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Facilitation Wellington Dufferin Newsletter - October 2018

Facilitation Wellington Dufferin has shared their October 2018 newsletter.

 

This edition includes information on:

  • LIFEactually Photo Exhibit Gala 
  • The People of FWD
  • 52 Weeks, 52 Ways To Build Community
  • Upcoming Events and Opportunities
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Autism Ontario's Adult Newsletter

Autism Ontario has shared their October 2018 Adult Newsletter.

 

In this newsletter you will find information about:

  • News, Opportunities & Research
    • Women on the Spectrum: A Discussion
    • Autism & 90-90-90: Reaching the Goal
    • CBC Casting Call for Documentary Series
    • Autism Job Club's 2nd Annual Conference "Hire Higher" coming in November!
    • CAMH Offering Free Mindfulness Groups
    • ASD Peer Support Group - East Region
    • Developmental Services Information Fair
  • On Employment
    • Paid Co-Op Placements Offered
    • Movati Athletic is hiring in Burlington!
  • Community
    • Hundreds of thousands of women may be going undiagnosed because it's a 'male' disorder"
    • Call for community voices
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Building Better Boundaries - Carizon Group Program

Carizon is offering the following fall workshop:

 

Building Better Boundaries

Provides education and support for women who have experienced any form of abuse and are work-ing towards setting better boundaries in their lives. Closed Group. No fee.

Mondays 1-3pm, October 15 - December 3, 2018.

 

To register visit www.carizon.ca or call 519-743-6333.

 

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The A-Team - October 2018 Newsletter

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

 

You can find out what's happening at A-Team in their October 2018 Newsletter.

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Autism Speaks is donating 500 tablets in partnership with Samsung Canada!

Autism Speaks Canada and Samsung Canada have teamed up to donate 500 tablets to families living with autism and organizations that support them.

 

Apply between October 1 – October 31, 2018 at www.samsung.com/thelovespectrum.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Canadian residents.
  • Individuals with a diagnosis of ASD
  • Organizations supporting individuals with ASD.
  • Do not currently have a touch device.

If you have any questions, please email lookatme@autismspeakscan.ca

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Woolwhich Counselling Centre Upcoming Programs

The following programs will be offered through Woolwich Counselling Centre.

 

Midfulness - This 6 week adult course will help you discover a healthier, more relaxed

and focused you.

Group 1: Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec 6, 2018

Group 2: Mar 21, 28, Apr 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2019

6:30 - 8:00pm

Cost: $100

Pre-interview required. Please call 519-669-8651 to register.

 

No Need to Fret - Does your child worry excessively? Do worries and fears interfere with

your child’s ability to enjoy a carefree childhood that all children deserve? Did you know that appropriate and timely intervention can assist anxious children to grow up to be healthy adults?

Successful strategies are provided to help anxious children cope with fears and worries.

For ages 8-11.

Group 1: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 & Dec 5, 2018

Group 2: May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019

6:00 - 7:00pm

Cost: $100

Please call 519-669-8651 for more information.

 

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Disabilities Mentoring Day

Disabilities Mentoring Day (DMD) is a full day of job shadowing that was started right here in Kitchener in 2011 by Dolphin Digital Technology to showcase the talent people with disabilities have and to provide greater access to accessible employers. DMD is now a national event bringing together employers across Canada with people who self identify as having a disability for a day of mentoring.

 

Goals for Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day:

  • To provide mentees access to workplace contacts, environments, skills, & HR process,
  • To increase confidence among students and jobseekers with disabilities,
  • To enhance internship, co-operative education and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities,
  • To dispel employers’ fears about hiring people with disabilities and promote disability confidence,
  • To give employers an opportunity to benchmark themselves as being accessible to what is a largely untapped pool of talent as well as a massive consumer market.

To apply to be a mentee fill out the online survey or complete the fillable application and email it to Lisa Livingston.  

 

The deadline to register is is Friday, September 21.

 

Please contact Lisa with any questions you might have at llivingston@marchofdimes.ca or 519-579-5530 ext. 262. 

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A Team - September 2018 - Newsletter

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

 

You can find out what's happening at A-Team in their September 2018 Newsletter.

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Tuesday Hangout

Tuesday Hangout is a weekly get together with friends to enjoy volunteering, fun recreational activities and cooking!

 

Session 1: September 4 - October 23, 2018

Session 2: October 30 - December 18, 2018

Session 3: January 8 - February 26, 2019

1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

St. George’s of Forest Hill Church - Recreation Hall

321 FisherHallman Road, Kitchener

Cost: $350 *includes a meal cooked by group members

 

For those participating in Special Olympics Bowling, rides will be

provided to Victoria Bowl

 

For more information or to register, contact Lori at 519-501-6747 or

lmyc@gmail.com or Susan at 519-654-7023 or susanhipp@gmail.com.

 

This program is presented by Lori Malony Young Consulting and Susan's Toolbox.

 

 

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A New Chapter: Families Moving Forward

Are you the parent/caregiver of a young adult with disabilities? Do you wonder how the future will look for your child and yourself?

 

Please join us in sharing some of the chal lenges - and solutions in supporting someone to build a full and active l i fe in the community.

 

Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM at The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Ave. Kitchener, Room 1024.

October 9 - November 27, 2018.

 

To register please contact Wendy by emailing wnewbery@bridgestobelonging.ca or calling 519-603-0998 ext. 223.

 

Presented in partnership by Bridges to Belonging and Waterloo Region Family Network.

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