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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.

 


 

KidsAbility Program & Activity Guide Winter 2019-2020

Check out the KidsAbility Winter Activity Guide.

 

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Positive Parenting Program

We are pleased to offer a Positive Parenting Program Group for parents of youth ages 12 to 16 years (Teen Triple P Level 4) at the Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment this winter. 

 

Triple P Positive Parenting Program is an evidence-based 8-week group intervention that offers parents simple and practical parenting skills and strategies. The program can be helpful for parents who have tweens and teens with challenging behaviors and who would like to learn new ideas and to gain support from other parents in a similar situation. It can also be helpful for parents who simply want to gain confidence and new ideas in parenting. 

 

We are currently accepting referrals for the Teen Triple P group (parents of youth ages 12 to 16 years).  The group will run on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 pm, beginning on Jan 21 2020 and ending on March 10, 2020. I will be facilitating the group with 2 graduate students as co-leaders.

 

I have attached a flyer and an information sheet, if you have any clients or know of families who may be interested. The 8 week group costs $200. Clients are welcome to contact the CMHRT if they are interested. I will chat with each potential group participant in a short phone screen to determine ‘goodness of fit’. 

 

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Friendship & Dating Program

Our "Friendships and Dating" program was such a success this semester, we are running it again!
This program supports you to build on social skills to create and maintain friendships and relationships.
This spring, we have put together a curriculum to support youth, adults and seniors with developmental exceptionalities to identify, develop and practice creating friendships and relationships.
In this program you will learn and practice:
✅ Identifying potential friends and partners
✅ Starting and ending conversations
✅ Phone calls, social media and texting
✅ Planning and enjoying get togethers
✅ Handling disagreements
✅ Planning a date
✅ Asking someone out on a date
✅ Dating etiquette

Saturdays: April 18th – June 13th, 2020
1pm- 3pm (no program May 16th) 

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Brunch Club

BRUNCH CLUB 

Gives you the tools and freedom to create brunch meals independently for yourself or friends. With the support of a Life Skills Educator, visual cookbook and colour coded measuring tools, making brunch has never been easier! Learn to make brunch meals with the group, enjoy the meal with friends and gain kitchen confidence to cook for yourself!

��VISUAL / COLOUR CODED COOKBOOK & TOOLS
��STEP BY STEP RECIPES
��BUDGET AND NUTRITION CONVERSATIONS
��HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES IN THE KITCHEN
��PARTICIPATION IN MAKING THE ENTIRE MEAL FROM START TO FINISH
��SHARING A MEAL WITH FRIENDS

Wednesdays: Apr 8th - Jun 3rd 
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Fee: $200 (Passport Funding Friendly)

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Survival Cooking 3.0

Survival Cooking 3.0
Many of the people we support want to learn how to safely make meals from start to finish entirely on their own. Prior to participating in this program participants have said, "I want to be free to choose what I eat and make it without any help." We make the next steps possible, check out how!

��VISUAL / COLOUR CODED COOKBOOK & TOOLS
��STEP BY STEP RECIPES
��BUDGET AND NUTRITION CONVERSATIONS
��HEALTH AND SAFETY PRACTICES IN THE KITCHEN
��PARTICIPATION IN MAKING THE ENTIRE MEAL FROM START TO FINISH
��SHARING A MEAL WITH FRIENDS

Wednesdays: Jan 22nd – Mar 11th
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Fee: $200 (Passport Funding Friendly)

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Safety for Independent Living

Safety For Independent Living
This program was created to help people with developmental disabilities feel safe in all their usual places: home, work, school, online, and in the community.
Through games, digital media, video, lessons and visual aids, we will empower participants with the tools they need to make confident choices and live a safe life. — at Community of Hearts.

Saturdays: Feb 1st, 8th, and 15th
1pm – 3pm
Fee: $200 (Passport Funding Friendly)

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Share Your Voice-Recording Workshop

Share your Voice - Recording Workshop
Come on out to share your stories, and listen to the stories of others! During these workshops we’ll use a small recording studio to learn how to record each others’ voices, while learning good strategies for asking questions, and listening."  Build on skills for communication in social and professional settings!

 

Fridays: Jan 17th – Mar 6th (No class Feb 21st)
3:30pm – 5:30pm
Fee: $200 (Passport Funding Friendly)

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Zumba

Zumba fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves to create a one of a kind fitness program. This program through the City of Cambridge is designed for adults with disabilities.

 

Dates: Sept 14 – Dec 21, 2019 (Except Oct 12)

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm

Cost: $95 for 14 classes

Location: David Durward Centre – 2nd Floor Activity Room

Bar Code: 14477

 

Registration can be done for programs indicated with a Barcode in person at City Hall or any Recreation Centre, or online Coral. Coral can be accessed through the City of Cambridge website. www.cambridge.ca.

 

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Cambridge Youth Soccer ACES Program

All abilities CElebrated Soccer is a program designed for participants between the ages of 5 - 15 & 16 – 24 with intellectual and/or physical disabilities who are interested in learning more about the FUNdamentals of physical literacy and soccer.

 

Sundays October 27—December 15, 9:30am—10:25am

 

CYS Indoor Facility, 745 Fountain Street, Cambridge. CYS jersey provided.

 

For more information contact Jon Morgan at 519 277-0325 or grassroots@cambridgesoccer.ca.

 

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Just Hangin' Out program

The Just Hangin' Out program (Youth 13-21) will take place at the Chaplin Family YMCA, Teen Drop in Centre located at 250 Hespeler Road. This program is designed to provide a safe and inclusive place where youth with developmental disabilities can develop character building, health and wellness, and life skills while socializing with peers. This program runs for 10 weeks.


Fall Session: September 17 – November 19
Time: 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $140 Bar Code: 15327

 

Winter Session: January 14 – March 10
Time: 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $140 Bar Code: 15328

 

For information contact meloh@cambridge.ca, 519 740-4680 ext.4369

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