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Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More

Monday, October 2, 2017    –    6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Location:  Windsor-Essex Family Network,  7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor

    • Pre-register by September 28, 2017
    • Cost is $5 per family payable at the door for those who pre-register 
    • Registrations received after Sept. 28th will be $10 

Click here to register on-line     

Or register by email:  info@windsoressexfamnet.ca

This presentation provides an understanding of the importance of your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and more.  Information will be presented by experienced and knowledgeable educators. There will be time for questions and answers.

Topics to be covered include:
·      What is an IEP?
·      Reasons for developing an IEP?
·      Who is part of the IEP team?
·      Identifying needs and strengths
·      Setting goals: What are alternate goals vs. curriculum board goals?
·      Roles and Responsibilities
·      What is an IPRC?
·      Ministry Standards
·      Questions and answers throughout the evening

Click here for flyer to see more information


 

Linda PerryAn Introduction to Microboards

with guest speaker, Linda Perry

Tues. October 3, 2017 – 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Historic Essex Railway Station
87 Station St., Essex, Ontario

Register by October 2, 2017

Click here to register 

Or register by email:  info@windsoressexfamnet.ca

For more information click here to see flyer 

Linda Perry, is the Executive Director of Vela Canada, British Columbia


Follow the ants to our . . . . 

Picnic Buffet & Annual General Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017   –   7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor 

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Starts at 5:15 pm at Welcome Table. Cost $10.00 per person. Family speakers after buffet. 

Click here to register on-line       Or email: info@windsoressexfamnet.ca

Space is limited. Registration will close when the event is full and/or by Friday, June 23, 2017 – whichever comes first

       Family leaders share:

Family Secrets, Strategies & Solutions 

“Keeping me safe and active in my home, neighbourhood & community”

Low tech and high tech examples of what two families have done to make life easier and safer for their active and participating family members in their homes & community.

Click here for flyer with more information

Come join us! All are welcome: members, non-members, visitors, partners, and friends. Connect with others, have fun, learn, network, and be encouraged!

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My Home, My Choice Learning Event

Stories & Information – Putting people first with affordable, accessible, home options: individualized, safe, and supportive

Come see what people and families have done with the support of their partners!

MONDAY, April 24, 2017     6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Living Windsor Building, 7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor
  • People and families share personal stories followed by:
  • Table-top conversations on timely topics: something for ‘everyone’ whether you are just starting to think about the future, or in the middle of planning, or ready to take action
    • Information about the Ontario Renovates, Home Ownership, and Housing Allowance programs
    • Planning into the future – who can assist?
    • Keeping the home safe – tried and tested ideas from families
    • Use of technology, apps, and more…
    • How to get started, where to go, and ‘would this work’ Feedback area
    • Resources to take home; snacks and refreshments

Click here to see flyer


 

Sccrayonshool Entry Information Sessions

Free information sessions for parents and guardians.

MONDAY, JANUARY 23  –  6:30-8:30 PM – WINDSOR
Drouillard Place, 1102 Drouillard Rd., Windsor
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1  –  9:30-11:30 AM – KINGSVILLE
ACCESS, 23 Mill St., Kingsville

Learn Young girlmore about the steps to transitioning your son or daughter with special needs into school and how to partner with educators.

Each family will receive a Parent Tips for School Entry and Beyond booklet created by families for families and a comprehensive information package.

Parents will share their transition to school story and what helped them the most.

Professionals speak about the role of their agencies in supporting children with special needs entering school: Lori Melnick, Children First and Brenda Santarossa, John McGivney Children’s Centre.

NOTE: Childcare is available at both locations. Please let us know if you need childcare when you pre-register.

Click here to check out the flyer for more information.


A Night of Inspiration: For Families Navigating High School

Wednesday, November 30, 2016!

  • 5:30-8:30 pm – Ciaciaro Club, Salon D, Tecumseh 
  • Cost: $5/person

Is your son or daughter heading into high school or are they in high school now? Do they have an IEP and/or live with a disability?

Be prepared to be inspired as families share their high school experiences. Stories, tips, and High School Lockersresources will assist parents and students with understanding Secondary School and beyond.   Here is what you can expect:

  • Dinner
  • Family Stories
  • Tips on Navigating Pathways and Course Selection
  • Helpful Hints on Preparing for Transition to High School, during High school and beyond
  • Family Created Resources
  • Useful Links to Ministry Documents
  • Time to Network with Other Parents
  • Questions and Answers

Event created by families for families.

