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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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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter - January 2019

Autism Ontario has shared their January 2019 Adult Newsletter.

 

In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • News, Opportunities and Research
    • Accessibility Advisory Committee Members Needed in Toronto
    • Ontario Groups Collaborate with Awake Labs for Anxiety App
    • Ahuri Theatre presents: This Is The Point
    • Toronto Public Health offering modified Food Handlers Certification Course
    • Strategies for Adult ADHD & Aspergers Weekly Walk-in Group
    • Free Adult ADHD & Aspergers Monthly Support Group
    • York Recreation Centre offering adapted programs for adults
    • Ladies Learning Code HTML & CSS Workshops coming to Kingston & Markham  
    • Ladies Learning Code offering JavaScript for Beginners in Toronto  
  • Employment
    • Specialisterne is hiring for positions at CIBC
    • Individualized Transition to Life Course Available Throughout Many Ontario Regions

    • New Haven Learning Centre offering Vocational Program

  • Community

    • The Art of Kristin Wilkinson

  • CALL FOR COMMUNITY VOICES

Click here to read the newsletter.

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A Team - January 2019 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 January newsletter you will find information about:

  • the January meeting
  • "Quotable Quote"
  • ASD Resource/ Event Spotlight
  • upcoming meeting date 

Read the January A Team newsletter here.

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DSRC Connection Winter Issue

The Winter Issue of the DSRC Connection newsletter is here!

 

In this issue you will find information about:

  • Important information on Autism Direct Funding

  • Resource support

  • iPad Information Clinics

  • Support groups

  • Spring workshop series

  • Sunbeam Centre events

  • Community events and resources

To read the newsletter please click here.

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Adults In Motion (A.I.M.) Fall Newsletter

A.I.M. has shared their fall newsletter! Find information on:

  • the Annual Jingle Mingle
  • AIM end of summer party
  • volunteering at AIM
  • Oktoberfest

Read A.I.M.'s fall newsletter here.

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Bridges to Belonging - Advisory Council Membership Invitation

Please see the following message from Bridges to Belonging.

 


 

"Bridges to Belonging is pleased to announce the establishment an Advisory Council of volunteers to serve as a subcommittee of the Board of Directors. 

Advisory Council members will be ambassadors for the vision, mission, values and principles of Bridges to Belonging Waterloo Region and are community stakeholders with lived experience, past or current recipients of independent facilitation, family members and like-minded community members.

Our vision is “Waterloo Region is a community where everyone belongs – where we value meaningful relationships, honour choices and dreams and celebrate the uniqueness of each person.”  We exist to walk along side people with disabilities to build on their unique abilities and live a good life in community with their families and social circles.

Advisory Council members will provide the Board with valuable input, insights and recommendations related to: emerging ideas and issues related to inclusion; full citizenship and community as a first resource; independent facilitation and creative housing; and the voice of the people, their families, networks and the community that we are in service to.

You are invited to submit a Letter of Interest to the Board of Directors of Bridges to Belonging for consideration articulating your knowledge and commitment to our values, the principles that guide our work and mandate of inclusion with full citizenship to info@bridgestobelonging.ca.

Letters of interest will be received up to December 14, 2018.

 

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Thunder Bay Family Network's Fall Newsletter 2018

Thunder Bay Family Network (TBFN) is dedicated and committed to nurturing the strengths, dreams and enthusiasms of individuals with disabilities and their families and caregivers.

 

TBFN has shared their Fall 2018 newsletter. In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • ICAN! Update

  • Willow Springs Creative Centre

  • Partnership Model Initiative Update

  • Community Development Coordinator Update

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