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If you are 19 years of age or older with Down syndrome, then join us at our next event at the Pickle Barrel restaurant in central Toronto. When: Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017Time: 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Where: The Pickle Barrel Yonge Eglinton Centre, beside the Cineplex Odeon 2300 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4 (Minutes from Eglinton Subway Station)Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Ru543MoQyVG2 How: Register and pay $10 and enjoy a meal and drink, DSAT will cover the rest! You may also bring a friend for an additional $10. Please Note: The PAL 19+ program is a drop off program. Events will be fully supervised by the DSAT PAL 19+ team consisting of parents, professionals and volunteers. If an attendee requires their own support person, please contact us and we'd be happy to make arrangements. This event is situated at Yonge and Eglinton. For parents and caregivers coming from out of the...

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Come and dance the night away to all your favourite tunes by DJ ARIF. Dancers who are new to Dance Rock should have a parent or support worker stay. This dance will be supervised, so parents can leave dancers who do not require one-on-one support at the dance.Who: All dancers with developmental delays and their friends are invited to this event.Dancers must be 13 years of age or older. When: Friday, April 28 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM IMPORTANT NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 7:20. UNLESS YOU ARE STAFF OR A VOLUNTEER, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AFTER 7:15 FOR THE DANCES. NO BREAK DANCING Where: St. Olave's Church360 Windermere Ave, Toronto, OntarioThere is parking at the church and overflow parking on the streetMap: https://goo.gl/8jwemz Cost: Admission $5 (includes snack and drink) Registration: To register please click on the link below. If you have any questions you can email us at info@dsat.ca or...

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Come join us for for some messy art fun! Children will paint with a variety of tools on a variety of surfaces. When: Sunday April 23, 20171:30 PM - 3:00 PM Where: Artbarn School250 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 101, Toronto, ON, M4R 1A7View Map: https://goo.gl/maps/mAWW7aJK5PT2www.artbarnschool.com Cost: $5 per child, a snack will be provided Registration: To register please click on the link below. If you have any questions you can email us at info@dsat.ca or call our office at 416-966-0990. https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2230&EID=24033  ...

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  Join DSAT on Sunday April 9th from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. This is an inclusive event, open to children ages 0 to 12. All family and friends are welcome. Kids Fun City is Toronto's top indoor playground which features amazing attractions such as Atomic Rush, Mini Golf, Laser Frenzy and the Arcade Zone. There's also a playground area with tube slides as well as a gated toddler area. Please Note: If your child would like to bring a guest, please register the guest using our guest tickets. When: Sunday, April 9, 201712:30 PM - 2:30 PM Where: Kids Fun City150 Lesmill, North York, ONhttp://www.kidsfuncity.ca/View Map: https://goo.gl/maps/reieXzPi9o42 Cost: $5 per child and adult, lunch will be provided Overview: The DSAT playgroup will offer parents an opportunity to meet with other parents on a social basis while children are given the opportunity to interact with peers in a positive, playful manner....

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  When: Monday, April 10, 2017Talk 1: 6:00 PM - 7:25 PM (1 hr, 25 min)Talk 2: 7:35 PM - 9:00 PM (1 hr, 25 min)(Note: Both speakers will present the same talk at both times to allow attendants to attend both if desired) Where: Northern District Public Library, Room 200 & Room 224 ABC40 Orchard View Blvd., Toronto, ON, M4R 1B9 (416-393-7610)View Map: https://goo.gl/maps/4yVtfcqYwHw TOPIC 1 - Room 200: Making School Better: Insights into Educational research & the IEP process for students with Down syndrome. Andy Loebus & Alison Morse TOPIC 2 - Room 224: Parent Workshop- Sexuality & Relationships for people with Down syndrome. Gabriella Carafa, MSW Guest Speaker Bios & Topic Descriptions: 1. Making Schools Better: Insights into Educational Research and the IEP Process for students with Down syndrome. Andy Loebus is a secondary History and Geography teacher and Special Education Specialist. He started his charity, the Down...

