Supporting your child through COVID changes to the school system

Disability estate planning specialist Kenneth Pope and education consultant & diagnostician Monika Ferenczy are back to talk about the school system, IEPs, changes surrounding COVID, supports available and how to make it work for your child with disabilities or special needs.

Learn About:
• IEPs
• COVID changes: In school & online learning
• Special education supports for online learning
• Homeschooling vs school’s online learning option
• Funding options: Passport, ACSD, SSAH

Time: Thursday, October 7th at 7:00pm Eastern Time

To register in advance for this webinar: CLICK HERE

Wills & Trust Workshop

Lisa Sticht-Maksymec, a lawyer with Pallett Valo, will be presenting a workshop for parents or caregivers who are interested in learning more about Wills and the Henson Trust for their loved ones with a developmental disability.

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm– 8:30 pm

Link into Microsoft Teams – https://bramptoncaledoncl.ca/WillsandTrusts2020

To register: call Shanelle 905-453-8841 ext.1221 or email [email protected]
Please register by October 23, 2020

The Power of Everyday Routines

In this session, our Early Child Education Department will discuss the importance of daily routine, manageable strategies for familiar routines and understanding the importance of self-care and self-regulation.

Date: November 11, 2020 Time: 6:30 pm -8:30 pm

To register: call Shanelle 905-453-8841 ext.1221 or email [email protected]
Please provide your email for virtual invitation.
Please register by October 30, 2020

Guardianship

Lisa Sticht-Maksymec, a lawyer with Pallett Valo, will be presenting information about legal guardianship for adults living with a developmental disability.

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Time: 7:00 pm– 8:30 pm

Link into Microsoft Teams- https://bramptoncaledoncl.ca/Guardianship2020

To register: call Shanelle 905-453-8841 ext.1221 or email [email protected]
Please register by November 27, 2020.

Free Webinar: Support for An Adult Child with a Disability

Melanie Battaglia, will be hosting a FREE webinar on Monday, September 28, 2020 at noon. She will discuss support for an adult child with a disability and the impact of spousal support rights, entitlements and obligations when on spouse has been the primary caregiver for a child with a disability

To register click here.

Ontario Provides More Supports for Families of Children on the Autism Spectrum

Ontario is providing families in the Ontario Autism Program (OAP) with services to support their child’s ongoing learning and development. Foundational family services such as family and peer mentoring, caregiver workshops and coaching will be tailored to the unique regional and cultural needs in different communities. These services will build on existing virtual and remote options introduced during the COVID-19 outbreak. The first phase of foundational family services is part of the ongoing implementation of the new needs-based, sustainable and family-centred OAP.


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Thank You Margaret for Paying It Forward

We want to give a big shout out to the kind Samaritan by the name of Margaret.   Having read a Toronto Star article about how the developmental services sector has been forgotten in the COVID-19 fight, Margaret left a variety of supplies at our 34 Church Street West office along with a note that read: “Hello!  Bob Hepburn in the Toronto Star today said Community Living could use some supplies, also cards for games.  I found these in my cupboards.  Hope they help. Thank you for all you do.  Keep safe.  Margaret.”

“Margaret”.  No other information.  Margaret, you may not wish or need to be thanked for paying it forward, but we thank you nonetheless.   Margaret, whoever you are and wherever you may be, we thank you.  You are an example of what community means.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2020/04/02/the-forgotten-sector-in-the-covid-19-fight.html

February is Inclusive Education Month

February is Inclusive Education Month. To acknowledge the importance of inclusive education in all classrooms, we will be posting information and videos on our website every Friday of the month. Please keep posted for our weekly updates.