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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
Friday, December 3, 2010
Point of teaching generalization of skill to a child with asd
What I observe in my son with respect to his inability to generalize skills is much more abstract. His, I notice, has mainly to do with academic skills.(Our number one overall concern is his receptive language, more specifically, comprehension of directions or instructions, both verbal and written, given to him). One example, I hear great reviews of the tasks he can do in the classroom from the teacher and the EA, observations I cannot share when I do his homework with him. At home I see that he is unable to do his homework on his own because he is unable to understand what is being asked of him in the task presented to him. I let him do his homework as best as he could on his own and when he is done I review the work with him and find that his answers are miles off. I concluded that this must be a case of his not being able to generalize or transfer his skill from school with his teacher to home with me. Anyways, this is where we are at at this time. Like everything else, it's a work in progress with him and I guess, one that will take its own sweet time.