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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Friday Features: November 24, 2017

Education survey, OHEYS recreation programs, a visit from Gordon Neufeld, and expanding programs at Bang a Beat Family Centred Therapies. Have You Filled Out The Manitoba Inclusive Education Survey? Education Solutions Manitoba and Barrier Free Manitoba want to ensure that every Manitoban who is involved with disability and education systems is made aware of, and has the chance to complete, […]

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Friday Features: November 17, 2017

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 1 to 3 pm, Friday, December 1, 2017 Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg While the event is FREE, the space has a limited capacity of 500. Please come early to avoid disappointment. The event will also be streamed – further details to follow.  ASL and computer note taking supports […]

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iPads for Learning

iPads are everywhere.  They are generally popular, and for many children, iPads aren’t just used as toys but as learning tools in schools as well.  Families of children with autism seem particularly drawn to owning iPads. Why are they so popular?  And how are they helpful for people with autism? People with autism often have difficulties learning and communicating, because […]

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Friday Features: November 10, 2017

Today’s topics: transition seminars, grant money for special needs kids, and talking to Premier Pallister about disability supports. Seminars: Transition From School to Community Inclusion Winnipeg, Continuity Care, and Innovative LIfe Options are presenting two evening seminars: the first on November 16 to discuss the process of moving from school to adult life for people who may need support.  A […]

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Friday Features: November 3, 2017

Accessible education, Canadian Autistics United, events for families, and autism in the Senate. Survey:  Inclusive Education for Everyone A good education for children with disabilities is promised in Manitoba, but as it works out in practice, many families encounter barriers and missing supports. Barrier Free Manitoba has called on our government to create a minimum standard for accessible education, as part […]

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