Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ April 23 rd, 2022

Professor Owls Book Corner still wants you all to stay safe by wearing your masks, maintaining distances required and washing hands in the hope that Covid 19 and all its variants will soon be back to normal.  A lot of countries are now hoping for us all to get back to normal but in the meantime stay safe. Although a few restrictions have been removed, in Canada. Please,do follow any of the restrictions of health and Governement offices announce and stay safe.

Remember, however, if you need someone to help you with homework, or with problems you are experiencing we are listing some numbers and links below where you can receive help ~ Kids Help Phone Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868. Available24hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from trained responders. To access support through Facebook Messenger, see the Kids Help Phone above.

Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes.

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH -April 2022

nationaltoday.com/autism-awareness-month/

Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes.

What is the purpose of the National Autistic Society?

Who is the head of Policy at the National Autistic Society?

When did the National Autistic Society get its name?

Is the National Autistic Society a member of Autism-Europe?

Image: ukskydivingadventures.com

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Join the Autism Society in getting involved with the autism community.

We’re Here to Help Chat with Us. Autism Response Team Chat. There are no available agents at the moment. You can also reach the Autism Response Team by phone or email: 888-288-4762, en Espanol 888-772-7050, or help@autismspeaks.org.

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Gallant – March 1, 2022

by V. E. Schwab  (Author)

“A bone-chilling standalone . . . which fuses Shirley Jackson’s gothic horror sensibilities with the warmth and dark whimsy of Neil Gaiman.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Gripping worldbuilding, well-rounded characters, and fantastic horror.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

“Unsettling and intriguing.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

Everything casts a shadow. Even the world we live in. And as with every shadow, there is a place where it must touch. A seam, where the shadow meets its source.

#1 New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab weaves a dark and original tale about the place where the world meets its shadow, and the young woman beckoned by both sides. The Secret Garden meets Crimson Peak in this stand-alone novel perfect for readers of Holly Black and Neil Gaiman.

Olivia Prior has grown up in Merilance School for Girls, and all she has of her past is her mother’s journal—which seems to unravel into madness. Then, a letter invites Olivia to come home to Gallant. Yet when Olivia arrives, no one is expecting her. But Olivia is not about to leave the first place that feels like home; it doesn’t matter if her cousin Matthew is hostile, or if she sees half-formed ghouls haunting the hallways.

Olivia knows that Gallant is hiding secrets, and she is determined to uncover them. When she crosses a ruined wall at just the right moment, Olivia finds herself in a place that is Gallant—but not. The manor is crumbling, the ghouls are solid, and a mysterious figure rule overall. Now Olivia sees what has unraveled generations of her family, and where her father may have come from.

Olivia has always wanted to belong somewhere, but will she take her place as a Prior, protecting our world against the Master of the House? Or will she take her place beside him?

New York Times–bestselling author V. E. Schwab crafts a vivid and lush novel that grapples with the demons that are often locked behind closed doors. An eerie, stand-alone saga about life, death, and the young woman beckoned by both. Readers of Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Melissa Albert, and Garth Nix will quickly lose themselves in this novel with crossover appeal for all ages.

Another beautifully written, atmospheric, and haunting story from one of Professor Owl’s favorite authors V. E. Schwab. This book is filled with emotion and strong messages about finding family and finding yourself.

Olivia is a remarkable character. A mute girl who takes no trouble from anyone and who can see spectres, she meets a few families in a slightly haunted house. While her cousin Mathew is openly hostile, Olivia persists until she uncovers the supernatural truth.

The story is a blend of drama and ghost story. The pacing is slow, but the story is told with rich visuals and atmosphere. The characters and supernatural elements are fantastic. This book is not without its heavy emotional moments, but I always felt they were handled with care.
This is a great story for fans of gothic horror, ghosts, family drama, and beautifully designed book. Highly Recommended with five stars.

Available from www.amason.com,   www.amason.ca  www.kobo.com  and other fine book stores,  Also check out your School and Public Libraries

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Join us for the 38th Annual Toronto Police Games! Participants and their siblings are invited to join us for this fun day of inclusive sports and recreation activities.

This invitation will welcome 200 registrants to join teams lead by Toronto Police volunteers. Activities include: wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, boccia, and much more!