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  DSAT and Dance with Kelly invites you to join us for two weeks of inclusive, intimate, and creative FUN at dance camp this summer! Each week includes various dance styles & techniques, dance choreography, costuming/ prop making, a camp-end performance, arts/ crafts, songs, storytelling, indoor and outdoor play and more. Space is limited. When: July 24th – 28th, 2017 (Super Hero week)August 14th – 18th, 2017 (Under the Sea week)9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Where: Hub14 Art & Performance Works14 Markham Street, Toronto, ON M6J 2G1View Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JgejNZSYMJm Cost: $187.5/week (25% off from the regular price of $250)Note: To receive the discount, put in the "Additional Comments" section that you are a member of DSAT Registration: Click here for more information, or to register. If you have any questions please email Kelly at dancewithkelly@gmail.com...

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In continuation with our partnership with Miles Nadal JCC, we are once again offering swimming classes in a saltwater pool at the Freddie Shore Aquatic Centre. Registration for this event is open. WHEN: Days – SundaysStarting Date – April 23Ending Date – June 18 (for all dates, please view the registration form)Time – 2:30 PM or 3:00 PMCost – $136 (50% to be covered by DSAT)Location – Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto Ontario M5S 2J2 Map: http://goo.gl/a492nJ Benefits of swimming in salt water pool · Less harsh than chlorine pools· Great for those with sensitive skin or skin conditions· Gentle on the eyes and hair· Reduced itchiness and dryness after swimming· Minimized smell, taste, and feel of chlorine Pool specific information: · 25 yds. (22.7 m)· 84 degrees F (28.8 degrees C)· Depth: 1.25 m in the shallow end; 2.8 m (in the deep end) Instructors are...

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 Camp Diversability One Week, Adult, Sleep-Away, Leadership Program August 8 - 13, 2017 Mulmur, Ontario Supporting the Development of Special Leaders NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS Click here to donate to Camp Diversability Camp Diversability is a volunteer-based, collective effort which brings together motivated young adults, with ‘special needs’ or ‘alternate abilities,’ who wish to work on personal growth, leadership, confidence and ways to contribute their gifts in their community in order to strengthen self-esteem and personal power. Each person can be a leader, in their own right, and share their unique gifts. Camp Diversability’s host location is Unicamp of Ontario, deep in the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Forest. Operating for 45+ years, spring, summer and fall, and is an off-the-grid, eco-conscious community. For more information about Unicamp, please visit their site: www.unicampofontario.ca Camp Diversability creates opportunities for participants to learn about, develop collectively and demonstrate their leadership skills through interactions with each...
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Let's Celebrate, in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day JOIN DSAT FOR A WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY CELEBRATION This year marks the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. Join DSAT on Saturday, March 18th for an all ages, Pre-WDSD Celebration. Why are we celebrating early? You asked for it, We listened!  Last summer DSAT surveyed our community and a number of families shared that celebrating on a weeknight was just too difficult. By changing our celebration to a Pre-WDSD Celebration, more families can attend, share stories and get prepared to celebrate on March 21st, in their own special way. Please join our growing and supportive community as we celebrate this special occasion.      DSAT will be hosting this special event with an evening of food, live entertainment, spectacular guest speakers, and activities for all ages. Come Celebrate! Teens/Adults will enjoy a full range of table games including table tennis, air hockey, foosball and billiard...

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Winter Session 2017 Sunday January 22 - March 12, 2017 (8 weeks) Children’s Yoga Classes Ages 3 1/2 - 5 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Ages 6 - 10 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM  Ages 11 - 16 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM  Registration Fee: $120.00 PAY PAL is an option.   Yoga for Children and Adults with Special Needs Ages 4 - 10 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM Ages 11- adult 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Registration Fee: $120.00 PAY PAL is an option.   Location: Halcyon Health Centre, 677 Dupont St. 2nd floor (west of Christie St. (south side of Dupont)   To pre-register contact: sherry@yoga4kids.org, 416-532-5988, www.yoga4kids.org...

