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June 22, 2017

Focus Group for New Alternative School in Waterloo Region

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As many of you are aware there's a new school coming to town! Oak Bridge Academy is a newly established, non-profit alternative school in Waterloo Region for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and other learning exceptionalities. An important part of our workplan involves engaging our community in the vision of Oak Bridge Academy’s educational programming and services.




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May 4, 2017

Starting this Month at WRFN... Ask A Self-Advocate

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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.” See below for more information.



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May 2, 2017

1:1 Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund Now Open

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Autism Ontario is happy to announce that the 2017 One to One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is now open for applications. We will be accepting all applications received between May 1, and June 2, 2017 and have a random draw to determine eligibility. The 2017 One-to-One Summer Support Worker Reimbursement Fund is available to Ontario families of children or youth with ASD who retain the services of a one-to-one support worker for their child to attend a community summer camp or summer program. See below link for more details.


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 krista.McCann@wrfn.info to be put on the distribution list for fall.


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Alicia Hendley
13 days ago
Hi Stephanie, sorry it took a while to get back to you--I just recently saw this! Thanks so much for your kind comments. They mean a lot! Please know that in my opinion being an introvert is NOT doing ANY form of injustice to your sweet child. If…
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Stephanie Garrett
3 weeks ago
Thanks for sharing your story. I actually found myself with tears in my eyes as I read it because I felt you have captured the story of my existence (except that my husband is also a fellow introvert). And I often feel isolated and lonely as well,…
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Kerry-ASC Coordinator
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Great to have you back Sarah!  I can't wait to read more. :)

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