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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Hooray for the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation

Sometimes we get e-mail at ADAPT from people who want to donate to a charity that supports developmental autism programs. There’s a few out there, one organization we like to steer people to is the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation. The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation supports the Relate Program offered at Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY), which is housed in the […]

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Parent Seminar: Guiding Potential and Restoring Hope

Maintaining your long term perspective for your child with autism leads to meaningful growth and learning (and restores hope along the way!) RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) offers strategies to build parent-child relationships to help the child grow. We will explore the importance of trusting your instincts as a parent to maintain your long term perspective towards your child’s development, and […]

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Fort Gibraltar

At times, finding autism-friendly summer activities, especially new ones, can be challenging. That’s why, when something works, it’s worth sharing. The experience below is one that happened a few years ago; and still stands out as an excellent day trip, made that way primarily by the staff. First of all, the basics. Fort Gibraltar is located in Winnipeg, just off […]

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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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