Event Schedule:
12:30 – 1:30PM – Closing Ceremonies and Barbeque
10:30 – 12:30PM – Games/Activities (Fieldhouse)
9:30 – 10:00AM – Opening Ceremonies (Fieldhouse – Court 2)
8:45 – 9:30AM – Registration (Fieldhouse entrance)

Location:
Variety Ontario (Village Village)
3701 Danforth Avenue
Scarborough M1N 2G2

To participate, please submit the registration form by Sunday, May 1, 2022 to:
Archie Allison at aallison@varietyontario.ca.

REGISTRATION FORM


More information

Archie Allison
Director, Access & Awareness
(416) 699 7167 x 236
aallison@varietyontario.ca

Events are a great way for us to reach people across the country so we can network, share information, raise money, and have fun – sometimes all at once! From Rock for Dimes to Opening Doors for Accessibility, we host a variety of events for a variety of purposes. Find out about MODC’s Fundraising Events, Sporting Events, and Free Community Events.

​Fundraising Events

​Sporting Events

Event Spotlight

OpportuniTEA with Kate Linder and Y&R Friends is coming in 2022! Funds raised suScience Club Tuesdays:  April 19, 2022 to May 24, 2022

This is a series of 6, one and a half workshops to teach young students science concepts using hands on experiments. This series of workshops will introduce young students various scientific concepts integrated with many social skills. Students will engage in hands on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, and work on educational science-themed experiments that will reinforce concepts they have learned.   This program will also have a strong focus on building fundamental social skills that will progress and foster the development of social literacy. This series will provide an environment for students to grow through a balanced combination of STEM based learning and social development.

Junior Program Wednesdays April 20, 2022 to May 25, 2022

This program is designed to engage and motivate children’s’ interest in learning science- and engineering-related subjects. This is done through the use of motorized LEGO models and simple programming. WeDo 2.0 supports a hands-on, “minds on” learning solution that gives students the confidence to ask questions and the tools to find the answers and to solve real-life problems. Students learn by asking questions and solving problems. No prerequisite required.

Intermediate Program SundaysApril 24, 2022 to June 5, 2022 (No Class May 22)

This program is a challenging and enriching program that offers children extensive and comprehensive understanding of the mechanical, design, build and programming aspects with respect to the EV3 Mindstorms in real world challenges. The knowledge and understanding is geared to link directly to potential careers and feats of engineering. Our mission is to give each participant exposure to the field of engineering and show them the fun of problem solving and critical thinking using an engineering mindset. No prerequisite required

Coding 101 Thursdays April 21, 2022 to May 26, 2022

This is a series of 6 one hour workshops to teach young students computer science concepts using an easy to learn programming platforms.  This series of workshops will introduce young students to coding concepts.  They will learn to use Scratch 2.0.  Young students will be learning about their Scratch editor, stage area, sprites, blocks and palette and writing basic scripts.  Students will be able to share their interactive media with other students in the classroom.  They will continue to learn about science and engineering concepts and will code alongside our teaching leads.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto Ontario Canada M4G 1R8

Tel 416 425 6220  |  Toll free 800 363 2440

Fax 416 425 6591   MODC’s Conductive Education

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  1. Hollandbloorview.ca › spring-2022Spring 2022 | Holland Bloorview2022-03-14 · Robotics at Holland Bloorview 
  2. Spring 2022 Spring 2022 Science Club Tuesdays: April 19, 2022 to May 24, 2022 This is a series of 6, one and a half workshops to teach young students science concepts using hands on experiments. This series of workshops will introduce young students various scientific concepts integrated with many social skills.
  3. www.eventbrite.ca › e › parent-support-network-letsParent Support Network: Let’s Talk About – Approaches to …Eventbrite – Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital presents Parent Support Network: Let’s Talk About – Approaches to Picky Eating – Wednesday, 6 April 2022 – Find event and ticket information.
  4. happeningnext.com › event › spring-2022-hollandSpring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate …Spring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate Program happening at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Canada on Sun Apr 24 2022 at 10:00 am to Sun Jun 05 2022 at 12:00 pm
  5. hollandbloorview.ca › events › autism-summit-2022Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit | Holland BloorviewFree Online Event December 3-7, 2022Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is excited to offer a FREE five-day online Autism Summit designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy students.
  6. hollandbloorview.ca › services › family-workshopsWorkshops and Events | Holland BloorviewWhen events are able to be held in-person at Holland Bloorview, supervised on-site childcare is available for a limited number of children who are 30 months old and over. Children under 30 months must be accompanied in the playroom by a caregiver over the age of 18 at all times.
  7. happeningnext.com › event › spring-2022-hollandSpring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Junior Program …Dates: Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm, April 20, 2022 – May 25, 2022. Eligibility: Participants must be able to safely and successfully participate in a structured 2-hour large group program. Participants must be interested in participating in the selected robotics program as well as be motivated to work towards a selected goal actively throughout the session.
  8. www.eventbrite.ca › e › spring-2022-hollandSpring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate …Eventbrite – Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics Program presents Spring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate Program – Sunday, 24 April 2022 | Sunday, 5 June 2022 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON. Find event and ticket information.

