Introducing the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Winnipeg

Editor’s note: ASAN in Canada has rebranded to  Autistics United Canada.   You can find them at: Website: autisticsunitedca.org, Twitter: @AutisticsUnited, Facebook: @ManitobaAutistics, Tumblr: autisticsunitedca@tumblr.com 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 […]

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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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THIS Conference – Universal Design for Learning

Interested in inclusive education?  Here’s a unique opportunity for you this summer! The Manitoba Alliance for Universal Design for Learning (MAUDeL) is hosting its second conference to explore what inclusive education can look like, and to support teachers, educators, and other community members in their efforts to create inclusive schools. For teachers new to UDL, they are also offering a Summer Institute […]

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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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Seminars at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children

Between waiting lists and age cut-offs, it can be hard to find support for your child with autism.  But one of the most helpful organizations in Winnipeg is the Rehabilitation Centre for Children.  In addition to the Relate program (which does have a wait list and entry criteria), they offer some excellent short-term learning opportunities for families and caregivers of […]

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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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