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E-newsletter for COVID-19 on December 6, 2020

The information provided in this newsletter is for reference only. It is not intended as a recommendation or endorsement of organizations, news sources, policies or political parties, or as a comprehensive resource list.You can also access this e-letter online at hollandbloorview.ca/covid-19-tipsheets

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

NEW RESOURCES

  • Virtual BCI - Play games using thought: Join us for the Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Pilot Program from home: Brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are computer systems that take brain signals and translate them into commands. Through practice, the BCI learns the specific patterns of your brain to perform a task, such as controlling music or playing a game.
    • This program is for individuals: with a physical disability that have restricted control of hand and arm movements; with any range of communication - must be able to respond to yes/no questions (e.g. verbally, with a physical signal or with yes/no cards); who can understand cause and effect; with an estimated developmental age of minimum 5 years.
    • For more information & how to get involved: contact Lindsey Crawford at 416-425-6220 ext. 3873
       

Other Holland Bloorview resources

Holiday self-care

  • The Harmony OnTrack Virtual Music Therapy Clinic offers virtual music therapy services for parents and caregivers within the Holland Bloorview community at no cost. For more information, please email SLEclinic@wlu.ca  Registration can be donehere
  • January mindfulness groups: (online) Autistic Adult Group: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5,12, 19,26;  Caregiver Adult Group: Jan 22, 29, Feb 5,12,19,26.  For information contact mindfulness.research@camh.ca (Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre & CAMH)

Building caregiver supports

Government benefits

Government of Ontario

  • Apply for Support for Learners funding: Parents and guardians will receive a one-time payment of $200 for each child up to age 12, or $250 for each child or youth up to age 21 with special needs.
     

Government of Canada

Webinars/virtual event series

Surrey Place

Partners for Planning learning series

Kerry’s Place Autism Services

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity


 Holland Bloorview’s Grocery Foundation Family Resource Centre is a place where you can find information and resources on childhood disability that are helpful to you and your family.  We have information on: respite, recreation, housing, funding, education, parenting and more.  All Holland Bloorview workshops and events are listed on www.hollandbloorview.ca/familyevents Questions?  Please e-mail resourcecentre@hollandbloorview.ca