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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.

 


 

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Movin' and Groovin'
Movin' and Groovin'
Sep 24, 2019 6:30 PM Dec 10, 2019 7:30 PM
Come join our fun, fit, and fab program for adolescents of all abilities ages 7 to 18.
$50.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Movin' and Groovin'
Movin' and Groovin'
Sep 26, 2019 6:30 PM Dec 12, 2019 7:30 PM
Come join our fun, fit, and fab program for adolescents of all abilities ages 7 to 18.
$50.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Safe & Secure Book Club
Safe & Secure Book Club
Oct 17, 2019 6:00 PM Nov 28, 2019 9:00 PM
Are you a parent/caregiver of a person living with a disability? Do you wonder what the future will be for your child and yourself? Do you want to learn how to create a life of safety and security for your loved one?
$25.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Tuesday Hangout
Oct 29, 2019 1:30 PM Dec 17, 2019 1:30 PM
Come to a weekly get together with friends to enjoy volunteering, fun recreational activities and cooking!
$350.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
PD Day Camp
PD Day Camp
Nov 01, 2019 8:00 AM Nov 01, 2019 5:00 PM
Your children could choose from playing sports, gymnastics, cooking, crafts and more!
$50.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Kaleidoscope Kids-CANCELLED
Kaleidoscope Kids-CANCELLED
Nov 01, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 01, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Therapeutic Improv 2.0
Therapeutic Improv 2.0
Nov 01, 2019 3:30 PM Nov 01, 2019 5:30 PM
This program uses improv theatre as a therapeutic technique for building confidence, social skills, and enhancing well-being.
$200.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Family Swim in Guelph
Family Swim in Guelph
Nov 02, 2019 4:30 PM Nov 02, 2019 5:30 PM
Free more info
Workshop: Character Integration Therapy
Workshop: Character Integration Therapy
Nov 03, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 03, 2019 5:00 PM
Psychiatry Professor Alina Kislenko of McMaster University, an award winning reg. psychotherapist, humanitarian, and author, shares a psychological modality that brings light to the many noisy little selves living inside of us. This method is called Character Integration Therapy and has been life changing for many as it tends to bring on surprisingly quick change and growth.
$124.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
A New Chapter
A New Chapter
Nov 05, 2019 6:45 PM Nov 05, 2019 8:30 PM
This group is for parents/caregivers interested in preparing for the future of their youth/adult family member with a lifelong disability.
Free more info
Helping Children with Autism to Navigate the Social World
Helping Children with Autism to Navigate the Social World
Nov 06, 2019 9:30 AM Nov 06, 2019 1:30 PM
The objectives of the Helping Children with Autism Navigate the Social World reflect the premise that parents and caregivers need information resources and educational materials to help them develop social skills programming for children and adults who have autism.
Free more info
KidsAbility School Years Workshop-Understanding the Sensory World Around You
KidsAbility School Years Workshop-Understanding the Sensory World Around You
Nov 06, 2019 6:00 PM Nov 06, 2019 8:00 PM
The workshop will provide you with an understanding of our senses, explain how we typically react to sensory experiences and provide some general strategies on how to cope with sensory experiences in everyday life.
Free more info
Skating
Skating
Nov 07, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 07, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Monthly ADHD & Asperger's Support Group
Monthly ADHD & Asperger's Support Group
Nov 07, 2019 6:00 PM Nov 07, 2019 7:00 PM
Come by on the first Thursday of every month to connect with others with ADHD and/or ASD/Asperger's Syndrome. This group is typically led by a practitioner with ADHD and/or ASD themselves.
Free more info
WRDSS Evening Speakers Series
WRDSS Evening Speakers Series
Nov 07, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 07, 2019 9:00 PM
$15.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
$5.00 (Price 2) plus applicable taxes
more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Nov 08, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 08, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Rise Up Family Conference
Nov 09, 2019 9:00 AM Nov 09, 2019 4:00 PM
More than 20 leading experts from Canada, the United States, and other countries (such as Kenya) are coming to see you! With their wealth of knowledge from research, teaching and personal experiences, they will provide insightful, culturally meaningful knowledge for parents, parents-to-be, caregivers, and service providers to be effective leaders in their own homes and communities.
