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Things to Do – January 2015

Happy 2015! To celebrate the New Year, why not try a new activity or attend one of the fun events happening around the Region? Below are just some of the great things going on in January. Be sure to check the blog every month for new event highlights!   The KW Art Gallery is offering a family day January […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Community, Direct Support People

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I Choose Dign!ty Press

Citizenship Edition: Spring 2014 We at EAFWR are proud and excited to share the very first edition of the I Choose Dignity Press. This magazine will be issued twice a year and will focus on telling the stories of families and individuals we support, celebrating our community and igniting conversation. This issue is all about […]

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

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What Makes You Happy!?

Come paint with us and have fun for the whole family! Join us in supporting community involvement and show us “What Makes You Happy?”  All paintings will be used in collages and assembled by local artists and displayed in the community.  Public Relations students from Conestoga College have organized the “What Makes You Happy?” Fundraising […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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At Your Local Library

While spring has come on the calendar, it sometimes seems like the “spring” message has not made it all the way to the weather outside! However, there are plenty of great things “springing up” (sorry – couldn’t help it!) at your local library. From movies, to terrarium building programs, to computer classes, to craft and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog, Direct Support People

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Soup and Song

Over the last couple years the FamilyHome team has worked to build a community of people connected to the FamilyHome Program.  We have begun hosting events throughout the year to bring people together, develop relationships and provide a sense of commonality around what it is like to share your lives and homes with one another.  […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Making it Sustainable

Friends Forever! The following article, Making it Sustainable by allienordman, was featured on the Cincibility blog (www.cincibility.wordpress.com).  Cincibility is a community of writers who care about inclusion in Cinicinnati, USA.  Check it out for its thoughtful, relevant and often provocative articles.  The piece that follows really brings to light something that is so important about friends […]

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

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Citizenship: We Belong

When reflecting on citizenship, as a parent of children with disabilities, I feel bewildered. I’m struck immediately with a dissonance of meanings. Shall I write about what citizenship is supposed to be, or shall I write about how it is yet another term that serves to exclude my daughter, whose body can’t quite fit the […]

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

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What This Love is For

Fernando is a drummer. He is also a dad who has a teenage son with autism. Having a child with autism can be a very lonely and isolating experience. There is a lack of understanding from others and parents often feel as though they are being judged by everyone around them. Even though the struggles […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog