All sessions are offered at no cost.
Disability Tax Credit and RDSP Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The RDSP is a program for those that qualify for the Disability Tax Credit and are under the age of 60. There is up to $70,000 in grants and $20,000 in bonds that can be collected until their 49th year. Come get all your questions answered about he Disability Tax Credit and Registered Disability Saving Plan.
What's next after High School for your Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? What's possible - What's practical
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Graduating from high school is a major milestone and an opportunity for young people and their parents to celebrate this achievement. For some families living with autism it can also be a scary time, as thoughts turn to "what's next?" Many young adults want to get a job after high school or pursue further education and training - but some individuals are simply not ready yet. Going to college or getting a job can be a big step at 18, especially if adolescents don't have all the skills yet to be successful. What options are available to keep emerging adults on the autism spectrum socially and intellectually engaged while they are preparing for the next step in the journey to adulthood (continued education, employment and independent living)?
Laugh Until it Helps: Building Resilience through Humour and Laughter
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
In helping children be more resilient, the goal is not to deny the reality of their struggles but rather to recognize areas of special need & help them gain insight into their talents and inner strengths. Knowing how to face up to & answer tough questions, connect with people in ways that are helpful,& deal with frustration with creativity, imagination & even humour are all ways we can teach children to become more independent & enjoy success in school & in the community.