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Family Engagement

Family Engagement Services

available to all families of Lansdowne infant, child and youth clients

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Family Advisory Council (FAC)
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Family Advisory Council (FAC)

Family Centred Guiding Principles
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Family Centred Guiding Principles

Family Engagement Coordinator
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Family Engagement Coordinator

What is Family Engagement?

You are the expert on your child...

Family engagement recognizes that families are essential to the successful outcome of their children’s plan of care and ensures that caregivers are welcome partners in the planning and delivery of Lansdowne Children’s Centre services.

 

Lansdowne Children’s Centre is committed to creating more opportunities for families to partner with service providers and each other, to contribute their perspective, advice, passion and talent, and share the knowledge that comes from their lived experience. We need to enhance programs already in place and establish a broad range of family supports to help inspire and empower families meet the day-to-day challenges they face.

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Upcoming Events

  • Coffee and Chat - In person
    Coffee and Chat - In person
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 23
    Brantford
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Apr 23, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Lansdowne client families and caregivers are invited to our social network event, an informal setting to ask questions, share stories and connect with other families as we support each other in our journey.
  • Circle Time Group Autism Services ages 2-4
    Circle Time Group Autism Services ages 2-4
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 26
    Lansdowne Brantford
    Apr 26, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Apr 26, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Join us for songs stories and play time. This will be many children's first experience with this type of activity, practice in a safe and inclusive environment with other children and caregivers.
  • Disney Dance Party presented by Friends4Kindness
    Disney Dance Party presented by Friends4Kindness
    Fri, Apr 26
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford
    Apr 26, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford, 25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1, Canada
    Apr 26, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford, 25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1, Canada
    This event is open for High School Students to Adults with a cognitive and/or physical disability. Hosted by Friends 4 Kindness. $5 ENTRY AT THE DOOR includes a drink and a snack. DJ, quiet area and a concession stand available.
  • Drop In Teen Social Group ages 14-17 Autism Services
    Drop In Teen Social Group ages 14-17 Autism Services
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Apr 29
    Lansdowne Brantford
    Apr 29, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Apr 29, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Last Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 join us for a laid back, safe hangout for teenagers with a diagnosis of Autism. Caregivers do not need to stay but teen must be able to participate in a group with a ratio of 3 teens to 1 staff. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this!
  • Toileting Strategies Virtual Workshop
    Toileting Strategies Virtual Workshop
    Wed, May 01
    Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    May 01, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Caregivers are invited to learn about toileting training strategies from Behaviour Therapists. Virtual workshop on zoom. Presented by Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre.
  • Circle Time Group Autism Services ages 2-4
    Circle Time Group Autism Services ages 2-4
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 03
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 03, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 03, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Join us for songs stories and play time. This will be many children's first experience with this type of activity, practice in a safe and inclusive environment with other children and caregivers.
  • Drop in Group Ages 10-13 Autism Services
    Drop in Group Ages 10-13 Autism Services
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 06
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 06, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 06, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    A fun safe hangout for youth with a diagnosis of Autism. Once a month from 4:30-6:30pm. Caregivers do not need to stay but youth must be able to participate in a group with a ratio of 3 youth to 1 staff.
  • Autism Services Drop in Group Ages 4-6
    Autism Services Drop in Group Ages 4-6
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 09
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 09, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 09, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    A chance for kids to play and communicate with each other in an environment where fun activities are available. Children must be able to participate in a group where the ratio is 3 children to 1 adult. Please let us know if you have questions about this.
  • Autism Services Drop in Group ages 7-9
    Autism Services Drop in Group ages 7-9
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 13
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 13, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 13, 2024, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    A chance for kids Ages 7-9 to get together, play games and hang out. Ratio is 3 children to 1 adult, please let us know if you have questions about this.
  • Autism Services Girl's Night Out ages 14-17
    Autism Services Girl's Night Out ages 14-17
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 16
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 16, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 16, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Once a month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Lansdowne Brantford. We will alternate between free activities at Lansdowne and outings in the community which may have a cost associated.
  • Autism Services School Readiness Skills Workshop
    Autism Services School Readiness Skills Workshop
    Thu, May 23
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 23, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 23, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    For first time to school and returning students. Get a head start on planning and prioritizing what skills your child can practice during the summer months before school starts in September. Presented by Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre.
  • Total Motion Release (TMR) tots - Level 1 Course - $850
    Total Motion Release (TMR) tots - Level 1 Course - $850
    Fri, May 24
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 24, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – May 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 24, 2024, 8:00 a.m. – May 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    This 2 day in-person professional development course with instructor Susan Blum presents a modified positional release concept that uses an evaluation and feedback system to assess and treat postural asymmetry in order to achieve objective improvements in functional outcomes.
  • Hollywood Dance Party presented by Friends4Kindness
    Hollywood Dance Party presented by Friends4Kindness
    Fri, May 24
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford
    May 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford, 25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1, Canada
    May 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford, 25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1, Canada
    This event is open for High School Students to Adults with a cognitive and/or physical disability. Hosted by Friends 4 Kindness. $5 ENTRY AT THE DOOR includes a drink and a snack. DJ, quiet area and a concession stand available.
  • Drop In Teen Social Group ages 14-17 Autism Services
    Drop In Teen Social Group ages 14-17 Autism Services
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, May 27
    Lansdowne Brantford
    May 27, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 27, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Last Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 join us for a laid back, safe hangout for teenagers with a diagnosis of Autism. Caregivers do not need to stay but teen must be able to participate in a group with a ratio of 3 teens to 1 staff. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about this!
  • “I Don’t Know How, Show Me Now”, a professional development event
    “I Don’t Know How, Show Me Now”, a professional development event
    Tue, May 28
    Lansdowne Brantford OR Zoom Online
    May 28, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford OR Zoom Online, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    May 28, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford OR Zoom Online, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Presented by Early Integration Program for Professionals and Early Learning Educators. Address your curiosity and questions about special needs resourcing, and discover simple changes you can make within your learning environment to engage all.
  • Autism Services Funding Information Session
    Autism Services Funding Information Session
    Wed, Jun 12
    Lansdowne Brantford
    Jun 12, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Jun 12, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    A workshop about funding that is specifically targeted for parents of children with Autism diagnosis, including OAP, ACSD, SSAH, Disability Tax credit, Jordan’s Principal, Easter Seals Diaper Grant and ACCESS 2.
  • Annual General Meeting, Lansdowne Children's Centre
    Annual General Meeting, Lansdowne Children's Centre
    Wed, Jun 19
    Location is TBD
    Jun 19, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Jun 19, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Location is TBD
    Save the date. The Annual General Meeting, inviting all staff and stakeholders. Location to be determined, and further details to be shared closer to the event date.
  • Beach Dance Party presented by Friends4Kindness
    Beach Dance Party presented by Friends4Kindness
    Fri, Jun 21
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford
    Jun 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford, 25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1, Canada
    Jun 21, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Brantwood Abilities Centre, Brantford, 25 Bell Ln, Brantford, ON N3T 1E1, Canada
    This event is open for High School Students to Adults with a cognitive and/or physical disability. Hosted by Friends 4 Kindness. $5 ENTRY AT THE DOOR includes a drink and a snack. DJ, quiet area and a concession stand available.
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