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Autism Services SPRING/SUMMER 2024 Foundational Family Services Guide

Updated: Apr 30

Discover the upcoming FREE programs and supports available to client families of Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre, from May 2024 through August 2024.

Clinic Appointments - Workshops - Family Support - Social Groups - Webinars


Register for Events and Programs on the Autism Services Event Calendar - click here.


Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre Fall 2023 Foundational Services Guide




Learn more about Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre, visit our website, www.lansdownecentre.ca/autism



What's coming up this Spring/Summer at Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantford?

Circle Time Social for ages 2-4 years, with a Caregiver

Every Friday, 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Join us for songs, stories and play time. This will be many children's first experience with this type of activity and that's what we're here for! Practice in a safe and inclusive environment with other children and caregivers.


Drop in Social Group for ages 4-6 years

Once a month from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Lansdowne Children's Centre. This will be a fun

group for children to practice social skills . Caregivers do not need to stay, but child

must be able to participate in a group with a ratio of 3 children to 1 staff.


Drop in Social Group for ages 7-9 years

Once a month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Lansdowne Children's Centre. This will be a fun

group for children to practice social skills . Caregivers do not need to stay, but child

must be able to participate in a group with a ratio of 3 children to 1 staff.


Drop in Social Group for ages 10-13 years

Once a month, Lansdowne hosts a fun, safe hangout for youth with a diagnosis of Autism. Once a month from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 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


Drop in Teen Social Group for ages 14-17 years

Last Monday of the month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Lansdowne. 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.


*NEW* Girl’s Night Out for ages 14-17 years

Once a month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at Lansdowne. New this Spring, this group is for

teens who identify as girls only. We will alternate between free activities at Lansdowne

and outings in the community which may have a cost associated.



May 1 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Click here to open registration

Tune in to a virtual workshop on the evening of April 10 to learn about toileting strategies based in ABA. Parents will have a chance to ask questions and brainstorm ideas for their individual children.



May 23, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Click here to open registration

First time to school or returning students. Get a head start on planning and prioritizing what skills your child can practice during the summer months before school starts. This



June 13, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Click here to open registration

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. Team members from Autism Services at Lansdowne Children's Centre will walk you through the process for applying for each type of funding, and assistance will be given to individual families depending on their needs on seperate days.



July 3 and August 7, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hosted at Lansdowne Children's Centre in Brantfoed, these events are a fun group activity for children to practice social skills . Caregivers do not need to stay, but children must be able to participate in a group with a ratio of 3 children to 1 staff. *Please talk to your family support worker if your child is at risk of elopement or aggression so we can support your child in a different way.



Wednesday August 21 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Click here to open registration

This workshop brings parents together to support each other and learn new ways to speak up for their children's rights and needs. Presentors will discuss how to navigate the complicated school system.






Click the ad for more information about the 20th annual Lansdowne Ride #ForTheKids Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday July 6


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