Events

The 2019 Macomb County ACES Job Fair for people with disABILITIES takes place at the Macomb Intermediate School District building on March 19-20, 2019.

On day one, job seekers participate in a workshop designed to prepare them for the job fair. Topics such as Dress to Impress, Know Your Employer, and Bring Your "A" Game will be presented in an interactive format, allowing for individuals with differing abilities to fully participate and understand the information. Job seekers must bring six (6) copies of their resume.

During day two, job seekers with disABILITIES meet leading Macomb County employers at the actual job fair. Hiring decision may or may not be made on this day.

On both days of the event, job seekers will enjoy a continental breakfast. Day two offers raffle drawings for a tablet and gift cards.

The Macomb County ACES Job Fair committee comprises various agencies, throughout Macomb County, dedicated to serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact Mike Leon at mleon@csdd.org.

 

LOCATION

Macomb Intermediate School District

44001 Garfield Road

Clinton Township, MI 48038

United States

Tomorrow at 9 PM - 1 PM
2K

Share your experiences, struggles, and successes as parents of children with disabilities.

Discuss a different topic each month, including

  • Self-care and balance

  • Coping with stress and mental health issues

  • Surviving the holidays

  • Going out in public

  • Managing family dynamics

  • Helping your child make friends

  • Getting what your child needs at school

  • Supporting independence

  • Teaching self-advocacy

  • Humor as a coping mechanism

  • Managing guilt and “what-if”s

Thursday at 6 PM - 7:30 PM
2K

Woodstock 

All Accessibilities Soccer Program

Every Saturday

January 12, 2019 - March 30, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 (Indoor Pitch) Cowan Park

895 Ridgewood Drive, ‎Woodstock, ON

 

We believe that everyone can learn how to kick a ball and everyone can learn how to play soccer.

 

Happiness and having fun is key at our program sessions. Learning while you are laughing, running, and making friends is what this program is all about, with other benefits including:

  • Increases focus and attention
  •  Balance
  •  Making friends
  •  Builds muscles
  •  Coordination
  •  Enhances social connections and interactions Teaches important Play and turn taking skills

Come out to our Soccer sessions, join the fun and let's play some soccer. Have fun in a judgement free and accepting environment. Each week the participants will enjoy fun and exciting soccer activities. Volunteers will help all participants to be successful while having fun learning the game of soccer.

 

‎It’s a blast for beginners and experts alike. And if you are an expert we would love to have you volunteer no matter your age.

Please wear shin pads. Soccer shoes are good if you have them or running shoes are ok too.

This program welcomes participants with autism, handicaps, physical and/or mental health disabilities, Special Olympic Athletes, along with other special needs participants.

 

Please note that this event is organized and facilitated by a community organization outside of Autism Ontario and Autism Ontario is not responsible for the program content

For more information please contact 

WSC Office

519-421-0030

Program Coordinator:

Timothy Jansen 519-84‎1-1555

Email woodstock_soccer_club@yahoo.com

 

 

Notes:

Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required.

 

Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided.  Caregivers must remain present.

 

Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.

 

It is recommended that participants consult their physician prior to the start of any physical activity.  By registering for or participating in an Autism Ontario program or event, participants agree that they are and will be voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risks of injury or death, which might result from these activities.

Saturday at 11 AM
2K

The Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) Project team will be hosting a showcase that will highlight accessible student and employer partnerships! We hope you will save the date and join us to celebrate the project’s success in creating accessible experiential learning opportunities for Carleton students.   

 

Date: 

Monday March 25, 2019

 

Time: 

1:00-3:00 p.m.

 

Location: 

Richcraft Hall Atrium 

(2 Floor)

Monday, March 25 at 1 PM - 3 PM
2K

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society (CAHUS) would like to acknowledge that our work, as well this event will take place on the un-ceded and un-surrendered territory of the Algonquin nation.


EVENT

The Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society invites you to attend “Community and Connection: Social responsibility in the heritage sector,” a symposium on the topic of accessibility and inclusion in museums and galleries.

Museums and galleries play a meaningful social role in portraying historical and cultural narratives. However, the stories told and voices heard have been, to a great degree, limited to the status quo. If we are to create an environment that welcomes the breadth and diversity of our communities, we must redefine how we think about historical narratives and who gets to create them. How do those working in the heritage sector approach questions of access, diversity, and inclusion in their work?

*While the discussion will be focused around disability and the arts, we will also be exploring and addressing the intersections between ableism, colonialism and race.*

The event will take place at Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 30 March.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome! Light refreshments will be provided.

You may register through Eventbrite, via email or telephone. To register via telephone or email, please contact Natalie at nat.hart7@gmail.com or call at 613-297-1550.


