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
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The power card is usually written in first person from the perspective of the hero or child's special interest and in present tense. The material used is a 3X5" card. Important factor is to practice the content of the power card as frequently as you can with your child, much like the social story exercise, until the child can read the message independently and it eventually is ingrained in him/her.
It is important, experts say, to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the tool for each child to determine how long to have it in place. Depending on the child's changing needs, the support can be faded over a period of time.
All I can say at this time is that I've heard parents who have used this tool say that they have found power cards to be of great use and as helpful as social storis. So, maybe give it a try? It's easy to do and may prove to be an effective tool to support your child in social situations.