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"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.


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Ontario Early Years Centres in Waterloo Region will be honouring World Autism Acceptance Day by providing a sensory-friendly play environment. You will notice lowered lighting, limited music, and an intentionally calmer environment. See poster below for more details.


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Go Sensory Friendly on World Autism Acceptance Day - April 2

By Kerry-ASC Coordinator

World Autism Acceptance Day is on April 2nd, 2017. It is a time to celebrate and promote understanding about neurodiversity and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This year, instead of organizing a singular event as has been done in the past, we are asking local organizations to go SENSORY-FRIENDLY on April 2nd! See poster below for more details about how to make your store, event, or organization sensory friendly.


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Event at Centre in the Square

By Kerry-ASC Coordinator

Centre In The Square and Magnusmode have partnered to help support people seeing a show at Centre In The Square. Magnusmode’s app, MagnusCards, supports people exploring community sites and services by using pictures of those locations and step-by-step instructions. Guests will be able to use MagnusCards to do activities, including entering the theatre, finding their seats, preparing for a show, what to expect during a show, and many more! After guided activities, guests are invited to see the show!


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School Issues Parent Support Group

By Kerry-ASC Coordinator

Please see below poster for dates for the School Issue Parent Support Group run by Waterloo Region Family Network. If you have concerns about school issues for your child/youth with special needs this could be a great opportunity for you. The group will be held at The Family Centre in Kitchener.


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Free Winter Programs at The Family Centre

By Kerry-ASC Coordinator

Winter 2017 program registration is now open. Register for art, theatre, music & creativity at The Family Centre. See below poster for more details.


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Stepping Stones Gymnastics Program

By Kerry-ASC Coordinator

A special needs program designed for children ages 3 years and up for kids with autism, Down Syndrome and other special needs run by KW Gymnastics Club. See below for details.


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Free Class - ASD Tips to Increase Independence - Guelph

By Kerry-ASC Coordinator


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