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Speaker Series - Autism awareness & Technology

Speaker Series - Autism awareness & Technology
Posted on 04/08/2019
April is World Autism Awareness Month. The goal of the month is to help in the building of stronger, more inclusive communities for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). We're taking this opportunity to celebrate the diversity of our students as we continue to promote inclusion and acceptance in our schools.
Autism: An Information Night for Parents - Speaker Series Event
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sir Robert Borden High School - 131 Greenbank Road
Individuals with autism often struggle with managing anxiety, anger, or depression, and increasingly, interventions are being used to help address these difficulties. However, these treatments are best provided within a context of promoting thriving and positive growth more generally in people across the spectrum. In his presentation, our Keynote Speaker Dr. Jonathan A. Weiss, Ph.D., C.Psych, will look at how to promote positive outcomes in youth with autism, by focusing on indicators such as happiness, satisfaction and resilience.
Breakout sessions will be held as well following Dr. Weiss' presentation. These sessions are aimed at providing information on services and supports that are available through the Autism Spectrum Disorders Team within the OCDSB.
Technology Speaker Series
When Technology Takes Over:
´╗┐Navigating Through the Teen Years
Thursday, May 2nd, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sir Robert Borden High School - 131 Greenbank Road
This session offers parents practical strategies to encourage healthy use of technology in teens. This free information session will be led by Liz Parsons and Matt Young, Youth Service Managers from Rideauwood Addiction & Family Services.
No registration required. Everyone is welcome. Free parking is available behind the school. Due to construction, please use the front/ main entrance.
To learn more about OCDSB Speaker Series, click here.
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