Indoor Fun in Winnipeg

As we’ve said before, our Manitoba winters are long! We’ve created a list of outdoor fun, but sometimes even the toughest of us need a break from the cold. In recognition of that fact, we’re providing a list of more places to play – this time indoors.   Indoor Playgrounds Indoor playgrounds come with many of the benefits of outdoor […]

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A Girl and Her Dog

Service dogs are fast becoming an accepted and recognized support for children and adults with autism.  In addition to helping with safety concerns such as wandering, service dogs also provide social-emotional and sensory support that can help children cope with a sometimes chaotic world, give them opportunities to interact and play, and even help them sleep well.  Here is one family’s story. […]

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2015-2016 MATC Seminars

The Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC) offers seminars  throughout the year to support parents and educators.  These seminars provide information on various topics related to parenting or teaching children with autism. This year’s seminars include: Reading, Writing, and Executive Functioning – Friday, October 2 Building Connections – Friday, November 27 School Age Seminars – Thursday and Friday, January 28-29 Self-Regulation 2015-2016 – Friday, February […]

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Rehabilitation Centre for Children: Full Day Seminars

Interested in having your school or daycare team learn more about the developmental approach used in the Relate Program (RDI)? These workshops are open to all, register soon, as the first workshop is next week! Parents may join, but are recommended to consider the 7-week evening series, Promoting Flexible Thinking with Your Child at Home. Next available session begins Tuesday […]

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PLAY Project Workshop Coming to Winnipeg!

If you’re interested in developmental therapies in general, and DIR/Floortime in particular, you might have heard of the PLAY Project.  It’s a DIR-based program in Michigan, run under the leadership of Richard Solomon.  This video provides a sense of what the program is like. The PLAY Project recently completed a three‐year trial looking at 128 children in five different settings. […]

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Best Playgrounds in Winnipeg

Outdoor play is good for kids.  It’s a natural form of exercise, it encourages kids to stretch their capabilities, physically and in their imaginations.  Being outdoors helps with sensory and emotional regulation.  Playgrounds provide settings that facilitate interaction and communication, as well. It’s good for parents to be outside too, providing a break in home routines and an opportunity for […]

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