 Click here to see flyer   


FREE RDSP INFORMATION SESSIONS

  •  RDSP girl hugging dadMon. November 7, 2016   6:00 – 7:15 pm  
  • Community Living Windsor building, Room A,
  • 7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor      

OR . . . . .

  • Tues, November 8, 2016    9:30 – 10:45 am
  •  Essex Community Centre, Superior Room,  
  • 25 Gosfield Townline West, Essex  (Next to the Essex Public Library and OPP Station)

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a unique program provided by the government of Canada to enhance the financial security of people living with disabilities.

Click here for a PDF of the flyer for more details.      


 Dollars & Sense Seminars  – FREEDollars & Sense money image

  • Monday,  November 7, 2016   –   7:30 pm – 9:00 pm    
  • Community Living Windsor Building, Room A,  
  • 7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor         

OR . . . . .

  • Tues. November 8, 2016  –  11:00 am – 12:30 pm
  • Essex Community Centre, Superior Room, 
  • 25 Gosfield Townline West, Essex (Next to the Essex Public Library and OPP Station)
  • Wills & Estate Planning
  • Trusts  (Discretionary/Henson)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Supported Decision Making and more

Click here to see the flyer for more details.          


Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More

Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 7:00-8:45 pm

  • Essex Community Centre – 25 Gosfield Townline West, Essex
  • Cost: $5 per family for those registering before October 10th

IEP apple and books imageThis presentation provides an understanding of the importance of your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and more.  Information will be presented by experienced and knowledgeable educators. There will be time for questions and answers.

 Click here to see flyer more details


Learning about Microboards

Tuesday, September 27 – Two Presentations:

  • An Introduction to Microboards – 6:00 pm
  • More About Microboards – 7:30 pm
  • Location: Place Concorde, 7515 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor
  • Cost: $10 per family/group

Linda Perry, Executive Director of Vela Canada in British Columbia will be sharing stories and examples to help with the understanding of what a Microboard™ is and how it has helped people and families living with disabilities in BC.

Hear about Vela’s 25 years of experience supporting people and families to develop microboards. We hope to plant seeds and ideas for the future and to get people and families thinking about possibilities and the value of relationships!

To see the “Save the Date” flyer, click here. To see Linda Perry’s bio, click here.


Annual General Meeting and Dinner

Followed by Guest Speaker, Linda Perry

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 

For those who are unable to attend but interested in the topic, please email us so that we can  inform you about the next microboard information session coming this fall! 

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  • 7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor
  • Cost for dinner is $15/person
  • Please pre-register by Thursday, June 2, 2016
  • Everyone must register for dinner and presentation or just the presentation alone. 

5:15 pm Welcome Table: dinner payments and membership renewal/purchase

5:30 pm Dinner: Delicious home cooked food for the soul by Katarina Catering. Enjoy the background ambiance of soothing piano melodies by Martin Lacasse.

6:30 pm AGM: Over coffee & dessert

7:00 pm Presentation: An Introduction to Microboards – Linda Perry, Executive Director of Vela Canada in British Columbia will be sharing stories and examples to help with the understanding of what a Microboard™ is and how it has helped people and families living with disabilities in BC. (Note: There is no charge for the event portion of the evening but advance registration is required.)

Click here for event flyer

Click here for Linda Perry’s bio            Click here for Martin Lacases bio


Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More

Monday, April 25, 2016

  • 6:45 pm, Registration – 7-8:45 pm, Intros & Presentations
  • Location: 7025 Enterprise Way, Windsor, ON

IEP apple and books imageThis presentation provides an understanding of the importance of your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and more.  Information will be presented by experienced and knowledgeable educators. There will be time for questions and answers.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is an IEP?
  • Reasons for developing an IEP?
  • Who is part of the IEP team?
  • Identifying needs and strengths
  • Setting goals: What are alternate goals vs. curriculum board goals?
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • What is an IPRC?
  • Ministry Standards
  • Questions and answers throughout the evening

My Home, My Choice Forum

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Forging Ahead: Successes & Challenges
Options for people & families living with disabilities in Windsor and Essex County        

TUESDAY, MARCH 29th, 2016 – 8:30 am – 1:30 pm
Fogular Furlan Club, WINDSOR HALL1800 North Service Rd. East, Windsor

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Deadline to register is March 18th! 

About the Forum:  Are you a person or family thinking about planning? Are you a family or professional interested in learning more about individualized home options? Whether looking down the road or are ready to begin now  – this housing forum has something to offer.  

