WRFN often hosts workshops that include slide presentations, recordings, and helpful notes from presenters. We post them here, under Resources, for your easy access. From time to time, WRFN creates its own resources which you will also find here.
In Winter 2021/22, WRFN co-hosted a Virtual Camp Fair with KidsAbility. Together we showcased summer camps, programs and/or getaways for children, youth and adults with exceptionalities. All camps and programs presented are those that are specialized for campers with exceptionalities, or they are welcoming, inclusive, and supportive for all children.
For recordings of each session, please see the following links:
On March 11, 2021, WRFN co-hosted an informative virtual workshop – Supporting Children and Teens Through the Impacts of the Changing Landscape of the COVID and post-COVID World – in partnership with Waterloo Catholic District School Board and Waterloo Region District School Board. Led by Registered Social Worker Lisa Robinson, of Andrea Warnick Consulting, this session explored the pandemic through the lens of grief and loss. Additionally, practical ways that you and those you care about can actively address and process this grief were shared.
In late May of 2021, Moving On Up! – a Parent and Student Information Evening: Transition to High School for Students with an Individual Education Plan – was hosted in partnership with Waterloo Catholic District School Board, Waterloo Region District School Board and the High School Working Group of the ASD Collaborative. This informative virtual panel discussion involved experienced parents, students, and school board personnel sharing helpful tips on how to successfully transition your grade 8 student into high school.
On September 28, Waterloo Region Family Network in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, hosted an in-person Individual Education Plan (IEP) Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to share with parents and caregivers all they need to know about IEPs to help their child have a successful school year. They learned about: the purpose of the IEP (What it is and what it isn't), the development & implemtation of the IEP, on-going assessment/feedback opportunities, and had an overview of the IPRC Process. The session was followed by a questions period.