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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.

 


 

Your Virtual YMCA

The YMCA is committed to keeping our community healthy and connected. While their physical space may be closed, they still want to show up for our community through online workouts and more.

 

Please take a moment to explore Your Virtual YMCA.

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Strong Moms, Safe Kids Group

FREE program, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. starting April 8, 2020 and running for 10 weeks.

This program is for:

  •  Mothers who have experienced abuse in intimate relationships.
  •  Their children, ages 4 to 18, who have witnessed abuse in their homes.
  •  Mothers and children living apart from the person who abused them.

See flyer for more details or contact:
Elizabeth Hachborn
phone: 519.884.0000 x240 fax: 519.884.7000
email: ehachborn@kwcounselling.com

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Oh! The Places You'll Go!! workshops

Oh! The Places You'll Go!! workshops on April 7 and April 9. Both evenings cover the same material.

 

Exploring the transition from school life to adulthood•Learn what a transition plan is•How to create a transition plan•What services and programs are available after high school•Discuss how to get connected in the community and make friends•Explore ways you can lead a fulfilling and happy life.

 

Please call 519-894-1153 x 2907 or email Shiona at s.niven@dscwr.com to reserve your spot. Space is limited. 

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Lutherwood Youth Job Connection

Are you a youth looking for employment help? Check out what Lutherwood has to offer.

-Youth Job Connection Summer

-Youth Job Connection March Break

 

 

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SOAR Transition Planning Program

Are you or your child in grades 7-9 with an LD or ADHD? Are you looking prepare for the changes of high school?


SOAR (Some Assembly Required) Transition Planning Program
Monday @ 7pm – 8:30 pm
5 Sessions: Feb 3-March 9, 2020 *NEW START DATE*
(No sessions Jan 27-highschool exams, and Feb 17-Family Day)


Location: Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute
(155 Paisley Street, Guelph, N1H 2P3)


Cost: $200 ($180 for LDAWC members)


• L’s and D’s – understanding your learning disability, your learning style and a model for problem solving
• Tools for success – 3 key areas – daily work, studying and tests, projects and assignments, and ways to approach successfully
• Making Choices for the Future – changes and choices in high school, strategies to stay on top of homework and organizational issues, IEP and accommodations
• Group based learning
• Each participant will get their own workbooks. Concepts taught will be reinforced with games and hands-on activities!


Who: Students grades 7 to 9 with a learning disability or ADHD diagnosis

What: Small group Focus: Increase self advocacy and awareness of student’s disability Program Details: 1.5 hours, once a week for 6 weeks, starting Monday January 20, 2020 Find out more: contact Monica at 519-837-2050 or email execdir@ldawc.ca

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DSRC-Weekly Sibling Support Group

Time for Brothers & Sisters


It is a 6 week group, for siblings of youth with autism. This group is co-facilitated by a Behaviour Consultant and a Social Worker.


Youth, ages 11-14 will meet others who have similar experiences and challenges, in  a supportive, fun environment that will encourage sharing.


This group is free but a referral and registration are required.

To make a referral please call: 519 741 1121.

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KidsAbility Program & Activity Guide Winter 2019-2020

Check out the KidsAbility Winter Activity Guide.

 

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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 grassroots@cambridgesoccer.ca.

 

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Just Hangin' Out program

The Just Hangin' Out program (Youth 13-21) will take place at the Chaplin Family YMCA, Teen Drop in Centre located at 250 Hespeler Road. This program is designed to provide a safe and inclusive place where youth with developmental disabilities can develop character building, health and wellness, and life skills while socializing with peers. This program runs for 10 weeks.


Fall Session: September 17 – November 19
Time: 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $140 Bar Code: 15327

 

Winter Session: January 14 – March 10
Time: 6:00-8:00pm Cost: $140 Bar Code: 15328

 

For information contact meloh@cambridge.ca, 519 740-4680 ext.4369

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Social Groups at Monarch House

Monarch House has the following social groups starting in September.

 

Lego Club - Lego Club is a collaborative play therapy group in which children work in teams to build Lego models. Using the media of LEGO©, group facilitators target skills such as collaboration, joint attention, joint accomplishment, sharing, turn-taking, verbal communication, and non-verbal communication. The program is led by ABA Therapists under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®.
This group is intended for children with ASD ages 5-8. Participants must be able to work
independently in groups of 2-3 students and have near typical language skills.

Cost: $660/child for 12 weeks

Dates: Tuesdays, September 24 - December 10, 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Monarch House, 630 Weber St. N. Suite 204, Waterloo

 

Homework Club - Homework Club involves collaborative group work through completion of a group project. Participants will be given different roles each week and will learn essential skills such as problem solving, compromising, conversation skills, and team work. Practice sheets will be provided each week to generalize skills outside of the group
session. The program is led by ABA Therapists under the direction of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst®.
This group is intended for children with ASD ages 8-12. Participants must be able to work independently in groups of 2-3 students and have near typical language skills.

Cost: $990/child for 12 weeks

Dates: Thursdays, September 26 - December 12, 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Monarch House, 630 Weber St. N. Suite 204, Waterloo 

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