Our Awesome October Meeting is coming up Soon!


It’s not too late to RSVP!

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 15th using Zoom.

Optional pre-meeting social begins at 7:00pm
Formal discussion to follow at 7:30pm

The topic of the open meeting will be “Sleep.”

RSVP required (for participants and any invited guest of a participant)
for admission into the virtual meeting room. If you’d like to attend, please send us an email (ateam.waterlooregion@gmail.com) to let us know. We also ask that you include the name of the support person(s) that will attend with you. You are not obligated to attend this meeting with a support person, but welcome to if you’d like.

This month’s meeting topic will be *Sleep*.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome Back!

The first meeting of our 2020-2021 session was held virtually on September 17th, 2020!

Thank you to all for attending and supporting our group.

Are you interested in learning more about our group? Would you like to attend one of our upcoming virtual meetings?

If so, please email us at ateam.waterlooregion@gmail.com. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and/or add you to our email recipient list, upon request.

We hope to see you at our next meeting!

OUR NEXT MEETING WILL BE HELD ONLINE!

HAPPY MAY!…NEW THIS MONTH IS OUR FIRST EVERY ONLINE MEETING.

See details below.

Given recent information and recommendations we’ve received from the Government of Canada and local public health agencies regarding precautions against COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team has decided to host our upcoming meeting on THURSDAY, MAY 21ST, 2020 ONLINE (link to follow in upcoming ‘reminder’ email).


Details:
Our next meeting will be a PRIVATE meeting on THURSDAY, MAY 21ST, 2020
Discussion to begin at 7:30pm
The topic of the meeting will be Checking in: How are you doing?


We continue to want to do our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our group members. It is with this mission in mind that we have decided to ‘relocate’ our upcoming meeting to an online space.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will host our June A-Team meeting online as well.

If you have any questions SEND US AN EMAIL! 

Please visit the link below for more information about COVID-19.

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

 

REMINDER: Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you continue to practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO ‘SEEING’ YOU ONLINE!

Our A-Team Meeting Scheduled THURSDAY, April 16TH, 2020 is CANCELED Due to Continued Precautions Aigainst COVID-19!

Given recent information and recommendations we’ve received from the Government of Canada and local public health agencies regarding precautions against COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team has decided to CANCEL our upcoming meeting on THURSDAY, APRIL 16TH, 2020.

We continue to want to do our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our group members. It is with this mission in mind that we have decided to cancel our upcoming meeting.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will cancel our May A-Team meeting as well.

In the event that our May meeting cannot be held in person, we are considering hosting a virtual meeting. If you have any feedback or suggestions regarding what you would like to see in a virtual meeting don’t forget to SEND US AN EMAIL! All feedback and suggestions are welcome.
Please visit the link below for more information about COVID-19.

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

 

REMINDER: Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you continue to practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.

OUR A-TEAM MEETING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2020 IS CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19

Given the recent information and recommendations we’ve received from the Government of Canada and local public health agencies regarding precautions against COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team has decided to CANCEL our upcoming meeting on THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH, 2020.
We want to do our part to ensure the health and safety of all of our group members. It is with this mission in mind that we have decided to cancel our upcoming meeting.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will cancel our April A-Team meeting as well.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the risk associated with COVID-19 is still low (please visit the link below for more information).

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

REMINDER: Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.
Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

A-TEAM – COVID-19 UPDATE- MONDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2020

With the growing concern around COVID-19 (“coronavirus”), the A-Team wants to ensure a clean, safe, and healthy environmemt for all of our group members.

We have been, and will continue to be, closely monitoring the Government of Canada’s current recommendations and precautions for public spaces, as well as large groups of people.

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, the risk associated with COVID-19 is presently low.

(https://www.canada.ca/…/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.ht…).

Despite this low risk, we believe it is important to be cautious– as such, we are currently in the process of determining whether or not it will be safe for us to host the upcoming A-Team meeting (Thursday, March 26th, 2020). As of yet, we have not arrived at a concrete decision.

During this stressful time, we strongly suggest the following:

If you are an individual that identifies with one or more of the following factors that may increase your risk of severe outcomes related to COVID-19: aged 65 and over, with compromised immune systems, or, with underlying medical conditions, please be extremely vigilant in monitoring yourself for flu-like symptoms and ensuring that you are engaging in activities such as diligent hand washing, self-quarantine, etc. as needed.

Regardless of your age, immune efficiency and/ or health status we ask that you practice diligent hand washing, and limit activities of very close proximity.

We will continue to update you as we receive more information and finalize a decision on whether or not we will cancel our upcoming A-Team meeting.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Have a Very Merry March!

Thanks to all who were able to attend our last meeting with Guest Speaker Wendy Newbery! There was a great turnout and good disscussion surrounding communication and confidence– and a mini ‘One Page Profile’ workshop. For all intersted please see our ‘ ‘Past Guest Speakers‘ page for copies of the workshop templates, provided by Wendy. A special thank you to Wendy!

FYI The Developmental Services Resource Centre is looking for self-advocates to speak at our Autism Awareness event. The event will take place on Thursday April 2nd at Princess Theatre, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. We are looking for speakers who would like to share their experiences living with autism. Anyone who may be interested in speaking at this event can contact Kristen Harris at 519-894-6156 extension 2912, or by email at k.harris@dscwr.com.

ALSO– Check out our ‘Events’ and ‘Past Guest Speakers’ Tabs for new Info!

HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR NEXT MEETING AT OUR REGULAR TIME AND PLACE ON MARCH 26TH, 2020!

Wishing Everyone a Fabulous February!

We are very excited to have independent facilitator, Wendy Newbery, join us as a guest speaker this month! Wendy has many years of experience in supporting individuals, families and communities. Her passions include helping people access community resources, nurturing self advocacy, and expressive arts facilitation.

She will  guide us through an activity called the ‘Personal Profile’ and will lead us in a discussion related to the activity.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!!
Thank you to all who supported us in 2019 — We are looking forward to many more positive things to come in 2020. We hope that you are too.

For those of you who attended our December meeting lead by our guest speaker Daniel AustinA winner of the ‘crisp’ $1 bill has been selected! Congratulations Brent Cherry!! You are the winner!

ATTENTION: A young man (about 20 years old) is in need of a  support person. He has ASD Level 2 and is looking for someone to help with daily living tasks and to offer companionship for a few hours a day. You would be compensated for your time. The ideal candidate would be someone who is interested in trading card games (i.e. Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!) and is available 3-5 days a week. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in this role please email us for further information.

Our Upcoming A-Team Meeting is THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2020!

Our next meeting will be a PRIVATE meeting on THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 2020 on the 3rd floor at KW Habilitation (99 Ottawa St. S, Kitchener)
Optional pre-meeting social begins at 7:00pm
Formal discussion to follow at 7:30pm

The topic of the meeting will be BOUNDRY SETTING.