Friday Features: October 27, 2017
Some items of interest from Manitoba and beyond:
Attachment Network of Manitoba Conference: Attachment Needs of Teens
Two-day conference, December 7 and 8 @ CanadInns Polo Park.
Kids grow into teens, and we may feel anxious about the challenges that come with their desire for greater independence. But our teenagers still need us. This conference is aimed at professionals, but offers topics of interest to parents as well. Check their website for more information and registration.
AutismDATA Newsletter: A Focus on Schools
Being in school can be overwhelming for kids with autism, and there’s a reason why. In this newsletter, Dr. Gil Tippy explains the insight that comes from understanding child development and the delays that often come with autism. The article profiles schools that take these differences into account. Here’s a link to the newsletter.
Not An Option: A Campaign for Community Inclusion
Community Living Manitoba would like your help with a campaign. The message? Families value the opportunity for their children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live and contribute and build relationships in their communities. Unfortunately, some people believe that institutions are the right place for people who need some support with daily living, and the argument in favor of institutions often includes a statement that it’s what families want for their children.
If you or your family member would like to add your voice, you can contact Community Living Manitoba for a postcard to send to the Minister of Families.
An Invitation for Family Feedback at RCC
PLAY Project in the News
From Our Archives
In 2012, a parent wrote about how her child’s school applied DIR/Floortime principles in her child’s program in a Winnipeg school, with success.