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Making Connections: A Program for Parents and Adult Family Members

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Transition is a life-long process involving change at important milestones throughout your child’s life! Please join us for this opportunity to come together and learn from each other. We will explore life’s milestones along with skills and supports that empower children and families as they navigate these transitions. Discussion topics will offer participants time to work together and share resources, knowledge, and strategies to support active engagement in life and community.

Intended Audience: adult family members of students who are supported by APSEA

Program Facilitators: Sabrina de Jong, Janice Gavin, and Brian Yee from APSEA Counselling Services

Session 1: Setting the Stage

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An opportunity for parents and adult family members throughout the Atlantic provinces to come together and learn from each other as they explore life and the needed supports for their child. Discussion topics will provide families time to come together, share resources and knowledge regarding transitions, and strategies to support active engagement in life and community.


Session 2: On the Way!

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An opportunity for parents and adult family members throughout the Atlantic provinces to come together and learn from each other as they explore life and the needed supports for their child. Discussion topics will provide families time to come together, share resources and knowledge regarding transitions, and strategies to support active engagement in life and community.


Session 3: Advocacy

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An opportunity for parents and adult family members throughout the Atlantic provinces to come together and learn from each other as they explore life and the needed supports for their child. Discussion topics will provide families time to come together, share resources and knowledge regarding transitions, and strategies to support active engagement in life and community.


Session 4: Advocacy and Transitions

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An opportunity for parents and adult family members throughout the Atlantic provinces to come together and learn from each other as they explore life and the needed supports for their child. Discussion topics will provide families time to come together, share resources and knowledge regarding transitions, and strategies to support active engagement in life and community.


Session 5: Transitions and Community Connections

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An opportunity for parents and adult family members throughout the Atlantic provinces to come together and learn from each other as they explore life and the needed supports for their child. Discussion topics will provide families time to come together, share resources and knowledge regarding transitions, and strategies to support active engagement in life and community.