Several community groups use the CVCDA building as their home base. The “Comox Valley Autism Family Support Group” and the “The Preemie Support Group” are two of our regulars.
AUTISM PARENTS SUPPORT GROUP
A SUPPORT GROUP FOR FAMILIES IN THE COMOX VALLEY WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM.
The CV Autism Family Support Group provides support to families in our community who have children/young adults on the autism spectrum. The group offers monthly meetings with a community of parents who mentor and share their experiences. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at the Child Development Association in Courtenay.
There is no official diagnosis necessary to join our group. If you have a need for support surrounding autism then we are here! We offer peer support to parents/caregivers in a non judgemental confidential atmosphere.
Find out more on the Comox Valley Autism Support Group website.
GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN
A SUPPORTIVE GROUP FOR GRANDPARENTS TEMPORARILY OR PERMANENTLY RAISING THEIR GRANDCHILDREN
This group is a innovative partnership between the Comox Valley Transition Society and the CVCDA to provide support to grandparents who are either temporarily or permanently raising their grandchildren.
Raising grandchildren can be overwhelming at times. Often it helps to know that you are not alone. This group is free, confidential and can provide support and information about resources available.
If this group might fit your needs, please contact Cathy Cruickshank at the CVCDA (Phone: 250-338-4288, ext 230).
PREEMIE SUPPORT GROUP
The support group hosted bythe Comox Valley Child Development Association provides support and guidance to the families of babies born prematurely (preemies). If you would like more information about this group and the times that they meet, please contact Michele Walls, Infant Development Consultant (Phone: 250-338-4288, ext 222).
SIBLING SUPPORT GROUP
This is a support group for siblings of children with diverse abilities. There are great opportunity for siblings to meet other siblings. Fun weekly activities are designed to encourage children to share in their common experiences being siblings of children with diverse abilities. If you would like more information about this group and the times that they meet, please contact our Family Advocate (Phone: 250-338-4288, ext 225).
CIRCLE OF SECURITY PARENTING SERIES
At times, all parents will feel lost or even without a clue about what their child might need from them. The Circle of Security Parenting (TM) program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. This series will assist parents in making sense of what their child is really asking from them with learning objectives such as reading your child's emotional needs, supporting emotional management and enhancing the development of your child's self esteem.