Virtual Parent Education and Support

Registration closes 24 business hours prior to the workshop

Please note: For your convenience, multiple date options for each workshop are provided. Only one date per workshop needs to be selected to obtain the full benefit of that workshop.

Stepping Stones Triple P Seminars

Stepping Stones Triple P is an evidence based parent education workshop series for families of children with developmental disabilities who have or are at risk of developing behaviour problems.

The seminar series introduces participants to the principles of positive parenting and positive behaviour support strategies to encourage skill building confidence, competence and resilience in children. Although not required, participants are encouraged to attend the seminar series in the order presented.

Seminar One – Positive Parenting for Children with a Disability:
Focuses on the seven key principles of positive parenting and how to apply them in the child’s environment. Positive parenting involves emphasizing what is going well and planning ahead to prevent problem behaviour. 

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Friday, January 15, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here
Thursday, February 11, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, March 12, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here


Seminar Two – Helping Your Child Reach Their Potential:
Focuses on six steps to teach new skills. How to choose skills to teach, using rewards, when and where to teach, effective teaching strategies and progress tracking will be discussed.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Friday, January 22, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here
Thursday, February 18, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, March 19, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

Seminar Three – Changing Problem Behaviour into Positive Behaviour:
Looks at the six key steps to change or manage problem behaviour. We will cover the importance of tracking the problem behaviour, look at why it is happening as well as how to encourage positive behaviour.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Friday, January 29, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here
Thursday, February 25, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, March 26, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

Group Stepping Stones Triple P (9 week program)

Group Stepping Stones Triple P is a 9 session group intervention on positive parenting for parents/caregivers of children with a developmental disability. This training program provides assistance for parents/caregivers who currently have concerns about their child’s development and behaviour.

For more information, please contact: Elaine Dickens 416-744-7650 ext. 4241 or Michelle Mariotti 416-744-7650 ext. 4285

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Mondays, January 18 – March 22, 2021
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Register Here

Triple P and Tea

These topic-specific workshops are designed to assist parents/caregivers in implementing positive parenting strategies from the Triple P program.

1. Leveraging Data
Ever wonder how ABA therapists take data? This hands-on workshop explores how data can assist you to identify and evaluate your child’s goals.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

2. Maximizing Reinforcement
Is your child not motivated by praise? This practical, hands-on workshop explores how rewards are used to encourage desirable behaviour and teach new skills.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

3. Visual Schedules Galore
Do you want your child to be more independent or are you curious about visual schedules? This practical workshop provides parents/caregivers with information on how to create and use visual schedules at home.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

4. Demystifying Behaviour Charts
Does your child use a behaviour chart at school, or would you like to learn how to implement this strategy at home? This workshop walks you through how to set up a behaviour chart and fade it out over time.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

5. Ground Rules and Logical Consequences
Does your child test boundaries or do you struggle to follow-through when your child acts out? This practical workshop explores the use of ground rules and logical consequences for minor misbehavior.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

Autism Foundation Workshops

*It is encouraged that participants complete Workshop 2 before signing up for Workshops 3 and 4

1. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder:
This session provides families with an introduction to the characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and some of the recent research that explains how ASD can affect brain functioning. Families will begin to look at the strengths and needs of their own child and parent will discuss various ways that they can take care of their own needs.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, January 15, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 19, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

*2. Building Blocks for Learning: Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA Key Terms):
An opportunity for families to learn about the scientific principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) used to support a child’s skill development. This workshop includes an introduction to basic terminology, parent role-play, discussion and activities to apply ABA strategies in everyday parenting situations.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, January 22, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 26, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

3. ABA Strategies Applied:
This seminar is best suited for caregivers with a foundational knowledge of ABA

The focus of this workshop will be a review of the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and how they can be incorporated into a family’s day to day life. There will also be an opportunity to create a customized goal-specific teaching plan for a child.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, January 29, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

4. Challenging Behaviours- Strategies for Prevention and Redirection:
A guide to improving problem behaviour . This seminar is best suited for those who have a foundational knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

Learn about the various functions of behaviour and why a child might engage in challenging behaviour. Participants will use case studies to develop an understanding of how to use ABA strategies to prevent and/or redirect difficult behaviours.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 5, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, March 12, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

Skill Development Workshops

Designed to target specific skills, these workshops combine theory and strategies in practical ways to help parents/caregivers support their child to reach their full potential

1. Teaching Early Communication:
In this workshop, families will gain an understanding of how early language and communication skills develop in children with autism and learn teaching strategies to help develop their child’s communication skills within daily routines.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

2. Fostering Independence and Daily Living Skills:
This supportive workshop explores how autism may impact your child’s daily living skills. It prompts parents/caregivers to explore the benefits of teaching daily living skills, while providing tips, tools and strategies to assist you not only in selecting but fostering your child’s independence at home.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, January 22, 2021 – 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Thursday, March 25, 2021- 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

3. Autism & Sleep: Setting Up Routines for Bedtime Success:
Some children with autism have difficulty establishing a healthy sleep routine. This workshop will discuss common sleep challenges, how to navigate challenging behaviours around sleep and how to apply ABA strategies to set up a bedtime routine.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, January 29, 2021 – 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

4. Understanding and Promoting Emotional Regulation:
This workshop explores the causes of stress behaviours and aims to provide parents/caregivers with a richer understanding of emotional regulation. It also provides concrete strategies to support children’s ability to monitor and manage their emotions, thoughts and behaviours in appropriate ways that support their wellbeing, learning and relationships.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 5, 2021- 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here

5. Nutrition Strategies for Less Hectic Mealtimes:
This workshop equips parents/caregivers with information about the developmental stages of nutrition and how autism may affect your child’s diet. It supports parents/caregivers to implement supportive feeding strategies for use during mealtimes and provides ways to evaluate their child’s progress.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, January 15, 2021 – 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

6. Learning to Play:
Play has an important role in a child’s language and social skill development. Families will explore the various stages of play, have the opportunity to problem solve and discover fun and creative ways to be engaged with their child during play, and learn various strategies to teach play skills.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmRegister Here
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pmRegister Here

7. Teaching Social Skills:
Does your child struggle socially? This in-depth workshop equips parents/caregivers with practical teaching strategies to support their child’s social skills development at home and in the community.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 12, 2021- 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pmRegister Here

8. Toilet Training Strategies:
This workshop will provide an overview of readiness skills for toilet training, as well as how the characteristics of autism may affect the toilet training process. Families will learn about different toilet training methods and teaching strategies.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 26, 2021- 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pmRegister Here

9. Supporting Transitions:
Families will learn strategies to manage common and major life transitions such as changing schools, moving or starting a new activity.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pmRegister Here
Friday, February 19, 2021- 9:30 am to 11:30 amRegister Here
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pmRegister Here

10. Advocacy and You!
Facing barriers when it comes to inclusion? Become your child’s best advocate! This practical workshop is designed to empower parents/caregivers with the tips, tools and information that you need to speak clearly and confidently about your child.

Date and TimeRegistration Link
Friday, March 5, 2021 – 12:00 pm to 2:00 pmRegister Here