Ten ASD Friendly Things to Do at Christmas in Winnipeg

The Christmas season is upon us!  We all like making and enjoying seasonal traditions, but sometimes things can be overwhelming for kids who have sensory differences.  The following activities are autism-friendly, in the sense that it’s possible to find quiet spaces when you need one, or choose how much time you want to spend, or choose times when things are […]

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Integrated Play Groups: Bringing Children Together

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” -O. Fred Donaldson What would you think if your school told you that they had a plan to help your child with autism make friends and enjoy playing with them? Most of us have fond memories of times we enjoyed stretching our imaginations with our friends. […]

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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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Beads, Birds and Babies

We love stories – here’s one about a mother and her child, learning to communicate and problem-solve through play. My son has begun his Autism Outreach therapy.  For those of you unfamiliar with it – it’s a developmental therapy offered for children with autism.  And it’s basically using play to help kids hit those developmental milestones.  Our therapist is amazing.  […]

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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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Getting Out There: RDI in the Summertime

Originally published on RDI Connect. Those of us raising children in Canada are keenly aware of and attuned to the seasons and their impact on the flow of our daily lives. There is nothing like living through a harsh, bitterly cold winter, then being able to throw off our winter boots and mitts on the first warm, sweet spring day. When the temperatures […]

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