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. In December, instead of a meeting, we are interested in organizing a group to go to the Christmas event at the Safety Village, behind the Belleville Police building on Dundas E, Belleville. The date is Friday, December 8 at 6 p.m. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in joining us. If you have questions or suggestions for autism topics that are important to you so that we can invite appropriate autism professionals to speak at these meetings.
Autism parent support group meeting hosted by Mental Health Agency, Trenton and Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) meeting is on the Third Thursday of the month. If you have any questions or require any further information please contact Orlana Bourgoin at email@example.com or 613 392 2811 x 3953
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
Importance of Parent Engagement
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Direct funding for autism is great news but what does it mean for parents?
One of the most important things for parents getting into this program is to lay emphasis on the qualification of the team that they are going to pull together. At this time, those qualified with formal credentials are nowhere near the number that will be needed to meet the demand that's going to hit the communities across Ontario the moment the direct funding begins to roll out by the end of this year. So, planning ahead is key and to plan effectively, one needs information. The first steps are to find out who do you need on the team and what will be their roles? What qualifications do you need to see in these professionals? How to interview them? How often to schedule the sessions? How will they be paid? How to manage the funding from the government, when it comes in.
I'll attempt to gather information on each of these questions and post them here as fast as I get them.