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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.

 


 

Free Mindfulness Groups

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has been researching how to support parents and adults on the autism spectrum. As part of this research, they are holding a free web-based mindfulness group for parents and their adult sons and daughters on the autism spectrum to participate in together to learn ways to cope with stress.

 

Groups will run for 6 weeks on Wednesdays.

Time: 7:00 pm to 8:30pm (log-on at 6:45pm)

Dates: November 7, 14 & 21, December 5,12 and 19, 2018

 

If this is something you might be interested in learning more about, please complete the form and send it to Brianne Redquest at brianne.redquest@camh.ca.

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Building Better Boundaries - Carizon Group Program

Carizon is offering the following fall workshop:

 

Building Better Boundaries

Provides education and support for women who have experienced any form of abuse and are work-ing towards setting better boundaries in their lives. Closed Group. No fee.

Mondays 1-3pm, October 15 - December 3, 2018.

 

To register visit www.carizon.ca or call 519-743-6333.

 

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The A-Team - October 2018 Newsletter

The A-Team Waterloo Region is primarily run by individuals with Aspergers Syndrome, for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, with some assistance from Waterloo Region Family Network. The goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment to meet fellow adults with Asperger's Syndrome [or ASD – level 1], discuss topics of interest, share experiences, and embrace our neurological diversity.

 

You can find out what's happening at A-Team in their October 2018 Newsletter.

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Woolwhich Counselling Centre Upcoming Programs

The following programs will be offered through Woolwich Counselling Centre.

 

Midfulness - This 6 week adult course will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed

and focused you.

Group 1: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2018

Group 2: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019

6:30 - 8:00pm

Cost: $100

Pre-interview required. Please call 519-669-8651 to register.

 

No Need to Fret - Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with

your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood that all children deserve? Did you know that appropriate and timely intervention can assist anxious children to grow up to be healthy adults?

Successful strategies are provided to help anxious children cope with fears and worries.

For ages 8-11.

Group 1: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec 5, 2018

Group 2: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019

6:00 - 7:00pm

Cost: $100

Please call 519-669-8651 for more information.

 

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A Team - September 2018 - Newsletter

The A-Team Waterloo Region is primarily run by individuals with Aspergers Syndrome, for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, with some assistance from Waterloo Region Family Network. The goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment to meet fellow adults with Asperger's Syndrome [or ASD – level 1], discuss topics of interest, share experiences, and embrace our neurological diversity.

 

You can find out what's happening at A-Team in their September 2018 Newsletter.

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A New Chapter: Families Moving Forward

Are you the parent/caregiver of a young adult with disabilities? Do you wonder how the future will look for your child and yourself?

 

Please join us in sharing some of the chal lenges - and solutions in supporting someone to build a full and active l i fe in the community.

 

Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Ave. Kitchener, Room 1024.

October 9 - November 27, 2018.

 

To register please contact Wendy by emailing wnewbery@bridgestobelonging.ca or calling 519-603-0998 ext. 223.

 

Presented in partnership by Bridges to Belonging and Waterloo Region Family Network.

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A-Team - August 2018 Newsletter

The A-Team is primarily run by individuals with Aspergers Syndrome, for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, with some assistance from Waterloo Region Family Network. The goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment to meet fellow adults with Asperger's Syndrome [or ASD – level 1], discuss topics of interest, share experiences, and embrace our neurological diversity.

 

You can find out what's new at A-Team in their August 2018 newsletter.

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A Team - July 2018 Newsletter

The A-Team is primarily run by individuals with Aspergers Syndrome, for individuals with Asperger's Syndrome, with some assistance from Waterloo Region Family Network. The goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment to meet fellow adults with Asperger's Syndrome [or ASD – level 1], discuss topics of interest, share experiences, and embrace our neurological diversity.

 

You can find out what's happening at A-Team in their July 2018 Newsletter.

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WRFN Camp Day!

Please join us on Sunday, September 23rd between 2-5pm at Camp Ki-Wa-Y (3738 Hessen Strasse, St. Clements) for our annual Camp Day!

 

Enjoy camp activities for the whole family while connecting with others. Bring your appetite because we will be roasting s'mores on the fire and having a barbeque! Everyone is welcome!

 

Event Schedule

2-4pm - Camp activities:

  • Canoeing (please note that the only access to the canoes is by stairs due to environmental barriers)
  • Hiking
  • Rock Climbing
  • High Ropes
  • Archery
  • Camp Fire & S'mores

4:15-5pm - Barbeque

 

Please register in advance by contacting Krista McCann at krista.mccann@wrfn.info  or 519-886-9150 ext. 2. Please indicate the number of people attending, their names and if anyone has dietary restrictions.

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