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Pat O'Connor - Healthy Relationships, Friendships and Sexuality for Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD Workshop A Workshop for Individuals with Autism (Teens or Adults with ASD)

Autism Ontario - North and Northeast Regions

Saturday, 14 April 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Parents/ Caregivers 14 Apr 2018 Free  
Teen/ Adult with Autism 14 Apr 2018 Free  

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 Pat O'Connor -  Healthy Relationships, Friendships and Sexuality for Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD Workshop A Workshop for Individuals with Autism (Teens and Adults)

Join us on Saturday, April 14th from 9:30am-4:00pm

Please arrive 15 mins. early for registration, workshop begins at 9:30am and you do not want to miss a second!

Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the day as well as lunch.

If you have dietary restrictions please comment this on our registration page.

A reminder we do not have an exchange of care for teens with Autism, parent/ caregiver must attend the workshop as well.

The Goals of this Workshop:
  • Recognize why it is necessary to teach individuals with ASD about sexuality?
  • Discuss myths about sexuality
  • Understand sexual orientation and gender identification as it applies to individuals with ASD.
  • Review the goals of sexual education.
  • Provide a variety of  appropriate teaching strategies 
  • Discuss challenges related to sexuality education.
  • Design a specific goal, related to sexuality, to teach an individual with ASD

 

Presenter: Patricia O’Connor has had a lifelong interest in assisting individuals with exceptionalities. From her 35 years as an Educator in Special Education, to her volunteerism with Toronto street youth, to her involvement  as Coordinator and the Director of Churches and Agencies on the board of Barrie Out Of the Cold, Patricia has demonstrated her commitment to the betterment of the life experience of people with special needs. In her professional life this has been focused on providing solutions for the needs of people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

 

Patricia O'Connor - 

Relations interpersonnelles, amitiés et sexualité saines chez les adolescents et les jeunes adultes qui ont un TSA

Le samedi 14 avril 2018, de 9 h 30 à 16 h

Veuillez vous présenter 15 minutes plus tôt afin de vous inscrire. L’atelier débute à 9 h 30 et vous ne voulez pas en manquer une seconde!

Café et thé seront disponibles tout au long de la journée et un dîner sandwich et salade sera servi.

Si vous avez des restrictions alimentaires, veuillez en faire mention sur notre page d’inscription.

Les objectifs de l’atelier

  • Savoir pourquoi il est important de renseigner les personnes qui ont un TSA sur la sexualité.
  • Discuter des mythes entourant la sexualité.
  • Comprendre l’orientation et l’identification sexuelles chez les personnes qui ont un TSA.
  • Passer en revue les objectifs de l’éducation sexuelle.
  • Découvrir différentes stratégies d’enseignement appropriées. 
  • Discuter des défis liés à l’éducation sexuelle.

 

NOTE: Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided./ À noter: Durant cette occasion d’apprentissage social, les parents, les tuteurs et les fournisseurs de soins demeurent les seuls responsables de la surveillance des enfants ou des adolescents; aucun service de garde n’est fourni.

 

Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion./ Comme certaines personnes souffrent d'allergies et d'intolérances diverses, nous vous demandons de ne pas utiliser de parfum, d'eau de Cologne, de lotion après rasage ni de produits parfumés comme les fixatifs ou les lotions pour le corps.

 

 Autism Ontario is grateful for all the volunteers who support activities across the province./

 

Autisme Ontario souhaite remercier tous les bénévoles qui appuient ses activités un peu partout dans la province.

 



Have questions about Pat O'Connor - Healthy Relationships, Friendships and Sexuality for Adolescents and Young Adults with ASD Workshop A Workshop for Individuals with Autism (Teens or Adults with ASD)? Contact Autism Ontario - North and Northeast Regions

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When & Where


The Ambassador Hotel
225 Falconbridge Hwy.
Greater Sudbury, ON P3E 2C6
Canada

Saturday, 14 April 2018 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

Autism Ontario - North and Northeast Regions

Contact Info:
  • For Thunder Bay and Dryden, contact:  Loni Rudniki   loni@autismontario.com
  • Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and Northeast regions which include (New Liskeard, Kirkland Lake, Hearst, Cochrane and Kapuskasing): Jenne Atkinson jenne@autismontario.com
  • Sudbury French/ Bilingual and Northeast regions which include (North Bay and Timmins)

 Autism Ontario's North and North East Region includes:

  • Thunder Bay (including Dryden, Atikokan and surrounding areas
  • Northeast (Timmins, Hearst, New Liskeard, Kapuskasing and surrounding areas)
  • For Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie and North Bay please check out the link at:

 

 

General FAQ


1.) Do I need to print out ticket or email confirmations to attend this event?

For most of our events there is no need to print anything, unless the event specifies otherwise.  When you arrive at the event, you will have to check in at the registration desk.  You will be asked for your name and how many people are attending with you.  That's all.


2.) Do I need to bring proof of diagnosis?

No, not needed.  Again, just check in at the registration desk and enjoy the event.


3.) Is there a cost to attend this event?

Almost all of our events are free of charge because the cost is covered by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the local Autism Ontario Chapter.  If there is a cost, you will see it on the registration page when you select how many ticket you want.


4.) Do I need to be a member of Autism Ontario to register and participate?

No.  While membership does provide other great opportunities, events provided through Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme are open to all families of children with ASD, under the age of 18, who reside in Ontario.

 

Contact info:

  • For Thunder Bay, contact:  Loni Rudniki   loni@autismontario.com
  • All other North East and Northern regions not listed above contact: Andrea Armstrong: aarmstrong@autismontario.com (this includes Muskoka, Temiskaming Shores)
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