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WRFN Board Recruitment

Come join the board at WRFN!

 

Click here for the details of this volunteer opportunity.

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The Myth of Economies of Scale in Developmental Services

It is commonly believed that large congregated residential facilities for people who have developmental disabilities are less expensive to operate than group homes or supported independing living.

 

Yet information from the United States shows that, even for people with high support needs, large congregated facilities are in fact more costly than small group homes or supported independent living. Furthermore, smaller settings have been shown to support a higher quality of life amoung residents.

 

Read more about the myths of economies of scale in developmental services here.

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Kerry's Place- Young Adults Project (YAP)

The Young Adults Project (YAP) will be expanding its virtual employment supports into the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph and surrounding areas and Durham and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge: including Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough from now until the end of February 2021.

YAP participants work 1:1 with an Autism Consultant to collaborate and establish employment goals and to work towards obtaining meaningful employment.

For more information about the program, click here.

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Adults in Motion February 2021 Virtual Calendar

Check on the February 2021 activity calendar for Adults in Motion here.

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5 Principles to Create a Home with with your Loved One, without getting stuck on housing

Check out this FREE guide by Empowering Ability.

It will teach you:

  • 5 principles to creating a home (that's not a group home)
  • Why creating a home is different than 'housing'
  • 4 essential questions to create the best home with your loved one.
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Recreational Respite February 2021

Check out the event calendars for Recreational Respite.

Click here for Build It event calendar.

Click here for Recreation Program calendar

Click here for Respite calendar.

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Adults in Motion January 2021 Virtual Calendar

Adults in Motion has lots of daily activities for adults to enjoy. Check out their events calendar here and the registration details.

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Super Dads Super Kids

Online Dads group for dads with children 0-6. Join us to talk about what you think it means to be a dad and more. Click here to read the flyer.

 

Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm starting January 26, 2021 via Zoom.

Contact Sarah at 226-339-5616 or capc@carizon.ca to register.

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The Coalition of Muslim Women of KW survey

The Coalition of Muslim Women of KW is conducting a survey to learn how our community organizations and service providers can improve services and create new programs to better serve Muslim women and their families in our region.
 
The survey is anonymous and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. There is also a chance to win three $75 Grocery Gift Cards!

If you are a Muslim woman / community member, please fill the survey and forward this email to your friends and family.

If you are a service provider in Waterloo region, please share / forward this email to your colleagues and your clients. 

If you have any question, please email fauzia.mazhar@cmw-kw.org or call 519-576-0540 ext 3565
   

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The Autistic Voices Project

Are you an Autistic Adult whose job or job search has been impacted by Covid-19? 

Consider participating in this project about your employment experiences during Covid-19. Click here for more details or if you are interested in learning more, please contact vtomas@casda.ca.

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