Annual Conferences
February 14, 2018
Consultation Sessions
February 14, 2018




Starting in the month of October 2017, the foundation will be organising workshops for family support and quality of life. The workshops take place once per month on a Sunday. The dates and time for these workshops are dependent on the presenters and their availability. As they are being organised, the workshops will be updated to support your registration possibilities. Members of the foundation will be sent emails as the workshop times and dates will be available, as they have priority to these workshops. For those who want to register for these workshops and who are not members, registration will only be opened to the public 1 week prior to the workshop if there is any available room. We will have a registration list option for non-members who are interested in attending the workshops and each person will be contacted by email once its opened to the public. Registration for these is on a first come to first serve basis.

Members of the foundation have access to 3 free workshops as part of their membership fee. Those who wish to register for more than their 3 workshops will have to make an additional donation to the foundation. We leave the donation amount to the discretion of the family.

For non-members of the foundation, each workshop requires a donation, which we leave to your discretion.

List of Workshops:

Title: “Worried about your child being on the Autism Spectrum?”
Information: Workshop on early precursors in identifying autism spectrum disorder in young children as early as 18 months.
Presenter: Francesca Dansereau, M.Ed, PhD (candidate)

Title: “Can sleep be a predictor for a possible Neurological Disorder?”
Information: Workshop on sleep as a precursor for autism and how these sleep patterns can effect their executive functioning throughout their lives. It will also include interventions on sleep related disorders.
Presenter: Dr. Caroline Zanni, School Psychologist

Title: “Anxiety in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Information: Anxiety is an issue for individuals on the spectrum. This workshop targets the areas affected and possible interventions.
Presenter: Dr. Caroline Zanni, School Psychologist

Title: “Managing Difficult Behaviours in Children”
Information: Discussion on parenting styles and how these influence child behaviours.
Presenter: Jason Ringo, M.Ed, M.A., PhD (candidate)

Title: “How to get your child school resources”
Information: A child on the Autism Spectrum requires resources not only outside of school, but also within school to acquire academic support for better achievement. This workshop explains to parents where to go and how to acquire resources for their child.
Presenter: Jennifer DiMarco, Special Needs Educator

Title: “Looking for a school with support?”
Information: Workshop on schools across the Montreal region that properly support children on the autism spectrum.
Presenters: Dr. Caroline Zanni& Francesca Dansereau, M.Ed, PhD (candidate)

Title: “How can Lego Robotics support and help children on the Autism Spectrum in School?”
Information: Workshop explaining how Lego Robotics works in schools and how children on the autism spectrum benefit from such resources.
Presenter: Sara Iatauro, M.A, PhD (student)

Title: “Feeling lonely? Get together with others who have been there before you!”
Information: Workshop with parents who have had their child diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Explanation of their life experiences and how they got support for their child’s success.
Presenter(s): Parents part of the foundation

Title: “What is RDI? How can this be an effective intervention?”
Information: Workshop on RDI therapy and how it’s a full family intervention not only to get out of crisis, but also as a form of child support.
Presenter: Certified RDI Therapist Francesca Dansereau, M.Ed, PhD (candidate)

Title: “Government allocation forms ”
Information: What programs are there for my child? Where can I go for support?
Presenter: Isaac Hoc

Title: “Learning about their sexuality”
Information: If you think puberty is difficult for a typical adolescent, imagine one with autism? This workshop discusses the developmental transitions that occur and how to approach your teenager with autism about their sexuality.
Presenter: Stephanie Mittleman (sex therapist)

Title: “What are you looking for in an IEP”
Information: IEPs’ are case specific, but this workshop teaches parents what to look for and the importance of their child’s IEP for school success.
Presenter: Jennifer DiMarco (special needs educator)