Children living with autism find it challenging to be in places with bright lights and lots of noise because of their sensory issues. Noises are magnified, lights are brighter, even to the point that it can be painful. With the long lines, loud music, bright lights, and the hustle and bustle in the shopping malls at Christmas, it's not hard to understand why a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) would rather avoid being in that environment. The Chaleur Autism and Asperger Family Centre has decided to make the experience of visiting with Santa accessible to all by holding their annual family Christmas Party.
The Chaleur Autism and Asperger Family Centre have organized individual visits for families with Sensitive Santa in a calm environment where the sensory stimulation will be reduced. IE: dimmed lights & soft music. Santa will also be understanding & sensitive to their condition. We want all children to be able to experience a memorable visit with Santa.
Where : NBCC, Bathurst Campus, 725 College Street
When : Thursday, December 15th at 6 pm
For more information and to schedule a visit with Sensitive Santa please contact Karen Chamberlain, Director of CAAFC, at 546-0805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas Dinner dance for persons with disabilities organized by Reseau Service Chaleur Inc will be held Saturday December 10, 2016 from 11:30AM-3PM, at the Beresford Sportek with entertainment by: Pauline Pitre. Each person with disabilities is entitled to 2 guests. The parent accompanying the person is asked to bring a gift of $5. For reservation please call at Reseau Service Chaleur Inc. before December 7, 2016. Tel: 542-9406/Fax: 542-1087 Welcome to all
Those diagnosed with dementia and their family are invited to attend the Memory Café, a program that combines education, socialization and activity within a safe and inclusive space. Beginning on October the 19th 2016 at the K. C. Irving regional Centre (Paul Ouellette Room B) in Bathurst. This program will be held on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:30PM-3:30PM. It’s free. For more information, please call Huguette Duguay, First Link coordinator for the Alzheimer Society for Chaleur and Péninsule acadienne regions at 506 600-7000.