At School Social Stories
Local Autism Support Groups
Parents Engaging Autism Quinte (PEAQ), an autism parent support group, meets once a month on the first Tuesday of the month (no meetings in January, July and August) at Kerry's Place, 189 Victoria Avenue, Belleville at 6:30 to 8 p.m. If you have questions or suggestions for autism topics that are important to you please go to our FaceBook account and post your suggestions so that we can invite appropriate autism professionals to speak at these meetings. There won't be any meeting in December but we are taking local families supporting individuals with moderate to severe sensory challenges to the Christmas Event at the Children's Safety Village half an hour prior to the event being opened to the public.
Autism parent support group meeting hosted by Mental Health Agency, Trenton and Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) meeting is on the Second Thursday of the month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you have require any further information please contact Marya Peters for more information at 613 392-2811 ext 3953 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For info on Community Living Prince Edward County Parent Support group, contact Resource Consultants @ 613 476 6038
Central Hastings Autism Support Group meets in Madoc at the Recreation Centre. Contact Renee O’Hara, Family Resource & Support, 613-966-7413 or Tammy Kavanagh, Family Resource & Support, 613-332-3227
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Full day kindergarten
So, their day would go like this - wake up at 5:30 a.m. every morning, bundled off to school at 7:30 a.m., begin some sort of structured activities until the actual school hours start at 8:50 a.m. The school hours continue till 3:10 p.m. for example - all through they will have teacher-directed things to do. Then the next phase of the afternoon, still in the classroom where there are only tables and chairs till 5:30 p.m. or so. Then they will repeat the routine the next day. I ask you, have you known even adults to be at work for these many hours a day? I say the whole plan is insane. Anyway, if you have time and interest, read this column by Rosie Dimanno published in the Toronto Star.