Posts written by "Avishka Juta"

NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail
NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications thumbnail

NOW AVAILABLE: 2020 Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre – Waterloo Region (DSRC) and Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR). Families may be eligible to receive up to $500 in funding (e.g. for summer camp fees, 1:1 support, respite or a skill development program). The funding is for programs occurring between April 1, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail
WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home thumbnail

WEBINAR: How to Create A Home for your family member without relying on or waiting for a Group Home

Eric Goll is a sibling who guides families that have a loved one who has an intellectual disability to create ordinary everyday lives, and future peace of mind. Eric will be hosting a free webinar, “How to Create A Home for your family member with an intellectual disability, without relying on or waiting for a […]

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

Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities thumbnail
Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities thumbnail

Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities

In response to Ontario’s housing crisis, the provincial government launched the Developmental Services Housing Task Force in 2015 issuing a province-wide call for “innovative new housing proposals designed specifically for adults with a developmental disability.” As of 2018, the Housing Task Force funding generated 18 projects designed to create innovative, inclusive, sustainable and affordable housing solutions for adults who have […]

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

FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint thumbnail
FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint thumbnail

FREE Windshield Chip Repair – All-Brite Glass & Tint

All-Brite Chip In for Charity Event Have a chip in your windshield? Get it repaired for free! Join us on Wednesday May 29th at All-Brite Glass & Tint (31 Manitou Dr., Kitchener) and have your windshield chip repaired for FREE ($89 value), with a donation to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Donations can be made by cash, credit […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Community

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for the second annual $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

Do you know someone in Waterloo Region with lived experience of disability? Someone who has made or makes a worthy contribution to others in some way? Someone who is a changemaker in their community, even though they may not know it? We are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the second annual […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, News, Press & Releases, Youth

6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail
6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza thumbnail

6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament 2019 at Neighbour’s Day Extravaganza

Get together with your friends and neighbours and face off at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s 6th Annual Ball Hockey Tournament, part of Neighbours Day Extravaganza! EVENT DETAILS: Date: Saturday June 8th, 2019 Time: 9 a.m., first ball drop at 9:30 a.m. Location: Stanley Park Community Centre – Parking Lot (505 Franklin St. N., Kitchener) Get ready […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Youth

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail
NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities thumbnail

NEWS RELEASE: Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region invests OTF Grant into accessible employment opportunities

April 27, 2019 NEWS RELEASE Kitchener, ON – Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region (EAFWR) welcomed members of the public to celebrate their Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant. Local MPP Laura Mae Lindo and OTF Grant Review Team member Gebre Berihun were on hand to congratulate staff and members and hear more about how the $55,200 Seed grant […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Community, News, Press & Releases

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail
A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019 thumbnail

A BIG thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2019

It’s National Volunteer Week and throughout the week, we’ve been sharing how volunteers at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region embody #TheVolunteerFactor. The smallest acts make a world of difference in the lives of others and we are grateful for those who have volunteered their time here at EAFWR. Whether it’s been helping out at a fundraising or […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Adult, Articles and Resources, Blog, Children, Community, Story

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail
WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019 thumbnail

WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019

Believe in a community where everyone belongs? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2019, a Better Together Event in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. On Saturday June 1, 2019, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region will host this fan favourite fundraiser. Raise funds, walk, run or wheel in support of inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families. […]

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

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail
New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website thumbnail

New look and feel for Autism Spectrum Connection website

We’re pleased to share that the Autism Spectrum Connection website has a new look and feel! Autism Spectrum Connection is an online space for parents and families who have a child with autism. Visit www.autismspectrumconnection.com to stay up to date with the latest events and resources in Waterloo Region. Be sure to follow along on Twitter […]

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