$30.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Strategies for Understanding FASD Behaviour
Strategies for Understanding FASD Behaviour
Nov 09, 2019 9:00 AM Nov 09, 2019 5:00 PM
An opportunity for parents, caregivers and others who work with people with Fetal
Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to gain a deeper understanding of the physiological roots of challenging behavior. Participants will leave with a comprehensive framework into which your best practices already fit, and some wildly practical strategies for bringing your hunches and assessments to life.
$14.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Autism Ontario - Waterloo-CTRL V Virtual Arcade
Autism Ontario - Waterloo-CTRL V Virtual Arcade
Nov 09, 2019 3:40 PM Nov 09, 2019 6:00 PM
Children with ASD and their siblings are invited to come out for an hour of virtual arcade reality at Ctrl V in Waterloo!
Free more info
Block Party
Block Party
Nov 09, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 09, 2019 11:00 PM
Come party with a purpose at our second annual Block Party, A Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region!
$75.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Coffee Club
Coffee Club
Nov 11, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 11, 2019 9:00 PM
Coffee Club is a drop-in group for individuals 16 and older who are looking to build community through planned social activities.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child - Our Place @ Victoria Hills
WRFN at EarlyON Child - Our Place @ Victoria Hills
Nov 12, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 12, 2019 11:00 PM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Anxiety & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Anxiety & Autism Spectrum Disorder
Nov 12, 2019 1:00 PM Nov 12, 2019 3:00 PM
Many individuals with ASD struggle with some level of anxiety. This workshop will help participants gain a better understanding of anxiety, how it presents in individuals with ASD, common triggers as well as prevention and intervention techniques.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
Nov 13, 2019 10:30 AM Nov 13, 2019 11:30 PM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Skating
Skating
Nov 14, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 14, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Nov 15, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 15, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Preemie POWWR Chat and Play Group - Kitchener
Preemie POWWR Chat and Play Group - Kitchener
Nov 16, 2019 9:30 AM Nov 16, 2019 11:30 AM
Join other moms and dads of children born prematurely, talk openly about your questions and concerns among a group who understands. Bring your children along for interaction with other preemies at different stages.
Free more info
Teen Hangout-Game Night
Teen Hangout-Game Night
Nov 16, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 16, 2019 9:00 PM
Teens ages 13 to the end of high school, come out for games night and hang out.
$10.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Cedar Creek
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Cedar Creek
Nov 18, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 18, 2019 11:00 AM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Nov 18, 2019 12:00 PM Nov 18, 2019 2:00 PM
Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone who's been there? Cristina was diagnosed with exceptionalities as an adult, and she is passionate about sharing her lived experience. You can come meet with Cristina to discuss your own questions and concerns, and hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
Enhancing Belonging workshop
Enhancing Belonging workshop
Nov 19, 2019 6:30 PM Nov 19, 2019 9:00 PM
Free more info
Caregiver/Parent Night Out Paint and Cocktails
Caregiver/Parent Night Out Paint and Cocktails
Nov 20, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 9:00 PM
Paint and Cocktails is a fun night of socializing and having a relaxing, creative time. No experience is necessary!
$15.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Skating
Skating
Nov 21, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 21, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
Nov 21, 2019 6:00 PM Nov 21, 2019 8:00 PM
The Waterloo Region FASD Action Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new Parent/Caregiver FASD Support Group that is being offered by Lutherwood.
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Nov 22, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sensitive Santa
Nov 24, 2019 8:30 AM Nov 24, 2019 10:30 AM
This special time to visit with Santa is reserved for children with social, emotional or behavioral needs. This sensory friendly environment provides lower lighting and quieter surroundings.
Free more info
Karaoke
Karaoke
Nov 24, 2019 2:00 PM Nov 24, 2019 4:00 PM
JOIN US for a FREE AND INCLUSIVE KARAOKE PROGRAM!
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Nov 25, 2019 12:00 PM Nov 25, 2019 2:00 PM
Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone who's been there? Cristina was diagnosed with exceptionalities as an adult, and she is passionate about sharing her lived experience. You can come meet with Cristina to discuss your own questions and concerns, and hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
Coffee Club
Coffee Club
Nov 25, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 25, 2019 9:00 PM
Coffee Club is a drop-in group for individuals 16 and older who are looking to build community through planned social activities.
Free more info
Speech & Language Pathology Clinics
Speech & Language Pathology Clinics
Nov 26, 2019 12:00 AM Nov 26, 2019 11:00 PM
The Speech-Language Clinic is an individualized one hour appointment for a caregiver and client to meet with a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Free more info
Facilitation Leadership Workshop-Building a New Story
Facilitation Leadership Workshop-Building a New Story
Nov 26, 2019 9:30 AM Nov 26, 2019 4:30 PM
Would you like to help people build meaningful lives in community?
Are your creative and passionate about inclusion?
$400.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Healing Together: Working Through Our Grief & Loss training
Nov 26, 2019 5:30 PM Nov 26, 2019 8:30 PM
Increase awareness of the impacts of grief and loss on the clients and ourselves.
Free more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Nov 27, 2019 7:00 PM Nov 27, 2019 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
FREE Monthly Developmental Screening Clinic
FREE Monthly Developmental Screening Clinic
Nov 28, 2019 9:00 AM Nov 28, 2019 11:00 AM
This monthly clinic is a free of charge service for parents to address questions and/or concerns regarding their child’s development.
Free more info
Skating
Skating
Nov 28, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 28, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Healing Together: Working Through Our Grief & Loss training
Nov 28, 2019 12:30 PM Nov 28, 2019 3:30 PM
Increase awareness of the impacts of grief and loss on the clients and ourselves.
Free more info
Weekend Warriors
Weekend Warriors
Nov 29, 2019 12:00 AM Dec 01, 2019 12:00 AM
Experience a unique atmosphere to learn and challenge yourself in an outdoor environment. Build and cook on a fire, try out ropes courses, hike along beautiful natural trails and enjoy time with friends
$300.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Nov 29, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 29, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Cambridge
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Cambridge
Nov 29, 2019 10:00 AM Nov 29, 2019 11:00 AM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Sensory Friendly Screening - Frozen 2
Sensory Friendly Screening - Frozen 2
Nov 30, 2019 10:30 AM Nov 30, 2019 12:30 PM
Sensory friendly screening of Frozen 2.
$10.99 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Sensitive Santa
Dec 01, 2019 8:30 AM Dec 01, 2019 10:30 AM
This special time to visit with Santa is reserved for children with social, emotional or behavioral needs. This sensory friendly environment provides lower lighting and quieter surroundings.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Dec 02, 2019 12:00 PM Dec 02, 2019 2:00 PM
Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone who's been there? Cristina was diagnosed with exceptionalities as an adult, and she is passionate about sharing her lived experience. You can come meet with Cristina to discuss your own questions and concerns, and hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
A New Chapter
A New Chapter
Dec 03, 2019 6:45 PM Dec 03, 2019 8:30 PM
This group is for parents/caregivers interested in preparing for the future of their youth/adult family member with a lifelong disability.
Free more info
WRDSS Evening Speakers Series
WRDSS Evening Speakers Series
Dec 04, 2019 7:00 PM Dec 04, 2019 9:00 PM
This workshop will address body and behavioural changes that occur during puberty. Resources and strategies will be provided to help parents guide their child through this next step in their development and give them the knowledge and skills to keep them safe.
