Additional Therapies and Learning Supports

Music Therapy

The Music Therapy Association of Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization and a provincial chapter of the Canadian Association of Music Therapy.  Explore the site to learn the benefits of music therapy, where music therapy services are being provided in Manitoba, how to find a music therapist and much more!

The Rehabilitation Centre for Children has community Preschool Music Therapy groups run throughout the year, at very affordable rates.

Prelude Music, a studio on Corydon Avenue, offers individual early intervention sessions.

Roads to Rhythm Music Therapy offers services in the Brandon area and beyond.

Social Skills

“I Can Pretend”: Drama For Children On The Autism Spectrum

Tuxedo Community Centre, 368 Southport Boulevard, Winnipeg

I Can Pretend! teaches children with autism how to play with peers and form relationships, something that children with ASD typically struggle with. Through drama, younger children learn imaginative play skills and older children hone social skills.

HALE Autism

HALE stands for “Help Autism Live Everywhere,” and this organization offers services for children, youth and young adults in Selkirk and Winnipeg, including:

  • social skills groups
  • LEGO social skills groups
  • tutoring
  • seminars to increase understanding of people with autism

Animal-Supported Learning

Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association (MRDA)

145 Pacific Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3B 2Z6

Phone: (204) 925.5905 

The Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association provides a therapeutic riding program for children with disabilities. Ages 6 to 12.

 Lead Rope to Learning

Phone:  (204) 509-6643
Lead Rope to Learning Facebook page.

Equine Assisted Learning strives to give individuals a tool box of skills to be used in daily life.   Horses are social animals, making them effective teachers of social skills in a structured setting.  The goal is to provide an opportunity for learning to take place in a safe and engaging learning environment.  Exercise outcomes revolve around respect, trust, clear communication, responsibility, teamwork, and cooperation.  The result?  Fun, interactive, and hands on learning!

Service Dogs

A trained service dog can be helpful to children (or adults!) with autism.  Emotional regulation, safety, sleep support, play and interaction, and developing responsibility are all possible benefits. For more information check out these organizations:

MSAR K-9 Program (Manitoba Search and Rescue)

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides