Posts tagged with "resources"

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Developmental Services Housing Task Force releases final report and recommendations about housing for adults with developmental disabilities

In response to Ontario’s housing crisis, the provincial government launched the Developmental Services Housing Task Force in 2015 issuing a province-wide call for “innovative new housing proposals designed specifically for adults with a developmental disability.” As of 2018, the Housing Task Force funding generated 18 projects designed to create innovative, inclusive, sustainable and affordable housing solutions for adults who have […]

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

Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail
Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work at “Providing Support with Purpose.” The conference will include workshops by Peter Leidy and Peter Marks. Download the conference poster Learn more about the conference and register: […]

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Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work at “Providing Support with Purpose.” The conference will include workshops by Peter Leidy and Peter Marks. Download the conference poster Learn more about the conference and register: […]

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Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region thumbnail

Registration now open for “Providing Support with Purpose’, a conference presented by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region

Registration is now full. Click here to join our waitlist. Come on out and further your knowledge on making community connections, mindfulness, self-care and have an opportunity to share what keeps you committed and engaged in your work. Event Details Friday July 12, 2019, 9am-4pm Saturday July 13, 2019, 9am-12:30pm The Family Centre, Room 2015 […]

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

Independent Facilitation Matters: A Look at the Present and Future (Webcast) thumbnail
Independent Facilitation Matters: A Look at the Present and Future (Webcast) thumbnail

Independent Facilitation Matters: A Look at the Present and Future (Webcast)

The Independent Facilitation Matters – Family Coalition (IFM) and Partners for Planning (P4P) will hold a webcast on January 31 at 7 p.m. to explore the critical role that Independent Facilitation plays in the lives of thousands of adults with a developmental disability and families. Learn how you can take action to protect this precious resource for adults […]

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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

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 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

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Community Kitchen – Skillshare

Food and culture have long been interconnected. Join your neighbours for a free six-week course, learning to prepare and cook healthy and family-friendly recipes. Community Kitchen Skillshare Tuesdays, starting March 28th through to May 2nd 12:30pm – 2:30pm Kitchener Market – Market Place Kitchen (300 King Street East, Kitchener) Led by Red Seal chef and […]

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Posted by Avishka Juta, in Blog

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