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Kerry's Place Autism Services: Wellington: Schedule for July-December 2004
Information about the new Resource Centre, support groups and workshops.

Thursday, September 23, 2004, 6:30 – 9:00 pm, in Guelph
Asperger’s Syndrome and Support Strategies
Guest Speaker:  Mark Heinmiller will share insights of living with Asperger’s Syndrome.
Workshop open to any individual/family member/support provider who would like to gain some basic information specific to Asperger’s Syndrome. The session will contain a blend of basic information and educational support strategies and will primarily be of interest to those where this diagnosis is relatively new.  Facilitated by Jim Timmins and Nancy Cleaver, who are Autism Consultants with Kerry’s Place Autism Services.
Location:  Canadian Mental Health Association, Orchard Park Centre, 5420 Hwy. 6 North, Guelph.

To register, please call 519-763-5812

September 28 and 29, in Windsor
a workshop about "living a real life with the rights and responsibilities of citizens, versus fitting into structured programs and schedules designed by others".
Facilitated by Judith Snow and Martha Leary and hosted by the Windsor-Essex Family Network & Resource Centre.
See full details in flyer: Inside page
Outside page

September 30-October 1, 2004, in London
Tools for Excellence--continuing the journey
with Michael Kendrick, Judith Snow, John Lord, and Helen Watson
Sponsored by MCSS and "Are we doing what we say we're doing?"
and organized by Community Living Tillsonburg.
Click for details and registration form

Oct 1/ 2, 2004, in Ottawa
Shirley Sutton presents on
Sensory Strategies,  Oral and Fine Motor Fun Make & Take.

Contact: Children at Risk Ottawa  carsup@magma.ca

October 1, 2004
The Research Committee of Autism Society Ontario is hosting a poster session on November 11 & 12, 2004 during the Geneva Centre for Autism 2004 International Symposium. See details on how to make submissions to ASO by the October 1, 2004 deadline. These will also be posted on the ASO website. The Geneva Centre International Symposium is planned for November 10, 11, 12, 2004 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The Symposium 2004 brochure has been mailed out and is also available at www.autism.net

Friday, 1 October, 2004, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in Woodbridge

Early Diagnosis, Psychological Theories of Autism, The Extreme Male Brain, 
Teaching Mind Reading to People with Autism

Click for full information

October 14, 2004 in Peterborough
Living with Autism - "Making the Social Connection"
8th Annual Forum on Autism
At the Peterborough Naval Association, Peterborough, On
For more information contact Darlene Remus at remus@nexicom.net or Beverly Randall at beverlyr1@hotmail.com

Friday, 15 October, in Waterloo
Shirley Sutton presents on
Sensory Strategies,  Make & Take
for Children
Click for full details

October 15 and 16, 2004, in Toronto
Communication Disorders and the Whole Child 
See more information
Organization website

October 17-18, in Hamilton
Canadian National Committee for Police/Mental Health Liaison

3rd Annual Psychiatrists in Blue conference. Click for details

October 20, 2004, in Buffalo

Future Horizons presents
Autism/Asperger’s 2004 Buffalo!
Tony Attwood, World Famous Expert on HFA & Asperger’s Syndrome
Adam’s Mark Buffalo-Niagara
120 Church Street, Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone (800) 444-2326, Local (716) 845-5100
Registration Fees – Register Early- Seating is Limited!
Professional $135 *Group rate Professional $115
Family Member/Student $110 *Group rate Family/Student  $95
Person w/ Autism/Asperger’s   $75
*Group is 5 or more people on one check, credit card or purchase order
**Continuing Education Credits available from ASHA/APA and may satisfy state licensing requirements for special education teachers and related special service professionals. Please consult your state’s licensing agency
More information 

Future Horizons, Inc.  721 W. Abram St., Arlington, TX 76013      Tel 800-489-0727
Register online - Go To:  www.FutureHorizons-autism.com   Fax 817-277-2270

October 22, in Victoria BC.

