Build Your Parenting Toolkit: Small Changes That Support Growth

The Rehabilitation Centre for Children is a centre of excellence in therapy support.  The program described below is a revised version of the RDI-based support that RCC has been offering for years.  If you would like to learn about ways to support your child so that they feel safe and confident and are ready to explore and learn, this is […]

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Understanding Developmental Therapies: Resources to Share

Last summer, two of us from ADAPT decided to see if we could create a way to share with parents what developmental therapies were all about.  We were fortunate to receive a grant from Community Living Manitoba, and began to ask clinicians for their help writing a description of three therapies available in Manitoba: Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), DIR/Floortime, and […]

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Research: Well Being and Quality of Life on the Spectrum

We know that both nature and nurture have an impact on the way people grow.  The social environment – parents, school, friends, community opportunities – has a big impact on the quality of a person’s life, and people with autism are no exception.  This is a hopeful thing.  Social environments can be changed. An article published this month in Pediatrics […]

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Cafe Scientifique: The Neuroscience Of Autism

Cafe Scientifique is a series of seminars for the public, offered by the University of Manitoba at McNally Robinson Bookstore. In March, Cafe Scientifique presented a panel discussion on the neuroscience of autism.  The event was recorded, and now the video is online for the community to enjoy and learn. Topics include what we know about the genetic basis of […]

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Building A Good Life

If you are the parent of a child with autism, you might be very busy with managing the here and now.  We spend a lot of mental energy looking for and maintaining services like daycare, education, and therapy.  Thinking about your child’s life as an independent adult might seem far away…or it might be something you worry about. Last week, […]

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