Ensemble http://www.ensembleunderstands.com Inspiring Strength from a Parent’s Perspective Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:34:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ensemble Holiday Hours http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ensemble-holiday-hours-2/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ensemble-holiday-hours-2/#respond Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:20:48 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4925 The Ensemble office will be closed from December 24th until January 6th. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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The Ensemble office will be closed from December 24th until January 6th. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

And to our Jewish Families, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah this season!

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University of Windsor study seeks input from mothers of adult children (21+) with autism and an intellectual disability. http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/university-of-windsor-study-seeks-input-from-mothers-of-adult-children-21-with-autism-and-an-intellectual-disability/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/university-of-windsor-study-seeks-input-from-mothers-of-adult-children-21-with-autism-and-an-intellectual-disability/#respond Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:56:06 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4919 Ensemble has been asked to share an upcoming study being conducted at the University of Windsor, where they are seeking input from mothers of adult children who have autism and an intellectual disability. The details are included below. Title of Study: Parenting an adult child with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative examination of the lived experience. […]

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Ensemble has been asked to share an upcoming study being conducted at the University of Windsor, where they are seeking input from mothers of adult children who have autism and an intellectual disability. The details are included below.

Title of Study: Parenting an adult child with autism spectrum disorder: A qualitative examination of the lived experience.

We are looking for mothers of adult children (21 years of age or older) with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual disability. Preferably mothers who still currently live with their child and remain the primary caregiver.

The purpose of this study is to explore the lived experience of parenting an adult child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability, with the aim of creating a rich, authentic narrative that outlines positive outcomes, navigation of challenges, and future concerns.

You will be asked to complete two 1-hour interviews. The date and time of the interviews will be scheduled at your convenience. Interviews can be scheduled at (1) the Human Kinetics building at the University of Windsor, (2) Community Living Essex County’s resource centre, or (3) a place of your choosing. For participating in the study you will receive $20 for each interview you complete.  

Please contact Kirsten Penrose (email: penrose1@uwindsor.ca; cell: 519.564.7021) if you have any questions and/or are interested in participating.

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Local Mom shares her story with the CBC on how cuts to developmental services will affect her family http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/local-mom-shares-her-story-with-the-cbc-on-how-cuts-to-developmental-services-will-affect-her-family/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/local-mom-shares-her-story-with-the-cbc-on-how-cuts-to-developmental-services-will-affect-her-family/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:02:11 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4913 Local mom Shirley Knight who has two young adult sons with developmental disabilities and cerebral palsy shared her family story with CBC Windsor last week, https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1645476931505#:~:targetText=Two%20sons%20with%20cerebral%20palsy%20rely%20heavily%20on%20government%20funding,-3%20days%20ago&targetText=The%20Ford%20government%20is%20cutting,a%20consultant%20to%20do%20so.

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Local mom Shirley Knight who has two young adult sons with developmental disabilities and cerebral palsy shared her family story with CBC Windsor last week, https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1645476931505#:~:targetText=Two%20sons%20with%20cerebral%20palsy%20rely%20heavily%20on%20government%20funding,-3%20days%20ago&targetText=The%20Ford%20government%20is%20cutting,a%20consultant%20to%20do%20so.

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Post Secondary Information Night, for CICE Program at St. Clair College, November 21st. http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/post-secondary-information-night-for-cice-program-at-st-clair-college-november-21st/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/post-secondary-information-night-for-cice-program-at-st-clair-college-november-21st/#respond Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:39:45 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4892 The St Clair CICE (Community Integration through Cooperative Education Program) is having a Program Information Night/Intake September 2020 in 2 weeks, Thursday, November 21st at 7 pm. We always have lots of inquiries about this program from families and I wanted to ensure that you do not miss this open house! If you are unable […]

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The St Clair CICE (Community Integration through Cooperative Education Program) is having a Program Information Night/Intake September 2020 in 2 weeks, Thursday, November 21st at 7 pm. We always have lots of inquiries about this program from families and I wanted to ensure that you do not miss this open house! If you are unable to make the evening, the CICE program will have a booth at the St Clair College Open House, November 23rd from 10-1.

The CICE program provides individuals with developmental disabilities and other significant learning challengers, the opportunity to pursue a post-secondary education and to develop employment readiness skills.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2216858515195400/

 

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Ontario sets up caregiver hotline http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ontario-sets-up-caregiver-hotline/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ontario-sets-up-caregiver-hotline/#respond Wed, 06 Nov 2019 19:27:21 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4886 Ontario has set up a helpline for caregivers who need support, including those who are caregivers to those with developmental disabilities.  https://ontariocaregiver.ca/      

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Ontario has set up a helpline for caregivers who need support, including those who are caregivers to those with developmental disabilities.  https://ontariocaregiver.ca/

 

 

 

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Enjoyable Time at the Ensemble Paint a Memory Board Night, October 23rd http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/enjoyable-time-at-the-ensemble-paint-a-memory-board-night-october-23rd/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/enjoyable-time-at-the-ensemble-paint-a-memory-board-night-october-23rd/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2019 18:23:20 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4882     A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the Ensemble Paint a Memory Board Night on October 23rd at The Crafty Nest Studio in Kingsville.  It was a wonderful opportunity for our families to connect with others caring for someone with a developmental disability.   Our families were able to connect with one […]

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A wonderful evening was had by all who attended the Ensemble Paint a Memory Board Night on October 23rd at The Crafty Nest Studio in Kingsville.  It was a wonderful opportunity for our families to connect with others caring for someone with a developmental disability.   Our families were able to connect with one another, enjoy lovely refreshments, all while creating a lasting memory where their daily, family commitments were left behind.   Stay tuned for future connecting events hosted by the Ensemble Advisory Committee.

