New Resources, New Logo!

ADAPT exists to help parents learn more about developmental therapies for supporting children with autism. This fall, Community Living Manitoba offered us a grant to do just that. ADAPT has used the opportunity to create two documents: A brochure for parents of newly diagnosed children, offering encouragement and perspective, with a little advice on how to keep the wellness of […]

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Friday Features: November 17, 2017

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 1 to 3 pm, Friday, December 1, 2017 Canadian Museum for Human Rights, 85 Israel Asper Way, Winnipeg While the event is FREE, the space has a limited capacity of 500. Please come early to avoid disappointment. The event will also be streamed – further details to follow.  ASL and computer note taking supports […]

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Ask a Clinician: Self-Regulation? Is This Another Fad?

Rosanne Papadopoulos is an occupational therapist and RDI consultant in Winnipeg.  You can read more and find her contact information at her website, Discoveries in Therapy. It’s Saturday morning and I am feeling self-regulated!  After a long week of work, I had a great sleep, am sitting next to the warmth of a fall fire in the woodstove on my soft […]

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DIR Stage 5 At a Glance: Words, Ideas and Imagination

This post is part of a series, taking a quick look at each of the developmental capacities as described by Stanley Greenspan and Serena Wieder in their DIR/Floortime framework.  As a child grows, they add new skills to what they learned in the previous stages.  You can find the list of related posts here. After children have become comfortable with interactive […]

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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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(Almost) Oil and Water…Why ABA and Developmental Therapies Don’t Mix

From time to time, I read comments from parents who talk about combining therapies – they hope to be working with ABA and RDI clinicians, for example. Or they are doing ABA but are using developmental strategies to round things out.  It’s a goal that seems reasonable, on the surface.  Why not pull the best from each approach?   There […]

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