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Move to the Beat – 5 Sunday Winter 2021 Sessions

Drum, Shake the Tambourines, the Maracas and more !!!
For Adults & Teens with Special Needs
(including Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities)

  • In Kanata @ The Beaverbrook Community Centre
  • Small groups of 4 participants only (+ their one on one support from parent, worker, or other if needed)

Session Dates (from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.):

  • January 10
  • January 24
  • February 7
  • February 21
  • March 7

Payment via interac-e-transfer: $75.00
Please email first to ensure that spots are still available: prismsoptionsprograms@gmail.com

Simy Illouze
Program Designer & Coordinator
Prisms Options Programs
http://prismsoptions.wix.com/special-needs

Coming Together 2020 Virtual Series: Materials From Keynote Presentation


To access COVID resources from CAMH and H-CARDD:

www.hcarddcovid.com/info.

To access videos mentioned during the keynote presentation:

More resources:

Invitation to a mindfulness group for autistic adults and their caregivers
Some of you seemed to enjoy the mindfulness activity. CAMH are offering a mindfulness group for autistic adults and their caregivers group starting November 14th (there are still a few spots). You can find more information about this group and other mindfulness groups for families, and for people with disabilities, by emailing us at mindfulness.research@camh.ca.

Prime Minister announces supports for Canadians with disabilities to address challenges from COVID-19

Last week, SCS joined an initiative encouraging provincial organizations and our partners to send a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau and MPs located in the Eastern Region requesting financial support to help people with developmental disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

Our Board members took it a step further and connected with local MPs to ensure the message was heard.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced support to help Canadians with disabilities deal with extra expenses during the pandemic.

This support includes a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit as of June 1, 2020, as follows:

  • $600 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate.
  • $300 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the Old Age Security (OAS) pension.
  • $100 for Canadians with a valid Disability Tax Credit certificate and who are eligible for the OAS pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).

Click on this link to read the announcement:
https://pm.gc.ca/en/news/news-releases/2020/06/05/prime-minister-announces-supports-canadians-disabilities-address

We Are All in This Together – A Message From SCS Team

Our day to day activities have drastically changed over the past few months, and there is still fear and uncertainty as to what the future holds for all of us in this new era of physical distancing.

Even though we are not able to meet you in person at this time, we are still here to support you! We have taken measures to ensure that you can still contact us by telephone, or meet with us virtually through other methods of online communications.

Our employees and Board of Directors have been very active within the last few months, and have continued to work relentlessly to ensure that individuals and their families are heard and supported. We are extremely grateful for all the employees at SCS, who continue to go above and beyond during this pandemic. We couldn’t do it without each and every one of them. A big thank you to all of our employees!

As we prepare for the “new” normal and the eventual re-opening of SCS, your safety and the safety of our employees will be our priority and will require careful planning. Please visit our website at scsonline.ca, in order to see updates about the eventual re-opening of our offices, and on how to get in touch with us.

We are all in this together!

Service Coordination Support