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Family Pulse-November 2019

Welcome to November! 

 

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

SEAC Updates 
Creative Ideas to Foster Communication
What's Happening at WRFN
Coffee Club Update
Upcoming Community Events

 

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

 

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WRFN Family Pulse October 2019

Welcome to October! 

 

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

What's Happening at WRFN
Coffee Club update
Managing Back to School Mental Health
Upcoming Community Events

 

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

 

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Top of Mind: Summer 2019

The Change Foundation Top of Mind: Summer 2019

 

In the Summer 2019 issue of Top of Mind we announce and open the registration for our webinar on ‘Understanding The Caregiver Experience: Regional Insights to Inform Ontario Health Teams‘, share more around the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) Canada Virtual Community, and offer the opportunity to catch up on recent blog articles including: ‘Family ID cards: a small act, an enormous impact‘, ‘A shared problem, not a caregiver problem‘ and ‘Call for caregivers to join The Change Foundation’s Virtual Caregiver Advisory Panel‘.


Access the online version of Top of Mind: Summer 2019.
 

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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter| August 2019

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

  • Your Words
  • News, Opportunities & Research
    • Building Brighter Futures Fund
    • Mental Health Matters
    • TEF - Employment Social Enterprises
    • Speakers for next Au-Some Conference
    • Code Mobile Adult Workshops
    • Young Adult Social Group
  • Employment
    • Specialisterne - Kinaxis
    • Professional Cleaning Training for Women
    • IMPACT Vocational Training
    • JVS Path2Work
    • Lime Network Recruitment Reception
    • FRAME of MIND: Wellness in the Workplace
  • Community
  • Call for Community Voices

Read the newsletter here.

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CYPT August E-News Bulletin

The Children and Youth Planning Table has shared their August E-News Bulletin. 

 

In this bulletin you will find:

  • A Co-Chair message
  • CYPT Meeting dates
  • Stories of Working Differently
  • Smart Waterloo Region
  • Child and Youth Wellbeing Survey
  • Summer Series
  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge
  • Early Learning Steering Committee
  • PPCC
  • Community Updates

Read the CYPT Bulletin.

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Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice Update - August 2019

Waterloo Region FASD Community of Practice has shared an August update

 

In this issue you will find information about: 

  • Parent/caregiver Support Group
  • Free online training - Practical Strategies for the School Environment
  • "FASD & Education" workshop
  • All About Me - Getting Ready for September
  • Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders 
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder- Considerations for Justice Involved Individuals
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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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