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Community Things To Do – May 2015 thumbnail
Community Things To Do – May 2015 thumbnail

Community Things To Do – May 2015

“The world’s favorite season is the spring.  All things seem possible in May.” –  Edwin Way Teale Jane’s Walks May 1-3rd – these walks are simply conversations while walking and exploring Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge. They are a chance to check out a local gem, and meet others who are interested in that area/theme, too. Check […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Community

The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015 thumbnail
The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015 thumbnail

The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015

Conversation Pieces: Using Artwork and Art-Making to Enhance Communication for People with Intellectual Disabilities This month’s article is a great guide on how to use art making, art activities, and visual representations to enhance communication for individuals who lack strong verbal communication skills, as well as for people who need some help and encouragement to express themselves. […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

Rescheduled: Peter Marks Conscious Care and Support 8 Week Workshop thumbnail
Rescheduled: Peter Marks Conscious Care and Support 8 Week Workshop thumbnail

Rescheduled: Peter Marks Conscious Care and Support 8 Week Workshop

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the April 27th 8 week course in Conscious Care and Support (CCS) facilitated by Peter Marks due to low enrollment. A new class will be offered starting January 11th 2016 with the hope that the extended lead time will allow for a full roster. New Course Dates: January 11, 2106 […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases, Youth

Jean Vanier wins $1.7M Templeton Prize thumbnail
Jean Vanier wins $1.7M Templeton Prize thumbnail

Jean Vanier wins $1.7M Templeton Prize

As you may have heard, Jean Vanier has been awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize! This is great news for L’Arche and people who have a developmental disability around the world. The Templeton Prize is one of the world’s largest annual awards given to an individual. It honors a living person who has made exceptional contributions […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases

Rock for Autism April 10 with Ryan McTavish and Friends, Featuring Fred Penner! thumbnail
Rock for Autism April 10 with Ryan McTavish and Friends, Featuring Fred Penner! thumbnail

Rock for Autism April 10 with Ryan McTavish and Friends, Featuring Fred Penner!

April is Autism Awareness Month! We will be celebrating diversity and promoting awareness to support individuals with autism in our community *Proceeds from this event will go to support I Choose Dignity Tickets: $20, $15 for Students Date: April 10th, 2015 Time: Show starts at7:15pm *Doors open at 6pm Rock for Autism with Ryan McTavish […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People, Youth

New Partnership with The Working Centre – Creating Job Support and Opportunities thumbnail
New Partnership with The Working Centre – Creating Job Support and Opportunities thumbnail

New Partnership with The Working Centre – Creating Job Support and Opportunities

Extend-A-Family of Waterloo Region is receiving funding from Ontario to promote inclusive employment and improve services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. EAFWR will be partnering with The Working Centre on this new initiative. Through the Developmental Services Employment and Modernization Fund, the province is investing in the following project:  Community Based Employment Supports: Extend-A-Family […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Community, Direct Support People, News, Press & Releases