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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Hooray for the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation

Sometimes we get e-mail at ADAPT from people who want to donate to a charity that supports developmental autism programs. There’s a few out there, one organization we like to steer people to is the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation. The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation supports the Relate Program offered at Specialized Services for Children and Youth (SSCY), which is housed in the […]

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Parent Seminar: Guiding Potential and Restoring Hope

Maintaining your long term perspective for your child with autism leads to meaningful growth and learning (and restores hope along the way!) RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) offers strategies to build parent-child relationships to help the child grow. We will explore the importance of trusting your instincts as a parent to maintain your long term perspective towards your child’s development, and […]

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Ask A Consultant: Does RDI Help with Difficult Behaviors?

“My child does some things that really disrupt our family life, and I need some help quickly.  Does RDI help with difficult behaviors?  Or is it mostly just about learning life skills?” RDI is a family-based intervention that addresses Autism’s core deficits. Autism is mainly a mental processing disorder, but it can come with a variety of secondary symptoms, usually […]

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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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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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