Starting with this post we will be posting two times a month, the first will be in the first week of the month and the second during the third week,

Please feel free to give us some feedback, and ;let us know what you would like to see in our news letter.

Stay safe and healthy and we will be back on the 10th of May 2022

 

Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ April 2nd , 2022

Professor Owls Book Corner still wants you all to stay safe by wearing your masks, maintaining distances required and washing hands in the hope that Covid 19 and all its variants will soon be back to normal.  A lot of countries are now hoping for us all to get back to normal but in the meantime stay safe. Although a few restrictions have been removed, in Canada. Please,do follow any of the restrictions of health and Governement offices announce and stay safe.

Remember, however, if you need someone to help you with homework, or with problems you are experiencing we are listing some numbers and links below where you can receive help ~ Kids Help Phone Call 1-800-668-6868 (toll-free) or text CONNECT to 686868. Available24hours a day to Canadians aged 5 to 29 who want confidential and anonymous care from trained responders. To access support through Facebook Messenger, see the Kids Help Phone above.

Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes.

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH -April 2022 – National Today

AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH -April 2022 – National Today

nationaltoday.com/autism-awareness-month/

Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes.

What is the purpose of the National Autistic Society?

Who is the head of Policy at the National Autistic Society?

When did the National Autistic Society get its name?

Is the National Autistic Society a member of Autism-Europe?

Image: ukskydivingadventures.com

Autism Awareness Month –. April 2022. Autism Awareness Month in April aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes.

What is Autism?

What are the common signs of Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a brain developmental disorder caused by genetic mutation and sometimes, by environmental triggers.

Although the autism spectrum is vast, some of the common signs in autistic individuals are repetitive behaviors, hyperactivity, and extreme sensiti…

Can Autism be treated?

While there is no absolute cure for autism, therapies and medication can help reduce abnormal behavior and the onset of related symptoms such as se…

  National Autism Awareness Month – Autism Society

https://www.autism-society.org/…/national-autism-awareness-month

National Autism Awareness Month. Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with ASD is provided the opportunity to achieve the …

  News about National Autism Awareness Month

See more news about National Autism Awareness Month

  Autism Acceptance Month – Autism Society.

https://autism-society.org/get-involved/nationa

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Join the Autism Society in getting involved with the autism community.

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We’re Here to Help Chat with Us. Autism Response Team Chat. There are no available agents at the moment. You can also reach the Autism Response Team by phone or email: 888-288-4762, en Espanol 888-772-7050, or help@autismspeaks.org.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/world-autism-month

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NATIONAL AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH ~ APRIL 2022

APRIL   SPECTRUM DISORDER REPETITIVE  BEHAVIORS HYPERACTIVITY  EXTREME

SENSITIVITY COMMUITY COMPLEX BRAIN DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER GENETIC

MUTATION SOMETIMES ENVIRONMENTAL TRIGGERS

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 

by Mark Haddon  (Author)

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—narrated by a fifteen year old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions.

Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing.

Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind.

And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.

My son-in-law loaned me his copy of this book, as he knew I was interested in learning as much as posible abour Autism. This book was so well written, I recognized many behaviors. When the website for the vacation ad, turned out to be authentic, I was convinced! I really thought Christopher to be a real person and the book a true story! Boy was I surprised to learn it is fiction and Mark’s knowledge and understanding is just next level impressive! As an avid reader, I have to say this book is incredibly unique.

Available from http://www.amazon.ca. http://www.amazon.com. http://www.kobo.com ans other fine book stores, and your Public or School Libraries.

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Events are a great way for us to reach people across the country so we can network, share information, raise money, and have fun – sometimes all at once! From Rock for Dimes to Opening Doors for Accessibility, we host a variety of events for a variety of purposes. Find out about MODC’s Fundraising Events, Sporting Events, and Free Community Events.

