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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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CAMH-Mental Health for Adults with Developmental Disabilities during Covid
CAMH-Mental Health for Adults with Developmental Disabilities during Covid
Nov 03, 2020 1:00 PM Dec 08, 2020 2:30 PM
This course is for family caregivers of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free more info
CAMH-ECHO for Service Providers
CAMH-ECHO for Service Providers
Nov 06, 2020 10:00 AM Dec 11, 2020 11:30 AM
This course is for family caregivers of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). The curriculum will specifically address the mental health challenges that this population can face during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Free more info
Holland Bloorview- Autism Summit
Holland Bloorview- Autism Summit
Dec 01, 2020 8:00 AM Dec 05, 2020 12:00 AM
Holland Bloorview is excited to offer Autism Insights: Research Innovations, Strategies and the Lived Experience, a FREE five-day online Summit designed for parents, caregivers, health care professionals and other service providers interested in autism.
Free more info
YMCA-Mindfulness Miniseries
YMCA-Mindfulness Miniseries
Dec 01, 2020 12:00 PM Dec 01, 2020 12:45 PM
Move for Health free workshops hosted by YMCA.
Free more info
KW Counselling Services-Parenting Now Workshops-Cooperation or Obedience
KW Counselling Services-Parenting Now Workshops-Cooperation or Obedience
Dec 01, 2020 6:30 PM Dec 01, 2020 7:30 PM
FREE single evening workshops. All session are online via ZOOM. Positive parenting is an approach to parenting that emphasizes the role of connection and healthy attachment in the
parent-child relationship. It helps parents understand how this relationship is the key to building the skills that children and youth need to be healthy and happy. This series of one-hour positive parenting “snap shots” will get you thinking about your choices as a parent and help you develop strategies to become the parent that you want to be. Each session stands alone. You can attend just one or all of them.
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Family Alliance Ontario-Siblings of Those Who Were Institutionalized
Family Alliance Ontario-Siblings of Those Who Were Institutionalized
Dec 01, 2020 7:00 PM Dec 01, 2020 9:00 PM
Join Victoria Freeman and Vici Clarke (online via Zoom) for an opportunity to meet other siblings, listen to their stories and perhaps share your own.
Free more info
WRFN-A New Chapter
WRFN-A New Chapter
Dec 01, 2020 7:30 PM Dec 01, 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
ADDitude Live Webinar- Topic - How Music Sparks, Soothes, and Optimizes the ADHD Brain in Children
ADDitude Live Webinar- Topic - How Music Sparks, Soothes, and Optimizes the ADHD Brain in Children
Dec 02, 2020 1:00 PM Dec 02, 2020 2:00 PM
Music lights up the ADHD brain. Research shows that rhythm, melody, and tempo activate attention and focus. Moving to music helps organize the brain. Playing music can enhance sustained attention, impulse control, decision-making and planning, not to mention boosting self-esteem. Active music making engages the whole brain.
Free more info
Microboards Ontario- Microboards 101: An Introduction to Microboards
Microboards Ontario- Microboards 101: An Introduction to Microboards
Dec 02, 2020 6:30 PM Dec 02, 2020 8:30 PM
This webinar offers an in-depth introduction to what a Microboard is and how it can benefit your family.
$65.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
WRFN-Coffee Club Zoom Edition CLONE
WRFN-Coffee Club Zoom Edition CLONE
Dec 03, 2020 3:00 PM Dec 03, 2020 4:00 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
Bridges to Belonging-Future Planning
Bridges to Belonging-Future Planning
Dec 03, 2020 6:30 PM Dec 03, 2020 8:30 PM
Free Webinar series...Learn from legal and financial specialists about important considerations in creating a safe and secure future for yourself or your loved one with a disability.
Free more info
ACEs Coalition of Guelph & Wellington-Learning Opportunity with Dr. Jean Clinton
ACEs Coalition of Guelph & Wellington-Learning Opportunity with Dr. Jean Clinton
Dec 04, 2020 12:00 PM Dec 04, 2020 2:00 PM
Webinar with Dr. Jean Clinton on building resilience through relationships.
Free more info
Family Alliance Ontario-Consultation Virtual Townhall
Family Alliance Ontario-Consultation Virtual Townhall
Dec 05, 2020 9:00 AM Dec 05, 2020 12:00 PM
The Ministry has done their consultation. Now let's tell them how to truly reform Developmental Service.
Free more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Dec 08, 2020 10:00 AM Dec 08, 2020 11:30 AM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
YMCA-Mindfulness Miniseries
YMCA-Mindfulness Miniseries
Dec 08, 2020 12:00 PM Dec 08, 2020 12:45 PM
Move for Health free workshops hosted by YMCA.
Free more info
DSO-Safety For Independent Living
DSO-Safety For Independent Living
Dec 08, 2020 1:00 PM Dec 11, 2020 2:00 PM
Join us for a virtual presentation on the safety for Independent Living.
$55.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
YMCA-Core Strengthening
YMCA-Core Strengthening
Dec 08, 2020 6:30 PM Dec 08, 2020 7:30 PM
Move for Health free workshops hosted by YMCA.
Free more info
Special Needs and Disability Estate Planning
Dec 09, 2020 7:00 PM Dec 09, 2020 8:00 PM
Learn about annual updates and changes to Disability Estate Planning.
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Woolwich Counselling Centre- Anything But Merry
Woolwich Counselling Centre- Anything But Merry
Dec 09, 2020 7:00 PM Dec 09, 2020 8:00 PM
When you're grieving, the holiday season can seem Anything But Merry. It can be a time of overwhelming emotions and new challenges.
Free more info
KW Hab-Leg Up! Holiday Evergreen Centerpiece Pop Up
KW Hab-Leg Up! Holiday Evergreen Centerpiece Pop Up
Dec 10, 2020 6:00 PM Dec 10, 2020 7:30 PM
LEG Up! Provides online skill enhancement and learning experiences. Learning for you in the comfort of your home. You will need a computer, tablet or phone with a webcam, audio and internet connection.
$25.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
KPL-Giraffes Can't Dance Children's Concert
KPL-Giraffes Can't Dance Children's Concert
Dec 12, 2020 3:00 PM Dec 12, 2020 4:00 PM
We welcome all children and families to join us for a very special sensory friendly concert! The Four Corners Collective (featuring musicians from the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony) brings a story to life, teaches children and youth about conducting and brings beautiful music to all.
Free more info
YMCA-Low Back Pain: Anatomy, Interventions, Exercise
YMCA-Low Back Pain: Anatomy, Interventions, Exercise
Dec 14, 2020 6:30 PM Dec 14, 2020 8:00 PM
Move for Health free workshops hosted by YMCA.
Free more info
SDRC-Transitioning Your Youth Into Adulthood
SDRC-Transitioning Your Youth Into Adulthood
Dec 15, 2020 11:30 AM Dec 15, 2020 1:00 PM
Join DSRC to learn more about the role of various agencies as they support youth with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and/or mental health concerns as they transition into adulthood.
Free more info
YMCA-Keep Active in Cold Weather
YMCA-Keep Active in Cold Weather
Dec 15, 2020 12:00 PM Dec 15, 2020 1:00 PM
Move for Health free workshops hosted by YMCA.
Free more info
ADDitude Live Webinar- Effective Treatments for Emotional Dysregulation CLONE
ADDitude Live Webinar- Effective Treatments for Emotional Dysregulation CLONE
Dec 15, 2020 1:00 PM Dec 15, 2020 2:00 PM
Why ADHD Is Different for Women: Gender-Specific Symptoms & Treatments
Free more info
DSO-Safety For Independent Living
DSO-Safety For Independent Living
Dec 15, 2020 1:00 PM Dec 18, 2020 2:00 PM
Join us for a virtual presentation on the safety for Independent Living.
$55.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Dec 30, 2020 7:00 PM Dec 30, 2020 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Jan 12, 2021 10:00 AM Jan 12, 2021 11:30 AM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
OIFN- Shared Learning Series
OIFN- Shared Learning Series
Jan 13, 2021 9:00 AM Jan 13, 2021 3:30 PM
A shared learning series for people living with disabilities, family members and/or loved ones, and aspiring & experienced Independent Facilitators.
$65.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
$100.00 (Price 2) plus applicable taxes
$390.00 (Price 3) plus applicable taxes
more info
ABLE2-FASD Symposium
ABLE2-FASD Symposium
Jan 26, 2021 8:00 AM Jan 26, 2021 5:00 PM
The 2021 Symposium is a virtual event. Attendees will be able to participate online (virtually) from home or office from all parts of Canada and the United States.
The FASD Symposium is Eastern Canada’s largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the FASD community. This one-day interactive, educational event, with content available in English and French, attracts 300+ people each year. Our theme for 2020 is ‘Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children, Youth and Adults with FASD’.
$95.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
$125.00 (Price 2) plus applicable taxes
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WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Jan 27, 2021 7:00 PM Jan 27, 2021 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Introduction to ABA and Assessment
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Introduction to ABA and Assessment
Feb 02, 2021 10:00 AM Feb 02, 2021 11:00 AM
As part of the Ontario Autism Program's (OAP) Foundational Family Supports, Brightside ABA is offering virtual Parent Coaching workshops.
Free more info
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Antecedent Strategies
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Antecedent Strategies
Feb 09, 2021 10:00 AM Feb 09, 2021 11:00 AM
As part of the Ontario Autism Program's (OAP) Foundational Family Supports, Brightside ABA is offering virtual Parent Coaching workshops.
Free more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Feb 09, 2021 10:00 AM Feb 09, 2021 11:30 AM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Motivation & Reinforcement
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Motivation & Reinforcement
Feb 16, 2021 10:00 AM Feb 16, 2021 11:00 AM
As part of the Ontario Autism Program's (OAP) Foundational Family Supports, Brightside ABA is offering virtual Parent Coaching workshops.
Free more info
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Prompting Procedures
Brightside ABA Services-Virtual Parent Coaching Workshops-Prompting Procedures
Feb 23, 2021 10:00 AM Feb 23, 2021 11:00 AM
As part of the Ontario Autism Program's (OAP) Foundational Family Supports, Brightside ABA is offering virtual Parent Coaching workshops.
Free more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Feb 24, 2021 7:00 PM Feb 24, 2021 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info