Shirley Sutton presents on
Making Sense of Sensory Integration

Contact: Autism Awareness Centre Inc. wendy.casdc@shaw.ca

October 22, 2004 - in Toronto (Victoria College): 10am -12:30
Building Blocks for Gluten Free Living - workshop for professionals
helley Case RD, one of the leading experts in celiac disease, will present to professionals on Celiac Disease and the Gluten-free diet. Sponsored by Kingsmill Foods. Please click here for workshop brochure

October 23, 2004 - in Toronto (Victoria College): 9am to 4pm
Building Blocks for Gluten Free Living - our first customer workshop, sponsored by Kingsmill Foods. Shelley Case, dietitian and author is keynote speaker, followed by an esteemed panel of professionals--Dr. Peter Durie MD FRCPC, Shelley Case RD, Mary Barron MSc RD and Heather Butt PHEc--on the Top 10 Questions posed by our celiac customers. All registrants will get an information package, refreshments and lunch (made by Il Fornello) on the day of the event.  Please click here for workshop brochure. Registration is set up for all these events on "Shop On-line".  Space is limited for all our workshops, so plan to register early to secure your spot. This information is also available on www.SpecialtyFoodShop.com, on Shop On-line, then Workshops

Saturday, October 23, 9 am - 4:30 pm, in St. Marys Friendship Centre
Home Sweet Home
One day workshop for people with disabilities, families and service providers to hear about unique and different ways people have created a home for themselvesJoin people with disabilities, families and professionals to hear information and stories about:
  • supportive roommates
  • supportive neighbours
  • Rent-to-Own your own home
  • working with investors to build an accessible home
  • owning a home and having a boarder
The first step is having a vision. While this is not a workshop about how to secure funding for individual support needs, it will open minds to what is possible in terms of how people can live.  Click for flyer, map and registration form

October 24, 2004, 9am-4pm, in Toronto

Dr Ross Greene, author of The Explosive Child, presents a full day course focusing on children and adolescents who exhibit noncompliance, defiance, oppositional behavior, poor frustration tolerance, intense temper outbursts, verbal or physical aggression, anxiety or marked inflexibility. He will describe a new, effective, practical, and research-based approach that has proven to decrease adversarial teacher-student & parent-child interactions, reduce hostility at school & home, and improve the child’s and adolescent’s capacities for frustration tolerance, flexibility, problem-solving, self-regulation and communication. See full details

October 29-31, 2004,
in Danvers, MA
The 10th annual Current Trends in Autism Conference
Featured speakers include: Temple Grandin, Ph.D., Deborah Fein, Ph.D., Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., Susan Bryson, Ph.D., and Margaret L. Bauman, M.D. Conference information/registration can be found at www.ladders.org

Nov. 6, 2004, in York Region

Shirley Sutton presents on
Sensory Oral and Fine Motor Fun Make’n Take

Contact:  Autism Society Ontario: York Region. Lynda asoyork@axxent.ca

November 10, 11, 12, 2004
Geneva Centre International Symposium
at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The Symposium 2004 brochure has been mailed out and is also available on our website.
This year you have the option to register on-line at www.autism.net

November 18, 2004, 7-9pm, in Toronto

How to Complain Effectively
presented by Ombudsman Ontario. 
This interactive session will include:
  • learning skills to complain more effectively,
  • how Ombudsman Ontario can help solve problems with provincial services & learning how to make changes so others are treated fairly
When: Thursday November 18th 2004, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre
  (MacMillan site @ 150 Kilgour Road)
Parking: regular parking rates apply at meters (there is heavy construction in area)
Cost: parents $5.00 and professionals $10.00
Childcare: NOT available
How to register: by phone (Pamela Kearns @ 416-425-6220, ext. 3310) or
e-mail (info@bloorviewmacmillan.ca)

November 17-20, at Reno Hilton

2004 Annual TASH Conference,

The TASH Conference is the largest and most progressive international conference, known for pioneering strategies and blazing trails towards inclusive lives for people with disabilities and their families. You will not want to miss this invigorating conference, which brings together the best hearts and minds in the disability movement, and is jam-packed with over 300 topic specific breakout sessions, exhibits, roundtable discussions, poster sessions and much more.

Visit the conference website
for updates and complete information.