own. Contact Autism Ontario at 519-250-1893 or email here to sign-up and for more details.



High Functioning Autism Parents Group

This group of parents of children with Aspergers or children on the mild end of the spectrum meets generally meets the third Monday of the month at St. Matthews Church Hall, 1600 Norfolk. For more information please email Ann.



Adult Sensory Reading Circle

Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm at Budimir Library and Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30am at Riverside Library. Come and join us for a fun sensory program for adults with special needs. Our reading circle will include stories, songs, movement, and art. For adults with special needs and their support person. For more information call Budimir Library 519-255-6770 ext. 3300. or Riverside Library at 519-255-6770 ext. 6620.



Roots 2 Wings Day Friendship Clubs

Daytime programs and Friendship Clubs for youth and young adults living with a disability. The programs focus on socialization, integration, independent living, and self-help skills. New location at 3230 Jefferspm Blvd. For more information contact Jody at 519-982-6880 or by email. See a full list of programs here.






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