Supporting Student Success - a Conference for Parents & Professionals

Autism Ontario

Calvary Community Church, 679 Dundas Street West, Belleville, K8N 4Z2

Cost: Free

Description Join us for an exciting day of presentations and workshops on Supporting Student Success . In the morning, keynote speaker, Hannah Sun-Reid , will be speaking on Harnessing the Description

Join us for an exciting day of presentations and workshops on Supporting Student Success.

In the morning, keynote speaker, Hannah Sun-Reid, will be speaking on Harnessing the Power of Co-regulation to Build Resiliency in Children - This presentation will focus on making sense of self-regulation from a neurobiological perspective. We will discuss how the early attachment relationship plays a key role in its development, and how a lack of self-regulation ability presents in common childhood challenges such as Autism, Anxiety, ADHD and trauma. We will then look at how to identify each child’s needs and how we can use the power of co-regulation in relationships to develop children’s self-regulation capacity.

After this presentation we will break for lunch. Then in the afternoon you will have your chance to attend two of four break-out workshops (please note - you will NOT be able to change your breakout sessions onsite at the conference. If you are registering for more than 1 person (yourself) it will be assumed that you and your guest will attend the same breakouts. Therefore, it is encouaged that each person register themselves for the conference and pick their own breakouts - thanks for understanding).

Workshops to choose from are:
Participants increase their awareness of the value of inclusion, factors contributing to exclusion and how to reduce barrier.s Particinapnts will examine what role they can play in promoting an in-school culture where all students feel valued.
Presenter: Kimberly Doyle, Family Support Coordinator, Community Living Prince Edward

In this presentation, participants will be provided with practical tools and strategies on how to identify and manage sensory issues in a daycare or classroom setting. Additional information will also be provided, specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the different ways that sensory issues can be presented in children with ASD. The topic of fine motor challenges and strategies to manage them will also be included in this presentation.
Presenter: Nathania Lukman, BSc, Reg OT, Belleville Integrated Health Centre

ANXIETY AID KITS - The Anxiety Aid Kit provides caregivers and young people strategies and tools to help manage symptoms of anxiety. The Anxiety Aid Kit contains different items that will alleviate the symptoms of anxiety felt by the young person, as well as, explain the benefit of each item. Providing a range of strategies in one location can build the young persons resiliency, as they become more confident in their ability to manage symptoms of anxiety.
Presenter: Tracy Mulligan, MSW, RSW, Trenton Military Family Resource Centre

This Group Learning Session will focus on the importance of communication and ways to promote and achieve success for individuals with ASD. Expressive and Receptive communication will be discussed, as well as the many challenges individuals with ASD experience.
Presenter: Kristine Galloway, Community Manager, Autism Consultant, Kerry’s Place Autism Services

Keynote Hannah Sun-Reid's Biography:
Hannah is a Certified Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist Supervisor, and a Certified Attachment focused Psychotherapist. She has more than 25 years’ experience working with children and families who experience life challenges including developmental and emotional difficulties, trauma and loss. Hannah Currently serves infant and children whose development is considered to be at risk in her position with Northumberland Child Development Centre. She also has a private practice. Hannah provides supervision and consultation to therapists and organizations, and conducts training workshops nationally and internationally. Hannah is also an author of children’s books and educational games.

Coffee, tea will be available upon arrival and at the afternoon break, and lunch will be provided.

Schedule for the day:

  • 8:30am - Check-in begins (no onsite registration available - all spots must be booked in advance) - coffee, tea and light refreshment available
  • 9am - keynote begins
  • 10:15am - morning coffee break
  • 10:30am - keynote resumes
  • 12pm - lunch
  • 1pm - breakout workshop 1
  • 2pm - afternoon coffee break
  • 2:30pm - breakout workshop 2
  • 3:30pm - day over

This workshop/learning series 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.

Spaces are limited. Registration is required.

Contact: Rachel Marks
Phone: 613-295-9769

Event Tags:

Conference + Autism Spectrum