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Extend-a-Family – Dads’ Group

Group Name: Extend-a-Family – Dads’ Group

Description: Extend-A-Family is a Toronto-wide community organization that seeks to ensure that children and youth with developmental disabilities develop meaningful relationships and participate fully in the community. Extend-A-Family is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, founded in 1976, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of parents of children with disabilities, and self advocates and community members.

We invite you to join us at a gathering for Dads, who have children of any age who have a disability. This informal time is designed for people to share, be together, connect and support one another. Please call if you plan to attend.

Where: 3300 Yonge Street, Suite 200 | Toronto, ON M4N 2L6

When: Tuesdays (2015): January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, May 26, June 23. Meets from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Contact: Salvatore Rocchese 416-530-0272 | sr@extendafamily.ca | www.extendafamily.ca

Extend-a-Family – East Evening Parent Group

Group Name: Extend-a-Family – East Evening Parent Group

Description: Extend-A-Family is a Toronto-wide community organization that seeks to ensure that children and youth with developmental disabilities develop meaningful relationships and participate fully in the community. Extend-A-Family is a not-for-profit, charitable organization, founded in 1976, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of parents of children with disabilities, and self advocates and community members.

You are invited to join our gathering of parents and guardians of children with disabilities. Our time together is an opportunity to connect with others, gain perspectives and to share while considering the many unanswered questions parenting a child with a disability brings.*** No childcare available.

Where: Corvette Junior Public School | 30 Corvette Ave | Scarborough, ON M1K 3G2

When: January 7, February 4, March 4, April 1 and May 6, 2015. Time: 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Contact: Kim Southern-Paulsen 416-757-2780 | ksp@extendafamily.ca | www.extendafamily.ca

MukiBaum Foundation – Girlz Club

Group Name: MukiBaum Foundation – Girlz Club

Description: The MukiBaum Foundation is a Toronto-based non-governmental organization (NGO) which provides inclusive, community-focused support to children and adults with complex disabilities and their families. Our goal is to enable all citizens with autism and other complex challenges to grow and succeed through innovative, creative and sustainable programming. The Foundation assists those whose needs would otherwise go un-addressed due to a lack of appropriate funding or services.

Girlz Club is for pre-teens 9-12 years of age. Club is held on the first Sunday of every month. This inclusive program helps participants strengthen their social skills by connecting with other girls their own age who share similar experiences. Facilitated by a registered arts therapist, the girls bond over activities that promote abilities and opportunities for self-expression, movement and creativity, including music, drama, arts and crafts, yoga, dance and other activities based on the girls’ interests and needs.

Where: 401 Magnetic Drive, Unit 25 |Toronto, ON M3J 3H9

When: All sessions are on Sundays: 2:45 p.m.- 4:15 p.m. January 11, February 1, March 1, and April 12, 2015. Cost is $20/session. Call for further details.

Contact: 416-661-8222 | info@mukibaumfoundation.com | www.mukibaumfoundation.com

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

Group Name: Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario -Adults Living With Hydrocephalus Support Group

Description: For 40 years, the Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario (SB&H), has been committed to making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. SB&H has grown to provide a comprehensive and essential range of services for parents, families, youth and adults with sb/h. Our programs are rooted in the principles of self-help and personal support.

Adults Living With Hydrocephalus Support Group
Meetings provide a safe and comfortable environment where adults with hydrocephalus can learn more about their condition or express their emotions, difficulties and share successes without judgment. Spouses, partners and other family members also participate and provide unique insights into how hydrocephalus can affect entire families. The group gathers at the SB&H office on the last Wednesday of each month. Anyone within Ontario can join via telephone conference. Please contact Steve Kean BEFORE the meeting day by email or telephone.

Where: P.O. Box 103, Suite 1006 | 555 Richmond Street West | Toronto, ON M5V 3B1

When: Last Wednesday of each month. Please contact for time.

