Steve Gutstein on Autism Awareness

RDI Connect offers a podcast series exploring aspects of parenting and teaching children with autism.  The following is an excerpt from a reflection of what autism awareness really needs to be, by Dr. Steven Gutstein.   “There’s a lot more awareness that there is such a thing called autism, but there is not a great deal of awareness of what […]

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Introducing the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Winnipeg

Editor’s note: ASAN in Canada has rebranded to  Autistics United Canada.   You can find them at: Website: autisticsunitedca.org, Twitter: @AutisticsUnited, Facebook: @ManitobaAutistics, Tumblr: autisticsunitedca@tumblr.com April 2 is World Autism Awareness – or better yet, Autism Acceptance Day. Who could tell us more about autism than people who are autistic?  So to mark the occasion, we met with members of Winnipeg’s […]

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7 Great Blogs by Autistic Adults

One of ADAPT’s key beliefs is that people are the expert of their own experiences. We advocate to government for a range of autism therapy options because we believe that parents know more about what their kids need than a one size fits all program possibly can – parents have an expertise regarding their children that government officials just can’t […]

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Share Your Thoughts – Canada’s Future Accessibility Legislation

Our Federal government is planning on creating legislation to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Citizens are invited to give input as to what this legislation should look like. From the government website: Many Canadians continue to face barriers that affect their ability to participate in daily activities that most people take for granted. These could include: physical and […]

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“The BEST Results for ALL our Children”

Today Jon Gerrard shared his address to the House Of Commons regarding wait times and ABA therapy and employment opportunities for adults with Aspergers. I invite you all to go to his page and applaud his efforts. Over the course of time that I have started and administrated my autism support Facebook group, I have heard about ABA and Developmental therapies (such […]

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We’ve Got Trouble!

We’ve been hearing rumors for months. Autism Outreach, the only developmental autism therapy program offered by Family Services, is undergoing a change. No, they’re not expanding the program, and, no, they’re not giving it more money, and, no, they’re not giving our autistic kids support for a longer time. What they are doing is changing Autism Outreach’s therapy approach from DIR/Floortime […]

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The Parent – Professional Relationship: Experiences of Parents of Children with ASD

Last spring, some parents in the Winnipeg autism community participated in a study with an interesting question – how did they perceive the fit between the therapy and services offered them, and their family’s needs? The following is a summary of what the researchers found. Introduction: When working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), occupational therapists most often use […]

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