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SSCY Parent to Parent Café

The RCC/SSCY Family Network has developed a brand new parent support group called SSCY Parent to Parent Café, and we’d love to invite you to join! The goal of this group is to build a community of support and facilitate an opportunity for parents to get to know other parents. This fun and informal parent group will meet one Sunday afternoon a month from 2:00-4:00pm. The group will be led by parent facilitators, and will cover a different discussion topic each month based on priorities identified by the group. Recreation will be provided for your children while you’re enjoying the group. Winter and spring dates are January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 7th, and May 5th. If you’d like to join us, please register at familynetwork@sscy.ca or call 204-258-6538. We hope to see you there!

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Saturday Cooking Club

Do you enjoy working in the kitchen? Would you like to work with your child to learn some practical kitchen skills while having fun and making friends at the same time? Join our Saturday cooking club at St John’s Presbyterian Church – 251 Bannerman, Feb 2nd to March 16th (No class Feb 16th) Ages 8 – 12; 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Ages 12 – 21; 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. We use the Guided Participation model to facilitate flexible thinking and decision-making while strengthening the parent-child relationship in a supportive environment. Parents who have attended the Flexible Thinking learning series at RCC will have a hands-on opportunity to put strategies into practise. If you have not attended the Flexible Thinking program, you are still welcome to register! Cooks of all ability levels are welcome. We provide adapted cooking equipment as needed, including switch-operated devices. To register a spot for you and […]

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Join us for our Winter Festival!

Winter Festival! When: Sunday December 2nd from 2:00pm to 4:00pm Where: SSCY Centre (1155 Notre Dame Avenue) Who: All families! Activities for the day include: Photo booth with Santa/Mrs. Claus and Frozen Characters! Upon registration we will assign a time for you to visit the photo booth as we are aiming to keep this station a low-key environment! Times are offered in 10 minute intervals starting at 2:00pm! Please visit the photo booth at your assigned time. Cookie decorating Crafts Games Face painting Please register by contacting Dominique Gagne at 204-258-6500 or at lifeprogram@rccinc.ca

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Let’s Talk Sibs!

Sunday November 25th, 1pm-4pm An event for the whole family focusing on siblings of children with differences.  Three programs will run simultaneously: Sibshops – for siblings aged 8-12. Siblings will meet other sibs, laugh, talk about having a sib with special needs, play great games, learn about services, and have fun. This is the first of 4 sessions.  Sibshops will continue in January, February and March. Parent workshop – an interactive workshop to discuss how to support siblings. Learn age appropriate ways to involve siblings, what to expect of typically developing siblings, and how to invite siblings into the process. Fun and games – RCC staff will have games and crafts for children with a disability and siblings younger than 8.   This is a free event. Snacks will be provided. To register, please email familynetwork@sscy.ca or call 204-258-6538!

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Learn how to write a social story

We would like to invite school and daycare staff, as well as parents to attend this workshop to learn how to write social stories.  Add a powerful strategy to your toolbox. What is a social story? It is a written story that is used to help a child with learning challenges to improve his/her understanding of particular social situations. Social stories can be used to: Teach a new routine Teach the individual how to behave in a particular situation Provide comfort and re-assurance around difficult situations Presented by Lianne Belton, OT in the Relate Program at the Rehabilitation Centre for Children. When: December 11, 2018, 1-3:30 Cost: $20 Where: SSCY Computer Lab To register: Contact Dom at (204) 258-6500

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Youth Dance Open House

Best Foot Forward – All Abilities Dance Classes Open House for people of all abilities aged 12-17! To register please call 204-975-3065 or email cmoyer@smd.mb.ca. DATE: Friday, October 26th TIME: 6:30PM-7:30PM LOCATION: University of Winnipeg Asper Centre for Theatre and Film, 400 Colony Street Hosted by the Society for Manitobans with Disabilities, with generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council.

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Volunteers needed for a research study on the experiences of foster parents

For the research project: Understanding the Impact of Support Services for Manitoban Foster Parents Who Foster Indigenous Children with FASD Through Their Individual Narratives. The purpose of this study is to learn more about how foster parents access and feel about support services for their foster children with FASD. Who is Eligible? Manitoban Foster Parents who are fostering an indigenous child with FASD. What will you be asked to do? Be interviewed by the researcher for half-an-hour to an hour over the phone. All interviews are completely confidential, your name will not be shared. If you have any questions or would like to participate, please contact Elsie Tellier at (204) 894-2924 or elsietellier@college.harvard.edu. Principal Investigator: Elsie Tellier, Harvard University. Advisor: Kristina Brant, PhD Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University. Supervisor: Professor Jocelyn Viterna, Harvard University. This study has received REB approval from the University of Manitoba.

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Join us for boccia in Brandon!

Intro to Boccia! Come out and play the game. All abilities welcome! You are invited to an intro to Boccia, (/ˈbɒtʃə/ boch-ə) a precision ball sport, similar to bocce. The sport is contested at local, national and international levels, by athletes with physical disabilities. It was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other various abilities. In 1984, it became a Paralympic sport, and in 2008 was being practised in over fifty countries worldwide.   When and where? Tuesday, October 23, November 6, and November 20, 7-8 pm.  Knox United Church, 451-18th Street, Brandon, MB. For more details, please contact Katie Gaiser – SMD Receation Faclitator, at kgaiser@smd.mb.ca or call or text 204-573-0211.   Society for Manitobans with Disbilities and The Cerebral Palsy Association of Manitoba – Westman Chapter have partnered together to bring you Boccia.

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Fall Festival – October 21

We are excited to invite you to our eighth annual Fall Festival! Sunday, October 21, 2-4 at SSCY Centre. Activities will include: Pumpkin Carving Scarecrow Making – please bring some old child sized clothes to dress the newest addition to your family! Cookie Decorating Crafts Ghostly Games Photo Booth Spooky Corner – is it cooked spaghetti, or brains?! Harvest Dig – a search for delicious treats! Please feel free to come dressed up in your Halloween costumes! (There will be some outside activities weather-permitting, so please dress appropriately) This is a family event, and children of all ages are welcome. If you would like any further details or to RSVP, please contact Dominique at lifeprogram@rccinc.ca or call (204) 258-6500 by Wednesday, October 17th, 2018. Please let us know how many children and adults will be attending. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you!

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Join us for Friday Supper Club!

When? Friday October 12th, November 9th and December 7th 2018 (Registration signs you up for all three days!) Time? 6:00pm-9:00pm Where? SSCY Centre– 1155 Notre Dame Avenue For Who? Participants aged 12-21 and parent(s)/caregivers What? A chance for families to prepare meals & eat together with other families! We use the Guided Participation model to facilitate flexible thinking and decision-making while strengthening the parent-child relationship in a supportive environment! Cooks of all ability levels are welcome. We provide adapted cooking equipment as needed, including switch-operated devices. Snacks will be available upon arrival to tide us over before we start cooking! We will then be eating dinner around 7:30-7:45pm. Menus will be sent out a few days prior to each event day. To Register: Contact Dominique at: 204-258-6500 or lifeprogram@rccinc.ca by Friday October 5th 2018 Please alert us of any dietary concerns/allergies upon registration. Questions? Please contact Maya at: 204-258-6538 or lifeprogram@rccinc.ca The RBC […]

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