$15.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
$5.00 (Price 2) plus applicable taxes
more info
Skating
Skating
Dec 05, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 05, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Monthly ADHD & Asperger's Support Group
Monthly ADHD & Asperger's Support Group
Dec 05, 2019 6:00 PM Dec 05, 2019 7:00 PM
Come by on the first Thursday of every month to connect with others with ADHD and/or ASD/Asperger's Syndrome. This group is typically led by a practitioner with ADHD and/or ASD themselves.
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Dec 06, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 06, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sensitive Santa
Dec 08, 2019 8:30 AM Dec 08, 2019 10:30 AM
This special time to visit with Santa is reserved for children with social, emotional or behavioral needs. This sensory friendly environment provides lower lighting and quieter surroundings.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Roger Street
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Roger Street
Dec 09, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 09, 2019 11:00 AM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Dec 09, 2019 12:00 PM Dec 09, 2019 2:00 PM
Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone who's been there? Cristina was diagnosed with exceptionalities as an adult, and she is passionate about sharing her lived experience. You can come meet with Cristina to discuss your own questions and concerns, and hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
Dec 11, 2019 10:30 AM Dec 11, 2019 11:30 PM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Parenting Individuals with Autism
Parenting Individuals with Autism
Dec 12, 2019 9:30 AM Dec 12, 2019 1:30 PM
This program aims to provide parents and caregivers with an increased knowledge of child development, including an historical perspective, the stages of child development and how developmental changes can affect the process of development.
Free more info
Skating
Skating
Dec 12, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 12, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Dec 13, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 13, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sensitive Santa
Dec 15, 2019 8:30 AM Dec 15, 2019 10:30 AM
This special time to visit with Santa is reserved for children with social, emotional or behavioral needs. This sensory friendly environment provides lower lighting and quieter surroundings.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Dec 16, 2019 12:00 PM Dec 16, 2019 2:00 PM
Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone who's been there? Cristina was diagnosed with exceptionalities as an adult, and she is passionate about sharing her lived experience. You can come meet with Cristina to discuss your own questions and concerns, and hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place @ The Family Centre
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place @ The Family Centre
Dec 18, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 18, 2019 11:00 AM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Parenting Individuals with Autism
Parenting Individuals with Autism
Dec 19, 2019 9:30 AM Dec 19, 2019 1:30 PM
This program aims to provide parents and caregivers with an increased knowledge of child development, including an historical perspective, the stages of child development and how developmental changes can affect the process of development.
Free more info
Skating
Skating
Dec 19, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 19, 2019 11:00 AM
The Cambridge Sports Park is offering weekly skating for persons with physical and developmental disabilities.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
Dec 19, 2019 6:00 PM Dec 19, 2019 8:00 PM
The Waterloo Region FASD Action Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new Parent/Caregiver FASD Support Group that is being offered by Lutherwood.
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Dec 20, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 20, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Cambridge
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Cambridge
Dec 20, 2019 10:00 AM Dec 20, 2019 11:00 AM
Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
A New Chapter
A New Chapter
Jan 07, 2020 6:45 PM Jan 07, 2020 8:30 PM
This group is for parents/caregivers interested in preparing for the future of their youth/adult family member with a lifelong disability.
Free more info
FASD Caregiver Training
FASD Caregiver Training
Jan 16, 2020 9:00 AM Jan 17, 2020 3:00 PM
Free more info
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
Jan 23, 2020 6:00 PM Jan 23, 2020 8:00 PM
The Waterloo Region FASD Action Group is pleased to announce the launch of a new Parent/Caregiver FASD Support Group that is being offered by Lutherwood.
Free more info
Weekend Warriors
Weekend Warriors
Jan 24, 2020 12:00 AM Jan 26, 2020 12:00 AM
Experience a unique atmosphere to learn and challenge yourself in an outdoor environment. Build and cook on a fire, try out ropes courses, hike along beautiful natural trails and enjoy time with friends
$300.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info