Category Archives: Presentations / Workshops

Family Services Ottawa Beyond the Baby Blues, postpartum depression and anxiety, April 2 – May 21, 2020

  • Are you experiencing postpartum distress, depression and/or anxious moods after the birth or adoption of your baby?
  • Would you like an opportunity to share with other women experiencing similar challenges?
  • Information Session for partners and supporters


In this eight-week group you’ll:

  1. Discuss postpartum depression and/or anxiety symptoms in a safe environment.
  2. Explore the impact on self and family.
  3. Learn and practice tools for coping and recovery.
  4. Learn about healthy communication skills to build better relationships.
  5. Develop skills to relax and increase positive thoughts while decreasing negative thoughts.
  6. Discover the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
  7. Discover ways to recapture joy in life & relationships, especially with baby.
  8. Explore parenting messages and the importance of attachment.

Please see the attached flyer for registration information

Flyer Winter 2020 Beyond the Baby Blues

Family Services Ottawa Friends For Life, for children 7-9 years old with mild to moderate anxiety, March 25 – May 20, 2020

 FRIENDS for Life is an evidence-based prevention program proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. These are important skills that can help children cope with stress which they can use throughout their life.

Flyer 2020 Friends for Life 7-9 year olds

Family Services Ottawa – Parenting Through High Conflict Separation and Divorce, March 25 – April 29, 2020

  • Are you worried about how parent conflict is affecting your children?
  • Would you like to minimize your children’s exposure to conflict?


  • Are you looking for concrete ways to deal with high stress situations between you and your co-parent?

In this six-week course you’ll:

  1. Learn the skills needed to improve communication.
  2. Learn methods to manage upset emotions.
  3. Learn how to use non-reactive behaviours with your co-parent and children.
  4. Learn positive approaches to parenting that will support your children’s emotional health.
  5. Learn about the impact of ongoing conflict on children


Please see attached flyer for registration information

Flyer Spring 2020 High Conflict

Cancelled until further notice – What’s New: TAG Info Session March 18, 2020

Please note that due to the growing concerns about the current pandemic situation regarding COVID-19, our staff and client’s health and well-being are very important for us. With that said, the Transition Awareness Group (TAG) session with Martha Beach, scheduled for March 18th 2020 at Service Coordination Support, has been cancelled.

You are invited to register for our information session on Technology Solutions For Your Housing Plan scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Click on this link to register now:

(please note that the information session scheduled for Thursday, February 27, 2020 has been cancelled)


Puzzle Project is for children 9-12 years of age with siblings with exceptionalities or disabilities.

Puzzle Project is for children 9-12 years of age with siblings with exceptionalities or disabilities.

This is the link to register for the Sibling Group, Puzzle:

This is a partnership with the Military Family Resource Centre of Trenton and the program is open to civilian and military families.

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Ontario Autism Program – Autism Ontario East Region – Service Navigation Update!

 Office Hours

As you know, Autism Ontario does not have an office space in the region. I have been working with a few local organizations to book office space when families request in-person meetings. I also have been meeting families at their local libraries when necessary.

For the next few months, CHEO has offered Autism Ontario some office space to help accommodate the high demand of in-person meetings that I have been receiving. These office hours will be by appointment only.

  • Mondays – 9:00am-2:00pm – CHEO Kanata – 109-1002 Beaverbrook Road
  • Wednesdays – 9:00am-2:00pm – CHEO St-Laurent – 2280 St-Laurent Boulevard, Suite 103

*Please note that Autism Ontario does not endorse one service provider over another. I do make this very clear to families when I am asked about local services. We do value our local partnerships and I would certainly be open to work with any agency or organization who is interested in collaborating on workshops, information sessions, office hours, or Social Learning Opportunities.*

 Upcoming Events

Above Event Currently full – Family can still register for the waitlist

I have also partnered with CHEO and Service Coordination to facilitate information sessions for families with a new diagnosis. If you are supporting families with a new diagnosis who would benefit from an information session, you can direct them to the Access Team at CHEO:

 Social Learning Opportunities (SLO)

Our next round of Social Learning Opportunity Submission is February 1st! If you have any suggestions for events or workshops that you would like for us to run, please feel free to let me know! You can also complete the attached SLO Form if you are interested in partnering on something.

 In the Works (stay tuned!)SLOWorkshop FormFinal_EN_June2019_Fillable February 2020 Calendar

  • Workshops: Information Session on Speech-Language Pathology, Information Session on ABA/IBI, Cornwall OAP Information Session, Hawkesbury OAP Information Session
  • Events: Spring Autism Information Fair (Eligible OAP Services), Little Rays Reptiles, Family Bowling Ottawa, Family Bowling St-Isadore, Creation Workshop Cornwall, Xtreme Trampoline Ottawa