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Autism Direct Funding (ADF) Applications – NOW AVAILABLE

Autism Direct Funding is granted through a joint initiative between Developmental Services Resource Centre (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).  Applications are considered based on equitable criteria and funding is not […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update thumbnail

13,000 Adults with Development Disabilities Receiving Support – Passport Update

Exciting news from the Ministry of Community of Social Services, this past Tuesday. We’re thrilled for families to receive their much anticipated funding, a year ahead of schedule, offering the opportunity to access the services and supports families have been waiting for. Questions about Passport and your funding? Connect with Liz at lflewwelling@eafwr.on.ca —– 13,000 Adults […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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If inclusion means everyone, why not ME?

From Community Living Ontario: If Inclusion Means Everyone, Why Not ME? If inclusion means everyone, why not ME? In partnership, ARCH Disability Law Centre, Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education, Community Living Ontario,University of Western Ontario, Brock University, Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement and Inclusive Education Canada are conducting a survey on the experiences of […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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Sibshop + Tubing

Join us at Sibshop + Tubing! A fun opportunity for brothers and sisters who have a sibling with a developmental disability, Sibshop is a chance to learn what your sibling needs. On Saturday February 25th, join us for a two-hour workshop at Lighthouse followed by two-hours of tubing at Chicopee Tube Park. Pizza lunch provided. […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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PaintNite – Join us March 30, 2017

PaintNite Fundraiser for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region *SOLD OUT – Thanks to your incredible support and interest, we are now sold out for PaintNite! * Looking for a cool night out? Want to get your creative juices flowing with friends and good food? Join us for PaintNite at Turtle Jacks. In support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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How to Start Living Acceptance

Start Living Acceptance – an interview An interview between Daniel and Ryan, written by Daniel – Special to Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region When not involved in music therapy, one of my roles is that of a Direct Support Person for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.  One of my favorite parts of this position is the chance to meet and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Articles and Resources, Blog

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Giving Day

  It’s A Great Reason to Go Shopping! Friday March 24th, 2017 is Giving Day at Hudson’s Bay, in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region! For every $5 Hudson’s Bay Shopping Ticket sold, EAFWR receives 100% of the ticket price, and YOU get… 20% off regular, sale and clearance women’s, men’s and children’s fashions, footwear and accessories, housewares […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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Swim + Potluck

Invite your friends to a EAFWR’s Swim + Potluck Join us on Saturday January 28th, 2017, from 11am-2pm for Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region’s Swim + Potluck at Stork Family YMCA (500 Fischer-Hallman Rd N, Waterloo).   Enjoy a free swim from 11-12pm, followed by a community potluck from 12-2pm. Bring a dish, bring your family and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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#StayGenerous – Leejay Levene Calendars

Leejay’s calendar is the must-have in Waterloo Region Seeking a stocking stuffer? Looking for a way to #StayGenerous this GivingTuesday? Need a calendar for 2017 and want to support a great cause? If you answered yes to any of these three questions, you want a Leejay Levene Calendar! Available through Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, this calendar […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog