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
Sunday, August 9, 2009
On videos and data collection
Now ain't that the truth. It really is so helpful when one can show the doctor with whom one gets an appointment only after months of waiting, actual visuals of the behaviour one's child has been exhibiting in a form of videos and/or data collected on specific behaviours or concerns etc. instead of trying to grasp at on-the-spot random memories of your own observations. Parents have only about an hour and half to 2 hours tops with the doctor to present their case. It makes huge sense to make most effective use of the short time available to both sides by providing visuals and data collected over a period of time.
As well, what better way to bring ever changing teachers and EAs at school up to speed on concerns regarding the child.