Contact: Steve Kean 416-214-1056 Ext. 26 | 1-800-387-1575 |skean@sbhao.on.ca | www.sbhao.on.ca

Community Living Toronto – Family Support

Group Name: Community Living Toronto – Family Support

Description: Community Living Toronto is a source of support for thousands of individuals with an intellectual disability searching for accessible and meaningful ways to live in the community. Whether its living alone or with a roommate, working in a supported environment or participating in community activities, we are here to help individuals realize their full potential and dreams.

Parent Groups
Community Living Toronto hosts a variety of Parent Support Groups throughout the year. It gives parents of children with intellectual disabilities a chance to socialize, share stories and connect with others who truly understand the experiences of parenting a child with a disability. Typically, most parent groups meet weekly in a social environment where they encourage and support each other. For more information about parent groups, please contact our Access Coordinators. The following are the groups offered to families:

Support Circles
Comprised of an individual’s family, friends and partners, a support network or circle lends support in making decisions, identifying opportunities and solutions in that person’s life.

Pilot Parents
Pilot Parents is a support group consisting of parent volunteers who have a child with an intellectual disability. They provide emotional support and first-hand knowledge to parents whose child has been recently diagnosed with an intellectual disability.

Where: 20 Spadina Road |Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

When: There is no fee for the Pilot Parents program – referrals are taken on an individual basis. Committee meetings are held once a month, for 11 months of the year. Membership in the Toronto Association for Community Living is encouraged but not mandatory – $30.00 per year. Contact for meeting times and locations.

Contact: Susan Goodman or Carolyn Clyke-Gardiner 416-968-0650 | www.communitylivingtoronto.ca

The Anne Johnston Health Station – Women’s Disability Action Awareness Group in Training

Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – Women’s Disability Action Awareness Group in Training (WDAAGIT)

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

This is an interactive peer-led group for women with disabilities guided by the principles of advocacy, mentorship and peer support within an independent living environment.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: The next Movie Munchie Night is scheduled for March 13, May 8, June 12,
September 11, & November 13, 2015

Contact: Monica 416-486-8666 Ext. 228 | www.ajhs.ca

The Anne Johnston Health Station – Sexability

Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – Sexability

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

This innovative program provides sexual health information to youth and adults with mobility disabilities through peer-to-peer education workshops, social events and resources.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: The next Dine and Discuss is taking place on Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Please call Anne for more information or to register.

Contact: Anne Crasto 416-486-8666 Ext. 263 | www.ajhs.ca

The Anne Johnston Health Station – Pow Now

Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – Pow Now

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

This is a peer led support group for people with Multiple Sclerosis who require the use of an assistive device. Interested participants must register prior to attending – this is not a drop-in program.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: Mondays from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Contact: Sasha Whiting 416-486-8666 Ext. 299 | www.ajhs.ca

The Anne Johnston Health Station – Physical Activity Program

Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – Physical Activity Program

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

A fitness program that encourages healthy and active living by incorporating adaptable aerobic, resistance training and stretching exercises for all abilities. Registration is required – this is not a drop-in class.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: Mondays from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Contact: Monica Gordon 416-486-8666 Ext. 228 | monicag@ajhs.ca | www.ajhs.ca

The Anne Johnston Health Station – People on Wheels

Group Name: The Anne Johnston Health Station – People on Wheels

Description: The Anne Johnston Health Station (AJHS) is a not-for-profit community health centre providing a wide range of programs and services that promote the health and well-being of youth, seniors and people with physical disabilities. They are a fully accessible barrier free environment. All of our programs and services are confidential and free of charge and include primary health care, disease prevention, health promotion and community development. We believe that health is a resource for life and that many things – education, housing, gender, access to health services, our sense of being included or excluded from society, employment, etc. – impact on our health. Health isn’t just about not being sick, it is about being able to make choices and live into them. It’s about having a voice in our community. They are guided by our mission, vision and values. The Anne Johnston Health Station is governed by a Board of Directors elected from our membership.

This is a peer led support group for people with Multiple Sclerosis who require the use of an assistive device. Interested participants must register prior to attending – this is not a drop-in program.

Where: 2398 Yonge Street | Toronto, ON M4P 2H4

When: Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. until 3 p.m.

Contact: Sasha Whiting 416-486-8666 Ext. 299 | www.ajhs.ca

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