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Register for Explore Summer Camp!

July 11-13, 2018 (Wed.-Fri., Camp Brereton) – 2018 Explore Summer Camp. To be eligible, campers must have an FASD diagnosis, be between the ages of 10—12 years old (Junior Camp) or 13—15 years old (Senior Camp), be able to manage a supervision ratio of 1 adult : 3 kids, be ready to be away from home and interested in attending an overnight camp, and not be currently involved with the youth justice system. The overnight camp this year will be at Camp Brereton and activities will include canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking, games, campfires and crafts. The camp will be facilitated by the staff from Momenta experience discover grow. Please fill out the application package or call Laura Bennett at (204) 258-6741 for more information.

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Research participants wanted!

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are looking for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children without ASD between the ages of 8 and 12 years who are interested in taking part in a study! What do we want to learn? This study is interested in learning about how children with ASD use, understand, manage, and identify emotions and how well they think they do these things. This study will involve a variety of activities either using a pencil and paper or a computer. Participation will take approximately 1.5 hours. A small toy will be provided for participating! Interested? If you’re interested in participating in this research study, or would like to know more, please contact Sydney Kingston (M.A. Student) at: kingsto3@myumanitoba.ca or (204) 474-­9629. This research has been approved by the Psychology/Sociology Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba.

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Learn about our Mechanical Design & Services Department!

Watch the recording of our Breakfast at SSCY session about our Mechanical Design & Services Department, to learn who we are, what we build, and how you can apply to have equipment modified!

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Sign up now for Challenger Baseball!

Challenger Baseball is now open for registration for the 2018 season! Please see the attached brochure or visit our website for info on the program and registration details.

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Register for Explore Summer Camp!

July 11-13, 2018 (Wed.-Fri., Camp Brereton) – 2018 Explore Summer Camp. To be eligible, campers must have an FASD diagnosis, be between the ages of 10—12 years old (Junior Camp) or 13—15 years old (Senior Camp), be able to manage a supervision ratio of 1 adult : 3 kids, be ready to be away from home and interested in attending an overnight camp, and not be currently involved with the youth justice system. The overnight camp this year will be at Camp Brereton and activities will include canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking, games, campfires and crafts. The camp will be facilitated by the staff from Momenta experience discover grow. Please fill out the application package or call Laura Bennett at (204) 258-6741 for more information.

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Research participants wanted!

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are looking for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children without ASD between the ages of 8 and 12 years who are interested in taking part in a study! What do we want to learn? This study is interested in learning about how children with ASD use, understand, manage, and identify emotions and how well they think they do these things. This study will involve a variety of activities either using a pencil and paper or a computer. Participation will take approximately 1.5 hours. A small toy will be provided for participating! Interested? If you’re interested in participating in this research study, or would like to know more, please contact Sydney Kingston (M.A. Student) at: kingsto3@myumanitoba.ca or (204) 474-­9629. This research has been approved by the Psychology/Sociology Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba.

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Register for SMD Sledge Hockey Camp!

Society for Manitobans with Disabilities Grassroots/Developmental Sledge Hockey program is excited to offer a Sledge Hockey Development Camp on August 20-24 2018, at the St. James Civic Centre, located at 2055 Ness Ave. The venue will provide a gym space in the morning, a swimming pool for the afternoon and ice from 9:15 am until 4:15 pm. An added benefit is players can access half days at a reduced cost.  The half day sessions are for the afternoon sessions only which include swimming. Drop off will be from 8:30 am until 9:00 am and pickup will be at 4:15-4:30 pm. SMD Sledge Hockey camp is dependent on registered campers.  This camp will operate with a minimum of 15 athletes.  Cost of camp is $220.00 for a full week, and $110.00 for a week of half days which is very comparable to other camps being offered.  Cost will include all ice, gym space, swimming passes […]

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Registration is open for spring music therapy!

Music Therapy – Spring 2018 8 Saturdays – April 7th to June 2 (No session on May 19th) SSCY Centre (Specialized Service for Children and Youth), 1155 Notre Dame Avenue 2 – 4 years; 9:30 -10:00 2 – 4 years; 10:00 – 10:30 3 – 5 years; 9:30 – 10:00 5 – 7 years; 10:45 – 11:30 6 – 9 years; 10:00 – 10:45 9 – 12 years; 11:00 – 11:45 12 – 21 years; 12:45 – 1:30 12 – 21 years Guitar Instruction Group; 12:00 – 12:45 **Please note: if you have already filled out a registration form for music therapy for the 2017-2018 year, please DO NOT send another. We have your session choices on file already from your original registration form! To register a spot for you and your child, please complete the registration form and send to Maya. You can: Drop it off at SSCY reception desk: 1155 Notre […]

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Family Advocacy: The nuts and bolts!

Abilities Manitoba and St.Amant present: Family Advocacy: The nuts and bolts! Families learn early on that advocacy plays a critical role in accessing needed supports and services for their loved one. Join family members Anne Fountain, Lorraine Klymko, Susan McKelvie, Deb Roach, and Gloria Woloshyn for a discussion on advocacy and current issues. You’ll leave with tips and a variety of tools that will assist you with issues important to your family. We’ll leave with a better understanding of the issues critical to your family. We’ll all benefit from new connections! Thank you to Community Living Manitoba & Employment and Social Development Canada for the grant to undertake this work. Dates and locations: March 12, St.Amant, 440 River Rd, 7pm – 9pm March 20, 430 Lucas Ave, 7pm – 9pm March 26, 120 Maryland Ave, 7pm – 9pm Register at: www.abilitiesmanitoba.org/events or email: admin@abilitiesmanitoba.org

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Join us for Breakfast at SSCY!

Specialized Services for Children and Youth invites you to join us for Breakfast at SSCY, our monthly learning series! Everyone is welcome, and there is no need to register to watch in person. Topic: Revising the service delivery model in response to increased demand: Dealing with the plagiocephaly ‘epidemic’ Presented By: Kathy Mulder, Physiotherapist Background: The incidence of deformational plagiocephaly (flattening of a baby’s skull) has continued to grow since the introduction of the Back to Sleep campaign. Although it is primarily a cosmetic condition, it can be associated with other diagnoses, including torticollis. Early diagnosis and intervention is ideal. Rising referral rates can impact the ability to provide timely assessment and follow up. Our project: A survey of Canadian pediatric facilities was conducted to examine variations in referral volumes and service delivery models across sites Parents have been engaged to help us understand their experiences and preferences We will present preliminary […]

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