2015-2016 MATC Seminars

The Manitoba Adolescent Treatment Centre (MATC) offers seminars  throughout the year to support parents and educators.  These seminars provide information on various topics related to parenting or teaching children with autism. This year’s seminars include: Reading, Writing, and Executive Functioning – Friday, October 2 Building Connections – Friday, November 27 School Age Seminars – Thursday and Friday, January 28-29 Self-Regulation 2015-2016 – Friday, February […]

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Rehabilitation Centre for Children: Full Day Seminars

Interested in having your school or daycare team learn more about the developmental approach used in the Relate Program (RDI)? These workshops are open to all, register soon, as the first workshop is next week! Parents may join, but are recommended to consider the 7-week evening series, Promoting Flexible Thinking with Your Child at Home. Next available session begins Tuesday […]

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PLAY Project Workshop Coming to Winnipeg!

If you’re interested in developmental therapies in general, and DIR/Floortime in particular, you might have heard of the PLAY Project.  It’s a DIR-based program in Michigan, run under the leadership of Richard Solomon.  This video provides a sense of what the program is like. The PLAY Project recently completed a three‐year trial looking at 128 children in five different settings. […]

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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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New Support for Young Adults with Autism

Building Independence Pilot Project:  a new Manitoba initiative providing pre-employment preparation services to youth and adults on the autism spectrum will allow them to develop greater independence and self-sufficiency in their daily lives. This project was developed to address a gap in services and supports for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder who struggle to gain skills necessary for work and […]

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MATC Autism Seminars

Autism Seminar Information MATC Neurodevelopmental Autism Services will be offering several seminars over the course of the 2014-2015 school year which are briefly described below.  More detailed information and registration forms can be found in the seminar brochures which are linked to their titles. Seminars are open to the general public.  Parents, grandparents, respite workers, social workers, teachers, educational assistants, […]

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Summer Planning

 Summer has finally come, and many of us are thinking about how to make the summer days both fun and productive. Here are three principles that will guide our family’s summertime choices: 1.  Build on Their Interests When our kids are interested in something, they’re often really interested.  This can either be a problem or an opportunity.  Paula Kluth’s book […]

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Home Schooling Your Child With Autism

Adapted with permission from an article by Caitlin Wray, originally shared in the Facebook group Autism Manitoba – For Parents and Caregivers.   There are many reasons why families decide to home school.  There are also many misconceptions about homeschooling as well.  What follows is meant to be a starting point for parents thinking about home schooling their children. Please […]

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