PosAbilities gears up for parenting programs, autism walk
Natalie Hamilton

It’s an exciting fall for Laurel Behaviour Support Services (LBSS). LBSS is unveiling a new website, preparing for a series of positive parenting programs and gearing up to take part in an annual walk for autism.  PosAbilities’ Jennifer Oliver discusses the latest happenings with posAbilities Today.

What’s most exciting about the new Laurel website?

Jennifer: Everything has been re-vamped so I’m excited it’s live. But the things I really like are the coming events section and the testimonials.  I hope people can just click on the website and (with ease) see things that are coming up in the community. The testimonial shows what our service is really about — helping families to achieve better lives and (creating) lasting change that empowers people to make more choices.

What can people look forward to about the upcoming positive parenting programs?

Jennifer: Families and caregivers can look forward to learning practical day-to-day solutions for teaching and managing their child’s behavior. There is also time for the consultant and the caregiver to talk one-to-one over a series of weeks. This is a welcomed component to the workshop series.

Families also get to network with others who are seeking the same sort of support. The development of relationships between these families is something that lasts beyond the group. The facilitating consultants have a wealth of experience and really enjoy teaching these groups.

There are groups running all over the lower mainland this fall in North Vancouver, Burnaby, Vancouver, Tricities and Richmond. Call 778-945-1430, or e-mail autismsupport(at)posabilities.ca

How is posAbilities participating in the 6th Annual Vancouver Walk Now for Autism Speaks

Jennifer: We will again have a booth at the vendors’ fair, holding games and activities for kids. We have a theme this year and encourage everyone to dress up. The theme is Disney characters. There are so many to choose from and people of all ages have a Disney Character who they love dearly and would like to be for a day. Our group will also walk with our banner. Come by and grab a balloon before we go around Stanley Park.

For more information about LBSS, click here.

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