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 email@example.com
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, August 21, 2010
Back to school matters
One of the things currently working for me towards this goal is setting up a calendar on the fridge where we can mark off each day. Sometimes, we use a bingo dauber to dab on the day to cross it off. Maybe inviting his friends from school would work too. That way he will get to know them again. It's been a while since we had them over. Another thing I need to do is visit the school with him, both inside and outside. Maybe that would help him re-orient himself. New clothes/shoes/pencil case with stuff inside might just do the trick as well. A new Transformer toy? Well...why not? I don't know, really, what would work but I gotta try. My last one is to write a summer story with him. Let's see what he remembers doing these past two whole months. Hopefully, he'll say we went camping, dug holes in the sand, caught weeds, picked up shells, buried his brother in the sand, trembled inside the tent during a lightning and thunder show one stormy night while camping. Maybe he'll remember his swimming lessons or the way he walked on the beams or jumped into the pit at the gymnastics camp he attended with his sister. Or... maybe he won't. Oh, well!