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PAL19+ Restaurants around the city 1 Saturday a month 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM   Dance Rock Midtown The next dance is Friday January 13th from 7:30-9:30, this is a dance for teens and young adults   Events - We will need assistance at our World Down Syndrome Day event and Buddy Walk event. Emails will be sent to all volunteers who are registered in our database to let you know how you can help. For further information please contact our Outreach Co-ordinator Nancy Howson via email at nancy.howson@dsat.ca  ...

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Naughty? Nice? Either way, you're invited! Teen/Adult Holiday PartyFor anyone who is 13 years and older with Down syndrome, and caregivers if needed. When: Saturday, December 3, 20166:30 PM - 9:30 PM Where: University of Toronto Hart House, 7 Hart House CircleView Map: https://goo.gl/maps/SnqEnrWPb7Q2 Cost: $15 per guest Dress code: Semi-formal or holiday party theme Emergency contact for the night of the event:Dorlean: 416-857-8774 Registration:To register please click on the link below. If you have any questions you can email us at info@dsat.ca or call our office at 416-966-0990. PLEASE RSVP BY NOVEMBER 26 https://goo.gl/A4b0QS If you are having difficulties registering online, please contact info@dsat.ca Please Note: This event is a dinner and dance and will be held at the Hart House banquet hall. A full buffet dinner will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registering. This event is a drop off event and will be fully supervised by...

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Naughty? Nice? Either way, you're invited! Children's Holiday PartyFor children 0-12 years old When: Saturday, December 3, 2016From 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM Visit with Santa from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PMFood will be served from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Where: Kids Fun City150 Lesmill, North York, ONhttp://www.kidsfuncity.ca/View Map: https://goo.gl/maps/reieXzPi9o42 Kids Fun City is Toronto's top indoor playground which features amazing attractions such as Atomic Rush, Mini Golf, Laser Frenzy and the Arcade Zone. There's also a playground area with tube slides as well as a gated toddler area. Who: This is an inclusive event, open to children 0 to 12 years. All family and friends are welcome. If your child will be visiting with Santa we ask that you bring a small wrapped gift valued at no more than $20. Make sure you include your child's name, from Santa. Remember to bring your camera for this photo-op. Registration: Please...

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Dance Rock WHO: All dancers with developmental delays and their friends are invited to this event. Dancers must be 13 years of age or older. WHERE: Basement of St Anselm's Church, 1 MacNaughton Road, Toronto, M4G 3H3 (enter through MacNaughton Road door) WHEN: Friday nights, 7:30-9:30 pm MONTHLY 2016 Dates: November 11, 2016 December 9, 2016 January 13, 2017 February 10, 2017 March 10, 2017 April 21, 2017 May 12, 2017 June 9, 2017   Admission $5 (includes snack and drink) DIRECTIONS: St Anselm's Church is located just 2 blocks east of Bayview at the corner of Millwood Avenue and MacNaughton Road. (Millwood Ave runs east-west and is just one block north of Davisville Avenue and 5 blocks south of Eglinton.) Map: https://goo.gl/xTnDFz IMPORTANT NOTE: DOORS OPEN AT 7:20. UNLESS YOU ARE STAFF OR A VOLUNTEER, PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE AFTER 7:15 FOR THE DANCES. NO BREAK DANCING PARK IN LOTS BESIDE...

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Children's Support Solutions is offering free 30-minute consultations to help you identify your child’s strengths and challenges and ways to help them succeed this year. Free consultations can be scheduled with a: • Speech-language pathologist • Occupational therapist • Physiotherapist • Behaviour therapist   To book your free consultation, contact a Child and Family Advisor at 1-866-653-2397 or childrensupportsolutions@morneaushepell.com. For more information, visit Children's Support Solutions website: childrensupportsolutions.com/free-30-minute-consultation-for-your-child...

