Marc Landry workshop: “Hey My Brain doesn’t work that way- Using the Body to lead the Mind”

The Autism Society of PEI in partnership with the Prince Edward Island Association for Community Living and the Stars for Life Foundation for Autism are proud to be collaborating to host Marc Landry, Occupational Therapist to present his full day workshop “Hey My Brain doesn’t work that way- Using the Body to lead the Mind” at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown:

Hey! My Brain Doesn’t Work That Way!
Exploring Brain Differences
Understanding Sensory Processing
Promoting Self-Regulation
Supporting Stress Management

Presented by: Marc Landry Occupational Therapist
Friday, May 31, 2019

  • How Toxins affect the Brain
  • Review Brain Function and Brain Differences
  • How to make learning friendlier to all or “Teaching to the Brain”
  • Understand 9 of the senses
  • Learn more about Sensory Processing, how it changes from person to person, and how it affects how we feel and how we act
  • How to identify and meet a child’s sensory needs based on Neurological Threshold Continuum
  • Understand the human stress response system and it’s impact on learning, behaviour, function
  • Teaching Self Regulation (the Alert Program) and how this differs from “emotional regulation”
  • Using sensory and motor input to manage levels of arousal – Sensory Diet
  • Practical suggestions to help kids calm down
  • Doing the Detective Work
  • Incorporating Collaborative Problem Solving & Heavy Work
  • Using Sensory Strategies to face and manage stress


Early Bird Rates (Until May 10th, 2019)
$20.00- Members/Parents (Stars for Life, Autism Society, or PEI Association for Community Living Members/Parents)
$50.00- Professionals
Regular Rates
$30.00 Members/Parents
$60.00 Professionals

Location: Farm Centre- 420 University Ave, Charlottetown.

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. 30 minute lunch break (on your own)


Email or call 902-566-4844. Please designate member/parent or professional when registering. Jenna will confirm payment options upon receipt of your registration. All payments must be made in full prior to May 10th to receive early bird rates. All fees must be paid in full prior to the workshop


Parents, Teachers, Resource Teachers, psychologists, counselors, autists, interventionists, counselors, support staff, child care workers, SLPs, administrators, early childhood educators, respite and community workers, consultants.

Robert Norton Self Defense Workshop

The Autism Society of PEI is proud to be partnering with Norton Arts: The Art of Self Protection to be offering an afternoon workshop for Autism Society parents, caregivers and family members.

Studies have shown that parents and caregivers of ASD experience more care-related stress than many other disorders. Protecting yourself from violence is hard enough, but when dealing with ASD, it becomes even harder. Norton Arts provides practical training in Self-Protection that focuses on YOU. Our aim is always to empower those we educate by providing them the practical knowledge and skills to better identify, avoid and manage violence.

Date: May 11th, 2019

Time: 1:00pm-5:00pm ( light afternoon snack with water served in afternoon)

Location: Central Queens United Church, Hunter River (

Registration Costs: 

  • $10.00 for Autism Society members,
  • $20.00 for Autism Society non-members.

Register by emailing or by contacting 902-566-4844.

All registration costs will be paid in full via cash or cheque at the door of the event. Doors will open at 12:30pm.

See our Facebook page for more information


The Autism Society of PEI welcomes Ivy Furniture as new event sponsor

The Autism Society of PEI is extremely grateful for the generosity from Ivy Furniture for joining us as a new Autism Society Event sponsor. The funds contributed by Ivy Furniture helped support our Off the Wallz Family Day on July 14th and will also assist with our annual Autism Society SandSpit Day and Brackley Drive In Movie night.


Together with Charlottetown Airport we are launching Autism Aviators!


Garden Party Fundraiser for Autism PEI

Friday, August 11th, Charlottetown
Garden Party Fundraiser for Autism PEI
The award winning garden of Norman and Phyllis Hall will be open to visitors during the World Trotting Conference on the afternoons of August 15-17. Chosen as best flower garden in last year’s Communities In Bloom contest, the garden at 132 Upper Prince Street will be in full bloom again for the general public to enjoy. Autism PEI will be the beneficiary of any free-will donations at the garden gate. The gardens will be open each day from 2:00-6:00 pm. The general public and especially those in the racing community and supporters of Autism PEI are welcome to visit and meet with our Standardbred racing friends from away.
Norman Hall is a long time member of the Island horse racing community and supporter of Autism PEI. “ It is nice to be able to share our garden with the WTC delegates and their partners from around the world and at the same time give them a chance to meet and mingle with Islanders as well as provide much needed financial support for the growing number of children afflicted with Autism spectrum disorders.” stated Hall.
Natalie Walsh, Executive Director for Autism PEI, noted “The idea of a garden party fundraiser is a lovely idea and we are pleased to be part of it – it sounds like fun.”
Donations to Autism PEI can also be made online through Canada Helps on the website at and an online capability will be provided in the garden each day.
Information – Norman Hall 902-629-4771

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