PROGRAM OUTLINE

Session 1 - Keynote

Networking Break

Session 2 - Moderated Discussion on Spaces: Issues in Practice

*Lunch Break

Session 3 - Moderated Discussion on Inclusivity in the Narrative: Artistic Practices and Access to Display

Networking Break

Session 4 - Demonstration

*Note: Lunch will not be provided, but there are restaurants very close to the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG), as well as the Jackson Cafe located on the ground level of the OAG. We will provide a list of restaurant suggestions, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options.


KEYNOTE

A keynote will be provided by Dr. Eliza Chandler.

Eliza Chandler, an Assistant Professor at the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, aims to bring together the arts, disability studies, and justice-based activism. She teaches courses on disability arts and culture, disability rights and justice, and community-based social activism; she is the co-director of the project Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life, a many-partnered grant supports the development of activist art (including Deaf & disability art, fat art, and Indigenous art) and interrogates its connection to the enactment of social justice. Chandler is a practicing curator, a board member of the Ontario Arts Council, and the co-founder of Creative Users Projects, a community arts/activist initiative that supports crip artists through artistic development and works to create a more accessible arts culture. Prior to these roles, she was the founding artistic director of Tangled Art Gallery, a gallery in Toronto that showcases disability arts and advances accessible curatorial practices. Chandler regularly give lectures, interviews, and consultations related to disability arts, inclusive curatorial practices, and disability politics in Canada.


FEATURED SPEAKERS

Patricia Bérubé, PhD Cultural Mediations, Institute for Comparitive Studies in Literature, Art and Culture at Carleton University

Adrian Chan, Director of Research and Education in Accesibility, Design and Innovation (READi) at Carleton University

Greg “Mista Wasis” Dreaver, Artist, Traditional Pow Wow Dancer, Arena Director and MC

Rachel Gray, Artist, and Artistic Coordinator at BEING Studio and artist-in-residence at Ottawa School of Art

Jamie Morse, Artist, Founder of Indigenous Walks and Educator, Indigenous Programs and Outreach at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC)

Stephanie Nadeau, Head of Public, Educational and Community Programs at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG)

Michael Orsini, Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, co-editor (with Christine Kelly) of Mobilizing Metaphor: Art, Culture and Disability Activism in Canada

Debbie Ratcliffe, Artist at BEING studio

Gabrielle Trepanier, Audit and Evaluation Officer, Museum of Science and Technology

Liz Winkelaar, Artistic Associate, Company Dancer and Teacher at Propeller Dance

Jocelyn van Wynsberghe, Artist, Student Support Officer / Volunteer Coordinator, Paul Menton Centre at Carleton University


ACCESS

The Ottawa Art Gallery is committed to providing a barrier-free environment.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

All entrances, galleries and venues are fully accessible.

Please note: accessible drop off location for Para Transpo is 10 Daly Avenue.

Gender neutral washrooms.


ACCESSIBLE DIRECTIONS

Para Transpo drop-off entrance: 10 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6E2. The Daly entrance is between Waller and Nicholas on the south side. The gallery’s large glass double doors are recessed from the street. The building’s banners have hot pink.

50 Mackenzie King Bridge entrance: For those taking OC Transpo, get off at Mackenzie King Bridge, walk east towards Ottawa U. The gallery is on the same side of the street as the Rideau Centre mall, at the northwest corner of Mackenzie King and Waller. The gallery’s entrance is recessed from the street with an LED sign out front.

Drop-offs and pickups at the Daly entrance ONLY. Please notify us by email if you require a sighted guide to meet you. Indicate the entrance you prefer, the date and time of your arrival by email to public@oaggao.ca.


PARKING

Street metered parking is available (check hourly limits) in the nearby Sandy Hill residential area.

Other paid parking options include:

Novotel parkade
Entrance: 3 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 9M7

Rideau Centre parkade
Entrance: 80 Nicholas Street or 5 Daly Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1N 9J7


BICYCLE PARKING

Bicycle racks are located near the gallery’s main entrance at 50 Mackenzie King Bridge.


DISABILITY-RELATED ACCOMMODATIONS

ASL interpretation will be provided. Should you have any other disability-related requirements, please contact Natalie by 13 March at nat.hart7@gmail.com or call at 613-297-1550.


SPONSORS

This event is generously supported by Carleton Disability Awareness Centre, Carleton University Art Gallery, Carleton University Student Association, Ottawa Art Gallery, Paul Menton Centre, READ Initiative, School for Studies in Art and Culture.

We look forward to seeing you!

