Upcoming events

    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 4 Dec 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • 25B-10019 MacDonald Ave

    Become a voting member of the Autism Society of the RWMB. Come and join our monthly meeting and see what our board is all about! We are always looking for new and fresh ideas to help diversify and grow our membership! Membership gives you the opportunity to get involved, stay connected and help guide the strategic direction of the Autism Society of the RWMB by electing our board-level leadership at the annual general meeting...

    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Avenue
    Register

    Drop-off and pick up will be at Autism Society Program Room (10019 MacDonald Avenue). 

    Please send $20 to cover bowling cost, socks.

    Also please send lunch, snacks and water bottle. 

    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org

    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 106 Parsons Creek Dr, Fort McMurray
    Register

    Social-Respite Youth Group at Christina Gordon School.

    Games and activities focusing on learning and practicing friendship skills.


    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org

    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Avenue
    Register

    Drop-off and pick up will be at Autism Society Program Room (10019 MacDonald Avenue). 

    Please send $10 (or MI membership card), swim gear, snacks and water bottle. 

    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org

    • 24 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Avenue
    Register

    Drop-off and pick up will be at Autism Society Program Room (10019 MacDonald Avenue). 

    Please send $20 (or MI membership card), clean indoor shoes, snacks and water bottle. 

    *Please make sure you have completed a rock-climbing waiver for your child (valid for one year, waivers available at drop-off)*

    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray
    Register

    Fun activities: swimming, parks, walks, arts, crafts & games. Also, opportunities to go to Fort City Playworld, Aim High, Color Me Mine, etc. on some days.

    Please send $20 to cover any outing costs. Also send packed lunch, snacks and water bottle.


    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org
    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray
    Register

    Fun activities: swimming, parks, walks, arts, crafts & games. Also, opportunities to go to Fort City Playworld, Aim High, Color Me Mine, etc. on some days.

    Please send $20 to cover any outing costs. Also send packed lunch, snacks and water bottle.


    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org
    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray
    Register

    Drop-off and pick up will be at Autism Society Program Room (10019 MacDonald Avenue). 

    The group will possibly go to Jr Boo at Boys & Girls Club. Alternatively, for children not wanting to attend swimming may be an option depending on registrants, 

    Please send $10, lunch, snacks and water bottle. Dress warm as it's an outdoor event. 

    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org 

    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 106 Parsons Creek Dr, Fort McMurray
    Register

    Youth can explore food preparation and cooking in a social environment. Staff will support children to source recipes they would like to make and help them follow the steps to make chosen foods.

    *Please let Program Director know if your child/youth has any food allergies when registering*

    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org

    • 29 Oct 2019
    • 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • 10019 MacDonald Ave, Fort McMurray
    Register

    Drop off and pick up will be at the Autism Society Program Room (10019 MacDonald Avenue)

    Please send $20 to cover trampoline park cost, trampoline socks or $5 to purchase and make sure you have completed the online waiver here https://www.aimhighpark.com/sign-waiver/

    Also, please send snacks and water for your child. 

    For any questions please contact 780-531-5777 or email programdirector@autismrmwb.org
    • 4 Nov 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 5 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 PM
    • Unifor 707a - 10019 MacDonald Avenue
    • 17
    Register

    During a crisis situation, individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) can present staff with unique challenges. Autism Spectrum Disorders: Applications of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training enhances support worker's ability to the skills to see crises through the eyes of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and the confidence to support by providing Care, Welfare, Safety and Security.

    This session is designed to focus on prevention, by providing staff with proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. The program incorporates a variety of autism-specific skills, such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), functional behavioral assessment, and support for individuals with self-injurious behavior.

    You will Learn:

    • How to identify behaviors that could lead to a crisis.
    • How to most effectively respond to each behavior to prevent the situation from escalating.
    • How to use verbal and nonverbal techniques to defuse hostile behavior and resolve a crisis before it can become violent.
    • How to cope with your own fear and anxiety.
    • How to assess risk levels and consider the issues that impact decision making.
    • How to use CPI’s disengagement skills to avoid injury if behavior becomes physical.
      When it’s appropriate to physically intervene.
    • How to assess the physical and psychological well-being of those involved in a crisis.
    • How to maintain rapport with the acting-out individual.
    • Key steps for debriefing after a crisis.
    • How to promote Care, Welfare, Safety, and Security



Past events

18 Oct 2019 Pizza & Movie Night (9-17yrs)
17 Oct 2019 Swimming at MacDonald Island (5-17yrs)
15 Oct 2019 Aim High (5-17yrs)
10 Oct 2019 Rock-Climbing at MacDonald Island (7-17yrs)
8 Oct 2019 Swimming at MacDonald Island (5-17yrs)
7 Oct 2019 Social-Respite Youth Group at Christina Gordon School (10-17yrs)
5 Oct 2019 Music with Ms. Karla (3-6yrs)
5 Oct 2019 Heritage Festival at Heritage Village (5-17yrs)
4 Oct 2019 Funday Friday's (10-17yrs)
4 Oct 2019 Funday Friday's (5-10yrs)
3 Oct 2019 Swimming at MacDonald Island (5-17yrs)
30 Sep 2019 Cooking Club at Christina Gordon School (9-17yrs)
28 Sep 2019 Swimming (5-17yrs)
27 Sep 2019 Funday Friday's (10-17yrs)
27 Sep 2019 Funday Friday's (5-10yrs)
24 Sep 2019 Swimming at MacDonald Island (5-17yrs)
23 Sep 2019 Social-Respite Youth Group at Christina Gordon School (10-17yrs)
21 Sep 2019 Vista Ridge Adventure Park - Social- Respite (7-17yrs)
20 Sep 2019 Pizza & Movie Night (9-17yrs)
20 Sep 2019 Pizza & Movie Night (9-17yrs)
17 Sep 2019 Bowling at The Alley YMM (8-17yrs)
14 Sep 2019 Sensory Friendly Movie - Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
13 Sep 2019 Funday Friday's (10-17yrs)
13 Sep 2019 Funday Friday's (5-10yrs)
12 Sep 2019 Rock-Climbing at MacDonald Island (8-17yrs)
9 Sep 2019 Social-Respite Youth Group at Christina Gordon School (10-17yrs)
7 Sep 2019 Aim High - Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
29 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
28 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
27 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
26 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
24 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
22 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
21 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
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7 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
6 Aug 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
30 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
25 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
23 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
20 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
18 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
16 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
13 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
11 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
9 Jul 2019 Social- Respite (5-17yrs)
2 Jul 2019 ASD Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (PBIS) Training (2 x evenings)
22 Jun 2019 Jolly Jays Family Fun Day
19 Jun 2019 Social-Respite at Autism Society Program Room (10-16 Years)
15 Jun 2019 Respite - Sustainival @ MacDonald Island
10 Jun 2019 ASD Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (PBIS) 2-day Training
8 Jun 2019 Saturday Respite (5-16yrs)
7 Jun 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (10-16 Years)
7 Jun 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (5-10 Years)
3 Jun 2019 Social-Respite at Christina Gordon School (10-16 Years)
31 May 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (10-16 Years)
31 May 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (5-10 Years)
22 May 2019 Respite at Unifor/BGC (10-16 Years)
17 May 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (11-16 Years)
17 May 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (5-10 Years)
13 May 2019 Respite at Christina Gordon School (10-16 Years)
10 May 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (11-16 Years)
10 May 2019 Respite No School Friday's Unifor (5-10 Years)
8 May 2019 Respite at Unifor/BGC (10-16 Years)
6 May 2019 Respite at Christina Gordon School (10-16 Years)
29 Apr 2019 Respite at Christina Gordon School