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Sunday Social Club-Board Games
Sunday Social Club-Board Games
Mar 01, 2020 2:00 PM Mar 01, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
Sensory Friendly Play Time
Sensory Friendly Play Time
Mar 03, 2020 5:00 PM Mar 03, 2020 7:00 PM
Join us for our Sensory Friendly evenings offered the first Tuesday of every month from 5-7pm!
$9.95 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Best Start- Conference 2020
Best Start- Conference 2020 "Building Healthy Brains"
Mar 04, 2020 8:00 AM Mar 06, 2020 10:00 AM
Join this two day conference of keynotes, panels, co-learning and community engagement with the experts leading cutting-edge Brain Story and FAD research!
$150.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Sunbeam-Interactive Storytelling
Sunbeam-Interactive Storytelling
Mar 05, 2020 10:30 AM Mar 05, 2020 11:00 AM
Join Kait Taylor for interactive oral storytelling fun!
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Mar 06, 2020 12:30 PM Mar 06, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Understanding ADHD in Adults & Adolescents
Understanding ADHD in Adults & Adolescents
Mar 07, 2020 8:30 AM Mar 07, 2020 4:00 PM
$30.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
YEP-Special Event-Titan's Basketball
YEP-Special Event-Titan's Basketball
Mar 08, 2020 1:00 PM Mar 08, 2020 5:00 PM
Did you know that Kitchener has an amazing professional basketball team? The Kitchener Titans are now entering their 4th season and are hoping to take home the championship. Join us as we head to a game to cheer on our Home Town team. Let's go Titans, let's go!
$25.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Sunday Social Club-Bingo
Sunday Social Club-Bingo
Mar 08, 2020 2:00 PM Mar 08, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
Working with Violent, Suicidal and Self-destructive Adolescents Workshop
Working with Violent, Suicidal and Self-destructive Adolescents Workshop
Mar 09, 2020 9:00 AM Mar 10, 2020 4:00 PM
In this “hands-on,” practice-oriented workshop, participants will learn how to tailor fit and individualize their therapy approach to honor the client’s and family members’ unique preferences, theories of change, and optimize for their goal attainment.
Free more info
YEP-Special Event-Kinky Boots
YEP-Special Event-Kinky Boots
Mar 12, 2020 6:30 PM Mar 12, 2020 10:30 PM
"Step into a dream where glamour is extreme" with the international smash-hit musical Kinky Boots! Winner of six Tony Awards®, London's Olivier Award, and a Grammy®, this huge-hearted, high-heeled hit features a sensational score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper.
$80.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Titans Basketball-Inclusivity Game
Titans Basketball-Inclusivity Game
Mar 12, 2020 7:00 PM Mar 12, 2020 10:00 PM
he KW Titans celebrate ALL Titans fans, with a special inclusion game, eliminating the stigma around mental and physical disabilities using the power of SPORT!
$17.50 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
$10.00 (Price 2) plus applicable taxes
more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Mar 13, 2020 12:30 PM Mar 13, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunday Social Club-Art
Sunday Social Club-Art
Mar 15, 2020 2:00 PM Mar 15, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
YEP-Special Event- St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Craft
YEP-Special Event- St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Craft
Mar 16, 2020 4:30 PM Mar 16, 2020 7:30 PM
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with homemade Irish stew, fresh biscuits and a delicious
Shamrock Shake for dessert. While the stew is brewing, we will create a "Luck of the Irish" sign to take home. Make a great gift or something special for you to keep for yourself.
$40.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
DSRC-Monthly Father’s Support Group
DSRC-Monthly Father’s Support Group
Mar 17, 2020 6:30 PM Mar 17, 2020 8:30 PM
The Fathers’ Support group is open to Fathers in Waterloo Region who have a child (of any age) with an intellectual disability and/or autism.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Interactive Storytelling
Sunbeam-Interactive Storytelling
Mar 19, 2020 10:30 AM Mar 19, 2020 11:00 AM
Join Kait Taylor for interactive oral storytelling fun!
Free more info
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group
Mar 19, 2020 6:00 PM Mar 19, 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
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Mar 20, 2020 12:30 PM Mar 20, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunday Social Club-Karaoke
Sunday Social Club-Karaoke
Mar 22, 2020 2:00 PM Mar 22, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
Webinar: How to Conduct Effective Virtual Meetings
Webinar: How to Conduct Effective Virtual Meetings
Mar 25, 2020 1:00 PM Mar 25, 2020 2:00 PM
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
Mar 30, 2020 12:00 PM Mar 30, 2020 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. Cristina is available to connect with you virtually during the COVID-19 crisis to discuss your own questions and concerns; giving you the opportunity to hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
Apr 06, 2020 12:00 PM Apr 06, 2020 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. Cristina is available to connect with you virtually during the COVID-19 crisis to discuss your own questions and concerns; giving you the opportunity to hopefully gain new insights and ideas. This program in open to individuals with disabilities, their families, or professional supports.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Apr 17, 2020 12:30 PM Apr 17, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunday Social Club-Karaoke
Sunday Social Club-Karaoke
Apr 19, 2020 2:00 PM Apr 19, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
Apr 20, 2020 12:00 PM Apr 20, 2020 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
DSRC-Tips for Parents of Individuals with Autism
DSRC-Tips for Parents of Individuals with Autism
Apr 20, 2020 6:30 PM Apr 20, 2020 8:00 PM
This workshop is designed to provide parenting strategies for parents/ guardians of children with autism.
Free more info
DSRC-Monthly Father’s Support Group
DSRC-Monthly Father’s Support Group
Apr 21, 2020 6:30 PM Apr 21, 2020 8:30 PM
The Fathers’ Support group is open to Fathers in Waterloo Region who have a child (of any age) with an intellectual disability and/or autism.
Free more info
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
Apr 24, 2020 10:00 AM Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM
For Mothers of children (any age) with autism and/or an intellectual disability.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Apr 24, 2020 12:30 PM Apr 24, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunbeam-Monthly Evening Dance
Sunbeam-Monthly Evening Dance
Apr 24, 2020 6:00 PM Apr 24, 2020 8:00 PM
Come out with your best moves.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Sunday Social Club-Board Games
Sunday Social Club-Board Games
Apr 26, 2020 2:00 PM Apr 26, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
Apr 27, 2020 12:00 PM Apr 27, 2020 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
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
Apr 28, 2020 7:00 PM Apr 28, 2020 9:00 PM
For Mothers of children (any age) with autism and/or an intellectual disability.
Free more info
DSRC-Communication Skill Development & Autism
DSRC-Communication Skill Development & Autism
Apr 29, 2020 6:00 PM Apr 29, 2020 8:30 PM
This workshop will provide an overview of practical strategies to support communication development for individuals with ASD.
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
May 01, 2020 10:00 AM May 01, 2020 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
May 01, 2020 12:30 PM May 01, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunday Social Club-Bingo
Sunday Social Club-Bingo
May 03, 2020 2:00 PM May 03, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
May 04, 2020 12:00 PM May 04, 2020 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
Sensory Friendly Play Time
Sensory Friendly Play Time
May 05, 2020 5:00 PM May 05, 2020 7:00 PM
Join us for our Sensory Friendly evenings offered the first Tuesday of every month from 5-7pm!
$9.95 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
WRFN-A New Chapter
WRFN-A New Chapter
May 05, 2020 6:45 PM May 05, 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
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Waterloo-Roger St.
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Waterloo-Roger St.
May 06, 2020 10:00 AM May 06, 2020 11:00 AM
Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
May 08, 2020 10:00 AM May 08, 2020 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
May 08, 2020 12:30 PM May 08, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunday Social Club-Art
Sunday Social Club-Art
May 10, 2020 2:00 PM May 10, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Ayr
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Ayr
May 11, 2020 10:00 AM May 11, 2020 11:00 AM
Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
May 11, 2020 12:00 PM May 11, 2020 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
DSRC-Helping Individuals with Autism Navigate the Social World
DSRC-Helping Individuals with Autism Navigate the Social World
May 12, 2020 9:30 AM May 12, 2020 1:30 PM
This workshop provides strategies, resources and educational materials to help parents and caregivers understand the difficulties in teaching someone with autism social skills.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre -Kitchener-Family Centre
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre -Kitchener-Family Centre
May 13, 2020 10:00 AM May 13, 2020 11:00 AM
Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
May 15, 2020 10:00 AM May 15, 2020 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
May 15, 2020 10:00 AM May 15, 2020 11:00 AM
Are you concerned about your child’s development? Are you looking for information about having your child assessed? Do you find navigating services confusing? Are you interested in learning about programs and services offered in Waterloo Region?
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
May 15, 2020 12:30 PM May 15, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
DSRC-Monthly Father’s Support Group
DSRC-Monthly Father’s Support Group
May 19, 2020 6:30 PM May 19, 2020 8:30 PM
The Fathers’ Support group is open to Fathers in Waterloo Region who have a child (of any age) with an intellectual disability and/or autism.
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
May 22, 2020 10:00 AM May 22, 2020 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
May 22, 2020 12:30 PM May 22, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunbeam-Monthly Evening Dance
Sunbeam-Monthly Evening Dance
May 22, 2020 6:00 PM May 22, 2020 8:00 PM
Come out with your best moves.
$5.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info
Sunday Social Club-Board Games
Sunday Social Club-Board Games
May 24, 2020 2:00 PM May 24, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
WRFN-Ask A Self-Advocate
May 25, 2020 12:00 PM May 25, 2020 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
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
May 26, 2020 7:00 PM May 26, 2020 9:00 PM
For Mothers of children (any age) with autism and/or an intellectual disability.
Free more info
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
May 27, 2020 7:00 PM May 27, 2020 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
DSRC-Monthly Mothers’ Group
May 29, 2020 10:00 AM May 29, 2020 12:00 PM
For Mothers of children (any age) with autism and/or an intellectual disability.
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
May 29, 2020 10:00 AM May 29, 2020 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
Sunbeam-Freebie Friday @ the Movies
May 29, 2020 12:30 PM May 29, 2020 2:30 PM
Come join us in the gym for free movies!
Free more info
Sunday Social Club-Bingo
Sunday Social Club-Bingo
May 31, 2020 2:00 PM May 31, 2020 4:00 PM
Sunday Social Club is for everyone and everyone is welcome to join in! All ages, and abilities: bring a friend, your family, your entire group, or come alone and meet new friends!!
Free more info