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We've been sharing a series of video interviews on our social media channels so families can learn about how these organizations are implementing fun, fitness, friends, future, function and family (also known as the F-Words of Child Development) into their programs and services as they work with children and youth with disabilities and developmental needs during the pandemic. Learn more by watching the videos from each of the agencies below:
Special Olympics Ontario
Explore how to enrich the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport. Over the past 50 years Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Special Olympics Ontario has optimized the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle through sport to improve the well-being of individuals with an intellectual disability. They continue to improve and expand the quality, opportunity and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. Along with this, they strive to improve upon both the awareness and support of the community in regards to Special Olympics Ontario and those involved with them. As an organization, they work to ensure volunteers are strongly committed to acting locally while thinking globally. Through these steps, they hope to continue to build upon the past success of the organization.
Are you looking for opportunities to help your children, youth and young adults reach their full potential? Watch how Autism Ontario continues to support families, children and youth. Autism Ontario offers unique, local programs and services designed to support children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) reach their potential. Their staff and volunteers have extensive knowledge and experience in the field of ASD and are great sources of information on a variety of autism related topics as well as local services and supports.
Dance Ability Movement
We all have the ability to dance. Watch how Dance Ability Movement continues to support families, children and youth of all abilities. They strive to:
Barrie Skating Club - Adaptive Learn to Skate Program - Barrie
Do you have a child with special needs? Do you wish to have your child learn to skate in a safe and supportive environment that can be adapted to meet their needs? If so, we have the program for you!
Canada's National Ballet School - NBS Kids Adaptive Dance Program - Toronto
The NBS Kids – Adaptive Dance Program was created by Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS), in consultation with Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. The program offers adapted creative movement classes for children ages 6-9 with diverse cognitive, physical and developmental needs. These 45-minute sensory-friendly dance classes provide
opportunities for children to explore creativity and expression through the use of movement and music.
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