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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, July 31, 2010
"Generation One Star Scream is cool," he says to a peer at a park another time.
Both times, my child who does not understand that the other person does not know anything about his favourite topic Transformer toys, thinks somehow the other person thinks exactly like him. At the moment, he does not talk about other toys, movies, tv shows, computer games or clothes a person is wearing. He does not participate in talking about trivial things that other kids his age talk about - random on-the-spur-of-the-moment-based-on-what-I-see-or-want-to-do-right-now talk. He likes Transformers and thinks its perfectly natural that he should talk about it. If the other person like the mother at the school and the peer in the park happen to not know anything about Transformers, then his initiation at conversation comes to a full stop.
He is at the moment working on the skill of introducing a subject and staying on the same topic of conversation for at least three turns. It's a work in progress. I'm optimistic it will come gradually. Hopefully, once he's mastered the skill, his peers will want to hang around him for a few seconds more at school.