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JUST DANCE 2016 JUST DANCE ... it's Wheelchair Accessible! Attention for Wheel-Trans users, please make sure pickup time is between 8:45pm - 9:15pm, No later than 9:15pm please & Thank you. UPCOMING DANCE DATES: Thursday, July 14Thursday, August 18 Time: 7pm - 9pm - Please arrive at 6:45pm to sign in. Where:At St. Bonaventure Church, Parish Centre - 1300 Leslie Street, M3C 2K9 Click for Map - South of Lawrence Avenue, and Just Next to Edwards Gardens. Who:Ages 15-39 with developmental delays and their friends are invited to this event. Parents can leave dancers who do not require one-on-one support at the dance; please sign the waivers with your Cell Contact info. Parents are welcomed to stay. Admission: $8 Includes Music Video Dance, Juice, Snack/Chips. Directions: Bus 54 or 51 from Eglinton Station or bus 51 from the Leslie Station. For parents who are driving/dropping off, there is Shops at Don...
Dear friends and supporters, After an important struggle to shed light on the discriminatory nature of Section 38(1)(c) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, especially against persons with disabilities, a struggle that was sparked by Citizen and Immigration Canada’s declaration of my son Nicolas Montoya as “inadmissible” for Permanent Residency, and in which there was overwhelming support and contributions to the public debate from all of you, I would like to share recent developments that I feel are cause for hope or optimism (if not yet for celebration). On April 20th I had a meeting in Ottawa with Kerry Cundal, Director of Case Management and Parliamentary Affairs and with Bernie Derible, Director of Policy, at the office of the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, along with my friend and lawyer Hadayt Nazami, and with access to legal counsel from Randy Hahn. The meeting was called by Kerry Cundal to...

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Professional Development Workshop: Teaching Yoga & Meditation to Children Ages 2 1/2 - 12 When: Thursday, July 21 & Friday, July 22 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday, July 23 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM In this 20-hour workshop designed for adults, you will learn: • How to structure a children’s yoga class to engage the participants mentally and physically. • Ways to build a yoga vocabulary and apply it creatively. • Breathing techniques. • Meditation, visualization, mantras and songs. • Strategies to adapt the exercises for children with special needs. • How to work with children safely. • How to introduce yoga philosophy. • Partner Yoga. Registration Fee: $415.00. A non-refundable $125.00 deposit is required to reserve a space. Make cheque payable to Sherry LeBlanc. Full fee by PAY PAL. Where: 639 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON. Teacher Training: Yoga for the Special Child(R) Basic One Program August 13 - 19 (7...

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Swimming Classes In continuation with our partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC, we are once again offering swimming classes. Due to renovations at the JCC pool, lessons will be held offsite at Central Technical School. WHEN:Days – Sundays (specific dates on the registration form below)Starting Date – April 10Ending Date – June 19Time – 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM and 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Cost – Regular Fees are $120. Discounted fees in partnership with DSAT are $96. Location – Central Technical School, 725 Bathurst St, Toronto Ontario M5S 2R5 Map: https://goo.gl/eu8meF Pool specific information:· 23 m swimming pool· 84 degrees F (28.8 degrees C)· Depth: 0.9 m in the shallow end; 2.7 m in the deep end Instructors are certified in:· Red Cross Water Safety Instructor· National Lifeguard Service· Standard First Aid with CPR-C REGISTRATION: Kindly fill out the following form and submit it to Miles Nadal JCC @...
Round-TableDiscussion on Immigration and Disability Discrimination When: April 6th, 2016, 6:30pm-8:30pm Where: United Steelworkers Union Hall, 25 Cecil Street Toronto The Montoya family was recently deemed inadmissiblefor Permanent Residency because 13 year old Nico, who has Down syndrome, might pose an 'excessive demand' on Canadian social services. Does this decision go against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms that guards against the discrimination of any person based on physical or mental disability? Historically, ideas of genetic defectiveness and social burden have been attached to immigrants.Do current immigration policies still reflect deep-running ableist, racist and eugenic assumptions? It is time for Canada to take a new look at its immigration policies. Discussants include: • Felipe Montoya (York University) • Hadayt Nazami (Senior Lawyer, Jackman, Nazami & Associates) • John Rae (Council of Canadians with Disabilities) • Ameil Joseph (McMaster University) • Roy Hanes (Carleton University) • Michael Bach (Canadian Association for...

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