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Manic Monday Solutions #3 – Visual Schedules and Predictable Routines

October 19, 2016 lg-admin

  Supporting Smooth Transitions for Children on the Autism Spectrum Some transitions are more difficult than others. For example, the first day of school is much more anxiety provoking then just the average Manic Monday (insert Bangles chorus here).  We all feel transitions, we all stress about transitions and we all do things to make […]

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Embrace the Bunny! Peer Play and Friendships for Children with Autism Through Affinity Based Play

October 12, 2016 lg-admin

My daughter has an affinity for bunnies. No one understands the importance of honouring a child’s affinity better then the Friend 2 Friend Team. At Friend 2 Friend Play Centre for children with autism and their peers affinities are “a spontaneous or natural liking, intense interest, or unique knowledge of something”. I first met the Friend 2 Friend Team […]

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Demystifying the Classroom – Friday Feb 17 or Feb 24, 2017

October 10, 2016 lg-admin

Are you an education assistant, classroom or resource educator? Are you currently supporting a child with autism that is struggling in the classroom setting? Would you like to have a better understanding of autism, as well as current best practices in supporting children with autism at school?  Join us Friday Feb 17, 2017 at the Friend […]

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Manic Mondays Solution # 2: Embrace the Transition Object

October 4, 2016 lg-admin

Who among us does not have a cell phone? When you forget your cell phone at home – how do you feel? Cell phones are modern day conventional transition objects. My son has had some unconventional transition objects throughout the years. At three, his favourite was the local newspaper (entertainment section). Later he would carry […]

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Exactly What We Need to Hear (and Know) – A Parents View

September 28, 2016 lg-admin

When my son was diagnosed with autism I felt like our life was over. Having worked in the field as a behaviour interventionist many years ago, I could not see how the therapies I was aware of could serve my child. In my eyes, my child was perfect the way he was and I didn’t […]

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NEW!!! Online Professional Development and Support!

September 27, 2016 lg-admin

New 2017 Online Professional Development, Training and Support! To Learn More Click Here  This program will be available in 2017.  Please check back later for updates. For more information please contact our office at friend2friend@shaw.ca

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Manic Mondays Solution #1: Dangle a Carrot!

September 21, 2016 lg-admin

Parents of children with autism know all too well the difficulties our children experience with transitions. For many of us, the Monday morning transition back to school can be the most anxiety provoking, dysregulating transition all week. When my children struggled with those “Manic Monday” transitions I would create reinforcers, or as I like to […]

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Why is Friend 2 Friend Different – Read What a Parent Says

September 20, 2016 lg-admin

When my son was diagnosed with autism I felt like our life was over. Having worked in the field as a behaviour interventionist many years ago, I could not see how the therapies I was aware of could serve my child. In my eyes, my child was perfect the way he was and I didn’t […]

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Burnaby Pro D Day Seminar “Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Supporting Play and Friendships Between Children with Autism and Their Classmates”

September 15, 2016 lg-admin

Once again this year Friend 2 Friend will provide a free seminar to the Burnaby School District. Heather McCracken will be speaking Friday September 30 from 9-12 at Byrne Creek Secondary School 777 18th Street, Burnaby BC. "Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Supporting Play and Friendships Between Children with Autism and Their Classmates"  

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Creativity in Children a Source of Inspiration at Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society

September 14, 2016 lg-admin

In a research article conducted last year, it was found that young children between the ages of 7 to 12 outperformed adults when producing creative ideas for smartphones. The children had ideas that were more original, relevant, transformational and applicable. We’re not surprised. At Friend 2 Friend Social Learning Society we are incredibly fortunate to […]

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Friend 2 Friend’s New Blog

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Check it out!!! https://friend2friendsociety.org/blog/

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