  • Receive information about affordable living in Windsor and Essex County.
  • Hear from the City of Windsor and their role in a Housing Innovation Project involving different options for participants who have explored possibilities, faced barriers and made adjustments.
  • Be inspired by a family who are part of the Innovative Housing Project as they share their unique journey and what it has taken them to get where they are today.
  • Listen to a panel of local builders/developers who have taken a leadership role when it comes to inclusive housing design, adaptable living spaces and more.
  • Learn from our keynote speaker, whose legal practice specializes in disability-related issues, as he talks about things to consider around the security of home into the future and what helps when planning ahead for housing options.

The event ends with a short video, a networking lunch and opportunities to meet others or explore the information tables offering technical ideas/equipment for inside the ‘home’.

Click here to view the My Home My Choice Forum Flyer and Schedule 


Sccrayonshool Entry Information Sessions

Free information sessions for parents and guardians.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26  –  6:30-8:30 PM – WINDSOR
Drouillard Place, 1102 Drouillard Rd., Windsor
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3  –  9:30-11:30 AM – KINGSVILLE
ACCESS, 23 Mill St., Kingsville

Learn Young girlmore about the steps to transitioning your son or daughter with special needs into school and how to partner with educators.

Each family will receive a Parent Tips for School Entry and Beyond booklet created by families for families and a comprehensive information package.

Parents will share their transition to school story and what helped them the most.

Professionals speak about the role of their agencies in supporting children with special needs entering school: Lori Melnick, Children First and Brenda Santarossa, John McGivney Children’s Centre.

NOTE: Childcare is available at both locations. Please let us know if you need childcare when you pre-register.

Click here to check out the flyer for more information.


RDSP  (Registered Disability Savings Plan) Info Sessions   –  FREE

RDSP girl hugging dadTuesday, November 17, 2015   –   6 – 7:15 PM 
         Place Concorde, ‘La Canadienne’ Room
         7515 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor

Wednesday, November 18, 2015    –   9:30 – 10:45 AM
        Essex County Civic Centre, Room E 
        360 Fairview Ave. W, Essex

  • The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a unique program provided by the government of Canada to enhance the financial security of people living with disabilities.
  • Sessions will be presented by Brendon Pooran, a lawyer who specializes in disability related issues.

CLICK HERE TO SEE FLYER


                                    Dollars & Sense Seminars  – FREE

Tuesday, November 17, 2015   –   7:30 – 9:00 PM Dollars & Sense money image
         Place Concorde, ‘La Canadienne’ Room
         7515 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor

Wednesday, November 18, 2015    –  11:00 – 12:30 AM
Essex County Civic Centre, Room E 
        360 Fairview Ave. W, Essex

  • Wills & Estates
  • Trusts  (Discretionary/Henson)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program
  • Supported Decision Making , Guardianship and more

CLICK HERE TO SEE FLYER


 A Night of Inspiration: For Families Navigating High School

  • Wednesday, October  21, 2015   –   5:30 – 8:30 pm  
  • Ciociaro Club, 3745 North Talbot Rd., Oldcastle

Is your son or daughter heading into high school or are they in high school now? Do they have an IEP and/or live with a disability?

High School LockersBe prepared to be inspired as families share their high school experiences. Stories, tips, and resources will assist parents and students with understanding Secondary School and beyond.   Here is what you can expect:

  • Dinner
  • Family Stories
  • Tips on Navigating Pathways and Course Selection
  • Helpful Hints on Preparing for Transition to High School, during High school and beyond
  • Family Created Resources
  • Useful Links to Ministry Documents
  • Time to Network with Other Parents
  • Questions and Answers
                         CLICK HERE TO SEE FLYER

Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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Enjoy DINNER and a friendly interactive presentation by Lois Dobson called:  What is this Family Centred Stuff Anyway?

5:30 to 9:00 pm – Place Concorde, ‘La Canadienne’ Room   


Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) Events

Wednesday, May 27 – 6:00-7:15 PM  RDSP girl hugging dad

  • Place Concorde, “La Canadienne” Room
  • 7515 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor

Thursday, May 28 – 9:30-10:45 AM

  • Essex Community Centre
  • 25 Gosfield Townline West, Essex 
  • (located next to Essex Public Library and OPP Station)

Learn about this unique investment opportunity provided by the government of Canada to enhance the financial security of people living with disabilities. Matching Grants and Bonds available.

