They’re Off! And You’re On!

An election is coming, and that is an opportunity to educate politicians about the shortfalls we experience as families of children with autism.  The following is adapted with permission from a helpful letter from Patrick Falconer, who is a part of Barrier Free Manitoba and Disability Matters: Vote 2016: Manitoba’s general provincial election officially started earlier this week. Politicians are now […]

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DIR and RDI Recognized in British Columbia!

In British Columbia, children diagnosed with autism receive funding, which they can use to choose a service provider from an approved Registry of Autism Service Providers. Up until now, ABA has been the the main therapy available, along with clinician supports.  However, after 10 years of requesting, the Ministry for Children and Families Special Needs have just included DIR Floortime, RDI, […]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

So here’s the deal for accessing services for children with autism in Manitoba: There’s two main approaches to autism therapy. They’re different in terms of both goals and methods. Right after a diagnosis, families need to pick an approach that suits their family, their beliefs about parenting, and family culture and situation. The program duration and extra supports between the […]

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The Accessibility for Manitobans Act

How should Manitoba businesses be ready and able to serve and accommodate our children and other people with disabilities?  What barriers can be removed to encourage active participation and inclusion of people with disabilities in our communities? Here is an opportunity for input regarding public standards of accessibility for people with disabilities, from the Disabilities Issues Office, Province of Manitoba: […]

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