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A Team - August Newsletter

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

 

In the August newsletter you will find:

  • upcoming meeting dates
  • a "quotable quote" 
  • ASD resource spotlight

Read the August newsletter here.

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KidsAbility Fall Resource Guide

The KidsAbility Program and Activity Guides for Fall is a great resource for local programming.

 

Program and Activity Guide - Fall 2019

 

Guides can also be found on the KidsAbility website at www.kidsability.ca.

 

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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter - July 2019

Autism Ontario has shared their June 2019 Adult Newsletter. In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • In Your Words 
  • News, opportunities and research 
  • Employment
  • Community
  • Call for Community Voices

You can read the July 2019 Autism Ontario Adult Newsletter here

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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter - June 2019

Autism Ontario has shared their June 2019 Adult Newsletter. In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • News, opportunities and research 
  • Employment 
  • Community
  • Call for Community Voices

You can read the June 2019 Autism Ontario Adult Newsletter here

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A Team - June 2019 - Newsletter & Meeting Reminder

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

 

In the June newsletter you will find:

  • information about the June meeting
  • a "Quotable Quote"
  • ASD Resource/ Event Spotlight

  • information about summer break

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Autism Ontario Adult Newsletter - April 2019

Autism Ontario has shared their April 2019 Adult Nesletter. In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • Your words
  • News, Opportunities and Research
    • Autism Ontario Annual Post-Secondary Scholarships now accepting applications
    • DiscoverMyRoute offering TTC training in Toronto starting in May
    • P4P Action Guide: Figuring out Funding and Support
    • Planned Parenthood Sexual Health Needs Assessment Survey
    • Lime Connect offering Student Scholarships
    • Monarch House offering Skills For Life program
    • TSO offering their first relaxed performance on April 27 @ 11am
    • Helping People Move Forward in Personal Planning: Kerry's Place Autism Service Workshop
    • NextStep Support Services Talent Show looking for Performers
  • Empolyment
  • Community
  • Call for community voices

Read the full issue of the April 2019 newsletter here.

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Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice Update - April 2019

The Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice has shared a April 2019 Update.

 

In this update you will find information about:

  • FASD Caregiver Training Series
  • "Dad's Use of Alcohol"
  • Ontario's NEW FASD One Stop Hub 
  • 'You're weird, you're different and nobody wants to be your friend': the loneliness of FASD
  • Understanding and Supporting FASD with Dan Dubovsky (workshop)
  • FASD and sleep
  • FASD presentation with Len Whalen 
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DSRC Connection Spring Issue

The Spring Issue of DSRC Connection is out!

 

In this newsletter you will find information on:

  • What's happening at DSRC
  • Workshops at DSRC
  • What's happening at Sunbeam Centre
  • Community workshops
  • Community events and resources
  • Recreation and leisure

Read the Spring Issue of DSRC Connection here.

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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter - February 2019

Autism Ontario has shared their February 2019 Adult Newsletter.

 

In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • News, Opportunities & Research
    • Autism Ontario Peel Chapter Offering Affordable Valentines Day Social Dinner
    • Kerry's Place offering Mindfulness Group for ages 30+
    • Kerry's Place offering The Code 2.0 intermediate coding course
    • Aging with a Developmental Disability Workshop
    • Ottawa Aspirations Group General Meeting
    • Photoshop for Beginners Workshop in Hamilton
    • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Caregivers Study                               
    • Care for the Caregiver Workshop in North Bay

  • Employment

    • Youth Job Connection is taking applications in Pickering and Whitby

    • Gain & Maintain: Learning Differences and Employment

    • Prepare for Life: An Adaptive Life Skills Course

    • Hospitality Workers Training Centre offering free training

  • Community

    • Women on the Spectrum: A Discussion

  • Call for Community Voices

Read the Autism Ontario Adult Newsletter here.

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Waterloo Region FASD CoP Update - January 2019

The Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice has shared a January 2019 Update.

 

In this update you will find information about:

  • FASD Caregiver Training Series
  • Nourishing the Caregiver Living with FASD - The Importance of Self-Care
  • Supporting Caregivers - Success for All
  • CanFASD FREE Online Training – Foundations in FASD
  • Summer Camp

 

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