 Click here to check out flyer for more details


 Dollars & Sense Seminar: Wills and Estate Planning and more

Wednesday, May 27 – 7:30-9:00 PM  Dollars & Sense money image

  • Place Concorde, “La Canadienne” Room
  • 7515 Forest Glade Dr., Windsor

Thursday, May 28 – 11:00 AM -12:30 PM

  • Essex Community Centre
  • 25 Gosfield Townline West, Essex 
  • (located next to Essex Public Library and OPP Station)
This seminar will be held directly after the RDSP events

TOPICS: Wills & Estate Planning; Trusts (Discretionary/Henson); Disability Tax Credit; Ontario Disability Tax Credit; Supported Decision Making; Power of Attorney; Home Ownership and more.

 Click here to check out flyer for more details


Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and More

Monday, April 20, 2014

  • 6:45 pm, Registration – 7-8:45 pm, Intros & Presentations
  • Location: Essex Community Centre, ‘Superior Room’, 25 Gosfield Townline, Essex, ON

IEP apple and books imageThis presentation provides an understanding of the importance of your child’s Individual Education Plan (IEP) and more.  Information will be presented by experienced and knowledgeable educators. There will be time for questions and answers.

Topics to be covered:

  • What is an IEP?
  • Reasons for developing an IEP?
  • Who is part of the IEP team?
  • Identifying needs and strengths
  • Setting goals: What are alternate goals vs. curriculum board goals?
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • What is an IPRC?
  • Ministry Standards
  • Questions and answers throughout the evening

Click here to check out flyer for more information.


My Home My Choice – Spring 2015   Sharing, Listening & Learning Together  

Tuesday, March 31, 2015  – 5:30 – 9:00 pmMy home, My choice house 2

LOCATION: Place Concorde , “La Canadienne” Room, 7515 Forest Glade Drive, Windsor

  • Dinner & networking
  • Family stories and sharing
  • Ontario Renovates & other home programs
  • Information Stations; one-to-one interacting
  • Nuts & Bolts, How To’s
  • Free Resources, Tips & Take-aways
  • Legal and practical information

Lots of time to talk with experienced families and professionals at information stations.  Learn more about supporting individuals with disabilities to live in their own home setting: apartments within the family home, purchasing, renting, municipal programs and more. Lots of ideas and steps for people living with a disability who are planning to live more independently from their family one day.  Click here to check out the flyer for more information.


Sccrayonshool Entry Information Sessions

Free information sessions for parents and guardians.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26  –  6:30-8:30 PM – WINDSOR*
Drouillard Place, 1102 Drouillard Rd., Windsor
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3  –  6:30-8:30 PM – KINGSVILLE**
ACCESS, 23 Mill St., Kingsville

Learn Young girlmore about the steps to transitioning your son or daughter with special needs into school and how to partner with educators.

Each family will receive a Parent Tips for School Entry and Beyond booklet created by families for families and a comprehensive information package.

Parents will share their transition to school story and what helped them the most.

Professionals speak about the role of their agencies in supporting children with special needs entering school: Lori Melnick, Children First and Brenda Santarossa, John McGivney Children’s Centre.

Click here to check out the flyer for more information.


Conscious Care and Support: A Day of Learning

MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014  –   9 am (sign in); 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (event)
Ciociaro Club, 3745 North Talbot Rd., Oldcastle
Cost: $15.00 per person at the door, LUNCH included
Pre-Registration is required!
Register by 12 noon on Monday, November 24, 2014

Peter MarkWho will benefit? Families, friends, paid supporters, managers, educators and other professionals supporting people with disabilities.

Learning will focus on two essential elements that optimally support children, youth and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism, dual diagnosis, and beyond. They essential elements are: 1/ Discovering Insights, Understanding and Tools  2/ Becoming Mindful and Emotionally Mature Supporters.

Click here to check out the flyer for more information.


A Night of Inspiration: For Families Navigating High School

Wednesday, November 19, 2014   –   5:30 – 8:30 pm  
Ciociaro Club, 3745 North Talbot Rd., Oldcastle

Is your son or daughter heading into high school or are they in high school now? Do they have an IEP and/or live with a disability?

High School LockersBe prepared to be inspired as families share their high school experiences. Stories, tips, and resources will assist parents and students with understanding Secondary School and beyond.   Here is what you can expect:

  • Dinner
  • Family Stories
  • Tips on Navigating Pathways and Course Selection
  • Helpful Hints on Preparing for Transition to High School, during High school and beyond
  • Family Created Resources
  • Useful Links to Ministry Documents
  • Time to Network with Other Parents
  • Questions and Answers

Click here to see the flyer or download and share it with a friend.

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