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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

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Match Celebration

On Wednesday, September 25 we had our first annual Match Celebration. We honoured workers and the individuals they support that have been matched for 5 years or more. We had 154 workers that were invited to be honoured. Fifty-four workers attended and we had just fewer than 100 people in total. We had a wonderful […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Direct Support People

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Celebrating Wellness

It was fall of 2012 when I met Theresa for the first time. I was told that I was going to see a cheerful person who loves going outdoors. Yes, that was true. Theresa loved to go to different places. But I soon discovered that she would get bored quickly and would often get tired […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog, Direct Support People