Alfie Kohn on Autism and Learning

Alfie Kohn thinks a lot about parenting and teaching kids. He’s a well known leader and expert in education – if you’re a teacher, you’ve probably read something written by him. Recently he turned his attention to the research – and differences between – autism therapies. In the following article, he starts by reviewing the ethical concerns about ABA, and […]

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Research Invitation: Restraint and Seclusion in Manitoba’s Schools

A researcher at the University of Manitoba is interested in learning about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools from the perspectives of parents/guardians of children with disabilities. Parents or guardians of a children or youth with a disability who have been restrained or secluded at school in the last 3 years are invited to participate. The goal of […]

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Programs for Professionals and Parents at RCC

School’s in! Are you a professional – an educator, part of a school or daycare team, or family member who wants to learn more about supporting your child in home, school or daycare settings? The following documents will give you all the information you need on a variety of seminars for children with developmental delays and communication challenges. SCRC_Workshop_Descriptions SCRC_Workshop_Registration […]

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Simply Not Enough

Last week, a report summarizing the thoughts of over 600 students, parents and professionals on the state of inclusive education in Manitoba was released. Many of us were not surprised that an enormous percentage of respondents described significant barriers to education, right  from preschool childcare right through post secondary.  It was a collaborative effort between Education Solutions Manitoba, Barrier Free […]

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Sketchnoting: Supporting Communication for Visual Thinkers

In September 2017, CTV Montreal reported on Ellis, a minimally-verbal boy with autism.  The story was that one day, his parents discovered that Ellis “could think, could talk, through pictures.”  His father had begun drawing household items and simple situations in an effort to connect, and Ellis drew back in response.  Over time, Ellis also began to make changes to […]

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Book Review: Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration: Therapy for Children with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders by Ellen Yack, Paula Aquilla, and Shirley Sutton Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration is a book written by three occupational therapists.  Their goal is to offer a resource to explain what role sensory differences play in autism, and what occupational therapists can do to help […]

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iPads for Learning

iPads are everywhere.  They are generally popular, and for many children, iPads aren’t just used as toys but as learning tools in schools as well.  Families of children with autism seem particularly drawn to owning iPads. Why are they so popular?  And how are they helpful for people with autism? People with autism often have difficulties learning and communicating, because […]

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