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The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015 thumbnail
The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015 thumbnail

The Direct Support Person’s Newsletter – April 1, 2015

Conversation Pieces: Using Artwork and Art-Making to Enhance Communication for People with Intellectual Disabilities This month’s article is a great guide on how to use art making, art activities, and visual representations to enhance communication for individuals who lack strong verbal communication skills, as well as for people who need some help and encouragement to express themselves. […]

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

Rescheduled: Peter Marks Conscious Care and Support 8 Week Workshop thumbnail
Rescheduled: Peter Marks Conscious Care and Support 8 Week Workshop thumbnail

Rescheduled: Peter Marks Conscious Care and Support 8 Week Workshop

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the April 27th 8 week course in Conscious Care and Support (CCS) facilitated by Peter Marks due to low enrollment. A new class will be offered starting January 11th 2016 with the hope that the extended lead time will allow for a full roster. New Course Dates: January 11, 2106 […]

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

Jean Vanier wins $1.7M Templeton Prize thumbnail
Jean Vanier wins $1.7M Templeton Prize thumbnail

Jean Vanier wins $1.7M Templeton Prize

As you may have heard, Jean Vanier has been awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize! This is great news for L’Arche and people who have a developmental disability around the world. The Templeton Prize is one of the world’s largest annual awards given to an individual. It honors a living person who has made exceptional contributions […]

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

New Partnership with The Working Centre – Creating Job Support and Opportunities thumbnail
New Partnership with The Working Centre – Creating Job Support and Opportunities thumbnail

New Partnership with The Working Centre – Creating Job Support and Opportunities

Extend-A-Family of Waterloo Region is receiving funding from Ontario to promote inclusive employment and improve services and supports for people with developmental disabilities. EAFWR will be partnering with The Working Centre on this new initiative. Through the Developmental Services Employment and Modernization Fund, the province is investing in the following project:  Community Based Employment Supports: Extend-A-Family […]

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

DS Spotlight on Transformation – Feb 2015 thumbnail
DS Spotlight on Transformation – Feb 2015 thumbnail

DS Spotlight on Transformation – Feb 2015

Click the link below to access Developmental Services February 2015 issue of “Spotlight on Transformation”. In this issue, find great stories on: Promoting Employment and Improving Services – 38 projects were selected to receive funding under the new DS Employment and Modernization Fund; Updates on new tools to support quality standards, and support for front-line […]

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