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Family Support Network (FSN)

Link with Lansdowne

Find support from other people who "get it"

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Meet Renee

I have a son with Autism. Becoming a special needs parent and an advocate has given me some great insight that I’d be happy to share with you.

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  • Private Group

  • Ask Questions

  • Share Experiences

  • Connect with Friends

  • Online Events

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EVENTS

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  • In-Person Socials

  • Caregiver Respite

  • Education, Q&A

  • Online Access

  • Volunteering

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The purpose of the Family Support Network (FSN) is to provide a forum for Lansdowne families to have opportunities to network, participate in educational, and share their input and feedback on Lansdowne services. In doing so, the FSN honours Lansdowne’s commitment to Family-centred practice.​
 

The Family Support Network has the primary objectives, to:

  • Offer networking opportunities for Lansdowne families;

  • Coordinate education specific to providing tools to build capacities and enhance family functioning;

  • Seek the input and feedback of families on current and future Lansdowne services, including strategic planning;

  • Increase engagement of families;

  • Promote communication and information sharing among families;

  • To encourage family advocacy.
     

What is the Family Support Network Committee?

The purpose of the Family Support Network Committee is to provide a forum for Lansdowne families to have opportunities to network, participate in educational opportunities, and share their input and feedback on Lansdowne services. In doing so, the Committee will honour Lansdowne’s commitment to Family-centred practice.

What are the objectives of the Lansdowne Link Family Support Network?

The Family Support Network Committee will have the following primary objectives, to:

  1. Offer networking opportunities for Lansdowne families;

  2. Coordinate education specific to providing tools to build capacities and enhance family functioning;

  3. Seek the input and feedback of families on current and future Lansdowne services, including strategic planning;

  4. Increase engagement of families;

  5. Promote communication and information sharing among families;

  6. To encourage family advocacy.

Committee Membership:

The committee will consist of a minimum of 4 members including:

a) parent/family representatives* (ideally to include parent/family board member), and

b) Lansdowne management team member (liaison with LCC agency).

*a minimum of 3 parent/family representatives

Frequency of Meetings:

  • Meetings will be scheduled every 2 months, at minimum four meetings per year.

  • Minutes of the meetings will be circulated among the committee members.

  • Information will be shared with families and other stakeholders as applicable.

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • TRIVIA NIGHT presented by Family Support Network
    TRIVIA NIGHT presented by Family Support Network
    Wed, Sep 27
    Lansdowne Brantford
    Sep 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Sep 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Come out and have a fun night testing your trivia skills! A social event for Lansdowne client parents and caregivers.
  • OAP Information Session (Intro Ontario Autism Program) Autism Services
    OAP Information Session (Intro Ontario Autism Program) Autism Services
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Oct 11
    Zoom
    Oct 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Zoom
    Oct 11, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Zoom
    Virtual Workshop for caregivers of children with a diagnosis of Autism or anyone who would like to know more about the Ontario Autism Program (OAP, AccessOAP), Foundational Services, Fee for Service ABA therapy, Applications, or Paperwork. Workshop is presented by the Family Support Workers.
  • Coffee and Chat - In person
    Coffee and Chat - In person
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Oct 24
    Brantford
    Oct 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Oct 24, 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.
  • Halls of Halloween Trick or Treat Practice Event
    Halls of Halloween Trick or Treat Practice Event
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, Oct 25
    Lansdowne Brantford
    Oct 25, 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Oct 25, 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
    Lansdowne Brantford, 39 Mt Pleasant St, Brantford, ON N3T 1S7, Canada
    Bring your Lansdowne child/youth client to a safe and controlled environment at Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford to participate and practice in dressing up and trick or treating. Registration required. Limited capacity per available time slot.
  • Intro to Behaviour Virtual Workshop
    Intro to Behaviour Virtual Workshop
    Thu, Nov 16
    Zoom
    Nov 16, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Nov 16, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Have your questions answered by Behaviour Therapists and Learn more about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Toileting Strategies Virtual Workshop
    Toileting Strategies Virtual Workshop
    Wed, Nov 22
    Zoom
    Nov 22, 8:00 p.m. – Nov 23, 9:00 p.m.
    Zoom
    Nov 22, 8:00 p.m. – Nov 23, 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.
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