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JUST DANCE 2016 JUST DANCE ... it's Wheelchair Accessible! Attention for Wheel-Trans users, please make sure pickup time is between 8:45pm - 9:15pm, No later than 9:15pm please & Thank you. UPCOMING DANCE DATES: Thursday, July 14Thursday, August 18 Time: 7pm - 9pm - Please arrive at 6:45pm to sign in. Where:At St. Bonaventure Church, Parish Centre - 1300 Leslie Street, M3C 2K9 Click for Map - South of Lawrence Avenue, and Just Next to Edwards Gardens. Who:Ages 15-39 with developmental delays and their friends are invited to this event. Parents can leave dancers who do not require one-on-one support at the dance; please sign the waivers with your Cell Contact info. Parents are welcomed to stay. Admission: $8 Includes Music Video Dance, Juice, Snack/Chips. Directions: Bus 54 or 51 from Eglinton Station or bus 51 from the Leslie Station. For parents who are driving/dropping off, there is Shops at Don...
Dear friends and supporters, After an important struggle to shed light on the discriminatory nature of Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, especially against persons with disabilities, a struggle that was sparked by Citizen and Immigration Canada’s declaration of my son Nicolas Montoya as “inadmissible” for Permanent Residency, and in which there was overwhelming support and contributions to the public debate from all of you, I would like to share recent developments that I feel are cause for hope or optimism (if not yet for celebration). On April 20th I had a meeting in Ottawa with Kerry Cundal, Director of Case Management and Parliamentary Affairs and with Bernie Derible, Director of Policy, at the office of the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, along with my friend and lawyer Hadayt Nazami, and with access to legal counsel from Randy Hahn. The meeting was called by Kerry Cundal to...

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Professional Development Workshop: Teaching Yoga & Meditation to Children Ages 2 1/2 - 12 When: Thursday, July 21 & Friday, July 22 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday, July 23 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM In this 20-hour workshop designed for adults, you will learn: • How to structure a children’s yoga class to engage the participants mentally and physically. • Ways to build a yoga vocabulary and apply it creatively. • Breathing techniques. • Meditation, visualization, mantras and songs. • Strategies to adapt the exercises for children with special needs. • How to work with children safely. • How to introduce yoga philosophy. • Partner Yoga. Registration Fee: $415.00. A non-refundable $125.00 deposit is required to reserve a space. Make cheque payable to Sherry LeBlanc. Full fee by PAY PAL. Where: 639 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON. Teacher Training: Yoga for the Special Child(R) Basic One Program August 13 - 19 (7...

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Swimming Classes In continuation with our partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC, we are once again offering swimming classes. Due to renovations at the JCC pool, lessons will be held offsite at Central Technical School. WHEN:Days – Sundays (specific dates on the registration form below)Starting Date – April 10Ending Date – June 19Time – 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM and 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Cost – Regular Fees are $120. Discounted fees in partnership with DSAT are $96. Location – Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst St, Toronto Ontario M5S 2R5 Map: https://goo.gl/eu8meF Pool specific information:· 23 m swimming pool· 84 degrees F (28.8 degrees C)· Depth: 0.9 m in the shallow end; 2.7 m in the deep end Instructors are certified in:· Red Cross Water Safety Instructor· National Lifeguard Service· Standard First Aid with CPR-C REGISTRATION: Kindly fill out the following form and submit it to Miles Nadal JCC @...
Round-TableDiscussion on Immigration and Disability Discrimination When: April 6th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: United Steelworkers Union Hall, 25 Cecil Street Toronto The Montoya family was recently deemed inadmissiblefor Permanent Residency because 13 year old Nico, who has Down syndrome, might pose an 'excessive demand' on Canadian social services. Does this decision go against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that guards against the discrimination of any person based on physical or mental disability? Historically, ideas of genetic defectiveness and social burden have been attached to immigrants.Do current immigration policies still reflect deep-running ableist, racist and eugenic assumptions? It is time for Canada to take a new look at its immigration policies. Discussants include: • Felipe Montoya (York University) • Hadayt Nazami (Senior Lawyer, Jackman, Nazami & Associates) • John Rae (Council of Canadians with Disabilities) • Ameil Joseph (McMaster University) • Roy Hanes (Carleton University) • Michael Bach (Canadian Association for...

