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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New Support for Young Adults with Autism

Building Independence Pilot Project:  a new Manitoba initiative providing pre-employment preparation services to youth and adults on the autism spectrum will allow them to develop greater independence and self-sufficiency in their daily lives. This project was developed to address a gap in services and supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder who struggle to gain skills necessary for work and […]

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MATC Autism Seminars

Autism Seminar Information MATC Neurodevelopmental Autism Services will be offering several seminars over the course of the 2014-2015 school year which are briefly described below.  More detailed information and registration forms can be found in the seminar brochures which are linked to their titles. Seminars are open to the general public.  Parents, grandparents, respite workers, social workers, teachers, educational assistants, […]

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Seminars at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children

Between waiting lists and age cut-offs, it can be hard to find support for your child with autism.  But one of the most helpful organizations in Winnipeg is the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.  In addition to the Relate program (which does have a wait list and entry criteria), they offer some excellent short-term learning opportunities for families and caregivers of […]

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Summer Planning

 Summer has finally come, and many of us are thinking about how to make the summer days both fun and productive. Here are three principles that will guide our family’s summertime choices: 1.  Build on Their Interests When our kids are interested in something, they’re often really interested.  This can either be a problem or an opportunity.  Paula Kluth’s book […]

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