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Join Inclusion Winnipeg for their Family Leadership meeting

Are you the parent, family member or caregiver to someone living with a disability in Manitoba? Would you like to be part of a group of people who face similar challenges? Do you want to take action to make positive changes for your family member? Please join us on Saturday, March 3 at 10:00, at Inclusion Winnipeg, 120 Maryland St! This event will include the opportunity to share your experiences, meet others who can relate and the opportunity to help shape what this group will look like and how it will proceed going forward. Contact us at families.caregivers@gmail.com, and let us know how many people will be attending.

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Rare Disease Day is February 28

Research Brings Hope to People Living with a Rare Disease Winnipeg Rare Disease Day Events, Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 11:00-1:30 The Rotunda at the Manitoba Legislature Building, 450 Broadway Ave Introduction Lighting of Memorial Candle – Rachel Scott Proclamation of Rare Disease Dat Gladys Hrabi, Manitoba Brain Injury Association – “Not all disability is visible: Role of awareness” Cheryl Simoens – My experience with rare disease Kim Jurkowski – Parenting a child with rare disease Dr Cheryl Rockman-Greenberg – “Reflections of rare diseases” Reception to follow

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Community Respite Services presents an info series for parents

Join us for an information series for parents!   The Power of Listening: Tues, Feb 27, 2018 The Art of Setting Limits: Tues, Mar 6, 2018 Managing Your Own Anger: Tues, March 13, 2018 Presented by: Karen Lunam, Master Crisis Prevention Associate Instructor, Meritorious standing All presentations are from 6:30-8pm and held at SSCY Centre, 1155 Notre Dame Ave. You do not have to attend all 3, only the ones that may be of interest to you. You must register by calling 204-953-2401 or email karen@communityrespite.ca. Space is limited!

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Register for LIFE Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for the 2018 LIFE Program Summer Camps for youth and teens ages 12-21 (limited spots for younger campers with complex physical care needs) We are excited to offer five unique summer camps this year! All of our camps are: • Open to both ambulatory participants and wheelchair users • Offer a 1:1 buddy system as well as support from therapists (physio, OT, and recreation therapy) View our info sheet and registration form, to register before March 23!

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Join us to learn about ASL!

Bring a Lunch and Learn about a FASCINATING and GROWING Visual Language: American Sign Language Presented by: Joanna Hawkins, Early ASL Learning Consultant and Natasha Tuck, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing We will share resources to support learning and communicating through ASL: How ASL constitutes as a genuine language The components of ASL Common myths and facts of ASL ASL development and how it is processed in the brain Friday, March 2, 11:30-1 in the Northern Lights Room at SSCY Centre.  Open to anyone who is interested in learning about ASL.  For more information or to register for this FREE workshop, contact: Nicola Wittebolle: Ph: 204-975-3273 Email: nwittebolle@smd.mb.ca Presented by Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, Communication Centre for Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Join us for our Transition to Adulthood Night!

The RCC/SSCY Family Network and the LIFE Program are holding a Transition to Adulthood night, for those that will soon be undergoing this transition. The event will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 4:30 – 8:00 pm, at SSCY Centre. Activities and supervision will be available for children and young adults. Young adults will be cooking dinner, and will be sharing it with parents! This event is open to all families! Please RSVP to Maya Kirstein at 204-258-6538 or mkirstein@rccinc.ca if you’d like to attend.

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Join us for a family bowling day in Minnedosa!

For who: • Children and Youth with special needs and their families • Adult members of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba All abilities welcome! • Meet other families for fun and networking • Siblings are welcome; please let us know ahead of time how many people are coming • Shoe rental and 2 games per bowler will be paid for by the LIFE program and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba RSVP to Carol Kehler 204-258-6537 or ckehler@rccinc.ca. This is a joint program hosted by the Rehabilitation Centre for Children and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba! Sunday February 11th, 1:00-3:00pm at Minnedosa Bowling Lanes, 200 Main St N., Minnedosa, MB.

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It’s Feeding Tube Awareness Week!

Feeding tubes are simply an alternate way of receiving nutrition for children or adults who are unable to eat by mouth, or who are unable to receive enough nutrition from oral eating. Visit the Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation to learn more about feeding tubes and how they help!

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Register now for LIFE Summer Camps!

Registration is now open for the 2018 LIFE Program Summer Camps for youth and teens ages 12-21 (limited spots for younger campers with complex physical care needs) We are excited to offer five unique summer camps this year! All of our camps are: • Open to both ambulatory participants and wheelchair users • Offer a 1:1 buddy system as well as support from therapists (physio, OT, and recreation therapy) View our info sheet and registration form, to register before March 23!

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Join us for our Transition to Adulthood Night!

The RCC/SSCY Family Network and the LIFE Program are holding a Transition to Adulthood night, for those that will soon be undergoing this transition. The event will be held on Saturday, February 24th from 4:30 – 8:00 pm, at SSCY Centre. Activities and supervision will be available for children and young adults. Young adults will be cooking dinner, and will be sharing it with parents! This event is open to all families! Please RSVP to Maya Kirstein at 204-258-6538 or mkirstein@rccinc.ca if you’d like to attend.   We want to hear from you before the event! Have you recently gone through the transition to adult services, or are currently going through it now? We would love to hear about your experiences! If you would like to share, we are looking for: • Clients and families willing to participate in a short telephone interview • Clients and families willing to share with other families at […]

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