Nov
24
Sat
Stories and Strategies to Move from Doing Things to Being Someone @ The Gathering Place
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Save the date and join us on Saturday, November 24th for a great day focused on helping kids develop roles and relationships! Whether you have young children, or are thinking about an adult in our life, this day has something to offer you!

In the morning , Genia Stephens, a mother of 5, will speak to the significance of roles, and the impact they have had on her youngest son, Will. Her story will describe how those roles have helped solidify her son’s place in other people’s lives, as well as in his community. Through trial and error (and busyness of a family of 7!) Genia will share how things are unfolding and prompt great ideas for anyone who is involved in the life of a child with a disability.

In the afternoon, we will focus on how roles can be imagined and developed. Who is the person? What brings people to them? What do they bring to other people? Where can that fit, and how can that expand? Through practical strategies and informed approaches, we will delve into setting up and supporting valued roles – at home, as neighbours, and in the other places we frequent whether school or elsewhere.

Feel free to come to both parts, or attend just one – we hope to see you there! If you are involved in the life of someone with a disability, whether they are a child or adult, there will be great take-home skills and suggestions you are sure to appreciate.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Morning – 9:30am to 12pm
Afternoon – 1pm to 4 pm

Nov
26
Mon
Making the Most of Funding – Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Nov 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Making the Most of Funding - Study Group @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Have you completed one of the Making the Most of Funding series here at DAFRS? If so, you are welcome to join the study group happening once a month. This time will be spent delving more deeply into some of the topics covered in the series. If there is something you wanted to work through, an idea, an interest, an opportunity – this is the place to get some feedback and support to do so!

Give Selena a call or email if you’d like to know more, or to RSVP!

Dec
12
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Selena prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Dec
14
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Jan
9
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Selena prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Jan
11
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Feb
8
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Feb
13
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Selena prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.

Mar
8
Fri
Bio-Medical Study Group @ The Gathering Place
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bio-Medical Study Group is a group of family and community members who find it inspiring, helpful, and personally rewarding to talk with each other about our own experiences and share new information all about optimal health, balance and well-being. We think about wellness in terms of food and nutrition, making sure sensory needs are met, figuring out mindful and conscious approaches, or looking at what recent research can tell us about medications, seizures, digestive issues and more.

Our conversation focuses on the whole person and how people may respond with more or less sensitivity to their environment, including diet and nutrition, brain coherence, sensory integration issues, the calmness or agitation of those around them, and more.

The group has been meeting monthly for over a year and is open and welcomes new participants! We meet at The Gathering Place (20-850 King St. W, Oshawa), the second Friday of each month at 10am.  Please RSVP your attendance to jklees@dafrs.com so that we can plan a successful morning.

Mar
13
Wed
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Imagining Home Meeting @ The Gathering Place | Oshawa | Ontario | Canada

Thinking About Housing for a Loved One with a Disability?

Imagining Home is a group of like-minded people delving into finding and creating “home” for a loved one with a disability. This group has been meeting monthly as part of an MCSS funded pilot project.

Interested in coming out? New members are welcome! Get in touch with Selena prior to a meeting so she can catch you up so you get the most out of the meetings.