News and Events
Are you aware of any upcoming courses, conferences or workshops that might be of interest to parents, teachers or therapist? Would you like to share information about community programs or services that you found helpful? Please send us an email with information about the educational event and we will include it on our website. Please include links, brochures and/or registration forms when possible.
Community Living Toronto, in partnership with other Developmental Service agencies and Moovit, one of the world’s leading mobile app developers, have launched a new travel training app called Discover My Route. The app is designed specifically to help people with an intellectual or developmental disability to use transit with more confidence and independence.
o Right From the Start for moms and dads of infants under 24 months
o COPEing with Toddler Behaviour for moms and dads of toddlers 12-36 months old
o Circle of Security Parent Group for moms and dads of children 1-6 years (Circle of Security video: http://youtu.be/F6DhnbgRAOo)
Offered by Learning Disabilities Association of Halton throughout the year.
Camelot Centre, 4223 Spruce Avenue, Burlington
Contact: Bonnie Sylvia, 905-632-2396 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Available to adults with an intellectual disability with a moderate to high level of independence (over the age of 20)
The program focuses on the basics of learning and learning disabilities, an exploration of study skills and tips for success. Designed specifically for students in grades 6 to 12 as they begin preparing and adapting to the choices and challenges of high school – building self-awareness, how to express ideas and follow directions, and become a self-advocate in the learning process. See link for more details: https://ldahalton.ca/transition-skills/?utm_source=LDAH+Newsletter+and+Notifications&utm_campaign=dccaf17d45-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2016_11_22_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dad69c7739-dccaf17d45-335896505
Vital Links, Finding Safety and Stability: A Trauma Informed Sensory Motor Approach
Live Webinar with Sheila M. Frick
March 1, 2019
Dynamic Core for Kids Goes to School
March 8, 2019 @ Marion Education Centre
There are many issues that underlie a child’s readiness to learn. Teaching staff face many challenges in the classroom (and parents at home) with posture, attention, difficulty sitting still, impulse control, clumsiness and more. Physical Therapists Shelley Mannell and Julie Wiebe present down-to-earth, practical explanations and tools for teachers and staff to help children optimize their physical, emotional and sensory foundation to support their learning. See http://heartspacept.com/events/94/dynamic-core-for-kids-goes-to-school/ for more information.
Dynamic Core for Kids Part One:Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges
March 9, 2019 @ Marion Education Centre
September 21-22, 2019 @ APTA Montana/Wyoming
October 18-19, 2019 @ Fraser Valley Child Development Centre
Therapists document challenges with core stability in the majority of children who are experiencing motor challenges, regardless of diagnosis: Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Cerebral Palsy (CP), Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), hypotonia, etc. Join us for an exciting 2-day course that integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age. See http://heartspacept.com/workshops/ for more information.
LDAH Solutions for Learning Conference Breakthrough to Excellence
Thursday, March 21, 2019 @ Burlington
Search and Teach Workshop
March 28 & 29, 2019 @ Redeemer College University
Recent and current research indicates the value of a "preventative" approach to deal with potential learning problems in the future.
NILD Canada's Annual Spring Conference
Resilience in Education: Building Confidence & Competence
March 29-30, 2019 at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, ON
Treatment and Management of Personality Disorders: The Challenge of the Hidden Agenda
April 15-16, 2019 @ Oakville, ON
Children's Treatment Network - Special Needs Information Fair
Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1-4pm at Magna Centre, Mulock Dr., Newmarket
The purpose of the fair is to provide valuable community information to families of children with special needs ages 0-21.
'Feeding Therapy: It's not just about swallowing' with Case studies and Problem Solving
April 25-26, 2019 @ Fergus, ON presented by Kids Can Shine. Registration deadline is February 1, 2019. For more information, see https://kidscanshine.com/pages/upcoming-courses
The Toronto Educator's Conference
**For Calgary and Saskatoon Educator's Conference, please see website**
Brain-Based Learning, Behavioural Challenges & Student Mental Health
April 30-May 2, 2019 @ Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel & Conference Centre (9:00am - 4:00pm).
For more information, see http://www.jackhirose.com/workshop/toronto-educators-conference/
Seeing the Big Picture: Impacts of Trauma and Stages of Development
Monday, May 6, 2019 8:30-5:00pm @ Bingemans Conference Centre
The Waterloo-Wellington Canadian Mental Health Association, KidsAbility and the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council is very proud to host internationally-renowned speaker and expert Kim Barthel!
What to do after the Meltdown: Practical Strategies for Prevention, Intervention and Instruction
May 6, 2019 @ Ottawa, ON
INSAR (International Society for Autism Research) 2019 Annual Meeting
May 1-4, 2019 @ Montreal. For more information, see https://www.autism-insar.org/page/2019AnnMtg
High Functioning Autism: Proven and Practical Interventions for Challenging Behaviours in Children and Adolescents
May 6-7, 2019 @ Oakville, ON
What is it about me you don't like: Practical Classroom Management Strategies to Minimize Challenging Behaviours
May 7, 2019 @ Ottawa, ON
'Is it Sensory or is it Behaviour? Assessment & Intervention Tools for OT, PT, & SLP's'
May 15-16, 2019 @ Fergus, ON presented by Kids Can Shine. For more information, see https://kidscanshine.com/pages/upcoming-courses
2-Day Intensive: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
May 27-28, 2019 @ Oakville, ON
Introduction to Neuro-Developmental Treatment
May 30-June 1, 2019 @ Child Development Centre of Prince George and District
This 3-day course utilizes a hands-on problem solving model. Typical motor development is presented within a systems perspective with the focus of study highlighting how musculoskeletal alignment contributes to the development of upper extremity function, oral motor function, phonation and functional mobility. The systems framework also assists when examining atypical development of children with motor challenges and how these challenges impact alignment, self-regulation and motor control. For more information, see http://heartspacept.com/events/91/introduction-to-neuro-developmental-treatment/
Dynamic Core for Kids Part One: Treating Core Stability in Children with Challenges
October 18-19, 2019 @ Fraser Valley Child Development Centre, Abbotsford, BC
This 2-day course integrates current theory and practice in pediatric treatment with a systems approach that is anchored in a neuromuscular model of core recruitment, using breathing as an access point for all children. Practical application of the information will primarily address children over 2 years of age.