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Ford Government Under-Serving Autistic Youth and Families in Ontario

The impact of today’s announcement will impact the parent’s of children with Autism, their teachers and most importantly, their siblings and classmates. Our youth will bear the brunt of these changes.

See Autism Ontario’s response: http://bit.ly/aomar11

As a Parent Coach and Educator in Ontario schools, I’m beyond concerned!!!

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Movement Programs at School

Inspired by Alberta’s initiative, Don’t walk in the Hallway, this Manitoba school was inspired to install a Sensory Path.

Video: www.cbc.ca/i/caffeine/syndicate/?mediaId=1417953859625

This is such a fun and fantastic way to work out the wiggles so students can renew themselves and reenter their classroom ready to learn.

Chevalier sees a strong future for movement programs in schools. “I think a lot of schools are embracing opportunity for choice in seating in the classrooms, and this just directly complements that concept.”Brandy Chevalier, Principal, Roland School

She hopes such exercise “can become a preventative measure for some behaviour issues that might happen by a child who cannot regulate themselves to sit in class.”

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What’s the Big Deal?

This program gives parents structure, and a safe place to learn and share. As a Certified Mad2Glad Parent Coach I am in a position where I have some tidbits of advice for parents that don’t involve doctors, therapists or negativity in any way, and I put the power to improve their lives, their families and themselves in their own hands.

I also now have simple and solid advice for educators that may be counterintuitive to the way that they were taught, but brings them such joy at the outcome of these simple tiny tidbits of advice.