Friday Features: December 15, 2017

Literacy and Numeracy in Manitoba Schools: Making a Plan Manitoba Education and Training is inviting all Manitobans to engage in an important three-day collaborative process to develop a long-term provincial literacy and numeracy strategy.  It’s full days from January 9-11.  Whatever the strategy looks like, it has to be accessible to all kinds of learners. Anyone (educators, parents, community members) who […]

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Choosing Gifts

I remember the first toy we bought my daughter that she actually liked. Up until then, we’d filled our house with baby toys, toddler toys, blocks, dolls, books, everything we could think of and afford that we thought would be fun.  She didn’t really play with these toys in the ways we expected, and for awhile I fell into the […]

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Friday Features: December 8, 2017

Happy Friday!  This week’s topics: an event at the Children’s Museum, RDSPs, and the Disability Tax Credit. Explore-Abilities at the Children’s Museum This winter edition of the autism-friendly morning program will take place on Saturday, December 30 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. and will feature a seasonal exhibit: the Eaton’s Fairytale Vignettes. The museum will also be hosting a very special guest – a […]

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Book Review: Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders by Ellen Yack, Paula Aquilla, and Shirley Sutton Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration is a book written by three occupational therapists.  Their goal is to offer a resource to explain what role sensory differences play in autism, and what occupational therapists can do to help […]

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Friday Features: December 1, 2017

This week: an opportunity to experience RDI, creating an inclusive education system, and planning for adult supports. Trying Out RDI   Bang A Beat Family-Centred Therapies is VERY excited to now be offering RDI! Would you like to know more about what Relationship Development Intervention is, and if it’s a useful learning tool for your family?  Sign up for “RDI 101.”  […]

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Ten ASD Friendly Things to Do at Christmas in Winnipeg

The Christmas season is upon us!  We all like making and enjoying seasonal traditions, but sometimes things can be overwhelming for kids who have sensory differences.  The following activities are autism-friendly, in the sense that it’s possible to find quiet spaces when you need one, or choose how much time you want to spend, or choose times when things are […]

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