What’s Next? Helping your child with Amy Baskin

Date/Time
Sat Mar 5, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
9005 Leslie St.
Richmond Hill, ON
L4B 1B2

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Tags Caregivers, Learning Event, Parents, Professionals


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Worried about life after your child leaves high school? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to:

  • create a “meaningful day” for your child, even if funding, programs and supports are limited.
  • increase your family’s supports, friendships and community contacts.
  • keep current on Ministry initiatives and policies that impact your family.
  • find and use supports such as an “Independent Facilitator and Planner” to create a Support Circle for your child.
  • find innovative ways for young adults with ASD to work, volunteer or be self-employed.
  • build YOUR OWN health, happiness and plans during this important time of transition.

Learn strategies based on current research and on real-life solutions created by Ontario families.  This workshop is inspirational, interactive and practical. Come out to share your experiences, learn tips and create an action plan for success.

BIO: Amy Baskin, M.Ed. is a freelance writer, educator and professional speaker. She is co-author of the award-winning book “More Than a Mom–Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your Child Has Special Needs” (Woodbine House). A popular media guest, Amy has spoken on national tv and radio about self care for parents of children with special needs. Her articles about parenting and health appear in magazines including Reader’s Digest, Today’s Parent,Canadian Family and Best Health.

Amy is the mother of two adult daughters; her youngest has autism. In her community of Guelph, Ontario, Amy is involved in increasing opportunities for adults with ASD. She is a founding member of J.O.E. (Jobs. Opportunities. Enterprise) featuring an inclusive coffee/catering business. As well, she spearheads an innovative housing options group. See www.amybaskin.com.

NOTE:  Lunch is NOT provided however, you will be given time to purchase lunch or you can bring your own.

This workshop is intended to be a learning opportunity for parents and professionals and, therefore, it is not appropriate to bring children to this event. Thank you for understanding.

Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.