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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.

 


 

Covid vaccines & people with Down Syndrome

We are sharing the following information provided to us by the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS). CDSS represents Canada at the Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) Taskforce Meetings. T21RS has organized an international online survey to collect data about COVID-19 vaccine response among people with Down syndrome. If the survey is applicable to you, please consider taking the time to fill it out. The more responses they receive, the better the data will be.

 

We need your help! More needs to be learned about COVID-19 and the related vaccine among people with Down syndrome. The Trisomy 21 Research Society (T21RS) has organized an international online survey to collect this information.

 

You are invited to complete this survey, if you are a caregiver of a person with Down syndrome who has received the COVID-19 vaccine or who is eligible but does not plan to receive the vaccine.

 

The on-line survey:

  • takes about 15-30 minutes to complete
  • responses cannot be linked back to you (anonymous)
  • questions ask about the person’s health, COVID-19, and responses to the vaccine

 

Please click on the following link to complete the survey in the language of your choice:

English: https://is.gd/Eng_care

French: https://is.gd/Fren_care

German: https://is.gd/Ger_care

Italian: https://is.gd/Itl_care

Portuguese: https://is.gd/Port_care

Spanish: https://is.gd/Spa_care

 

Thank you for your help to collect this important information for people with Down syndrome.

T21RS COVID Taskforce

https://www.t21rs.org/

Leah Bowman at 10:29 AM
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WRDSS-Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes for Ages 14+
The next session runs from January to June under the direction of Teresa Feliciano

 
WRDSS is pleased to offer cooking classes for members with Down syndrome ages 14 and older.  All recipes are simple to prepare and are adapted to any skill level. Students will work in groups of 2-3 and will have a volunteer assisting them in completing their recipe.  We will prepare a complete 3 course meal that includes a main course, side dish and a dessert.  We all sit down together and enjoy it.

NEW Location: Parkminister United Church (275 Erb Street East, Waterloo, ON N2J 1N6)
Session: Various dates January to June (see registration links below for details)
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Cost: $55
 
Our cooking class focuses on:
- Basic cooking skills
- Knife skills
- Safe food handling
- Following Recipes
- Measuring ingredients
- Table setting
- Clean up

Select Class Options Still Available:
3rd Tuesday of the month - Intermediate Skill Level
Can follow direction but needs some assistance with completing some tasks.

 3rd Thursday of the month - Beginner Skill Level
Needs assistance with most tasks. Limited ability to follow direction without parental / instructor supervision.

Space is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Parents/Caregivers must be prepared to volunteer a few nights each session to help with the class. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Register for Cooking Class Ages 14+: 3rd Tuesday, Intermediate

Register for Cooking Class Ages 14+: 3rd Thursday, Beginner

Leah Bowman at 1:11 PM
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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 [email protected].

 

Waterloo Region Family Network at 11:52 AM
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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.

 

Waterloo Region Family Network at 1:27 PM
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Summer 2019 YEP

KW Habilitation's Youth Exploring Possibilities - YEP is offered for 9 weeks during the summer. This program focuses on exploring the community, including recreational and leisure centres and future volunteer and employment options. 

 

Develop your confidence by using the Grand River Transit to access Kitchener-Waterloo. Learn more about what resources and activities your community has to offer, and discover how to use them. Meet new people and experience great adventures together! 

 

What does YEP offer? 

Past YEP participants have enjoyed activities such as:

  • life skills
  • cooking and baking 
  • arts & crafts and music such as drumming
  • volunteering at local non-profit organizations
  • rock climbing
  • outdoor activities such as canoeing or fishing 
  • learning about community safety from local police and fire departments 
  • karate and Zumba
  • attending local events and festivals
  • tours of various employment settings

Who: Ages 16-21

Youth must meet eligibility for Developmental Services 

When: July 2 - August 30, 2019

9:00 - 3:30pm Monday to Friday

Where: 109 Ottawa St. S., Unit D, Kitchener

This is an accessible location. Activities happen in the community. 

Cost:

$120 per registered 5 day week

$97 per registered 4 day week. 

Youth will be supported in a 1:4 ratio. Fees are non-refundable. 

 

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