Social & Sensory Play for People with Autism

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People with autism and their guardians are welcome to join Brigitte and Angeline in the Children’s Programming Room between 10 and 11 A.M. to create and learn. The participants will have the opportunity to use their creativity to make tools that they can use to occupy themselves and calm their senses during stressful situations. They will have the opportunity to be welcomed in a safe space that will allow them to be themselves and maybe even meet some new friends! This week will be dedicated to creating sensory boxes & bottles.

Please Note for Registration

To register, contact Brigitte or Angeline via email who will provide a link for the intake form. The intake form requires you to disclose personal information to the facilitators to better accommodate your child but the Library does not collect any personal information.

Brigitte Lalonde is the mother of 5 neurodivergent children, 4 of which have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been supporting individuals who have learning or developmental disabilities in a variety of settings, for over 20 years. Brigitte is currently working on completing her Bachelor of Social Work with the University of Ottawa. Over the years, she has built upon multiple opportunities to create, prepare, and deliver a variety of educational activities, workshops, and academic support for individuals and groups of different sizes and ages. 

Angeline Moshonas has been working with people with Autism Spectrum Disorder for a couple of years and is passionate about her work. She is devoted to empowering individuals, as well as their families, in order to improve their quality of life. Angeline will receive her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Ottawa in the coming year. Her goal for the Sensory & Social Awareness Autism workshops is to provide a safe space for individuals with autism to feel free to be themselves, in a judgment-free zone, all while learning new skills, having fun, and creating a sense of social solidarity.