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Emergent Literacy Symposium, April 6th, Huntsville – Register now!

Posted on: January 30th, 2013

Emergent Literacy Symposium
Saturday April 6, 2013
Huntsville Active Living Centre

  • FREE keynote addresses and workshops throughout the day for professionals and parents of children 0 to 8 years
  • Internationally renowned speakers (Dr. Jean Clinton, Dr. Allyssa McCabe and Jackie Van Lankveld) PLUS local professionals
  • FREE Refreshments, lunch and resources provided

For more information on the Symposium and to register click here.

The Emergent Literacy Symposium was made possible through a Parents Reaching Out Grant from the Ministry of Education, and brought to you by Hands TheFamilyHelpNetwork.ca and One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre.

Hands offering PEERS social skills intervention

Posted on: January 24th, 2013

Hands is once again offering PEERS (Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills) is a 14-week evidence-based social skills intervention for motivated teens with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the 7th-12th grade who are interested in learning ways to help them make and keep friends. During each group session teens are taught
important social skills and are given the opportunity to practice these skills in session during real play activities (e.g. playing sports, board games, etc.).

Parents are taught how to assist their teens in making and keeping friends by providing feedback through coaching during weekly socialization homework assignments.

Enrollment is limited. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at Hands. Parent-Teen group attendance is imperative. Parent participation is required.

Deadline to apply was February 15th, 2013.

More information on PEERS

Transition to Adulthood Event – March 20th

Posted on: January 14th, 2013

Join us on March 20th, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm for a Transition to Adulthood Event at One Kids Place.

If you have a child with a disability who is attending high school, please plan to attend this event.

It’s never to late to start planning!

More information on Transition to Adulthood – March 20, 2013

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