New Resources, New Logo!

ADAPT exists to help parents learn more about developmental therapies for supporting children with autism. This fall, Community Living Manitoba offered us a grant to do just that. ADAPT has used the opportunity to create two documents: A brochure for parents of newly diagnosed children, offering encouragement and perspective, with a little advice on how to keep the wellness of […]

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Sketchnoting: Supporting Communication for Visual Thinkers

In September 2017, CTV Montreal reported on Ellis, a minimally-verbal boy with autism.  The story was that one day, his parents discovered that Ellis “could think, could talk, through pictures.”  His father had begun drawing household items and simple situations in an effort to connect, and Ellis drew back in response.  Over time, Ellis also began to make changes to […]

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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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