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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Flexible Thinking and Interaction Seminars

Looking for help?  On a wait list?  Newly diagnosed child? This series of seminars offered at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children is a great starting point, for any parent looking to understand and effectively guide their child. Sessions run at regular intervals, so check with the RCC at 453-9821 to find out when you can register for the next one. […]

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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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