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From time to time, the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) is asked to distribute information on behalf of third parties. WRFN provides general information to self-advocates and families of children with special needs. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider. WRFN is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment when considering any resource.



Ray of Hope Youth Employment Program

Ray of Hope also has a paid Work Readiness Training Program for young people (between the ages of 18-30) looking to gain training and experience to transition into the labour market.


Participants go through 6-weeks of in-class education. During that time, they get essential certifications like Safe Food, Smart Serve and First Aid. After, they are supported with internal or external work placements up to 20 weeks.


The next group starts November 13. To register, please contact Josh at 519-578-8018 Ext 229 or jhealey@rayofhope.net.




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ACT Workshop For Adult Siblings

Siblings Canada is thrilled to offer Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) for siblings again this fall, hosted in partnership with the Centre for Addiction andMental Health (CAMH) and Queen’s University.

Join this six-week workshop that helps siblings managedifficult feelings and events in their lives and mindfullyconnect with what is most important in a loving andrespectful way. The facilitators are siblings of people withintellectual disabilities and autism.

Registration for this event is required.




ACT Workshop for Adult Siblings. October 4 to November 29. 7 PM to 9 PM. Virtual Group Session.

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LEG UP Winter Session

Start your new year learning with LEG UP Winter Session 2023, which runs from January 9 to March 17, 2023. Click here to see the Flyer of all available winter classes.


Registration opens December 9, 2022. Click here to register.



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Life Skills Evening Programs

Life Skills Evening Programs for youth 16+, each lasting 4 sessions. Cooking Tuesdays 3:30-5:30 starting November 15th. Finances and Budgeting Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 starting November 16.  Understanding your Emotions Thursdays 3:30-5:30 starting November 17th. Friendship and Dating Fridays 6:30-8:30, starting November 18th

Email here if you have questions.

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Family Pulse November 2022

November is here!


In the November issue of Family Pulse, you will find information on:


SEAC Updates

Nuances of Moving House When Neurodivergent

Erin's EarlyON Drop-Ins

Family Event

Celebrate Family

A New Chapter

What's Happening

Community Information, Resources and Opportunities


You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download the PDF here. 



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