Posts categorized under "Children"

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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

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail
Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity” thumbnail

Students at Edna Staebler Public School sing “I Choose Dignity”

As part of the I Choose Dignity (ICD) in the Classroom program, grade 1 students at Edna Staebler Public School learned a song, written by ICD Facilitator Vaiva Dzemionas, based on what they had learned about dignity, gifts/abilities and celebration. Every week, the students learned a new verse of the song. We’re so pleased to […]

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

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You can help build a community where everyone belongs thumbnail

You can help build a community where everyone belongs

Dear friend of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, They say it takes a village to raise a child, and that is particularly true when your child has a physical or developmental disability. For nearly 40 years, Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region has built a generous and thriving village, serving families who access our services and supporting adults as they […]

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

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail
Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging thumbnail

Press Release – Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging

Community march invites Waterloo Region to celebrate dignity, inclusion and belonging FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KITCHENER, June 11, 2018 – Families and community members will gather for the 6th annual Count Me In! March on June 14, 2018. Organized by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and part of the I Choose Dignity movement, the march aims to promote […]

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

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Family Compass Waterloo Region provides direction in finding services for children and youth thumbnail

Family Compass Waterloo Region provides direction in finding services for children and youth

Are you looking for services and programs for your child and unsure of where to start? Family Compass Waterloo Region is here to help! FamilyCompassWR.ca is an online tool that provides one starting point for families and youth, making it easier to navigate all the available options and find help when trying to find health, […]

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

Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail
Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award! thumbnail

Nominations now open for The $500 Maria de Boer Changemaker Award!

Nominations are now closed. Thank you for your submissions! 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 […]

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

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Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018 thumbnail

Thank you to all our volunteers! #NVW2018

As National Volunteer Week 2018 comes to an end, one volunteer’s story speaks volumes about the impact of volunteering. First off, a big thank you to all our amazing volunteers! Here at Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, we deeply value and appreciate the contributions of our volunteers. Your drive, passion and commitment to giving back to the […]

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

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When administering funding is about dreams thumbnail

When administering funding is about dreams

Administering Angela’s funding is so much more than dollars and cents I first met Angela’s family two years ago. The hope was that we could continue to assist them with administering their Special Services At Home funding. Special Services At Home funding benefits each family in a unique way. Whether its respite or camps, exploring […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Blog, Children

From the DSO – Bill 148 Funding thumbnail
From the DSO – Bill 148 Funding thumbnail

From the DSO – Bill 148 Funding

Important information from Developmental Services Ontario, found at: http://www.dsontario.ca/news/bill-148-funding/ Bill 148 Funding On November 22, 2017, the government passed legislation that includes a variety of new protections for workers and an increase to Ontario’s minimum wage from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour as of January 1, 2018. The government recognizes that this may impact […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Children, Youth

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Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages thumbnail

Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages

Together in the Kitchen – Group Cooking for All Ages Let’s get cooking! Join Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region, Stanley Park Community Association and the City of Kitchener in this FREE cooking class for all ages and abilities. Menu includes: Appetizer – Local Veg Poutine Main – Mac-N-Cheese Side – Roasted Veggies with Yoghurt Sauce Dessert – […]

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Posted by Annie Knight, in Adult, Blog, Children, Community, Direct Support People