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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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Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Jan 04, 2019 10:00 AM Jan 04, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Jan 07, 2019 12:00 PM Jan 07, 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Jan 11, 2019 10:00 AM Jan 11, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Jan 14, 2019 12:00 PM Jan 14, 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
Make Your Voice Heard!
Make Your Voice Heard!
Jan 14, 2019 6:30 PM Jan 14, 2019 8:00 PM
Smart Waterloo Region (https://www.engagewr.ca/SWR) has a chance to win $50 million so can make Waterloo Region the best place for children & youth to grow up. We are working with Smart Waterloo Region & KidsAbility to host a pop-up to get YOUR ideas on how to do this.
Join us this Monday, January 14 at KidsAbility, 500 Hallmark Dr. Waterloo. The youth (14-24 years of age) session will run from 6:30-8pm. The parent session will run from 7-8pm.
If you have any questions please contact Krista at Krista.McCann@wrfn.info.
Free more info
Coffee Club
Coffee Club
Jan 14, 2019 7:00 PM Jan 14, 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 & Family Centre - Erbsville
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
Jan 16, 2019 10:30 AM Jan 16, 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Jan 18, 2019 10:00 AM Jan 18, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Jan 21, 2019 12:00 PM Jan 21, 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Jan 25, 2019 10:00 AM Jan 25, 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
Jan 25, 2019 10:00 AM Jan 25, 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
Jan 28, 2019 12:00 PM Jan 28, 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
Jan 28, 2019 7:00 PM Jan 28, 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 & Family Centre - Our Place
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place
Jan 30, 2019 10:00 AM Jan 30, 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
Dreaming of Summer - Cambridge
Jan 30, 2019 6:30 PM Jan 30, 2019 8:00 PM
Please join us for a parent education session to find out more information about summer camp options for your child.
Free more info
WRFN Workshop - Individual Education Plan (IEP) Seminar
WRFN Workshop - Individual Education Plan (IEP) Seminar
Jan 30, 2019 7:00 PM Jan 30, 2019 8:30 PM
Feel comfortable and confident with your child’s education plan for success.
Join us for an interactive IEP seminar with representatives from both WCDSB and WRDSB.
We encourage you to bring a copy of your child’s IEP to the workshop.
Free more info / register
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Feb 01, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 01, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Feb 04, 2019 12:00 PM Feb 04, 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
Dreaming of Summer - Kitchener
Feb 04, 2019 6:30 PM Feb 04, 2019 8:00 PM
Please join us for a parent education session to find out more information about summer camp options for your child.
Free more info
Coffee Club
Coffee Club
Feb 04, 2019 7:00 PM Feb 04, 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Feb 08, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 08, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Roger Street
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Roger Street
Feb 11, 2019 10:30 AM Feb 11, 2019 11:30 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
Feb 11, 2019 12:00 PM Feb 11, 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
2019 Summer Camp & Recreation Fair
2019 Summer Camp & Recreation Fair
Feb 11, 2019 6:00 PM Feb 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Showcasing Programs and Services for Children, Youth and Adults with Special Needs.
Free more info
WRFN Workshop - Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Waterloo Region
WRFN Workshop - Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Waterloo Region
Feb 11, 2019 7:00 PM Feb 11, 2019 8:30 PM
Supporting students with learning disabilities in Waterloo Region. Presented by Antonietta Leonardo, WCDSB Special Education Liaison and Barbara Williams, WRDSB Special Education Liaison Consultant.
Free more info / register
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
Feb 13, 2019 10:30 AM Feb 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Feb 15, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 15, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place
Feb 20, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 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
FASD Caregiver Training - Nourishing the Caregiver - The Importance of Self-Care
FASD Caregiver Training - Nourishing the Caregiver - The Importance of Self-Care
Feb 20, 2019 6:00 PM Feb 20, 2019 8:30 PM
Raising children with FASD can be challenging and overwhelming.
As a caregiver, it’s not uncommon to constantly put the needs of your child before your own. This training for caregivers focuses on the importance of self-care and supports.
Presenter: Dan Dubovsky
Free more info / register
FASD Training - Supporting Caregivers - Success For All
FASD Training - Supporting Caregivers - Success For All
Feb 21, 2019 8:30 AM Feb 21, 2019 4:00 PM
Caregivers of individuals with FASD have multiple areas of need and concern, and experience high levels of stress. This training will help service providers and peer facilitators better understand how to support caregivers resulting in more success for all.
Presenter: Dan Dubovsky
$50.00 (Price 1) plus applicable taxes
more info / register
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Feb 22, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 22, 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
Feb 22, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 22, 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
Communication My Way
Communication My Way
Feb 23, 2019 10:00 AM Feb 23, 2019 11:00 AM
Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC) Group.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Feb 25, 2019 12:00 PM Feb 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
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Feb 27, 2019 7:00 PM Feb 27, 2019 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Mar 01, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 01, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Mar 04, 2019 12:00 PM Mar 04, 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Mar 08, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 08, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Roger Street
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Roger Street
Mar 11, 2019 10:30 AM Mar 11, 2019 11:30 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
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Erbsville
Mar 13, 2019 10:30 AM Mar 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Mar 15, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 15, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Mar 18, 2019 12:00 PM Mar 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
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Mar 22, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 22, 2019 11:30 AM
Come play, connect, support and be supported.
Free more info
Ask A Self-Advocate
Ask A Self-Advocate
Mar 25, 2019 12:00 PM Mar 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
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place
WRFN at EarlyON Child & Family Centre - Our Place
Mar 27, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 27, 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
WRFN School Issues Support Group
WRFN School Issues Support Group
Mar 27, 2019 7:00 PM Mar 27, 2019 8:30 PM
Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs?
Free more info
Kaleidoscope Kids
Kaleidoscope Kids
Mar 29, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 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
Mar 29, 2019 10:00 AM Mar 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