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Dance Rock WHO: All dancers with developmental delays and their friends are invited to this event. Dancers must be 13 years of age or older. WHERE: Basement of St Anselm's Church, 1 MacNaughton Road, Toronto, M4G 3H3 (enter through MacNaughton Road door) WHEN: Friday nights, 7:30-9:30 pm MONTHLY (no dances in July and August) 2016 Dates: April 8 May 13 June 10 Admission $5 (includes snack and drink) DIRECTIONS: St Anselm's Church is located just 2 blocks east of Bayview at the corner of Millwood Avenue and MacNaughton Road. (Millwood Ave runs east-west and is just one block north of Davisville Avenue and 5 blocks south of Eglinton.) Map: https://goo.gl/xTnDFz IMPORTANT NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 7:20. UNLESS YOU ARE STAFF OR A VOLUNTEER, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AFTER 7:15 FOR THE DANCES. NO BREAK DANCING PARK IN LOTS BESIDE AND BEHIND CHURCH - DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET when dropping off...
  Hello DSAT, My name is Sasha from Chalkboard Media located in Toronto. We are developing a television pilot for a series that examines issues for and about people with disabilities. The subject of the pilot episode is the issue of inspiration porn; which is when a disability, and not the person, is used to create a narrative of inspiration for other people. Typically it’s an image or a story of a person with a disability doing something relatively normal: walking, working, graduating, etc. with a smile on their face and a cloying caption underneath that essentially implies ‘if they can do this thing, and be happy with life despite their obvious misfortune, then you can do anything, and you really ought to be happy you didn’t get dealt a worse hand in life.’  Inspiration porn is all around us and we would like to shed light on the stories of...
The Miles Nadal JCC is in the spotlight for their commitment to accessibility! The Ontario Nonprofit Network's EnAbling Nonprofits project highlights nonprofit organizations who are championing and learning about accessible practices. ONN visited the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre to chat about how committees, boards, and staff members are key assets in ensuring that accessibility is reflected throughout programs, operations, and engagement with their communities.   Video: https://youtu.be/aiAzqfpgA6U...
An interactive, hands-on session tailored for caregivers and people with disabilities, where you can take away strategies, resources and ideas for a plan. Parents and/or caregivers can meet and network with others who are on a similar journey. Discussion points will include:o How can you use information and resources to help achieve your child’s dream?o How can you use a support network/support circle to help achieve your child’s dream?o How can you use funding and financial support to help achieve your child’s dream?o How can you take care of yourself so that you can help your child achieve their dream? When: Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Where: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Conference Centre All attendees must register in advance: mngo@hollandbloorview.ca (If you aren’t able to register by email: 416-425-6220 x6348) For more information, including on-site childcare, please view the flyer: Workshop Flyer...

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Prizes, Raffles and more! There are 2 ways to enter: $25 per participant OR collect a minimum of $25 in pledges Includes bowling shoes Choice of 5 or 10 pin bowling (5 pin lanes are first come first served) 2 games guaranteed When: Saturday, April 23, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Where: Bowlerama West 5429 Dundas Street West Map: https://goo.gl/cqbOfN Space limited. You must register by Friday April 15 to: Wendy Dyke, 647-729-3627 wdyke@cltoronto.ca Click the following link to view the flyer and pledge sheet: Bowlathon Flyer 2016...

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City of Toronto Focus Group The City of Toronto is developing a 20-year plan to guide decision making and investment in parks and recreation facilities such as community centres, sport fields, pools, ice rinks, and bike/skate parks.  Join to be a part of a focus group on parks and recreation facilities for people with disabilities. When: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Where: North Toronto Memorial Community Centre200 Eglinton Ave West, M4R 1A7Map: https://goo.gl/woL8Nz The building is wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, attendant care and an assistive listening system will be available. Please RSVP by Friday March 18 by contacting Waheema Asghar at 416-392-2426 or by e-mail at facilitiesplan@toronto.ca...
New & Expecting Parent Coffee Night When: Thursday, May 12th - Rainbow Room Thursday, July 7th - Rainbow Room 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Where: Trinity St. Paul's Church Address: 427 Bloor Street West Toronto, ON M5S 1X7 http://www.trinitystpauls.ca/ View Map: https://goo.gl/VIfaVn Who: New and expectant parents & trained parent mentors who have children 2 years of age or older with Down syndrome. Overview: This is an informal gathering for parents to meet other new and expectant parents - as well as trained parent mentors who have children 2 years of age or older with Down syndrome. Light snacks and coffee and tea will be served and babies under 1 year of age are welcome to attend with their parent(s) but please note that sibling care will not be provided at this time. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our community. To register please click on the link...

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Path 2 Work is offering a free employment program for individuals with developmental disabilities. Who: Ages 18+ When: April 2016 Where: The Al Green Resource Centre near Dufferin and Eglinton View Map: https://goo.gl/LZTx50   Path 2 Work offers: - Employment workshops for learning workplace skills - One-on-one job coaching and training - Help finding and keeping a job Click here to view the full flyer: Path2Work - Flyer 2016 For more information, contact: Greg Vasilkioti at gvasilkioti@jvstoronto.org or 416-649-1565...