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Voting Guide for People with Intellectual Disability http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/voting-guide-for-people-with-intellectual-disability/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/voting-guide-for-people-with-intellectual-disability/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 16:19:01 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4845 An excellent guide for voting for those with Intellectual Disabilities and their families from Inclusion British Columbia.  With the 2019 federal election less then 3 weeks away, this is a timely resource! https://inclusionbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/I-Am-Voting-2019.pdf  

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An excellent guide for voting for those with Intellectual Disabilities and their families from Inclusion British Columbia.  With the 2019 federal election less then 3 weeks away, this is a timely resource!

https://inclusionbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/I-Am-Voting-2019.pdf

 

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Ensemble Presents…Paint a Memory Board and make Connections, October 23rd, 7pm http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ensemble-presents-paint-a-memory-board-and-make-connections-october-23rd-7pm/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ensemble-presents-paint-a-memory-board-and-make-connections-october-23rd-7pm/#respond Wed, 18 Sep 2019 18:36:38 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4834 Ensemble presents Paint a Memory Board  and  Make Connections  Connect with others caring for someone with a developmental disability. Isn't it time for you to experience new people, while creating a lasting memory at a creative evening event, where your daily, family commitments are left behind? Of course it is!!!... and here's how: When? Wednesday, October […]

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Ensemble presents

Paint a Memory Board 

and 

Make Connections 

Connect with others caring for someone

with a developmental disability.

Isn't it time for you to experience new people, while creating a lasting memory at a creative evening event, where your daily, family commitments are left behind?

Of course it is!!!... and here's how:

When? Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7pm

Where? Colchester Community Centre

100 Jackson Street

Overlooking the Colchester Harbour

A short drive for a memorable evening

What? Create a "PAINTED MEMORY BOARD" A gift for yourself or a gift for someone else. Complete details, cost and registration at:

goodvibesmobilecrafts.com

*Must be Pre-Registered*

* To guarantee a spot, early registration is recommended. There are a limited number of spots.

Join us for light refreshments and unlimited possibilities for new connections

Sponsored by, Ensemble Advisory Committee Members

"Families Building Possibilities Together"

For Further Details Contact Ensemble at 519-776-6483 Ext 225

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Sobey’s St. Clair Beach – looking for feedback next week from those using their Sensory friendly shopping http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/sobeys-st-clair-beach-looking-for-feedback-next-week-from-those-using-their-sensory-friendly-shopping/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/sobeys-st-clair-beach-looking-for-feedback-next-week-from-those-using-their-sensory-friendly-shopping/#respond Sat, 31 Aug 2019 00:17:49 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4813 The Sobeys Store in St. Clair Beach is seeking feedback next week from the recently introduced Sensory free shopping period for people who struggle with that overload.    Sobey's is  considering offering this at all of their stores, so there will be reps from the national level, at the St. Clair Beach Sobey’s, on Wednesday, […]

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The Sobeys Store in St. Clair Beach is seeking feedback next week from the recently introduced Sensory free shopping period for people who struggle with that overload.    Sobey's is  considering offering this at all of their stores, so there will be reps from the national level, at the St. Clair Beach Sobey’s, on Wednesday, September 4, at 11am.    The local store manager is wonder if any individual or family who are using the designated sensory free time and would be willing to speak on Wednesday, about the positivity.  If you are interested in sharing your experience, please get in contact with Kelly at the Ensemble office, via email  at ensemble@communitylivingessex.org as I am off for the next week and will not be in the office to return messages until late next week, or send me a message through the Ensemble Facebook page.

This is a great service and it would be wonderful if by sharing our positive experiences we help spread the service nationwide!

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Ensemble Office Closed August 28th to September 4th and regular hours resume next week http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ensemble-office-closed-august-28th-to-september-4th-and-regular-hours-resume-next-week/ http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/ensemble-office-closed-august-28th-to-september-4th-and-regular-hours-resume-next-week/#respond Mon, 26 Aug 2019 18:32:47 +0000 http://www.ensembleunderstands.com/?p=4810 The Ensemble office will be closed for vacation time from Wednesday, August 28th through Wednesday, September 4th, re-opening, Thursday, September 5th.   As of September 5th, the Ensemble Office, will resume their normal schedule following reduced hours over the summer.  As a reminder, our regular office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,  9:30 am […]

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The Ensemble office will be closed for vacation time from Wednesday, August 28th through Wednesday, September 4th, re-opening, Thursday, September 5th.

 

As of September 5th, the Ensemble Office, will resume their normal schedule following reduced hours over the summer.  As a reminder, our regular office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday,  9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

 

 

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