Saturday, March 30 at 10 AM - 4 PM
2K

Woodstock 

All Accessibilities Soccer Program

Every Saturday

January 12, 2019 - March 30, 2019

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 (Indoor Pitch) Cowan Park

895 Ridgewood Drive, ‎Woodstock, ON

 

We believe that everyone can learn how to kick a ball and everyone can learn how to play soccer.

 

Happiness and having fun is key at our program sessions. Learning while you are laughing, running, and making friends is what this program is all about, with other benefits including:

  • Increases focus and attention
  •  Balance
  •  Making friends
  •  Builds muscles
  •  Coordination
  •  Enhances social connections and interactions Teaches important Play and turn taking skills

Come out to our Soccer sessions, join the fun and let's play some soccer. Have fun in a judgement free and accepting environment. Each week the participants will enjoy fun and exciting soccer activities. Volunteers will help all participants to be successful while having fun learning the game of soccer.

 

‎It’s a blast for beginners and experts alike. And if you are an expert we would love to have you volunteer no matter your age.

Please wear shin pads. Soccer shoes are good if you have them or running shoes are ok too.

This program welcomes participants with autism, handicaps, physical and/or mental health disabilities, Special Olympic Athletes, along with other special needs participants.

 

Please note that this event is organized and facilitated by a community organization outside of Autism Ontario and Autism Ontario is not responsible for the program content

For more information please contact 

WSC Office

519-421-0030

Program Coordinator:

Timothy Jansen 519-84‎1-1555

Email woodstock_soccer_club@yahoo.com

 

 

Notes:

Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration is required.

 

Supervision of children/youth at this Social Learning Opportunity is the sole responsibility of parents/guardians and caregivers; childcare will not be provided.  Caregivers must remain present.

 

Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.

 

It is recommended that participants consult their physician prior to the start of any physical activity.  By registering for or participating in an Autism Ontario program or event, participants agree that they are and will be voluntarily participating in these activities and assume all risks of injury or death, which might result from these activities.

Saturday, March 30 at 11 AM
2K

STAR

Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources

This training is designed to provide user friendly strategies to facilitate toilet training with children with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental concerns. Parents and caregivers will be able to interject questions throughout the presentation and will leave with practical tools to use with their children.

Presentation objectives:

  • Identify when your child is ready for toilet training

  • Discuss strategies to decrease accidents and increase appropriate voids on the toilet

  • Establish a groundwork for teaching children to self-initiate and/or communicate their need to use the bathroom

Presenter:

Elizabeth “Betsy” Stratis, Ph.D.

Dr. Stratis is a licensed psychologist at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, where she conducts autism diagnostic evaluations, leads social skills groups, and provides individual therapy services. She received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, where she specialized in Child Clinical Psychology and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Psychology. She completed her doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, specializing in providing behavioral therapy to youth with autism and other developmental concerns.

This is a FREE event!

 

LOCATION

3rd Floor Conference Room

Creamer Building

3901 Greenspring Ave

Baltimore, MD 21211

United States

Wednesday, April 3 at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
2K

Info Nights :

Presentations for parents, caregivers, individuals and professionals  on a variety of topics related to LD’s and ADHD.

These informative and engaging learning sessions will help you to better understand the issues, navigate services and build the resources and tools you need.

  • Monthly : First Thursday of each month ( September to June) – 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Registration Required: Member and no- Member fees apply.
  • Location: 160 Percy Street, Rm 2 ( Inside the Richard Pfaff Alternative School)
  • See Events Calendar Tab for upcoming sessions.

Thursday, April 4 at 7 PM - 8 PM
2K

This workshop is designed to support parents who are classified with an intellectual disability (ID) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they explore postsecondary options for their children, including college, vocational programs, independent living, and long-term saving plans. Intended Audience: Parents/Guardians and Students/Families

NOTE: If you require interpretation services or other accommodations, please contact bklyntcac@schools.nyc.gov at least one week prior to the workshop.

Transition & College Access Center (TCAC)

Mission Statement:

The Transition & College Access Centers will support schools and families with facilitating a seamless transition for students with IEPs from school to adult life, in preparation to be productive members of society. ‚Äč

Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 PM - 7 PM
2K

Presentation by Dr. Jeffrey Jackson from Virginia Tech: The Ambiguous Losses of Raising a Child with a Developmental Disability

 

If you need childcare, please RSVP to noellestanley@gmail.com at least 3 days before the meeting so that we can make the appropriate arrangements and hire enough sitters.

 

LOCATION

MBC PRINCE WILLIAM

10002 Battleview Parkway

Manasass, VA

United States

Saturday, May 4 at 10 PM - 12 PM
2K
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