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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.

 


 

Autism Ontario-Raise the Flag events

While COVID-19 will impact many of Autism Ontario's Raise the Flag events for World Autism Awareness Day, they invite you to visit their Raise the Flag website so you and your family can make use of the curriculum and content and safely celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. They will announce rescheduled events as they become available on their website and through their social media outlets.

 

Meanwhile, they are building a resource list of activities that families can do together during the extended period beyond the March break.  They invite you to share your thoughts by completing this brief survey.   Let them know how they can stay connected and supportive to Ontario families during this time. 

 

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Your Virtual YMCA

The YMCA is committed to keeping our community healthy and connected. While their physical space may be closed, they still want to show up for our community through online workouts and more.

 

Please take a moment to explore Your Virtual YMCA.

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IMPORTANT WRFN UPDATE RE: Programming & Events

After much consideration, conversation and concern for the health and safety of the families and individuals supported through WRFN, our staff and volunteers, and for the larger community, we are cancelling all our support groups, social groups, events, and in-person program activities until further notice. With growing concerns around COVID-19, we feel this is the appropriate and responsible approach to take at this time. Updates will be provided as to when regular programming, activities and events will resume.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support as we navigate and respond to these challenging times together.

 

Sue Simpson

Executive Director          

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Strong Moms, Safe Kids Group

FREE program, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. starting April 8, 2020 and running for 10 weeks.

This program is for:

  •  Mothers who have experienced abuse in intimate relationships.
  •  Their children, ages 4 to 18, who have witnessed abuse in their homes.
  •  Mothers and children living apart from the person who abused them.

See flyer for more details or contact:
Elizabeth Hachborn
phone: 519.884.0000 x240 fax: 519.884.7000
email: ehachborn@kwcounselling.com

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Get Set Learn Spring Session

Are you a parent receiving OW or ODSP with children at home or school?

Get your family ready for school. Fun, free program!

  • Free snacks, bus tickets and books
  • Parent time included
  • Have fun with books and songs
  • Learn activities to help your child in school

To Sign Up:
Email—info@projectread.ca
Phone—(519) 570-3054

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Bullfrog March Break Camp

March Break is less than a month away! Are you prepared?! What about the kids?!

 

From 8-5pm, Bulldog offers a wide range of activities, sports, crafts, games and more!

Furthermore, each day will be based on different themes where the kids can dress up based on that theme!

 

Click here to learn more about Bulldog’s March Break Camp!

*Payment upon Registration Required*

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Expressive Arts Tuesdays

Stepping Stones Expressive Arts is offering a Tuesday afternoon art sessions.
Session one: four weeks March 31 – April 21 1 – 3:30pm, $200
(register by March 24th)
Session two: four weeks May 5 – 26 1:00 to 3:30pm, $200
(register by April 28th)


You will:
• Create with rhythm, movement, words, and visual art
• Use all kinds of cool media including pastel, collage, paint and clay
• Make art about our feelings, our futures and the things that are
important in our lives
• Make new friends

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Family Pulse-February 2020

Welcome to February! 

 

Inside the February issue of Family Pulse you will find information on:

SEAC Updates 
What's Happening at WRFN
Coffee Club Update

Explain What You Need—My philosophy on disclosing my exceptionality
Upcoming Community Events

 

You can read the online version of Family Pulse here or download a pdf copy

 

*NOTE: please find some Newsletter corrections with regards to programming at the Woolwich Counselling Centre.

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Lutherwood Youth Job Connection

Are you a youth looking for employment help? Check out what Lutherwood has to offer.

-Youth Job Connection Summer

-Youth Job Connection March Break

 

 

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SOAR Transition Planning Program

Are you or your child in grades 7-9 with an LD or ADHD? Are you looking prepare for the changes of high school?


SOAR (Some Assembly Required) Transition Planning Program
Monday @ 7pm – 8:30 pm
5 Sessions: Feb 3-March 9, 2020 *NEW START DATE*
(No sessions Jan 27-highschool exams, and Feb 17-Family Day)


Location: Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
(155 Paisley Street, Guelph, N1H 2P3)


Cost: $200 ($180 for LDAWC members)


• L’s and D’s – understanding your learning disability, your learning style and a model for problem solving
• Tools for success – 3 key areas – daily work, studying and tests, projects and assignments, and ways to approach successfully
• Making Choices for the Future – changes and choices in high school, strategies to stay on top of homework and organizational issues, IEP and accommodations
• Group based learning
• Each participant will get their own workbooks. Concepts taught will be reinforced with games and hands-on activities!


Who: Students grades 7 to 9 with a learning disability or ADHD diagnosis

What: Small group Focus: Increase self advocacy and awareness of student’s disability Program Details: 1.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, starting Monday January 20, 2020 Find out more: contact Monica at 519-837-2050 or email execdir@ldawc.ca

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