​Fundraising Events

​Sporting Events

Event Spotlight

OpportuniTEA with Kate Linder and Y&R Friends is coming in 2022! Funds raised suScience Club Tuesdays:  April 19, 2022 to May 24, 2022

This is a series of 6, one and a half workshops to teach young students science concepts using hands on experiments. This series of workshops will introduce young students various scientific concepts integrated with many social skills. Students will engage in hands on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, and work on educational science-themed experiments that will reinforce concepts they have learned.   This program will also have a strong focus on building fundamental social skills that will progress and foster the development of social literacy. This series will provide an environment for students to grow through a balanced combination of STEM based learning and social development.

Junior Program Wednesdays April 20, 2022 to May 25, 2022

This program is designed to engage and motivate children’s’ interest in learning science- and engineering-related subjects. This is done through the use of motorized LEGO models and simple programming. WeDo 2.0 supports a hands-on, “minds on” learning solution that gives students the confidence to ask questions and the tools to find the answers and to solve real-life problems. Students learn by asking questions and solving problems. No prerequisite required.

Intermediate Program SundaysApril 24, 2022 to June 5, 2022 (No Class May 22)

This program is a challenging and enriching program that offers children extensive and comprehensive understanding of the mechanical, design, build and programming aspects with respect to the EV3 Mindstorms in real world challenges. The knowledge and understanding is geared to link directly to potential careers and feats of engineering. Our mission is to give each participant exposure to the field of engineering and show them the fun of problem solving and critical thinking using an engineering mindset. No prerequisite required

Coding 101 Thursdays April 21, 2022 to May 26, 2022

This is a series of 6 one hour workshops to teach young students computer science concepts using an easy to learn programming platforms.  This series of workshops will introduce young students to coding concepts.  They will learn to use Scratch 2.0.  Young students will be learning about their Scratch editor, stage area, sprites, blocks and palette and writing basic scripts.  Students will be able to share their interactive media with other students in the classroom.  They will continue to learn about science and engineering concepts and will code alongside our teaching leads.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, Toronto Ontario Canada M4G 1R8

Tel 416 425 6220  |  Toll free 800 363 2440

Fax 416 425 6591   MODC’s Conductive Education

holland-bloorview-hospital
  1. Hollandbloorview.ca › spring-2022Spring 2022 | Holland Bloorview2022-03-14 · Robotics at Holland Bloorview 
  2. Spring 2022 Spring 2022 Science Club Tuesdays: April 19, 2022 to May 24, 2022 This is a series of 6, one and a half workshops to teach young students science concepts using hands on experiments. This series of workshops will introduce young students various scientific concepts integrated with many social skills.
  3. www.eventbrite.ca › e › parent-support-network-letsParent Support Network: Let’s Talk About – Approaches to …Eventbrite – Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital presents Parent Support Network: Let’s Talk About – Approaches to Picky Eating – Wednesday, 6 April 2022 – Find event and ticket information.
  4. happeningnext.com › event › spring-2022-hollandSpring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate …Spring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate Program happening at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, 150 Kilgour Road, Toronto, Canada on Sun Apr 24 2022 at 10:00 am to Sun Jun 05 2022 at 12:00 pm
  5. hollandbloorview.ca › events › autism-summit-2022Holland Bloorview’s Autism Summit | Holland BloorviewFree Online Event December 3-7, 2022Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is excited to offer a FREE five-day online Autism Summit designed for occupational therapists and occupational therapy students.
  6. hollandbloorview.ca › services › family-workshopsWorkshops and Events | Holland BloorviewWhen events are able to be held in-person at Holland Bloorview, supervised on-site childcare is available for a limited number of children who are 30 months old and over. Children under 30 months must be accompanied in the playroom by a caregiver over the age of 18 at all times.
  7. happeningnext.com › event › spring-2022-hollandSpring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Junior Program …Dates: Wednesday 5:30-7:30 pm, April 20, 2022 – May 25, 2022. Eligibility: Participants must be able to safely and successfully participate in a structured 2-hour large group program. Participants must be interested in participating in the selected robotics program as well as be motivated to work towards a selected goal actively throughout the session.
  8. www.eventbrite.ca › e › spring-2022-hollandSpring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate …Eventbrite – Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics Program presents Spring 2022 Holland Bloorview FIRST Robotics – Intermediate Program – Sunday, 24 April 2022 | Sunday, 5 June 2022 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto, ON. Find event and ticket information.

Starting with this post we will be posting two times a month, the first will be in the first week of the month and the second during the third week,

Please feel free to give us some feedback, and ;let us know what you would like to see in our news letter.

Stay safe and healthy and we will be back at trhe start of the third week,