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Lots of fun and events this month with Victoria Autism.
 
November 2018 News
Thanks to our donors making it possible, 
our Board has approved a Winter Respite/Recreation Program

Click here to apply, Deadline Dec 3rd
VSCA Parents Night Out
*with Limited childcare provided*

Meet other parents, relax, eat and de-stress around the pool table or ping pong table.

Monday, Dec 10th from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Saanich Commonwealth Place Teen Room
Please register here.
CONSUMER CORNER
WHY ROUTINE IS IMPORTANT, AND WHAT IT CAN TEACH US.
Perhaps, in your life B.C. (Before Children) you led a life wonderfully free of routine. You might have loved the gig economy, working odd hours that fit harmoniously with your biorhythms.  Or your grocery shopping was based on what you felt like eating that day, was fresh, or was on sale.
And then that life comes to a screeching halt.

Because you now a parent of a child on the spectrum, and he/she is at their best with a routine.

It’s a fact. Routines play an important role in the lives of people with autism. The everyday world as experience by neurotypicals, with its flashing lights, loud sounds and frenzied movement of crowds can be overwhelming to people with autism.

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Hey teens! Do you need some ideas for Christmas gifts?
Sign up today to join our Autism Teen Group (13yr+ only pls)
We'll be meeting at Fired Up in the new Mayfair Mall Connect Court.
You'll get a mug and some help/instruction to design your own masterpiece.
Maybe a gift or maybe for yourself! Sign up HERE today
Friday, November 30th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm 
Want to borrow or return some equipment & books?
Our library is open from 4pm to 5pm
Wednesday November 21st.

See our books here and equipment here.

Email: librarian@victoriaautism.com 
Autism related donations welcome.
Thinking of end of the year charitable donations? We provide tax donation receipts and your donation helps with the work we do with individuals with Autism right here in Victoria!

You can make a gift by clicking here

Join us for an Autism Family Christmas Party!

Register Here

We'll have some inflatables, kindergym equipment and some light lunch / party food too.

Plus a visit from Santa and
bring your camera for a photo with Santa!

Cedar Hill Rec Centre on Dec 15 from 11am to 1pm

And people with autism are naturally drawn to routines.  In fact, because they are rewarding, they are motivated to repeat them.

Writing in Autism Speaks, Matthew, a father of two, recounts about the day he and his son were late for school. The occasion was gift-wrapped for a meltdown, but because of a well-established routine this happened:
 
Everyday we do the same thing, and in doing the same thing we lay down patterns of expectations that make the world feel comfortable and manageable. Of course, because this morning we were running late I could feel myself getting stressed and a bit frantic, but I quickly decided to just go with the flow. And do you know what? Liam’s routine made me feel better. We said hello to the fish, we went into the gym, we put our things away, and we walked back to the classroom. Ahhh. To top it all off, I got to watch Liam march proudly into his classroom, wave to his teacher, and sit in his seat ready for circle time.
I still have so much to learn from this kid.
So do we all.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew Koster is the owner of Perfect Day Special Needs Store, where you can find many resources for sequencing, and responsibility charts for reinforcing. www.perfectdaystore.com
All memberships expire on December 31st.
Yes, including yours!


Any memberships renewed or purchased in November or December
include the new year 2019!

Click here to join or renew your annual membership.
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