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World Autism Day April 2, 2018: Beyond Awareness

April 2, 2018

There are probably few commemorations with less controversy than that those recognizing people with autism. There are many different perspectives about autism and how to best support individuals and families. It is worth going beyond the surface of special marketing and fundraising campaigns to make sure that those behind them value people with autism as… Continue reading World Autism Day April 2, 2018: Beyond Awareness

Ontario Budget 2018: Summary of Implications for LiveWorkPlay, People with Intellectual Disabilities, and Families

March 29, 2018

On March 28, 2018, Ontario Minister of Finance, Charles Sousa, announced important changes relevant to people with intellectual disabilities, their families, and Developmental Services agencies as part of the 2018 Ontario budget. This important news comes at a time when funding available to agencies has been limited mainly to short-term grants over the past ten years. The… Continue reading Ontario Budget 2018: Summary of Implications for LiveWorkPlay, People with Intellectual Disabilities, and Families

LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2018

World Down Syndrome Day, observed on 21 March every year, is a global event which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement. People with Down syndrome do not need pity and they don’t need a cure. But they do experience barriers such as bullying… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

Celebrating Togetherness: LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Feast 2017

December 12, 2017

It’s a tradition that dates back to the LiveWorkPlay early years, although back in 1997 when things got started, it was known as the “Family Brunch.” Over time it evolved into the current Festive Family Feast format, an evening to enjoy a meal, be together, and be thankful for each other and for our community.… Continue reading Celebrating Togetherness: LiveWorkPlay Festive Family Feast 2017

Patrick’s Place

October 5, 2015

Patrick Doyle has been a LiveWorkPlay member since 2012, and we have had the opportunity to support him in a variety of life pursuits. This video (prepared independent of LiveWorkPlay by MAPS see below) details some of the journey Patrick and his family have followed in supporting Pat to make his way in the adult… Continue reading Patrick’s Place

Person-Centred Thinking Through Talk & Technology!

January 15, 2013

Over the past two years LiveWorkPlay has worked closely with members and families, the staff team, and the Sharevision organization to improve how we co-create, monitor, and celebrate real life outcomes for people with intellectual disabilities. Important to this process is an annual face-to-face meeting with the member, Service Coordinator Allison Moores, family members or… Continue reading Person-Centred Thinking Through Talk & Technology!

LiveWorkPlay Team to Present at YAI in NYC!

January 7, 2013

The LiveWorkPlay staff team is proud to be traveling to New York City in May to attend and present at the annual YAI International Conference. The 2013 conference has a strong focus on person-centered planning (or person-centered thinking, as we see it!), real housing, real employment, and how to engage community volunteers in mission-oriented organizational… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay Team to Present at YAI in NYC!

LiveWorkPlay News DECEMBER 2012 (Archived)

December 15, 2012

LiveWorkPlay News DECEMBER 2012 (Archived) Coming Events LiveWorkPlay New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets are now available. Get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment! This year we are once again using a “members-only” format: seating priority is for members and relatives. The party is selling out fast, so don’t delay, get your tickets today!… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay News DECEMBER 2012 (Archived)

LiveWorkPlay News OCTOBER 2012 (Archived)

October 15, 2012

  The LiveWorkPlay Blog – October 28, 2012 (Archived) Coming Events Don’t miss the opportunity to see Darcy Elks on Saturday, November 17 for her presentation and workshop “Supported Decision-Making: Wisdom, Life Experience, and Common Sense Needed.” Co-hosted by LiveWorkPlay and Family Matters Co-op, you can register online right now! This year’s LiveWorkPlay Festive Family… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay News OCTOBER 2012 (Archived)

LiveWorkPlay News SEPTEMBER 2012 (Archived)

September 15, 2012

LiveWorkPlay News SEPTEMBER 2012 (Archived) On The Road Again LiveWorkPlay continues to support our members to enjoy inclusive travel with Ottawa Valley Tours. A group of 9 supported by 2 staff members joined with about 35 other travelers and headed out of Ottawa by motor coach to Nashville Tennessee. Nashville proved a remarkable destination, with… Continue reading LiveWorkPlay News SEPTEMBER 2012 (Archived)

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