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What: Connect with other caregivers in similar situations. Learn about: - Resources in the developmental sector - How caregiver stress can affect you - Practical approaches to mind, body, and spirit Sessions will include presentations from various community partners. Topics will include: Systems (DSO, Family Service Toronto), Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness and many more! Who: Parents and Caregivers supporting individuals with Dual Diagnosis aged 16+ When: Wednesdays, March 23rd to May 25th 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Where: Aptus Treatment Centre 40 Samor Road, Toronto, ON Map: https://goo.gl/esMQtd   For further information and to register for the group, contact: Kristine Sudeyko at 416-535-8501 ext. 37835 View the flyer here: https://goo.gl/i8fSNw...

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What:  Parents as Partners Conference 2016 is a FREE conference. Whether your child is just beginning on their educational journey in elementary school or closer to graduation and planning for the future, there are informative and empowering sessions for parents/guardians and caregivers of students of all ages and all stages of education. When: Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Where: Allstream Centre 105 Princes' Blvd., Toronto, ON M6K 3C3   For more information and keynote speakers, click the following link: Parents as Partners Poster...

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During March Break, March 14 to 18, the City of Toronto will offer free and low-cost activities at its community centres, parks and historic sites. Highlights of Parks, Forestry and Recreation division activities and attractions follow, in addition to information about Toronto's historic sites/museums. Camps March Break camps are a great opportunity for children and youth to enjoy a range of activities. Participants enjoy activities such as arts, crafts, music, drama, sports and games. More camp details are available at http://www.toronto.ca/camps or by calling 311. Drop-in programs City of Toronto community centres offer various free or low-cost programs for all ages. More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/parks and by calling 311. Skiing and snowboarding The City's Centennial Park and Earl Bales ski and snowboard centres will be open, weather permitting, for March Break on the following schedule: Centennial Park Ski and Snowboard Centre March 14 to 20 from 9 a.m. to...

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WinterRouge, a brand new event celebrating Rouge Park in winter! When: Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: WinterRouge event hub will be located at Parks Canada’s Zoo Road Welcome Area Please RSVP  WinterRouge is a choose-your-own-adventure wintertime experience with something for everyone. Take a guided walk, make winter-themed crafts, go 'treecaching', recite poetry in the snow, warm up at our campfire, try our self-guided winter nature photo scavenger hunt and more. Guests are reminded to dress warm, bring along a reusable thermal mug for hot chocolate and pack some snacks to keep you going. Come for a little while or stay for the day! Partners for this inaugural Parks Canada event in the Rouge include ACER (Association for Canadian Educational Resources), the Markham Museum, MEC, the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, and Toronto and Region Conservation. For more info: http://www.pc.gc.ca/eng/progs/np-pn/cnpn-cnnp/rouge/ne/WR-01.aspx...

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The City of Toronto has a variety of programs available for Spring and Summer this year. You will be able to register for: Spring and Summer General Programs Spring Swim Lessons Spring Skate Lessons Summer Camps   Registration opens in early March For more information on registration, please view the full flyer: Spring Summer 2016 Registration Dates...

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The New Skate Horse! The Skate Horse is a device desig ned for people with various disabilities to assist with balance and support when learning how to skate. • It is not a ride-on toy • 2 sizes are available (child & adult) to accommodate ages 3 and up • There is an adjustable seat for resting your legs • The solid three point frame helps with balance • The handle bar provides support and can adjusts to suit • Helmets must be worn • Supervision and assistance should be provided by the parent or guardian • Skate Horse is only available during leisure skate   To book a Skate Horse please call: Etobicoke York District - 416-394-8533 North York District - 416-395-6183 Scarborough District - 416-396-7760 Toronto East York - 416-397- 4690...

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What: This is a FREE event, but registration is required. Ages 7 and up. Space is limited!  Parks Canada and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) are proud to present a night of fun and adventure. A short presentation on owls and coyotes is followed by a hike (weather permitting) in the future Rouge National Urban Park.  Together we will call out to these wild creatures in the hope that they will hoot and howl back.  Dress for cold weather and bring a travel mug to keep your drinks warm.  When: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m. Where: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church7452 Reesor Road, Markham Who: Ages 7 and up REGISTRATION: Please visit http://trcastewardshipevents.ca and click on "York" and "February 2016" and on "Feb. 20" on the calendar to register for "Hoot & Howl in the Rouge" For more information, contact: 416-661-6600 x5765; wow@trca.on.ca  ...

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