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Strategy for recipients of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) to purchase a home.

Do you have questions or concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs? Please join WRFN and other parents for this peer-led parent support group. This is a great opportunity to share questions, concerns and successful tips in a safe environment while learning from others.

There are still some spots available in our Cambridge and Guelph locations! If you are interested in a program in Kitchener or Waterloo please email Krista at to be put on the distribution list for fall.

There are two upcoming workshops at DSRC: 1. Helping Children Navigate the Social World - Apr 20 and 27 and 2) Anxiety and Autism Spectrum Disorder - April 26.
Please call 519 741 1121, email or visit to register. There are no cost associated with these workshops!

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April 3, 2017

Ask An Advocate

Kerry-ASC CoordinatorWaterloo Region Family Network

Do you need to look at a challenge you are facing with a new perspective? Would you like to bounce ideas off someone else who can relate to what you, or your child, is going through? Perhaps Cristina can help. As an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome who has mentoring and self-advocacy experience, Cristina would be happy to discuss your concerns and questions. While her personal experience is rooted in Autism Spectrum Disorder, she is happy to meet with anyone with special needs or exceptionalities, their families, or professional supports, to offer new insight and ideas to help you move forward.

For Canadians with disability, the anti-avoidance rule will also extended to the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP).

"Giving families of children with autism the option of either using government-funded services or receiving direct funding to pay for therapy may be part of Ontario's new autism program, the minister in charge said Monday. The Ontario Autism Program is set to start this June and Children and Youth Services Minister Michael Coteau said the implementation team is working on including a direct funding model." Excerpt from The Record. See below for full story.


We would like to invite you and anyone in your network to join us for a free Conscious Care & Support Workshop with Peter Marks.
Date/Time: Saturday May 6th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: KidsAbility Pavillion at 500 Hallmark Dr. Waterloo, ON
Cost: Free, please register via EventBrite (link below)

Coffee, Tea and light refreshments provided . Developing supporters and leaders to mindfully support individuals to "be all they can be". This workshop is targeted to direct support people, caregivers and families members who support people with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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