Conference: Resilience, Recovery and Relationship

Gordon Neufeld is a well known developmental psychologist, writer and presenter, perhaps best known for his work on attachment between parents and their children.  Martin Brokenleg is a psychologist noted for his work with First Nations and at-risk children.  They will be presenting together in Winnipeg on November 21-23.  If you want to learn more about the importance of relationships […]

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Cooking Together at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children

A couple of years ago, my son had cancer. During his treatment and recuperation, he developed an interest in Youtube cooking videos. As he got better, I wondered if that could lead to an interest in real-life cooking. We enrolled in the Saturday Cooking Club at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.  Each session focuses on one open-ended recipe.  To start, […]

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Programs for Professionals and Parents at RCC

School’s in! Are you a professional – an educator, part of a school or daycare team, or family member who wants to learn more about supporting your child in home, school or daycare settings? The following documents will give you all the information you need on a variety of seminars for children with developmental delays and communication challenges. SCRC_Workshop_Descriptions SCRC_Workshop_Registration […]

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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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