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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.



How to Talk to Picky Eaters

Leah Bowman at 9:50 AM
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ODEN-Summer Employment Program Survey

Employment can change lives. Yet, the research shows us that youth who have a disability often face barriers to accessing early work experiences such as co-op and summer jobs. These are important learning opportunities that help youth obtain work after leaving high school.
During National Youth Week, ODEN will promote access to employment for youth who have a disability by ensuring that stakeholders such as family and educators are aware of the service providers in their community who operate summer employment programs.
Please complete this quick survey and provide us information about your service and programs focused on youth employment (15-29 years of age).

Leah Bowman at 9:33 AM
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Better Nights, Better Days

Better Nights, Better Days for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a free online program based on behavioural principles that supports parents of #children aged 4-12 years old who experience difficulties falling and staying asleep.  


Our online program encourages positive sleep behaviours that will help children achieve a better quality of sleep throughout the night.  


To see if this program is a good fit for you and your child visit our website:  www.ndd.betternightsbetterdays.ca  

Leah Bowman at 12:07 PM
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WRDSB-French as a Second Language Programming Review Public Consultation

In 2017, the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) began a review of our French as a Second Language programs. This includes the French Immersion, Extended French and Core French streams. Now we want to share the results of this review with you and get your feedback. 


We would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming public consultation.


In April and May, we will be hosting a series of public consultation meetings. Members of our French as a Second Language Review Committee will share the results of our review with you, and our proposed recommendations for the future of french programming at the WRDSB.  


Please share this information on our public consultations with your members or community, as appropriate. 


Read more: https://wrdsb.social/3K3ruil

Leah Bowman at 11:29 AM
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Participate in a study on Legal Decision Making

Currently, PLAN (Psychology, Law and Neurodevelopment Research and Policy Group at U of G)  are inviting youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in a study. Youth are eligible to participate whether or not they have had actual contact with the criminal justice system as our study asks about both hypothetical and real-world legal decisions. Youth will be asked to answer questions relevant to their own past experiences. In order to participate, youth must be able to speak English and must currently reside in Canada. 


Interested individuals can contact us directly by email: [email protected] or by telephone at 519-824-4120 ext. 53622.

Leah Bowman at 10:38 AM
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