Friday Features: November 3, 2017

Accessible education, Canadian Autistics United, events for families, and autism in the Senate. Survey:  Inclusive Education for Everyone A good education for children with disabilities is promised in Manitoba, but as it works out in practice, many families encounter barriers and missing supports. Barrier Free Manitoba has called on our government to create a minimum standard for accessible education, as part […]

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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 […]

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Funding Support for Kids with Disabilities: Understanding The New Plan

Manitoba schools are in the process of changing from one special needs funding model to another, and many parents are asking questions. Every change is an answer to a problem. The following is an explanation of what is happening, why it was thought necessary, and what parents should expect from their child’s school. Many thanks to Karen Fraser, who wrote […]

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The Way Things Stand: Developmental Therapies in Manitoba

Emma was recently diagnosed with autism. Her mother likes the approach of Autism Outreach, but is concerned that the program is limited to ten visits and ends when Emma starts school.  She’s uncertain how much help and guidance she will need, and feels pushed towards the ABA program, as it will follow children until they are adults.  She likes the […]

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Augmented and Alternative Communication

“Communication is life. It is the only vehicle we have for connecting meaningfully with others.” Joseph Grenny, author   Our daughter began speaking with words when she was 3.  When she was six, she spoke mostly with sentences that she’d memorized or with short words and phrases.  She shared requests or comments about what she wanted or was doing in […]

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Steve Gutstein on Autism Awareness

RDI Connect offers a podcast series exploring aspects of parenting and teaching children with autism.  The following is an excerpt from a reflection of what autism awareness really needs to be, by Dr. Steven Gutstein.   “There’s a lot more awareness that there is such a thing called autism, but there is not a great deal of awareness of what […]

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Introducing the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Winnipeg

Editor’s note: ASAN in Canada has rebranded to Canadian Autistics United.  Links in this article are updated. April 2 is World Autism Awareness – or better yet, Autism Acceptance Day. Who could tell us more about autism than people who are autistic?  So to mark the occasion, we met with members of Winnipeg’s Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to ask […]

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