Everyone has a journey of their own

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Today is #bellletstalkday and I would like to dedicate this to my childhood friend who lost her hubby recently. My journey led me to take life one day at a time and think my friend might be on the same page right now or possibly one hour at a time or even one minute at a time. I will not claim I understand the pain and suffering she’s going through because nobody can say that. I know the pain I feel for her is just the tip of the iceberg of her actual pain. I cannot even begin to imagine her pain. Her journey right now is likely very scary, hard and alone. The one thing I want to remind her is you have many friends and family who love and care for you a lot. From a mom to another, when strong is the only choice you have, you become strong. I know right now being strong is not on her priority list so take the time but you will become strong. I hope she will reach out and talk when she is ready. Let’s raise some awareness and acceptance for mental health because mental health is a real thing and it affects many people we love. It takes a village to raise a child and small changes can really make a big impact. While I’m on my autism journey with J, other’s are on a journey of their own. I am forever grateful of my support system I have.

Holiday party by Jake’s House: Free Event on Nov 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM

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You & your family are invited to the 14th annual Jake’s House Holiday Party! Date: Sun, Nov 25, 2018 from 12:00 PM-3:00 PM This year, you can enjoy fun activities, such as an interactive gaming zone by Microsoft, an arts & crafts station, bouncy castles and a photo booth; and dig into a lunch buffet and made-to-order treats, like popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy—all before Santa’s grand entrance! All children affected by autism, as well as all children 12 years of age and under, will each receive a special gift! Hosted at The Toronto Congress Centre, this party is expected to welcome the largest gathering of the community yet. Join the Jake’s House family in celebrating the season and spreading good cheer! Ensuring accessibility and comfort, these parties are complementary and are well-staffed with helpful volunteers. See you there! PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of six children may accompany one caregiver. You and your guests are only registered for this event once you have received your confirmation email with tickets. If you have signed up but have not received this email, please contact Jake’s House directly to avoid disappointment at [email protected] Jake’s House reserves the right to film and photograph this event and its guests, and publicly use the photos and recordings. By attending, you consent to having your image, audio and video shared on Jake’s House’s social media, website and other promotional materials. Once you arrive at the North Building of the Toronto Congress Centre, go to the Hall H Glass Door Entrance, […]

Ontario Government’s Education Focused Telephone Town Halls

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The Ontario government is hosting several region specific education focused telephone town halls. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. All sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes. Comments provided through the telephone town hall are anonymous. All calls will be in English, except where noted. Telephone Town Hall Schedule: Northwestern Ontario: November 14th at 6:30-8:00 pm Southwestern Ontario: November 1st at 6:30-8:00 pm and November 10th at 2:00-3:30 pm Greater Toronto Area(York): November 13th at 8:30-10:00 pm Greater Toronto Area(Durham): November 8th at 8:30-10:00 pm Toronto: November 1st at 8:30-10:00 pm Central Ontario: November 15th at 12:00-1:30 pm and November 21st at 8:30-10:00 pm. Northeastern Ontario: November 20th at 12:00-1:30 pm, November 26 at 6:30-8:00 pm(French) and November 29th at 6:30-8:00 pm. Eastern Ontario: November 16th at 12:00-1:30 pm and November 22nd at 6:30 to 8:00 pm Ottawa: November 2nd at 12:00-1:30 pm To register please click on link below. Register for the town halls today

Family Fun Fair on June 9, 2018

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Carnival, Bingo, BBQ, Games and much more brought to you by Community Living Toronto. Saturday June 9, 2018 1712 Ellesmere Road 11am-3pm Admission is only 4 dollars Let them know if you’re coming… Central Michelle Grimley 647-729-1210 email: [email protected] Etobicoke  Georgina Stergiotis 647-294-6906 Email: [email protected]  North York Wendy Dyke 647-274-9281 Email: [email protected] Scarborough Felicita Zanatta 647-729-1635 Email: [email protected] Bus services are available from Etobicoke to take you to fair and departs from 295 the West Mall (ERO) at 10:15am sharp and departs from Lawson at 3pm. Space is limited and if you require this service please your seat with Georgina Stergiotis at 647-294-6906 [email protected] For more information visit https://www.cltoronto.ca/annual-family-fun-fair/